#1
How loud can a Epiphone valve junior get?
Would it be loud enough to jam with a band?
#2
Quote by thebroken
How loud can a Epiphone valve junior get?
Would it be loud enough to jam with a band?


Some people think so, but I disagree with them. Especially if you have another guitar or keyboard that you have to cut thru.

But it's damn loud in the bedroom.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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#4
Quote by thebroken
Well, my band is just me (guitar) a bass player/vocalist, and a drummer.


you could always run it through the P.A.
#6
it's loud, but the problem is that you're going to need it cranked about all the way up, so you're not going to have much of a clean sound.

which isn't actually a bad thing, come to think of it. depends on your style.
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#7
yeah
say you and your friends were just going to be palying led zeppelin (singer drums bass guitar)
and not much of a clean channel
you would be set
that is of course early led zeppelin
before JPJ started using alot of keyboards


edit: get it at ear level
put it in a chair, on a dresser
whatever you have to
to get it off the ground and aimed or at ear level
Last edited by guitaristd at Jan 29, 2008,
#8
Quote by guitaristd
yeah
say you and your friends were just going to be palying led zeppelin (singer drums bass guitar)
and not much of a clean channel
you would be set
that is of course early led zeppelin
before JPJ started using alot of keyboards


edit: get it at ear level
put it in a chair, on a dresser
whatever you have to
to get it off the ground and aimed or at ear level


Investing in an amp stand definately pays off, a chair or anything high up that'll hold it works just as well though....
#11
Quote by Mockingbird452
Does the Clean tone get loud enough to mic?


I haven't tried it, but installing a "negative feedback switch" mod will make the signal seem cleaner at higher volumes. That may help get it good enough to mic.
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#12
what kinda cab can one of those VJ's power? can it run through a 4x12?

edit: (the VJ head)
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Last edited by danyellenik at Jan 29, 2008,
#13
The VJ head'll power any cab you plug it into, but you won't exactly be pushing the speakers on a 4x12.

IMHO, in a band situation, 15W would be my bare minimum. And for my personal use, I consider 30W to be ideal (but I like my cleans).
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

Quote by jj1565
i love you slats.
#14
Quote by slatsmania
The VJ head'll power any cab you plug it into, but you won't exactly be pushing the speakers on a 4x12.

IMHO, in a band situation, 15W would be my bare minimum. And for my personal use, I consider 30W to be ideal (but I like my cleans).

5W is pushing it, 15W is alright, 30W is ideal. I didn't aggree with Slats on this point...until I started playing lead guitar in a 5 piece jam band. To cut through, I'm running my Palomino V16, with lots of mids, on 7-9/10. I know my VJ eighth stack couldn't keep up. The VJ is a great practice amp, and fine for jamming with another guitarist or even a 3 piece setup, but that's about all.