#1
It is said that the JCM800 combo amplifiers are the same as the head ones. What is the real difference anyways other than volume?
Last edited by Devon8822 at Jun 4, 2006,
#3
you have more head room with a head...you plug in 4 speakers instead of 2....you can buy diferent cabs (different wood, closed back, speakers) and you can make a head into a full stack
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#4
They're also easier to move around on stage.

In most cases though, a good 50w tube combo has all the power you'd ever need.
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#5
ok whats the difference between 50 watt amps and 100 whats. oviously its louder. Does it break up later. and what other differences?
#6
The 50 watt will overdrive easier. The 100 will have 2 more power tubes I think than the 50 and more pre amps.
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#7
what do you mena overdrive easier, overdrive at lower volume or have more overdrive? does a 100 watt have better sound quality?
#8
You get more tube overdrive at a lower volume. So your tone will be better.
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#9
So what would you suggest a 100 watt or 50 watt. Anymore differences with them?
#10
Like I said, you'd never need more than 50w. You just don't need that kind of volume.
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#11
ok now I have to decide wither to get a jcm800 combo 50 watt or a head and cab. would there be a major tonal differnce?