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Bought a 30 watt vox valvetronix xl with my new geetar ( was the biggest size I could afford) and before I crank it all the way up I want to know if you guys think its okay for band practice and maybe gigging. Im only 14 so im not gonna do any massive shows and im not even in a band yet but itll come soon. Anyway you think the 30 watt will handle okay?
#2
no not really. and if you can manage to hear yourself over a drummer it probably won't sound very good.

30 watts is good for bedroom practice, (for solid state amps of course).
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you should be alright for practice
and for small gigs. as long as your drummer isnt too heavy handed
#4
the Valvetronix is a hybrid, right?

Is it "solid-state" loud, or "tube" loud? If it is solid-state loud, it's probably not loud enough, if it's tube loud, then yeah it should be good. Keep in mind, you'll be mic'd at gigs.
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#5
^ It's SS loud. That tube doesn't have much of an impact on the amp...

If you're mic'd to a PA at a gig you'll be fine, but for jamming it isn't going to be loud enough. Well actually it may be loud enough, but it will be at its limit and not sounding so good.
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It's loud enough for small gigs dont worry. I have an AD30VT and I have played numerous gigs with it, the biggest was playing in my school's theater, which can hold 600 people and it did fine without a mic. And the Valvetronix sounds much better when turned up.
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It depends on the music you're gonna play, if it's rock the 30watter would OK for jamming and practice but if gigging you'll need at least a 70w amp.

The Vox AC30, although only a 30w amp would be OK as tube amps are louder than SS amps.
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I daresay a 30w solid state amp could do a gig if the drummer kept it well under control, you didn't need too much volume and the venue wasn't that big. A 30w valve amp would be fine.
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Should be fine as long as your not playing in the middle of an open field outside.

Ideally you would want to mic the amp.
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#13
well my friend has a roland jc50 and its louder than my ac15 which is loud enough to gig with.

should be fine. you dont want to make the people deaf anyways. then they wont buy your records
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Quote by String-Dancer
Bought a 30 watt vox valvetronix xl with my new geetar ( was the biggest size I could afford) and before I crank it all the way up I want to know if you guys think its okay for band practice and maybe gigging. Im only 14 so im not gonna do any massive shows and im not even in a band yet but itll come soon. Anyway you think the 30 watt will handle okay?


Certainly. You'll get a ton of snobs saying you have a crap amp, and recommend the amp they have- which is not what he's asking, he's just asking if his amp is loud enough- but it's definitely enough for band practice and small gigs. It's not the best amp ever, but it's OK. You're only 14, and just starting out. I've seen players older than you just starting out who made worse choices in gear (myself included), so yeah, you're set for a good long while, buddy.

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no not really. and if you can manage to hear yourself over a drummer it probably won't sound very good.

30 watts is good for bedroom practice, (for solid state amps of course).


Nonsense. My 2watt Roland Micro Cube damn near blows the doors off of my house when I turn it up. And it's a solid state practice amp (best there is).