#1
Basicly I`m looking for a 2 channel, tube 15 - 30 watt amp to just play around the house and with friends, ect. I play mostly stuff by joe satriani as well as classic rock with some blues. My budget is $400. Anyone got any ideas?
#2
15-30 watts is enough for a gigging amp. But I don't think there's going to be many tube options under $400.
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How loud is tube compared to SS? its around 2.5 times louder right?


Correct.
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15-30 watts is enough for a gigging amp. But I don't think there's going to be many tube options under $400.


If he wants to play with friends, 15W is almost essential, assuming there is drumming involved.

TS, look into the Blackheart BH15-112 combo.

It's single channel, but I think it's worth looking at.
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How loud is tube compared to SS? its around 2.5 times louder right?


A watt is a watt. One isn't louder than the other at the same wattage.
The tube amp should sound better an thus "seem" louder at the same volume levels.
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A watt is a watt. One isn't louder than the other at the same wattage.
The tube amp should sound better an thus "seem" louder at the same volume levels.

You don't know **** stfu, tube amps have more volume per Watt, and another boosted "stereo" like affect making the sound more full and around you, making it seem a lot louder as well.
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You don't know **** stfu, tube amps have more volume per Watt, and another boosted "stereo" like affect making the sound more full and around you, making it seem a lot louder as well.



Miserable fail.
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Miserable fail.

Not rly.
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You don't know **** stfu, tube amps have more volume per Watt, and another boosted "stereo" like affect making the sound more full and around you, making it seem a lot louder as well.

No they don't.

A watt is as loud as a watt, no matter tube amp or solid state. It's just that that tube amps seems to sound louder. In theory they aren't louder than solid states. In practice, they are.
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Not rly.


Ok, you got me. I meant Epic failure.
#13
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You don't know **** stfu, tube amps have more volume per Watt, and another boosted "stereo" like affect making the sound more full and around you, making it seem a lot louder as well.


Fail.

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Both amps will db the same at any given volume range. Its the way our ears preceive harmonics that makes the tube amps sound so much louder...


This guy has it right.
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