#1
I will do anything to save money, alright. I keep seeing this small amp head that said it could power a 4X12 cab. has anyone had any experience with this head? Is it loud enough to play gigs? Im thinking of matching it with a Marshall Cab and a MXR EQ pedal.
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#2
It can power a 4x12 cab and it sounds great.
However, I doubt that you could gig with it.
#3
why? I can get a volume pedal and I have a distortion pedal
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#4
yeah it sounds nice it can get heavy and break up at bedroom levels. i think you can gig with it at coffee shops and smaller venues

great distorted sounds, really nice. you dont need a distortion pedal with it (instead get an EQ because it only has a volume knob)

5 watts class A can get a lot louder than you think. mic it if you have to
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#5
5 watts isn't that loud, even attached to a 4x12 cab. Cabs aren't substantially louder than combos, they just move more air.
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#6
Personally, I didn't like the combo, but I've not tried the head.

With an EQ pedal I'm sure it'd be quite nice sounding.
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#7
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why? I can get a volume pedal and I have a distortion pedal

What would a volume pedal do for you?

#8
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What would a volume pedal do for you?



I think you can get an active volume pedal. But threadstarter, you'd could probalby use a overdrive with the level turned up or a clean boost.
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#9
Quote by Wayward_Son
I think you can get an active volume pedal. But threadstarter, you'd could probalby use a overdrive with the level turned up or a clean boost.

It sounded like he was saying the volume pedal would make his amp louder
#10
I'm thinking of getting the same head. The low power was a concern, but I realized that any place big enough for you to need higher volumes will have a house pa system so you can mic up your cab. For clean sounds you can get a boost pedal, and you can get an eq pedal to compensate for the single knob, but otherwise you shouldn't need anything.
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#11
Its such a great little head. You can use it for bedroom volume and crank it and get distorted tones. Gig with it at smaller venues or coffeeshops...id buy it definatly. Its only 100 bucks too.

I suggest you buy an EQ with it too (either the $70 MXR or the $120 10 band MXR)
GEAR:

Amps:
Vox AC30cc1
Peavey Transtube 112

Guitars:
Powerhouse strat with 3 lace sensors
Martin D16-GT

Pedals:
DD20
Crybaby Classic
Pro Co Rat 2
Phase 90
#13
If you wanted, you could slave it into a power amp to give it more power.
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#14
Know what I would do?

Buy two and run them in STEREO!

Fun stuff right there.
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#15
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
Know what I would do?

Buy two and run them in STEREO!

Fun stuff right there.

+1

I was going to recommend that but I didn't know if he would want to pay for two of them because they are so expensive.