#1
I was thinking of getting a 60 watt tube head( peavey ultra) and was planning on using it through either a 2x12 or 4x12 cab. How loud would you say this would be ?
#4
Really loud.

When I used my 5150 for shows (60W 2x12 combo), I would only turn it up to maybe 5.
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#6
An awful lot of headroom. Do you really need that much headroom?

I'd say that you could pull between 70 to 80db easy if you crank it.

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#7
very loud, i am using my 50watt marshall on about 4 for shows and rehearsals, i mean i like to crank it at home and get some killer tone but i use it for clean for shows and use pedals to get that tone. so very very loud
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#10
I've had my Peavey 6505 212 for a couple weeks now, and i'm seriously scared i'm gonna break something, a window, my dresser, the amp, idk but i haven't put it past 5 yet, it seems risky to me lol but then again, i upgraded from a Crate GT1200 120w SS Halfstack...while downsizing... I could put that thing on like 8 or 9, sounds like ****, but it got loud, the 60w tube i can put it on like 3 or 4 and it's just as loud as the 8 or 9 on the crate. It's sick.
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#11
Loud enough.
Enough for any show you'll ever likely play unless you're playing at an Arena or something.
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#12
quit loud, my Mesa/Boogie Mark IV can switch from 80w to 65w, and its quite loud on 65w.
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#13
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I've had my Peavey 6505 212 for a couple weeks now, and i'm seriously scared i'm gonna break something, a window, my dresser, the amp, idk

Yeah, I turned my Mark IV to 7 a few months ago and it cracked the mirror behind it
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#14
Quote by BaffAttack
An awful lot of headroom. Do you really need that much headroom?

I'd say that you could pull between 70 to 80db easy if you crank it.


I can't really say, but i dont have much of a choice as it doesn't come in a lower wattage. Plus its just so cheap
#15
depends on what level you put the volum on...
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#16
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depends if you turn it to 11 or not


haha but what if they only go to ten?
#17
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haha but what if they only go to ten?

Apply pressure and keep turning the knob. Make it go to 11.
#19
I wanted to get a 6505 combo, But you people make it sound like when the volume is on 0.5 its gonna blow your ****ing face off.

I wonder how loud the 6505 head is.
#20
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Apply pressure and keep turning the knob. Make it go to 11.


but you cant force something to go further then it phsyically can
#21
Quote by BaffAttack
An awful lot of headroom. Do you really need that much headroom?

I'd say that you could pull between 70 to 80db easy if you crank it.


Probably closer to 125dB. A Vintage 30 has a 1w/1m SPL level of 100dB, so 60watts is 118dB, not adding in the extra few decibles you gain from the extra speakers.
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#22
^^actually if you do it hard enought it will go...I did it to my guitar once, my volume was rolling more and more...
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#24
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You're kidding right? You could achieve 80db with the volume on like...2.



haha +1
#25
60 watts tube is more then enough for whatever gig you are playing. Hell maybe even 60 watts SS is.
#26
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Fair enough. I did say "easy"...so technically I wasn't wrong.

If it can pull 100-120 dB easy...too much headroom. I was at an LDI convention, and they were testing concert line array rigs in the back lots outside on six different stages. They put up a digital dB calculator for reference. This things were concert loud, and here's a picture I got at one of the loudest points:

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#27
Quote by EllttEll
but you cant force something to go further then it phsyically can
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And patriotplayer if it only comes as a 60W, get it. It'll still sound great at humane volumes.
#28
Loud.
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#29
Wattage doesn't measure volume. If you want it loud, it comes with a nifty thing called a "volume knob".
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#30
My amp never goes above 3 for an average pub/club gig.

It's a shame too cause around 5 is where it really starts breaking up into a creamy natural overdrive.
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#31
my 15w blues junior cuts through great with my band (which contains drums, singer, another guitarist, and a bassist)
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#32
Quote by BaffAttack
An awful lot of headroom. Do you really need that much headroom?

I'd say that you could pull between 70 to 80db easy if you crank it.

You mean 90-110 right? 95db is 3m from a lawnmower.
#33
It'll be plenty loud for most any use. Don't pass it up just b/c it may be "to loud," though. I'm sure it'll sound fine at reasonable volumes.
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#34
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I wanted to get a 6505 combo, But you people make it sound like when the volume is on 0.5 its gonna blow your ****ing face off.


I usually keep the volume at 1/1.5 when I'm home. 2 starts to vibrate the room I'm in.