#1
My band's moving up in the world and I need a louder amp to keep up with the drums and guitar.
I'm looking for something with a good clear trebley tone and as many tonal options as possible. Not too bothered about DFX, but I won't shun it if it's included. I'm buying it to replace my 15w fender rumble, which is no where near good enough for serious gigging.
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Try (for around £200 & ordered by wattage, lowest to high)
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ampeg-ba-115/69685
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/backline-112/13007
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/backline-115/9229
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/line6-lowdown-ld-150/69342
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/rb-6/69086

For pub gigs, I used to use a 100 watt amp, before upgrading, and it was just able to cut through, I then got a 150 Watt Marshall B-150, and now I use a 150 Watt Laney BH150 and they've been fine.


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#5
For pubs, I'd suggest 150W+.

Seriously, the larger the amp you can buy, the more head room you'll have and the less you'll need to crank it, which will result in your clear trebly tone.

So I'd aim for more wattage than you are at the moment.
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definately go for something bigger, you'll want the headroom, saves clipping all the time. 65W for me is nowhere near enough!
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Yeah, I have a 300 Watt Head going into one speaker ( so I only get around half the power ) and I have to crank that bitch because I play with a loud drummer in an enclosed space...
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Try the Ashdown T15-180S. (Thomann have a special model).
180w for just over £200. It's only downside is the 15" speaker, if you don't like the slightly deeper and less clear sound you get from them (is very subjective, though).

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ashdown_t15180s.htm


That just looks like the Mag 300! Crafty!
In fact, I can imagine it being the same as the Mag, but with a lower wattage. Bargin!


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Try the Ashdown T15-180S. (Thomann have a special model).
180w for just over £200. It's only downside is the 15" speaker, if you don't like the slightly deeper and less clear sound you get from them (is very subjective, though).

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ashdown_t15180s.htm


Actually, it's only about 100W out of the box. You need an extension cab in order to get the full wattage out of it.
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Actually, it's only about 100W out of the box. You need an extension cab in order to get the full wattage out of it.


I swear I've heard this before, and am very impressed with how loud it is, then. I can run it somewhere between 10 and 12 o'clock on both input volume and output volume, and easily be heard along with a drummer and a guitarist.

I did read the instruction thingie that comes with it, and didn't notice any comments like 'this is only 100w'. I'm never entirely sure how wattage is actually measured, but it does say 180w/307w RMS actually on the amp. Until it's actually shown to me that it's a lower wattage, I'm going to keep recommending it for gigging. [:P]
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How about, it gets louder when you add an 8 ohm extension cab?
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I think that Thomann one is an EB180, dressed up to look like a MAG and about £20 more expensive (than an EB)+they seem to have taken the compression that you get on newer EB's off too
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