The trend toward low wattage amps and low sound levels

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  1. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Play for any length of time and hearing damage. I am careful about that.
    I should add - when the wife had her brain surgery they went in through right ear rendering her deaf in that ear and especially since then I don't take my hearing for granted.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I should get a set o those.
     
  3. GregM

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    So, your saying lower watt amps are better because you can hit the sweet spot more often. At least that's the way I read it
     
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    With everybody today listening to their music on their cellphone through $12.00 earbuds. The sound of real amplifiers is lost. Alexa play AC/DC. You think you're gonna get that sound out of a Marshall? I think not. Reminds me of hearing the leather bound 6" transistor radios back in the 60's. I wouldn't stick those damn earphones in my ears either. That's why all the Motown guitars were recorded with a tube DI. Because the little speakers they were mixing for, couldn't handle the full tonality of an amp.
     
  5. GregM

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    Just got my first ab/y pedal tonight, and shit me, stick my Lil dsl5cr with a vox ac15c1, classic rock heaven at low watts.
    I wanna try heavier stuff with different channels but for now, I'm in love
    Intro to you shook me all night long I u used to like playing a bit heavier, then go lighter on the gccgd part, but mix these two together and no need, same settings same everything on the y channel brings a lotta tone at medium to low sound
     
  6. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Ok 8 pages of discussion ? No sound clips ??
    Come on guys !!
    2 Origin 50H’s full power on 5,
    With the 100 watt Mosfet pushing the B cabs.
    You have to work the strings and volume control on the guitar, so it doesn’t get away from you, and you can see in the clip where it starts getting away from me..
    Cheers
     
  7. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Now here is the Dsl40c SD1 Gibson LP Studio , on the red ultra 2 channel
    Gain 3
    Volume 1-1/2
    This keeps my hearing in check, and I think it sounds damn good.
    The credit for the riff goes to one of our members here @Headache
    Thanks for listening
     
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    Mitch in town!! :dude:

    Sounded great!
     
  9. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Thanks buddy I appreciate your kind words and support.
    But I actually thought there would be clips of the said differences, in the tone from large to small ..
    Cheers
     
  10. fitz288

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    I was going to say this about 7 pages ago in this thread, and I'm still not sure if I'm just farting into the wind, but...
    I can push one of my 20 watt amps in my living room and get it to the "sweet spot" without the police showing up or my ears bleeding.
    I'm not talking bedroom volume, like some kid trying not to piss off his mom watching Oprah downstairs, I'm talking volume that makes the cats run full speed in sideways power slides drifting across the hardwood in fear for their lives living room volume.
    I don't gig and never will.
    People like me buying little Marshalls might be keeping the amp world in business for you 100w guys.
     
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    “GO MITCH” :cheers:

    :woot::woot::woot:

    Now thats a JAMMIN:band:


    Thanks for sharing..
     
  12. Biff Maloy

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    If nothing else i have a new Decibel X app on my cell now to play with.

    I understand playing loud. It's where you get the most benefit of everything. I've just never felt the need to do this on any consistent basis practicing at home by myself. This goes back coming up on 40 years. I started playing while young and living with my parents, moved out on my own, got married, etc. Now I'm almost 54. Had 100 watt full stacks, 100 watt per channel (x2) power amps, 50 watters.....fast forward to current SV20H and 2525H. Still is the same for me. It's equipment for a band imo.

    Maybe it's because I'm around really loud and scary things in what I've done for a living almost as long as I've been playing. The comment about amps being loud and scary was funny and I'm sure was meant as a joke. A 4 engine jet aircraft shaking like a pissed off bull with the only thing holding it back is a couple chains and a parking break. That's loud and scary and will bury a 1959 in both girth and volume. When i get home i need stfu time so.......maybe that's why I'm different about it.
     
  13. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Thanks AJ I appreciate your compliment brother.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    Hmmm. :hmm:
    Maybe Rock isn't dead after all.
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    Phone volume apps are proven unreliable and in the interest of scientific rigor, all participants should use the same model of SPL meter, or at least calibrated to the same standard. You can get a cheap but accurate and properly calibrated unit on Amazon for about $18 US

    https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Product...ld=1&keywords=spl+meter&qid=1617833694&sr=8-3

    Can you guys post arrest videos?

     
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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of getting one of those too sometime. Please let us know how it goes with the heavier stuff. Any idea how many dB you are at to get the sweet tones?
     
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    No idea sorry, I put an app on my phone ages ago but it sucks and always reads low I'm sure
     
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    Friggin Awesome Mitch! :applause:

    Guess your neighbors like RnR. :agreed:
     
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    I know what you mean!

    "volume that makes the cats run full speed in sideways power slides drifting across the hardwood in fear for their lives living room volume"

    I can't even take a chance on that right now since one of my cats has a severe case of diarrhea! (no kidding) :ohno:
     
  20. ibmorjamn

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    @Old Punker You made me think , so I took it out and indeed it does sound better than the 2 x 12 and it's not really louder. Just takes up more space. It might be the speakers that I like . It has 2 texas heat and 2 gt12-75's . I have a single 65 cream back I will get to that one when time permits.
     

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