#1
I have a 40 watt epiphone valve special
i look up 40 watt tube amps and all the people say 40 watts is very loud
my tube amp is hardly loud enough to play over drums without having an awful tone
please tell me what could fix this
#2
Tube amps should sound better when turned up...?
Well, mine does anyway.

How do you have it set up? What settings/effects/guitars are you using with it?
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#3
thats odd. i tested it out a 18 watt tube amp and holy cow that thing is loud, loud enough to overpower the drums easily and the more volume you turned up the better it sounds since its closer to hit tube saturation
#4
sounds like you could use a full retube. i have a 50watt palomino that struggles to be heard when it's turned up 3/4 of the way, so i've been saving to get some new tubes for it.
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#5
uh...

The Valve Special is 5 watts, son.
#6
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why!
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#7
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uh...

The Valve Special is 5 watts, son.


Exactly...

Its surprising how little people know about the gear they own.