#2
I was fine with 150 watts when I played both those venues, though you may want more. Just try to have higher wattage than the guitar amp, due to low frequencies ect ect, though, it's not the end of the world if you don't (:
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#3
Average club? I'd say 50 could do that.. And an auditorium..probably 100 without any speakers, although the auditorium in my old school had "only" 30 watt but the volume was boosted with speakers.
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#4
An "average" club?

No less than 100 watts for a stand-alone amp not going through a PA.
#5
100w is the absolute minimum you should get for gigging at all. I have a 300w amp running at 1/2 of the power (8 ohm speaker :S) and it does the job perfectly!
#6
OK cause I'm looking at a 175 watt amp, I'm guessing it would do the trick in most scenarios right?
#7
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An "average" club?

No less than 100 watts for a stand-alone amp not going through a PA.


Maybe his average club is a different size than what I think is an average club? I don't go to clubs that much.. Just pubs if I want to.
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#8
300 watts is the starting point and should se you alright for some time, anything less and you'll soon be looking for a more powerful amp, this is assuming of course that you gig regular and not just once every 3 months.
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#9
Quote by Sant_iago_9
OK cause I'm looking at a 175 watt amp, I'm guessing it would do the trick in most scenarios right?


What are you going to be playing with/competing with? Also PA or stand alone? When I was in highschool the bassist needed a 400watt bass amp to play auditoriums of about 800 seats. I would suggest 300+ watts just to cut through the mix properly.


This is an interesting guide.

http://www.houstonbasslessons.com/amp_buying_guide.html
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#10
depends on the amp and whether it is solid state or tube
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#12
Quote by Sant_iago_9
OK cause I'm looking at a 175 watt amp, I'm guessing it would do the trick in most scenarios right?

What is the amp you're looking at? John Swift's the only person in this thread who's on the money, if you get at least 300 watts you're going to be set for most gigging situations and have plenty of headroom, most larger places are going to DI you anyway.

EDIT: oh and slanderous has some good advice too.
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