Poll: Good Buy???
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View poll results: Good Buy???
Yes
8 73%
No
3 27%
Voters: 11.
#1
Ive been looking for a new amp, and I found a Crate Power Block and a 1 X 12 Cab with an Eminence speaker. I like this because its a half stack (almost), its not overkill for my room, and it has an FX loop and 1 channel (Im a Whor* for my Metal Master.)
Do you think its a good buy???
Epiphone Custom 1966 SG w/EMG 85(B)
Epiphone Les Paul
Peavey Valveking
Boss SD-1 Overdrive; NS-2
Fender Tuner
Last edited by synester_gates at May 22, 2006,
#3
The Powerblock is 150 watts. That's overkill for your room, isn't it? Also, what speaker are you looking at that can handle 150 watts? I think a tube combo would do better.
#4
NO TUBE!!! I dont want one cuz it cost too much for not enough watts, and I dont want to replace the tubes. It handles 100 wats, but im not playing it full volume
Epiphone Custom 1966 SG w/EMG 85(B)
Epiphone Les Paul
Peavey Valveking
Boss SD-1 Overdrive; NS-2
Fender Tuner
#5
Get 2 1x12 cabs and run it in sterio.
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#7
You don't want tubes because they don't have enough watts for the money?


What the hells so good about high wattage, then?

Not all that much, after a certain point, but more powerful amps have more headroom. A 100W amp will sound far better than a 10W amp at the same volume because it can handle the power better, and produce a more musical output. It?s kind of like a Ferrari and a Ford, both can do 70mph, but the Ferrari can do it better


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149114

A tube amp will also be loud enough. It's still a 1x12 pushing it. Plus, there'll be ample head room for you. No need to worry.

The crate powerblock is not going to match up to a good old tube amp. You wont have to replace the tubes in it if you're just doing bedroom practice for a while. +Metal Master belongs infront of the amp IMO.

You won't blow your speaker, but don't play at 10/10