with a pedal (od or distortion) would this amp work well for the punk portion of
will the 15 watt model be loud enough for small gigs or do I need to get the 40 watt?
YCV's kick ass. The 40 watt, for some reason or another, seems to sound a bit different than the 50 watt...a little smoother on the higher gains IMO, but with a nice distortion pedal you can get the punky sounds.

I'd say you definitely need more than 15 watts.
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YES! you, Dazed/confused, are a genius. my thanks to you, good friend
i play in a punk band, and i have the yvc40t with 2 10s, does it perfectly man. im actually trying to sell mine. chekc the classifieds.

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