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Nightmare  
10 Oct 2009 15:59 | Quote
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The band im playing with says that the guitarists should buy new amps(well it's a must since we're practicing with 15 watts amp). So I don't know how many watts amp should I get, more than 30? I was looking around today in some instruments store and I found a Crate FW65 amp( http://www.crateamps.com/products/pindex.php?prodID=12 ), which seemed cheap and good. now I dont care much if it got reverb or different effects and sutff 'cause I got a pedal for that. I don't know, the amp seemed cheap for 65 watts and good, so any other suggestions ?
BodomBeachTerror  
10 Oct 2009 16:00 | Quote
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might wanna try a Ibanez Toneblaster. they look pretty decent for not too much money
case211  
10 Oct 2009 16:17 | Quote
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I think that for Gigging and practicing you would need no more than 50... because the difference in sound at that point is something like 5db's... but if you find something like the crate, if you can test drive it and you like it, go for it man, but make sure its something that you'll like to use for a while.
apollos  
10 Oct 2009 23:33 | Quote
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what kinda music u play? like wut do u want ur guitar to sound like
Nightmare  
12 Oct 2009 16:53 | Quote
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BodomBeachTerror says:
might wanna try a Ibanez Toneblaster. they look pretty decent for not too much money


ya, I might try that too bodomm but I'm not sure if I can find any toneblaster here, but I'm gonna search.

case211 says:
I think that for Gigging and practicing you would need no more than 50


LoL man we are using 15watts amps for practice, so the guitar's sound is just a bit lower than the drums. do u think 65watts amp is good for performing in a concert or something?

apollos says:
what kinda music u play?


well I usually play metal, but with the band I play some alternative rock or punk and those stuff, but I think that doesn't matter 'cause I'm more dependent on the pedal.
case211  
12 Oct 2009 17:30 | Quote
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I'd say that (my amp is "rated" at 15) anything over 50 is too much... I've used a 100 212 before and my god that thing was too much for anything... I was auditioning(and they passed on me for a dumb reason) and used this guy's 212, and holy crap it was at about 3/4 of 1 and I was deaf.

I beleive that if you want to gig in front of 400+ people 100 watts is right on, but for anything more than 50 people, 50 watts is plenty of power...
65 watts should be enough power to keep you happy for practice purposes and performing purposes, until you start to fill up 15,000 seat arenas ;)
and btw when I wrote that I had just had my wisdom teeth pulled, so the wording may be unclear(even on this one).
Nightmare  
14 Oct 2009 16:01 | Quote
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case211 says:
btw when I wrote that I had just had my wisdom teeth pulled, so the wording may be unclear(even on this one).

wt do u mean, like u really got them off?
case211  
14 Oct 2009 16:24 | Quote
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yep, all 4 out in the same visit

They still hurt even today after 5 days
fender_bender  
15 Oct 2009 15:07 | Quote
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My line 6 hd147 is 300 watts. I rarely turn it past 4. I turn it backwards and use it as a personal monitor and let the guy with the real power (sound man) mic me up or use my direct outs for the main mix. Take from me as someone who runs sound occasionally. If you put your amp behind you and face it towards the crowd then the sound man will end up turning you down in the main mix. Mainly because he will be hearing you out of your amp AND out of the main speakers. This will make you louder then everyone else so he will turn you down. Then the only people that will hear you will be the people directly in front of your amp. the people on the other side of the stage won't hear you at all. Let the sound guy control your volume and your band as a whole will sound better. If you don't have a sound man then you will need to face your amp out towards the crowd. Our band has done this for years and we always get complements on our 'sound'.
Nightmare  
16 Oct 2009 17:11 | Quote
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'case well I dont know what they usually say, but "sorry for your loss:P" that's the only thing I can think of sorry anyways. and did u put some teeth instead?

'fender ya ya I sort of realized that during practice. so u suggest we get a mixer? LoL cause we don't even have a mixer to have a sound guy. so I face the amp towards the crowd and not next to me or at any side?
fender_bender  
16 Oct 2009 17:31 | Quote
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yeah. you'll have to do with just amps for now. If you are playing inside a small venue then it will be enough, but if you play outside then you need some serious power. We play outside a lot so we got our own sound system. Now we end up playing as 'headliners' and running sound for the other bands before us. Its a lot of work. Setting up a lot of equipment and running sound for 3-4 hours before you have to play for an hour and a half and then tear it all down to put it back in the trailor to drive home from who knows where. One thing you could do is get (i love spending other peoples money!) a full stack and put one cab on your side of the stage and one cab on the other side How does your vocalist get his voice heard if you don't have a sound system? Does he/she sing through a guitar amp or something?


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