#1
Another question about amps for ye. Would a 15w tube amp be relativly louder than a drummer in a small room?
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#2
yes
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#3
If the drummer isn't loud, maybe. Don't expect to have any clean headroom, though.
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It's a stretch, but you could probably get away with it.
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#6
yeah for the most part
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Yeah, one of my bands guitarist does it.
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#10
I get over drummer, bassist and another guitarist with my 15W on half volume, so yes.
#11
barely. just about acceptable for a practise, but if you want to jam/ play for audience, no chance.
#12
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barely. just about acceptable for a practise, but if you want to jam/ play for audience, no chance.


uh... I play every week with my TT with a full band.
#13
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Yeah, that'd be the safe thing.

But it really has more to do with the specific amp and drummer, so it's hard to give a blanket yes or no.
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Yeah, that'd be the safe thing.

But it really has more to do with the specific amp and drummer, so it's hard to give a blanket yes or no.


Indeed. I drowned out one drummer with a Valve jr on half volume (I shit you not) once, but with another drummer I've played with a 15 watt amp would struggle.
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#15
^Yeah, it's been a long time since i've played with a drummer, but with the one i used to play with, 15 watts wouldn't be heard.
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#16
I can usually get over my current drummer with my MG... that is, when I used it.

For some reason I find it a bit harder to do so with the Valveking.
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#17
Probably depends on if your drummer is good enough to have a sense of dynamics and can play quietly enough that people can properly communicat and be tight on stage when they aren't using monitors. For most young bands this is a giant no.

As said before, this depends on the drummer and amp, not all 15w amps have the same apparent volume.
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barely. just about acceptable for a practise, but if you want to jam/ play for audience, no chance.


My son has played his Crate V16 with a band in his schools auditorium with the volume less than halfway up. It all comes down to the guys you're playing with, and the style of music you're playing. My preference is the 30W minimum, but I like to have a lot of clean headroom.
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#19
Depends how loud the drummer is. In my band, 15 watts wouldn't work at all, whereas softer music you could probably get away with it.
#20
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Depends how loud the drummer is. In my band, 15 watts would work at all, whereas softer music you could probably get away with it.


Softer music would make it worse, loud rock is what 15w amps excel at.

I play hardcore punk and my tiny terror rips those sort of tones at a decent live volume.

However, it would be best to try it out in YOUR band situation first.
#21
Yep, but as someone else said, clean headroom will make you it's bitch.

(you won't have any headroom...)
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#22
My Spider III 15 watt ( ) manages, but definetely not well when using cleans.
My drummer isn't anywhere close to a caveman drummer though.
#23
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Softer music would make it worse


Softer music means softer drumming, thus quieter, and easier to play over with a 15 watt amp.
#24
Oh, just to say, it would be a Fender Super Champ XD.

And it would be till I got a 2x12 cab or something.
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#26
It will work. I've been doin it for over a year with two different bands. I never have to turn it up past halfway and I still have a good amount of clean headroom. It all depends on how you setup and EQ it. And when you gig, there will be a PA there to mic it anyways.
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Oh, just to say, it would be a Fender Super Champ XD.

And it would be till I got a 2x12 cab or something.



Great amp and has actually been measured at close to 20 watts.