#1
I am getting a new amp soon, and I wanted to know if it should be a combo or a half-stack. My room is fair-sized; not small and not big. A combo amp is probably the better bet, but what's the worst that could happen if I got a half-stack? Does it vary for tube amps?
#2
depends on the amp.

just dont get a crap amp because it "looks cool"
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#3
if you get tube get a low watt combo, if your not gigging

if you get ss get a high watt combo or med watt stack
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#4
how does that make sense?

imo, get a good amp.

if you follow that suggestion, you might end up with an mg or similar.

it's important to know music style, use, budget, and which brands / models.
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#5
i never said to not get a good amp

i would hope he would try the amp before buyin it
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#7
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i never said to not get a good amp

i would hope he would try the amp before buyin it


i know, it's just that i'm having a hard time trying to think of a good high watt combo or med watt solid state stack.

in intermediate price range, he's probably looking at crate and marshall mg stacks.
in the large and in the mini stack models.
in the combo it's probably the spider.

all of which fit under his "what's the worst that can happen?" criteria.

only exceptions off the top of my head, being a randall high gain combo, or a jc120.
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#8
For the combos, I'm looking at a Marshall DSL401 or a Peavey Bandit 112. For half-stacks, I'm not sure wat I exactly want yet cuz I'm leaning towards a combo amp, but possibly Krank or Marshall. I play heavy metal but I really don't need so much gain from the amp because I have pedals. My budget is around $2k or less. Btw, I don't like the Marshall MG's.
#9
what solid state half stack were you looking at then?

maybe it was just your wording.

a tube half stack is fine, but not really practical for bedroom use.

what kind of band are you in?
Jenneh

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#10
Not in a band, and I don't want a SS half stack. And why are tube amps not practical for bedroom use?
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Not in a band, and I don't want a SS half stack. And why are tube amps not practical for bedroom use?



well most arent.

for example, i had a 15W blues junior.
when i wanted to OD it, crank it loud enough to add gain, it would be too loud for the size of the room.

so i would need to use pedals to get it to sound the way i wanted.

even my valve junior at 5W, is still pretty loud. (altho pretty room friendly).

i know there are other tube amps that are naturally higher gain at lower volumes, and work better in bedrooms.

but usually, they start at around 30W and you'll probably want an attenuator to get them to sound optimal at bedroom levels.

anyway, can it be done? of course.
is it the most practical thing to do? not really.

so it really depends on the specific amp type and of music played.
Jenneh

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#13
In that price range for bedroom use. I'd take a look at this

http://www.fargenamps.com/ampminiplex.html

.5 to 12 watts. Should have no problem driving it.
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