#1
I'm interested in having my first all valve head....but i dont know whether the wattage affects the quality of sound....i.e. does a 50 watt head have a lower sound quality than a 100 watt version of the same head? or is it just volume/price difference?
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#2
Volume and, in particular, clean headroom. But honestly, a 50 watt valve amp will most likely be all you ever need
#3
yeah to be honest i'm not wanting extreme volume, and i like a bit of dirt in the sound even if its clean. thanks for the help dude
Dancing In Your Dust
#4
50 watts is alot of volume for clean headroom for a gig
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#5
There will be a difference in tone due to the output transformer being different and having a different number of power tubes. Tone is subjective, but almost always I prefer a 50 watt version of something to it's 100 watt counterpart.
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#6
30>50>100


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#7
To be honest, you'll never need more than a 30 watt valve amp. There's a difference in the tone of certain models of the same amp, but that's not to say that the least powered is the worst.

In general, the higher wattage rating the greater the clean headroom. The tone can alter between versions of the same model. The Rocker 30 for example, has a better gain tone than the Rockerverb 50, which has a better clean (in my opinion). Just varies.
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