100 watt "bedroom amp"...why not?

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  1. El Gringo

    El Gringo Well-Known Member

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    I just love your posts which always make me smile and laugh and are priceless , and sincerely please keep sharing your awesome wisdom !
     
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    With my 2555X (remember Box of Knobs ? which still cracks me up ) it has to be on double 5 's on both the master and the output volume to get decent tone and then I have to work it up based on the size of the room and you have to find the sweet spot of the amp to capture the full benefit of the amps tone and that in a nutshell is the beauty of the sonic blast of tone from the King Of Loud amps - Marshall
     
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    lol your welcome bro. not all of my posts are winners but there are a few im proud of myself. :p
     
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    Lemme guess, you are single lol?
     
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    I used to use a 2203 and a 1968 cab (on top of a set of drawers!) in my bedroom many years ago when I lived with my parents. It wasn't too bad! - biggest problem was controlability! The volume know was either OFF, Slightly too quiet, Slightly too loud or VERY LOUD! I use to use the slightly too quiet setting most of the time, as any more was tiring on the ears!
     
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    My upstairs neighbour is apt to complain occasionally, when wife and I are watching an action movie through the home theatre rig...another example of primary overkill as is my want. It's the full Dolby Atmos and 9.2 channels job, and superb for movies. It's the subwoofer utterances that upset him a bit, and at 86yrs of age, I tend to only play heavy action/sub-heavy movies when he's away, on the nest, each Friday through Monday.
    When I got the Marshall, I took the courtesy to tell him that I play the odd bit of guitar, but that I try to do so over weekends, when I know he'll be away.
    He said "No, don't worry about that, I really like guitar!!! It's that boom boom boom that gets me!!"
    I've yet to open up the DSL when he's at home.....sadly, he'll likely never get to hear his beloved guitar tones!!
    In his minds eye, I must be Jose Feliciano or John Denver.
    And tomorrow is Saturday!!!! :D :D
     
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    To tell the "entire truth", it is not in my bedroom, but it does stay home in my "family room".
    Also to note:
    1. Just my wife and me at home.
    2. No neighbors close enough to matter
    3. Even though it is in a room, it faces to the rather large opening to the room with a "clear shot" through 2 more adjoining rooms, so the sound projection is not really boxed in.
     
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    I love it regardless of the room it’s in!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Mine are all in the garage!
     
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    Only thing is mine are not 100 watt amps so I am off topic!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Still a nice wall of Marshalls. Garage, huh? Can do in CA, but that's a no-go in Ohio!
     
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    In Ohio I believe you have a basement?
    Out here those are not a common item or that’s where I would be
     
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    " Lemme guess, you are single lol?"

    nah, She has her own place, there's no guitars so I don't even go there, there's nothin. no amps, no tools.
     
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    No I am not single brother, I have to share the garage with everyone else, lol
     
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    I do the same thing as you! Use my stage heads at home. Because it's FUN!!! I run my Boss ME70 into the effects loop for icing, and with that additional volume I can control it down to "watch tv as well" levels. Using all that power gives you an "Ooomph" to the sound pressure you create!
     
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    Owning a Marshall half-stack and playing it at home is analogous to having a hot rod that you barely ever get to open up on the road. There is something special about having the available power at your disposal, even if it rarely gets used. My hearing is going, so I rarely crank it. About once or twice a month, I have to do it, even if it's just for 2 minutes. Nothing compares to the ~ 120 dB and all that air moving!!
     
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    I bought one of those little 5-watt amps. The reviews were glowing--it was to be the perfect low volume solution. I also had an 80-watt amp at the time. At every volume, including very quiet, the 80-watter blew the doors off the 5-watter. Better clean, better driven, better high gain. I got rid of the little bastard.
     
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  20. john hammond

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    that's the thing, amp manufacturers and guitar magazines and stupid youtube clips made by shops will always try and make you feel uncomfortable ( one way or the other ) about not buying any more amplifiers, it is my firm belief that all the amps anyone could ever use are
    # a fender bassman aa864 or aa165 ( just use a reverb pedal, boss rv5 or slightly better an eh holy grail )
    # a 100w marshall for when you're feeling like some proper meat in your sandwich
    # a 50 w marshall when you want some super rich harmonics with your crunch.
    Just listen to pleximasters amps, holy fuck that's where the action is right there.
     
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