#1
Is 30W too much for bedroom practice, I have a fender 15 W, and have to usually keep it between 3-5 volume or my parents start complaining. So is a 30W reasonable for me?

edit: I'm looking at a roland cube 30 if it helps...
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well i get no complains from my 65w marshall and i normally have it on 3-5 vol so 30w should be fine
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I use to have a 100w jcm2000 in my room with a 4x12, you'll be fine
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The difference won't be much, you need to have 10X the wattage in order to sound twice as loud.
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as long as the amp is solid state(which most of the ones you'll be looking at are) you'll be fine. You can have a 100 watt low enough for bedroom play. However it's highly unnecessary and basically overkill.
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#7
It shouldn't be to incredibly loud. You won't be able to crank it, but with a SS amp, you don't want to crank it anyway. Is your fender a SS amp? There won't be a HUGE volume difference, if so.
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#8
I have a 150 watt SS amp (haha, I bet you can all guess which one ) and I never get complaints.


Then again we ALL have different neighbours so what we said don't mean sh!t.
#9
Dont worry about it. thats what volume knobs are for. plus, 30 watts wont be too bad to blow something amazing out the windows when your parents leave.
#10
^^Exactly. Everyone's situation is different, so no one can say he'll be okay based on their experiences if his parents complain about a 15 watt solid state.
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It shouldn't be to incredibly loud. You won't be able to crank it, but with a SS amp, you don't want to crank it anyway. Is your fender a SS amp? There won't be a HUGE volume difference, if so.

ya, its SS, just a basic practice amp from the money left over from the guitar, and now I wanna uprgrade that son of a...
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#12
just wait until your parents arent home and be loud :P thats what i do with my 100W (but im not sure if its 100 or 230W tough) or keep it low like in 2
#13
Depends on ur neighbours...
If they have ... for example ... Neighbours with (little) children complain faster then neighbours without kids...

or if ur neighbours are old deaf/deaf you could put it pretty loud..
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#14
I wouldn't go from a 15w solid state to a 30w solid state. Try to save for a tube amp like I am.
#15
You'll probably end up using the 30x in Power Squeezer mode (which lowers the effective wattage), like I do with mine. If fact, I *always* use it in Power Squeezer mode, which still gets loud enough for in-house playing alone, and grants full use of all the effects.

Kinda makes the 30w power irrelevant to always play with PS on, but, oh well.
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I wouldn't go from a 15w solid state to a 30w solid state. Try to save for a tube amp like I am.


That'll be next on the list, I just practice in my room right now, so a tube ap is not what I need, I'm gonna sel my fender, grab the cube, use it for practice, and probably get a tube later on...
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as long as the amp is solid state(which most of the ones you'll be looking at are) you'll be fine. You can have a 100 watt low enough for bedroom play. However it's highly unnecessary and basically overkill.


SS & digital amps are designed to sound good at lower volumes. You should be fine. It's the tube amps that will get you into trouble with volume =^)

That much being said, you could always go for a smaller bedroom amp, since you are just getting a practice amp, anyway. It sounds just as big as a larger SS amp when you have your headphones on. Then you can save your cash for different gear. There's certainly no need to go larger than 30W in your situation.
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That'll be next on the list, I just practice in my room right now, so a tube ap is not what I need, I'm gonna sel my fender, grab the cube, use it for practice, and probably get a tube later on...


I plan to use mine for bedroom use. You won't get to crank it, but as long as it has master volume you can still get OD without playing too loud.
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I have a 120W SS. When i use my Zoom G1X with the amp on two it can rattle window panes and it the amp is on three it can rattle drywall. So, I would say that a 30W would give you enough power for a bedroom but not too much.