#1
like the title says, is a 50 watt guitar amp as loud as a 50 watt bass amp, or is there a difference. I want to know what wattage of guitar amp to get, but i only have access to bass amps.
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#2
the guitarist in my band has a 40W valve amp

i have a 450W bass amp (only pushing 300 w/o extension cab)

same wattage would be as loud, just wouldnt cut through at a gig.

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#4
The bass tends to get lost more in the mix so therefore the wattage is usually louder.
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the guitarist in my band has a 40W valve amp

i have a 450W bass amp (only pushing 300 w/o extension cab)

same wattage would be as loud, just wouldnt cut through at a gig.

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#7
50 watts is 50 watts. A 50 watt guitar amp is the same as a 50 watt bass amp. You just need alot more power to drive bass speakers.
#8
perfect, thanks. i was playing a 50W bass amp and thought it was pretty loud (it was just practice, not a gig or anything. so a 30W amp sound as loud, but not technically be as loud?
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#9
I think you need more power to amplify lower frequencies, or something like that. I'm not sure if the actual dB would be the same or not, but they might. Not 100% sure. Anyway, bass amps of the same wattage as guitar amps are more quiet.
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#10
They are the same but because a bass produces such low frequencies they need a bit more power to really hear them in the mix, hence why 1000watt bass amps aren't uncommon.
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#12
If you were using it for guitar, you'd need the same wattage as you would for a guitar amp.
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