#1
I have a Laney HCM15R atm... my 1st amp! (have had it for a bit less than a year) and I'm wondering, is it good for begginers, what kind of amp is it, etc.

Also, I heard it was good to crank up the amp up to... 80-90% of it's level but I barely get over 5-10% most of the time because I practice in my bedroom and I have neighbours/parents(apartment lol)... so should i say **** off and crank it up?? is it a such big difference in tone??

also, if I use it only for practice and maybe band practice later, am I gonna need a bigger amp?? if so, what should I get?? I've just got a job and I can get 100$/weekend so that means I can afford pretty much any amp under 400.... I don't wanna go over 400 because well, it'd be too expensive for nothing (I think.. if not, tell me why!)


Thanks!
Note: Sorry if my grammar and/or vocabulary isn't very good, English is my 2nd language!

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#2
hahaha
just get a chance when u actually get to crank it.
i'm not sure if it's all tube, but if it is, u should crank it.
if its not, keep it at low volume.

im not sure what kinda music u play but i don't think a Fender Blues Jr. would fail u.
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#3
I like to play mostly metal but I play some clean arppegios/chords sometimes...

---EDIT---
As for the tubes/non-tubes question, I have no idea... how do I know it?? I once went to a guitar shop and the dude had to let the amp "heat" before using it... he said it was because it was a blabla kind of amp... I didn't really understand.. but I can tell that all I need to do to play is switch the button to ON and it's ready... if that can help you!
Note: Sorry if my grammar and/or vocabulary isn't very good, English is my 2nd language!

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#4
I guess you don't have tubes then.. But you still might wanna try to turn it up. It can make a pretty big difference still, even though it's not tube.