#1
maybe im missin a point but if a good 150W combo makes a great sound n is goin to be micked anyways wha is the pt of gettin a huge amp which is harder to lug around even though its 400W but ud never use all 400 of the power

basically im askin is it safer to stick for wha u need rather than the idea of power for savin money even? or is even 150 any good for a live sound
#2
wait, what?
What kind of amp do you have?
Who has a 400 watt amp?
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#3
wait, bass or guitar amp?
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#4
yea my amps 50 watts. its freakin loud. i dont think ive ever met anyone with an amp over 150 watts
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#5
I've never heard of a 400 watt guitar amp. you must be thinking of a bass amp.
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#6
most medium-big venues have a PA system so all 400w isnt really necessary. and i dont think you will need that for home practice (unless you want to get the whole neighborhood wanting to astracize you). i would just get the 150W if it has nice tone.
#7
I'm gonna assume it's the fender metalhead. Nobody needs that much wattage, ever. or the amount of volume it puts out.
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#8
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wait, what?
What kind of amp do you have?
Who has a 400 watt amp?



haha ive got this old fender they used to advertise it as, 440 watts. technically it's less but it's pretty useless non tha less.


i think he meant to post in the bass section.
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#9
Mic'ed? What kind of (good) band gets their amps mic'ed? All the professionals just have a bunch of stacks, no mics involved. Well, at least most of the professionals. Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala just have like a half stack each, and they're mic'ed. However, their bass player just uses a ton of stacks.
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#10
So you're talking solid state... Right? Because I play my 75 watt solid state Randall cranked sometimes, and it's just loud enough to hear over a 30 watt tube, depends what size venu, if you are doing big gigs alot than you might want more wattage. ^Theres a few bands out there with those walls of stacks that are just a bunch of empty cabs. Lots of good bands mic their amps.
#11
Ohh.. a bass amp.
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#12
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Mic'ed? What kind of (good) band gets their amps mic'ed? All the professionals just have a bunch of stacks, no mics involved. Well, at least most of the professionals. Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala just have like a half stack each, and they're mic'ed. However, their bass player just uses a ton of stacks.



let's see, *takes out a pen,
so it's combos for the (bad) n00bs, and wall of stacks for the (good) pros.

ok cool, wrote it down, so i'm all set now, thanks.
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#14
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Mic'ed? What kind of (good) band gets their amps mic'ed? All the professionals just have a bunch of stacks, no mics involved. Well, at least most of the professionals. Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala just have like a half stack each, and they're mic'ed. However, their bass player just uses a ton of stacks.


I'm pretty sure this is sarcasm. Well... atleast I hope it is.
#15
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Mic'ed? What kind of (good) band gets their amps mic'ed? All the professionals just have a bunch of stacks, no mics involved. Well, at least most of the professionals. Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala just have like a half stack each, and they're mic'ed. However, their bass player just uses a ton of stacks.

Are you ****ing retarded?
I've never seen a live band of any sort that doesn't mic their amps.
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