constepatdyak
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Join date: May 2012
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#1
Hey guys! Currently I have an old Roland Cube 15, which i've been using for a few months. It's dying out on me, and I can get a really good deal on the Roland Cube 40XL from a friend for about $200 after he comes back from a trip in 2-3 weeks

Okay, my question is this. I live in an apartment complex, with not the most advanced soundproofing between storeys. On my 15W my volume is around the 3 out of 10 mark, and it's a good sound level to play, can go to 4 and that doesn't really bother neighbours (I hope).

So, will going to a 40W amp from a 15W get a HUGE change in volume level? I probably need to keep the volume bar at like 2/10 right? I've never played through anything more than 20, so I'm clueless on this one. Also I have headphones too, but I dont know if the sound volumes differs a HUGE lot from 15 to 40.

Thanks guys, and I'm sorry if this might sound like a stupid question.
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tubetime86
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#2
Ten times the wattage doubles the volume, so fifteen to forty won't be a huge change. Also remember that volume pots are often not linear, so the difference from two to three may not be the same as three to four.

Basically don't worry about it, you'll be fine.
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Nope, you'll be fine.
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#4
Quote by tubetime86
Ten times the wattage doubles the volume, so fifteen to forty won't be a huge change. Also remember that volume pots are often not linear, so the difference from two to three may not be the same as three to four.

Basically don't worry about it, you'll be fine.


The clean headroom you have at 40W will be useable though. I have the 20 watt cube and the clean channel breaks up at like 4/10 with my pickups
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#5
Quote by seljer
The clean headroom you have at 40W will be useable though. I have the 20 watt cube and the clean channel breaks up at like 4/10 with my pickups

I just assumed that wouldn't be an issue, since they're solid state, but I haven't used either so I appreciate the additional information.
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