Constant talk of volume

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  1. 80sTone

    80sTone Well-Known Member

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    Well I dont buy Marshall to play at home - its for beer parties or pickup-jams......I dont live in a 1-room APT (anymore - well many moons ago) but have other amps for that purpose.
     
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  2. trax1139

    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    It’s not about being “heard” over the drummer. I can be heard over the drummer with a Fender champ if I want. It’s about sounding pleasant with the drummer.
    And yes, I use it everywhere ... remember it’s only 30 watts. It’s no louder than most of combo amps out there. Just sounds natural along with a good acoustic drum kit.
    I just hate to hear way too loud, thin sounding bands when you can see they have real talent to offer.
    Whatever
     
  3. junk notes

    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    There are two separate occasions, that a certain Plexi half stack sounded incredible during a Live band mix. Both were on Letterman's show!
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    IME it doesnt matter what size amp you have as long as its quality and the sound guy doesnt suck ;).
     
  5. zachman

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    At Home at whisper volumes or live at concert volumes, I use the same stuff-- just set differently :shrug:



     
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  6. Chris-in-LA

    Chris-in-LA Well-Known Member

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    Now I have to try my JTM45 on a 4x12. I’ve been running everything through a 2x12 as it’s easier to move around. But I do have a 2203 half stack just sitting in the man cave....... Come to think of it, I’ve never even plugged my 1987x into my 4x12.
     
  7. junk notes

    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    Right on.

    I have been trying to say that you can use 100w Marshall Superleads to play in a normal Live band setting. Exactly this one that was broadcast twice Live in 1985 on national television:
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  8. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh I don't doubt that! Anytime there is a backline provided, which is rare these days, I will take the halfstack! I do use a 2x12 closed back with the JVM and well, now the JMD1 too. If there was more stage room amd It was easier for me to haul that 100 lb monster up the basement stairs and into the garage...
    That JTM likes to be up volume wise I would think too!
     
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  9. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I should add. I live in a house but the wife is home mostly too as we are retired. She only has one good ear followjng brain surgery in 2016 so we are careful with her hearing. I have had some times to turn up an amp or two now and then, granted!
    I wish I coild have a large space to crank her up amd go. Nothing like having floor shaking volume!
     
  10. trax1139

    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    Amp loves to hang out around 7-8
    The guitar is my Master Volume
     
  11. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    my unsung hero & attenuation..(my ISO closet & door) close for tracking & open to what degree i want to cut it down but not loose impact, Also write on a Mesa DC3 cause it gives it up early & lower. Can noodle & mess around to get the song going then to whatever is needed for the song.

    I play loud at kick level cause thats where my amps are made to sing & thump..but have seriously learned to respect my hearing as i age. many years of stack..stack & fridge...respect the ears but always work the amp in the zone vs making it something its not.
     
  12. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It’s been a good long time since I’ve played out, but when I did it was always a full stack, and so was the other guitarist’s rig and the bass player had a very competent big rig as well ( Acoustic, Sunn) and we were told to turn down, before we ever turned the amps on , lol
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
  13. BftGibson

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    the good ol days for sure..miss em buddy !
     
  14. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Hell yes
     
  15. marshallmellowed

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    I agree, I wouldn't want to haul a 4x12 to every gig, even if I had room for it. A good tone from a mic'd 1x12 combo, or even a direct signal from a good modeler (Axe Fx...), can sound just as good (dare I say, sometimes better) than a mic'd 4x12. After all, most of the time you're close-mic'ing only one speaker in a 4x12 anyway. If your amp sounds like crap or "a toy poodle", then nothing will fix that, but you don't need "big" to sound "big".
     
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    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you’re in the studio, you do need big to sound big. Otherwise you’re just loud.
     
  17. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Gotta disagree, but that's OK, everyone has their own approach on how to get "there".
     
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    Playing my JVM at conversation level and loving it.
     
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    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering...has anyone done any sound reinforcement gigs for rock shows both big or small rooms and outdoor venues? Any thoughts on what you’ve experienced?
     
  20. trax1139

    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    I’m not what you’d call a fan of absolute floor shaking volume...just a fan of a well rehearsed, big, full, round sounding band. It just so happens that goes with a certain amount of volume.
     

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