#1
I have seen SOOOO many threads with the line

"I can't have a head/cab because the volume is too loud"

or

"It doesn't make sense to have a 100w head when you only play in your bedroom"


I just want all of you to know, that I STRICTLY use my JMP 2203 in my bedroom. I play with it regularly on 1-2........its not overly loud, its very mild in fact........with that said, when you hit 3-4 your walls start shaking, but even at 1-2 I get a nice little crunch.....

Now whats the point of this thread?

BUY what you like......according to every post here I should have some little 5w tube amp, but the fact of the matter is, is the JMP 2203 has always been my dream amp, and just because I don't gig with it, I will NOT let that stop me from having it. Sure the amp sounds better when cranked, and I have had it up to like 6, and thats HUGE loud for a old Marshall. The point is, I love my amp, I play in a bedroom, I have a vintage 100w Marshall..........Don't let wattage or where you play keep you from getting the amp you really want....

now, let me wh0re my amp out.

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Last edited by Paith at Apr 16, 2011,
#3
Splawns don't make good bedroom amps, so i can't play them in the middle of the night, but i do have three other 100 watters that are bedroom amps, a 30 watter, a 50 watter, a 15 watter, and maybe a few others i am forgetting.

100 watts works fine as a bedroom amp 99% of the time.

especially if it is an amp engineered to have the distortion come from the preamp.

IF THE GAIN COMES FROM THE PREAMP 99% OF THE TIME 100 WATTS MAKES A FINE BEDROOM AMP.
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#6
Quote by whitebluesboy
buy a THD Hotplate, might as well if you are gonna spend that kind of money on a half stack and just keep it in your bedroom. problem solved.


huh?

he was saying there were no problems.

i am not accusing, but do you even understand what and attentuator does? and the relationship between it and volume?
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#8
I use a 120w combo just about everyday, in my apartment!
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#9
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I use a 120w combo just about everyday, in my apartment!


i've changed my mind.

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#10
I dont know what batman is trying to tell me...
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#11
Quote by Paith
eye-opener


I love you. i'd been told too many times on here not to buy such amps and go with 20watts or whatever not i'll pass on the bugera v22 and go for that jcm800 stack !xD

really not many people seem to like having such amps for bedroom playing but it rocks.
#12
Quote by trashedlostfdup
Splawns don't make good bedroom amps, so i can't play them in the middle of the night, but i do have three other 100 watters that are bedroom amps, a 30 watter, a 50 watter, a 15 watter, and maybe a few others i am forgetting.

100 watts works fine as a bedroom amp 99% of the time.

especially if it is an amp engineered to have the distortion come from the preamp.

IF THE GAIN COMES FROM THE PREAMP 99% OF THE TIME 100 WATTS MAKES A FINE BEDROOM AMP.


+1

unless you just need cleans or use pedals. In which case anything should work, more or less.

I mean I pretty much agree with the opening post, as long as you're not just being daft for the sake of it (100 watt non-master volume marshall as a bedroom amp when you want power tube distortion, say).
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#13
I don't know... I see a lot of threads where a low watt combo is rec'd because the TS says he wants a low watt amp because of volume. At least I see that way more frequently than someone just advising them to go with a small combo because they only play at home.

But yeah, TS is dead on. TONS of monstrous behemoth amps sound just fine at bedroom volume. Of course, I'll never tell my wife that. "Sorry honey, this is as low as it goes"
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#14
Whilst power tube distortion sounds great,that doesn't mean that your 2000 watt diezel/soldana/splawnz whatever will sound like a spider IIIin your bedroom.
If anything,I rather a decent sized amp for bedroom playing.Hell,I play my 200 watt tube head through an 8x10 in a bedroom...my drummers bedroom though,so that's a different case.
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#15
Quote by Ian hawkins
Whilst power tube distortion sounds great,that doesn't mean that your 2000 watt diezel/soldana/splawnz whatever will sound like a spider IIIin your bedroom.
If anything,I rather a decent sized amp for bedroom playing.Hell,I play my 200 watt tube head through an 8x10 in a bedroom...my drummers bedroom though,so that's a different case.


bass gear things are soo different...
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#16
Do you have some kind of persecution issues, threadstarter? If you like your amp, why should you have to justify it to a forum of strangers? If you enjoy practicing on a 100W head, fine. If you like to go shopping for groceries in a Hummer, fine.

And I disagree that 5w amps are the best for practice. From my experience, you can get a lot more out of good multieffects through quality speakers.
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#17
Quote by Dave_Mc
+1

unless you just need cleans or use pedals. In which case anything should work, more or less.

I mean I pretty much agree with the opening post, as long as you're not just being daft for the sake of it (100 watt non-master volume marshall as a bedroom amp when you want power tube distortion, say).


This.

I have used a non-MV 50w Mig 50 at low volumes. I currently get my dirt from a Marshall Guv'nor MK I.

In this sense, I use the pedal to serve the place of a preamp gain/volume control and the amp as the master volume control.

I can starve the input of the amp by keeping the pedal level low and the gain dimed so I can crank the amp a bit more to push the speaker.

Works just fine.

A word of warning though, this set up has the pedal well below unity so if it gets turned off, a LARGE jump up in volume will happen. This can be somewhat mitigated by rolling the guitar volume back and get a little more towards unity in front of the amp.
#18
I like the point of this thread. I'm trying to find my dream amp like you have found. Can I come over to your house and try your marshall amp?
#19
Quote by whitebluesboy
buy a THD Hotplate, might as well if you are gonna spend that kind of money on a half stack and just keep it in your bedroom. problem solved.

Don't.

Hotplates are garbage compared to all the new reactive stuff coming out.
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#20
Quote by Expandingmind
I like the point of this thread. I'm trying to find my dream amp like you have found. Can I come over to your house and try your marshall amp?


If youre nearby in MO or KS, then certainly!
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