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Amplifier Discussion / Re: Watts vs Volume (db)
« on: September 18, 2011, 01:44:46 PM »
As a guitarist, I've come to realize, not that much power is really needed. My band is a basic old-school punk band. (we started playing in 1978) Drums, bass, guitar, singer (if you can actually call what he does "singing"). In the past, I would use an 80 watt, 80 lb Traynor Mark 3 combo. This thing could blast a Fender Twin off the stage, no problem. It was way too much power! I only had occasion to turn it above 3 once. That was at an outdoor gig at Nathan Phillips Square.

I realized how much I hated hauling this 80 lb monster around. Now I use an old 20 watt Supro, a small combo with a single 10" speaker. It's so small, I can carry it to gigs in my backpack. I installed the best 10" speaker I could afford, an Eminence Ragin' Cajun. It's rated at 100dB SPL sensitivity. I've found this setup to be more than enough, even with an aggressive drummer. No problem being heard. Strangely enough, I'm still not turning this amp up much past 3.  ???

I would think that a 20 to 30 watt amp in a combo with something like the 12" Eminence Wizard (103 dB SPL) would be more than enough for any situation. In fact, I'll bet that a speaker like that could make a decently designed 10-watt amp be heard just fine.
The reason why people think tube is louder then solid-state , is because . well SS practice amps are always given *s!!t* speakers .
10W can do some serious *s!!t* with a 103db monster . ( no less 30W )
but i think it can at most do ... 105db .
i don't know about 30W , though . But my insane 30W DSP amp ( i have never been able to crank it up above 2 ) , came with a unnamed mad 10" 98db , can do some serious sound . It even won those dumb AC30's

Amplifier Discussion / Re: Watts vs Volume (db)
« on: September 11, 2011, 12:27:39 PM »
yes bry frequency makes a world of difference the higher frequencies will ride on top of the low frequencies.
yes in theory joecool and jm this is true , but in practice it isn't , it is true that between a 100 watt and a 50 watt amp you won't hear much difference in volume. I have a Marshall JMP and a MG10 and 2 1960 cabs if ya want to come and prove your theory  :lmao:

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Ears naturally compress high volumes :D
So 100 watts is actually 2x louder then a 50w much further away . ( like 20m )

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