#1
What's the cheapest Half stack which can deliver somewhat good tones? No Mg stacks please. But I was looking at an epiphone 5w stack. Will that be loud enough for un miked gigs?
#3
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You don't need a half stack. A tube combo should suffice.


second that, some of those fender tube amps are WOW loud
#4
You'd think so, but my rented JCM900 (single channel) was nearly not loud enough. I want control over how loud and over powering I can get.
#5
Tube.
Combo.
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#6
The cheapest head and 4x12 is probably a Peavey Windsor stack.

But yea, a 40w tube combo (maybe a 2x12) would work fine for anything but stadiums.
#7
The Epi won't be loud enough for anything other than an intimate coffee house. It can get over drums if the drummer isn't a hard hitter. Great tone though, its a shame you won't mic. The cheapest half stack I can think of that can give good tone and be loud enough is the Peavey Windsor.
I am leaving out solid state amps on purpose.
#8
Yes, any all-tube combo amp will do you well. There are no good sounding, cheap half-stacks compared to a classic all-tube. Maybe try a Fender, they get DAMN loud. Hot Rod, Blues Junior, or anything like that. Go try a few out. A 40W would be MORE then enough.
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#10
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The Epi won't be loud enough for anything other than an intimate coffee house. It can get over drums if the drummer isn't a hard hitter. Great tone though, its a shame you won't mic. The cheapest half stack I can think of that can give good tone and be loud enough is the Peavey Windsor.
I am leaving out solid state amps on purpose.


Yeah, whether or not solid state amps are bad or not, they aren't nearly as loud as a tube amp can be. A 15 watt fender blues junior can be ridiculously loud, I use one for jazz band, blues, and funk groups, and i can gig pretty well with it.
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#11
if you really feel the need to stack something, a lot tube amps can be lined out to a cab.

so you can always add a cab later. *shrug*


and +2. if you cant get enough volume from a jcm, then you wont from an epi 5W.

also. it's possible it's low volume has nothing to do with the fact that it's a combo. it might be lame because it's a used, abused rental amp.
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#12
So Can the 15 watt tube fenders comepete with a punk/alt band?
ALSO WHo putting a cab into my Peavy 110 envoy's headphone jack be good? My Neighbor did this into a Marhsall cab, and it wasn't that bad.
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#13
^If you pick out the right one, I don't see why it couldn't. Although it depends on how big the gigs are. I bet most Fender amps could hit almost any tone with the right care and pedals. I hear they love pedals.
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#14
i can hear my blues jr over a drummer and bass. nothing too heavy.

if you need more headroom go with a used fender amp.


and no you cant line out to a cab from a headphone out, just a speaker extention out.
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#15
well if you need a stack you could get a peavey windsor head (400$) and a cab (around 200$) so for 600 you would have your self a nice tube stack...it sounds like a hot rodded jcm 800 imo ..and its my next amp.
#16
"what's the cheapest..." isn't exactly the greatest way to go about buying anything, ESPECIALLY an instrument.
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