#1
Can a 25w amp get louder than a standard 5 piece drumkit?
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#2
Solid State: Barely
Tube: Yes.

P.S. On a sidenote, by then, please consider a earplug.
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#3
Quote by Jestersage
Solid State: Barely
Tube: Yes.

P.S. On a sidenote, by then, please consider a earplug.

yeah. i'm annoyed because i cant get my license for another month and my parents won't take my valveking to band practice
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#5
My Marshall MG15DFX practice amp gets louder than my drummer's kit and I don't even have to crank the volume completely up...
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#6
Quote by mister389
My Marshall MG15DFX practice amp gets louder than my drummer's kit and I don't even have to crank the volume completely up...

yeah but by louder i think he means can be heard clearly.
#7
Quote by Ravenwoods
yeah but by louder i think he means can be heard clearly.


It's pretty damn clear
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#8
Quote by mister389
It's pretty damn clear

haha if you ever played a tube amp then you would know what i am talking about >.>
#9
Quote by Ravenwoods
haha if you ever played a tube amp then you would know what i am talking about >.>


Well yeah, I was just saying...a solid state 15 watt can do it.
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Quote by mister389
Well yeah, I was just saying...a solid state 15 watt can do it.

haha ok man :P
#12
Depends how loud the drummer plays.

My 30W Vox isn't loud enough to get over any drummers I jam with, even with the volume dimed
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#14
if its a valveking stack, have them take it just once and keep the stack at the practice house. thats what i do. you won't have to haul it again unless you guys broke up.
#15
My 100 watt solid state can barely get louder than the drummer I jam with.
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#16
Quote by MorgMetal_666
My 100 watt solid state can barely get louder than the drummer I jam with.


Theres something wrong with that.
#18
Depends on the size of the room, if your in a fairly large hall you can easily be heard over the drums with about 15 watts. In a small room your gonna need 30 watts and above
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Quote by mister389
My Marshall MG15DFX practice amp gets louder than my drummer's kit and I don't even have to crank the volume completely up...
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Quote by MorgMetal_666
My 100 watt solid state can barely get louder than the drummer I jam with.

You should get it fixed then, given that my 40w Tube is louder than my drummer before my master gets to 3

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#21
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
Do you tape it to your face?

It seems surprising, but I was audible over a drummer in a practice situation with my old Cube 15. The tone turned to ****, but it was actually quite audible. I kept my mids around 8 or 9, so I think that helped quite a bit.
#22
Just remember that while wattage is usually a good pointer to the volume level of an amp, it doesn't actually tell how loud an amp is.
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#23
I usually practice with a Peavey Classic 20 which is a 15 watt all tube amp. I don't have to crank it much to get over the drummer and we practice in a large church auditorium.

My Classic 20 blew a couple caps and resistors a couple weeks ago so it's been at Peavey repair, and I just got it back yesterday. For the last couple weeks I've been taking a cheap Behringer 15 watt solid state amp to practice, so I don't have to unhook all the other gear for the big amp. I have to put it on about 7 to get over the drummer but it can do it and it's not a powerful amp at all.

The point is even a practice amp can get over a drummer if you are just using it as a personal monitor. I put it on a chair and tilt it back and face it towards me while playing. If you are trying to project to listeners during practice and have everything sound like a performance then yes, you will need a lot more power than if just using an amp as a personal monitor at practice.
#24
You guys are all nuts, I had a MG30DFX 30 watt solid state and with everything all the way up I couldn't hear myself even if the drummer just sat down on the stool.
#25
Quote by tubetime86
You guys are all nuts, I had a MG30DFX 30 watt solid state and with everything all the way up I couldn't hear myself even if the drummer just sat down on the stool.

Then there's something wrong with your amp or your drummer is the loudest ever.
#26
Well I sold the amp and got a half stack for that reason, but nothing was wrong with it. And no kidding, pretty much regardless of what the drummer did, if he was using more than 2 pieces of his set at a time I couldn't hear myself. Now understand I mean I couldn't play with him. Of course I could hear some sound from the amp, but I couldn't hear what I was playing clearly.
#27
15 watts tube minimum
40 watts SS minimum.
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#28
Quote by scott58
15 watts tube minimum
40 watts SS minimum.

this. Although it really does depend on the drummer. some drummers drown out 100 watt tube amps. I've been in a room with a drummer like that and a guy with a 100 watt marshall full-stack (tube). it actually hurt...
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