#1
Hi,

I will be getting a new amp soon. But I am not asking for amp recommendations as I already have ideas there.

What I'd like to advising on is what wattage I should aim for.

I'll explain the situation.

- It should be good for gigs in pubs, clubs and similar.
- It should be good for rehearsals with a drum kit.
- I have only smallish storage space (in my bed room).
- I do not drive, but have options of lifts around.
- I use distortion.
#2
Shoot for low watt. 20-30 ish. 90% of players don't actually need more unless they're aiming for loud and super clean. I have 50 but that's because it was the right $$ and I had it. I certainly don't need it at the moment.
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#3
I would go with a 50 that way you have the best of everything and are using full tubes and not el84s
#4
I get by quite well with 20w thru a 112. Just enough clean to keep up with drums. I would guess 20w is the min for cleans, 15w if you don't use a clean tone
#5
Quote by jkielq91
Hi,

I will be getting a new amp soon. But I am not asking for amp recommendations as I already have ideas there.

What I'd like to advising on is what wattage I should aim for.

I'll explain the situation.

- It should be good for gigs in pubs, clubs and similar.
- It should be good for rehearsals with a drum kit.
- I have only smallish storage space (in my bed room).
- I do not drive, but have options of lifts around.
- I use distortion.


If you truly only want wattage advice then you really have not given us the info we need.

Mainly - what kind of music do you play and how loud is your drummer? That is all that really matters. I personally do not think you can get good modern metal tones on a 20 watt amp....for example.


Also. When you say 'I use distortion' do you mean a distortion pedal? Which one?
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Apr 6, 2012,
#6
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
If you truly only want wattage advice then you really have not given us the info we need.

Mainly - what kind of music do you play and how loud is your drummer? That is all that really matters. I personally do not think you can get good modern metal tones on a 20 watt amp....for example.


Also. When you say 'I use distortion' do you mean a distortion pedal? Which one?


Vintage metal, thrash, classic rock, blues rock tone.

No pedal, but may add some thing like a tube screamer.

Not sure about the drummer volume, so I'll just say loud.
#7
OK.

yeah Thrash you can get with most 20-30 watters. If your drummer is super loud and you need cleans to get over/match your drummer then go higher.

You'll be fine with the recs so far me thinks. I personally like 50 wattrs - but I would not make an amp decision soley based on that. You said you had some amps in mind - what are those if you don't mind us asking.


Anyway - Carry On.


(PS: I don't gig)
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Apr 6, 2012,
#8
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
OK.

yeah Thrash you can get with most 20-30 watters. If your drummer is super loud and you need cleans to get over/match your drummer then go higher.

You'll be fine with the recs so far me thinks. I personally like 50 wattrs - but I would not make an amp decision soley based on that. You said you had some amps in mind - what are those if you don't mind us asking.


Anyway - Carry On.


(PS: I don't gig)



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Last edited by jkielq91 at Apr 6, 2012,