#1
Would a 30 Watt Tube amp be loud enough to do small gigs and such???
thats really all I have to ask and if not how much tube wattage would I need to do small gigs?
#2
3no man, you need like 200 watts, if half of your audience isnt permanently deafened at your gigs then youve failed as a musician. Actually 30 watts of tube power should be just fine.
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^ i agree, the more deaf, the better, then they cant hear your sh*tty music. LAWLZ
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#5
My 30 watt tube 1x12 takes down my friends solid state 2x12 with a power rating of like... 100 watts. Haha.
#6
ya 30 watt tube will do just fine.
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#8
will if they mic the amp you can use a 5 watt, if they don't thats sounds loud enough to me, because tube= 2.5x louder that solid state, and i playeda showq with a 50 watt SS, but they miced the amp but even without the micing i think it would of been fine because the volewas at about 1
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#9
No dude, my 40watt Marshall won't be enough for the people next door to hear my jamming !!! u need alot more.. like 100 - 150
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#10
Hey, I was wondering that same question myself... me and my friend wanna play out sometime, but I'm not sure if my Fender Frontman 25R amp will do it... 25 watts obviously

I play a mexican Fender Fat Stratocaster and a VOX V847 Wah Wah pedal in case that helps...
#11
And my amp rumbles the floor if its on the volume level 3 out of 10 and the people two floors down can hear me...
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Hey, I was wondering that same question myself... me and my friend wanna play out sometime, but I'm not sure if my Fender Frontman 25R amp will do it... 25 watts obviously

I play a mexican Fender Fat Stratocaster and a VOX V847 Wah Wah pedal in case that helps...


No it wouldnt be loud enough for getting over drums or playing shows.
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#15
Your frontman is an SS amp. We're talking about tube amps.
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No dude, my 40watt Marshall won't be enough for the people next door to hear my jamming !!! u need alot more.. like 100 - 150


I have some feeling youre an idiot, youre using an SS amp, probably an MG, and you have no clue what we're talking about. I just have that feeling you know? 30 watts tube should be cutting it close, 50W would be on the safe side.
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No dude, my 40watt Marshall won't be enough for the people next door to hear my jamming !!! u need alot more.. like 100 - 150

Dude no way! My Triple Rectifier halfstack is so0o0o0o dimed when I play at coffee shops! AND THATS NOT EVEN WITH A DRUMMER! Id SERIOUSLY say you need like 400-695watts!!! ALL TUBE! And that might be cutting it...
#18
^no..you need around 40 minimum.
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#19
nuh uH! no wayz! 908435908435watts all tube minimum. With no less than forty-three 75" speakers.

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No dude, my 40watt Marshall won't be enough for the people next door to hear my jamming !!! u need alot more.. like 100 - 150

This is tube, not Solid State.

A 30 watt tube amp would do really well in a gig, not to mention that Tube amps sound wayyyyy better as well. What amp do you use by the way?
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Yeah, anything too big for your 30w amp should have an in-house PA system to mic it up to. If they don't, then they suck, and you don't wanna play there.
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#22
Can you like change an SS amp to a tube amp? (I don't know much about amps so yeah, don't bust on me)
#23
No,

The electronics are vastly different, you could get an external tube preamp and it would help your tone a bit

But to change a SS to a tube amp, impossible as far as I know
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Yeah, anything too big for your 30w amp should have an in-house PA system to mic it up to. If they don't, then they suck, and you don't wanna play there.

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#26
What about.............. Ted Nugent ??
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#28
It will work, but mind you it sounds HORRID when turned up loud. Trust me, i have it.
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#29
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This is tube, not Solid State.

A 30 watt tube amp would do really well in a gig, not to mention that Tube amps sound wayyyyy better as well. What amp do you use by the way?


Well I'm saving up some money and I saw this beautiful amp yesterday and I was wondering if it be loud enough
#30
Can you change a Solid State amp into a tube amp? Can't you buy tube stacks online or something? Help?
#31
Oh wait nevermind. I get it, don't they just mic the amp and put it through the sound system or PA?
#33
You *can* change a solid state to tube, but you have to rip out the whole amp and build a tube amp from scratch. It's cheaper and easier to buy a tube amp from the start

30 is fine.
And for those bitching about the volume difference between 30 and 40 tube watts, it's barely audible. It sounds almost the same.

I own an 18 watt tube, a 30 watt tube, and a 50 watt tube.
The volume step up is very slow. You could easily play a coffee shop with a 15 watt tube. It's loud. The only problem is that when you turn it up you don't really have any headroom anymore. My 30 watt would work very well for a small gig. My 50 watt isn't very much louder than my 30 watt.

IIRC you need like 10x the wattage to double the actual audible level coming from your amp.

And in terms of SS-tube volume, SS is WAY quieter. IMO you need 100 watts solid state to do small gigs. My 30 watt tube is much louder than my 65 watt SS was.
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#34
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Well I'm saving up some money and I saw this beautiful amp yesterday and I was wondering if it be loud enough

What's the amp called. Is it the Vox AC30? Because I'm saving my money to buy that one.
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