Top 10 Loudest Amps Ever

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    In your opinion, what's the loudest amps out there?

     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I nominate the Verellen Meat Hammer.
    300 watts RMS, blows the speaker cable plug right out of the cabinet.
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    For the 50 - 60w combos I think this IA Blues 60 would give the competition a good run.

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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    Nice air conditioner! How many BTUs does she put out??
     
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    I have a 65 watt music man . Way to loud
     
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    Diezel Herbert 180W, 6 output tubes
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Lol... It is a bit of an odd design but it sounds great.
     
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    Loving the Verellen Meat Smoke. The cabinet wood looks like it's been barbequed!
    The website says it's primarily a bass amp. Would be epic with extended range guitars.
    Accepts a 2 Ohm speaker load too! Never seen that before.

    Not sure if I am understanding this right, but it seems they do a Meat Smoke Hybrid version that is 1400W!!!!
    Twin 700W SS power amps.

    https://verellenamplifiers.bigcarte...e-1400-watt-solid-state-tube-hybrid-amplifier
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't resist the jab...I'm a natural smartass. I knew you wouldn't mind :cool:
     
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    No problem Trel.. Its all good.. ;)
     
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    I had my marshall major in my bedroom for practice for years, but to get meaningful distortion out of it it has to be run flat out which was <disaster areas> not loud enough </disaster area> too loud even with far off neighbours.

    It's a pity he didn't have sound level meter reading for the amps. Real data would be interesting. You'd need to run the same speakers and put the same signal through.
     
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    Springfield Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Good video , but at aprox. 9:30 he says a Fender Twin Reverb combo amp is louder than a jcm800 with a 1/2 stack....
    Lost me right there!

     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    The Laney gh100 ti I had a few years ago was a fair bit louder than the 2203x I had . Both were half stacks with 1960a’s .
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i believe it. twin reverb will rip the skin off your head.
     
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    I remember Disaster Area!

    Skip to 2:07

     
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    I believe it too. Years ago I was in the band "The Dinosaurs" in Austin. I played a 2203 full stack. The other guitarist played a Fender Twin through a Morley Power Wah. We were a loud band and cranked everything to sweet-spot kevels. We both used guitar vol knobs for all our major Dynamics.

    When that guy took a solo he'd cut through like an air raid siren. His sound was aggressive yet very well defined and clear. Think trumpets. I had to crank the snot out of my rig to keep from getting buried. Me with my 100w head and 8 x 12" speakers getting covered up by an 85 watter pushing 2 x 12s ?!?!?

    I'll never understand the phenomenon, but my best guess is that the Twin has a huge EQ spike somewhere in the upper mids which happens to manifest itself as a boost in perceived loudness to our ears.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    whatever it is the Fender Twin is the loudest amp ive ever played through.
    i cant believe there has ever been a point in time that that kind of power
    was needed lol.
     
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    It's the cabinet. Open back combos are loud as shit. The sound seems to go in every direction from the source while Marshall cabs tend to be straight out.
     
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    The other guitar player in my band used a fender 2x12 I think de ville. On 2 and using some boss multi effects pedal the damn thing was SO loud and obnoxious sounding.I was using a marshall jcm 800 2204.
     
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    I had a particularly Balsy Twin once.

    It would easily bury a 100 watt 900 and ran with a buddy’s HiWatt 50.

    I should have never sold that amp.
     

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