#1
I have been playing for about a year and a half and I often play with my friend who plays drums and he easily drowns me out. So I am thinking about getting a half-stack so I can drown him out

Is it worth getting one at this stage? I would be getting a valve-state head, do they break easily?
#2
a half stack is kind of overkill.... a 125 watt amp will do it
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#3
Get something in the 50 to 80-watt range. Drowning someone out is nonsense. The key is to play together so as to accent eachother accordingly.
#4
I would be using this amp for a long time if I got it. I will be getting a half-stack sooner or later, so wouldn't it be better to get it now?
#5
No you should just get a 50 or 60 watt combo and save up for a tube halfstack later.
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#6
no, halfstacks arent worth it, especially a valvestate amp! Save up for a 30+ watt tube combo.
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#7
A decent valve combo will work well, and I'm glad you're thinkin' of goin' valve.

And what the hell are you talking about^? He said a valve head, not valvestate....
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#8
Half stacks generally aren't any good untill you hit the $2,000 range. You could get a 50 watt tube combo and drown him out for cheaper. Figure half the price for something you will want to keep.
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A decent valve combo will work well, and I'm glad you're thinkin' of goin' valve.

And what the hell are you talking about^? He said a valve head, not valvestate....


Actually he said valvestate head...hehehe...
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I have been playing for about a year and a half and I often play with my friend who plays drums and he easily drowns me out. So I am thinking about getting a half-stack so I can drown him out

Is it worth getting one at this stage? I would be getting a valve-state head, do they break easily?


R_H_C_P, Sorry mate, You're wrong.
#12
R_H_C_P may be wrong, but there aren't many cheap tube heads if you don't trust ebay...
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Half stacks generally aren't any good untill you hit the $2,000 range. You could get a 50 watt tube combo and drown him out for cheaper. Figure half the price for something you will want to keep.

Yeah, I would probably be getting a marshall jcm 2000 dsl 100 and a marshal 412a cabinet. I'm not sure if those two are even compatible with eachother Are they?
#14
You know that isn't valve-state, its all tube.
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#15
Okay, I'm an amp newb, and don't really know the difference, I only know the difference between solid state and valve state. Could someone please inform me?

And is that amp any good?
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#19
ok well if he keeps on putting you of, instead of drowning him out, why dont u just say he needs to improve before u two play together properly. If that doesnt work, just get a new drummer lol
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#20
Yeah. Dont get the AVT halfstack, Get a nice 30 watt tube combo.

What styles of music do you play and whats your price range and we can help a bit more.
#21
I never said the drummer was crap lol, his kit is just a lot louder then my amp.

My price range is anything up to 3k (I've almost saved enough)

I play absolutely everything, mainly stuff like the strokes, but I also play a lot of metal.

The way I see it, shouldn't I buy a good amp now? Then I wouldn't have to get another one for a long, long time.
#23
3grand can get you alot!!! if youre willing go with the half stack now!!!
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#25
3000 what? Pound? Euro? US Dollars? Canadian Dollars? Austrailian Dollars?

And could you be more specific about your musical tastes?

And if you have 3000 why were you looking at a Valvestate
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get the DSL. its good.
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