Bedroom Amps: A Poll

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by NJ Deadhead, Mar 12, 2019.

Low wattage "Bedroom" amps. Where do you primarily play them?

  1. The bedroom. Duh.

    17.7%
  2. Studio

    12.4%
  3. Office

    17.7%
  4. Living Room/Den

    52.2%
  1. Whatizitman

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    I always figured "bedroom amp" was a bit hyperbole, like "urban assault vehicle" , but it gets the point across. I actually have had amps in my bedroom when I lived in small apartments and condos. I don't anymore, and don't need to play at "bedroom" volumes. But I still might call a small amp a bedroom amp, even if you have to crank it a bit to get the toanz. It's a figure of speech. No big whoop.
     
  2. Toto'sDad

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    My office/music area is too open to be considered a man cave. That's where I play what little I do anymore. I don't know if I've fired up my DRRI this year, mostly just grab an acoustic that is sitting out. It's awkward for me to play much at all anymore. Out of respect for my wife's ears, I don't play much when she's home, since the poor soul has been listening to me coming up on fifty three years, and should get a civic service medal for the effort. She doesn't mind, but I kind of feel about my own music like I do about the guy playing stairway at the GC. I've been thinking about learning to play vulgar rap music on my guitar, as a trendy change up. I think it requires some effort to get the "voicing" just right.
     
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    VULGER RAP MUSIC!:cry::eek:
     
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    Maybe should've had a "All Of The Above" choice. My Office/Studio is an extra bedroom so.......
     
  5. Toto'sDad

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    I'm really having a problem figuring out the fingering for M......F....., some of the easier words I got right away, but hey, I know it takes a while to get up to speed on anything new. I think this would be a lot easier if I were proficient at playing slide, but hey one learning curve at time.
     
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    Is that anything like Klingon Opera?
     
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    Tommy Chong's "Bedroom Amp" .

     
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    I play in a man-cave that was conceived and sized as a kid's bedroom (in a condo we own), but I converted it to an office / man-cave and now it's also a mini-studio, now that I have a little recorder. So it's kind of all of the above. That's 9 months of the year. The other three it's basically the same thing, but in a different place, but a bedroom that's mostly an unused guest room that I use as a man-cave, guitar area. I have two amps, a Blues Cube Hot, which has a .5 watt setting and I use in my permanent (9 months) home and a Blackstar HT1R, which is a 1 watt amp, but much smaller than the Blues Cube, which I use in our 3 month winter rental place. Both of them can get too loud, but the Blackstar can only get loud with the OD channel on. The Blues Cube can get way too loud for my uses at .5 watt, clean or dirty.

    So I basically do play in bedrooms, just not bedrooms I sleep in anymore. One of them even has beds in it. But they're both small rooms in tight condos with lots of nearby neighbors, so good sound at low volumes is way important to me... My Blues Cube can get as loud as I'd ever want should I ever play out again, but 99% of the time is in the man-cave at low volume...

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    If that were the point, you wouldn't be playing in your bedroom...
     
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    1. Have a 5W tube amp with 8" speaker for living room, next to my SCX2 with 12" cab.
    2. Pro Jr IV in bedroom, next to MV50 AC with Ragin' Cajun.
    3. Spare bedroom - Micro Terror with 6" spk in DIY cab or Marshall Studio 15W on 1W option...
    Alternating all these options really makes life interesting.
     
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    5-25-50W option. I play it in all of the above or anywhere I need to.

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    Extra bedroom converted to music room / mini-me man cave.
     
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    all the pressure from the internet has forced me down from 100 to 50 watt plexi in the bedroom..and to calm the sound by going into 8 speakers ped1 (2).jpg
     
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    Do you know of another kind?
     
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    I have a "music room", that's primarily where I play with my gear.
     
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    I ve got a small cheap amp, but i never play plugg in. My friend plugs his bass in it, but playing on a amp without a bit of volume is not my thing. And i m too lazy to plug the guitar in.

    The good thing is that if you re able to play it unplugged and clean, it will sounds good when you re plugged in. The downside is you can t do volume swells and so on. Whenever i try to learn lap steel, got one 5 years ago, i ll try to plug in. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but I ll not die before i can play some lap steel.
     
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    The last amp I played in my bedroom was my trusty Solid State Fender Squier.
    Now we live in a house where I have a dedicated Studio/band practice/Guitar room.
    Gave the amp to my son.
    He uses it in his studio.
     
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    Bedroom amp is from teenage players.

    I feel like I've read many interviews with famous guitarists where they talk about playing in their bedroom as teenagers learning to play.

    Maybe it's mythical but that's where I think it comes from. If you're living in Mom and Dad's house it may be your only space to play.

    For adults, we can find someplace better. If you have an apartment and live alone you'd be more likely to play in the living room? And if you own a house the bedroom seems like the last room you'd play in unless it's an "extra/spare/guest bedroom/home office".
     
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    You better get going, death is chasing after you at the same rate of speed as you are putting off learning to play the pedal steel!
     
  20. Toto'sDad

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    I actually have a very good place to play, and did when circumstance related to playing music were better. Always kept a lead guitar, an acoustic electric and a bass available. Then things changed, and it's just not the same. I did draw the line at keeping a drum kit around, graciousness only extends so far you know.
     
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