#1
is a 40 watt solid stat gonna be loud enough to play with drums? an is it loud enough for let's say a gig with about 75 people?

thanx ahead.
#2
ya it's loud enough but a tube amp would be so much better
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#3
hardly enough, depends on how big the venue is. But most likely you'll be running at full power and it will sound like ass.
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#7
do you guys mean it'll sound like crap just for the gig or even when i play with a drummer?
#8
well solid state amps suck when turned up loud as they begin to "Un-naturally distort" and generally sound wank.
#9
well then can you guys suggest some loud enough tube amp thats not to pricey?($300-$350)
#11
I ahd a 65 wat solid state, and with my band, I had to crank it up, and it sounded like **** on a twig dangling in the wind.
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#12
ok i get the point it'll sound like crap. but can any one tell me a good amp thats in my pric range?
#13
I'd suggest saving up a little more money and getting a decent 50 watt tube amp or so. It'll be longer to egt a new amp, but it'll be worth it in the long run.
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#14
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I think you should be fine.


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It depends how loud your drummer is and what kind of room you're playing in.

If it's a small village hall type thing you should be okay.
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#16
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Fight the power!

It depends how loud your drummer is and what kind of room you're playing in.

If it's a small village hall type thing you should be okay.

Damn straight. I've played with a drummer in a solid concrete basement, sound bouncing everywhere, with my amp in 30 watt mode (granted its a tube amp) with the master volume on 2.5-3. As long as you don't dime the amp, you should really be fine. It's retarded when someone's asking for easy advice to give and everyone's like "your gear sucks, get something else!" Not everyone has the luxury of treating their parents like cash machines
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#17
I dont treat my parents like cash machines, I got a job and worked for my JSX

But I see what you're getting at lol.
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#18
Yeah i'm broke too. But yeah save and get a used 50 watt tube amp. It wil sound much better and we'll be much louder. I've seen some peavey valveking combos go really cheap on ebay.
#19
Been in your shoes, my friend. Try an empirical experiment. You must be in school, yet. You get along with your physical education teachers? Ask them if some day when classes are out for the day, and there are no practices scheduled for any sport, if they'll let you set up in the gym, and "give er". You'll need to coordinate that with whoever transports you, and be sure to store it in a secure office so it doesn't become someones spending money. That'll let you test it's performance under hall conditions, and increase your cool factor standing with anyone in ear shot. I think any teacher would agree to this experiment.
#20
Are you willing to go used?
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#21
What type of amp? Some small SS amps sound fine when they're pushed hard

I.e. Hiwatt Bulldog 30's, Randall RG75's

I'm not sure if your talking US or CDN funds, either way, you might be able to get a Traynor YCV20 (Get the YCV20WR if you can)

That should give you plenty of power, and it will sound good at higher volumes
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