#1
HI, i play in a band. I know i could buy a new amp but i rather try to make mine more powerful. So i have a ibanez val-bee (5 watt tube amp) and really like the sound, how can i make it more powerful for band pratice?
#2
Short answer, you can't.

Long answer, you could extensively modify it, but this would be plain stupid. You could try running it through a cabinet or getting more efficient speakers, but I still don't think a 5 watter is gonna cut it.
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#3
Its a 5 watt amp no easy way to make it have more watts. It does have an fx loop. A trick I use with an amp I have is put an EQ pedal in the loop and crank the gain on the pedal it will make it quite a bit louder. But the speaker on the little thing is going to be a bit limiting. Your probably just gonna have to break down and buy something bigger.
#4
Buy a PA and mic it.
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#5
you can always mic it through the PA system
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#6
add an extra power tube or replace the speaker


or both


but for the price and time both would take why not just get a new amp?
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.