Question about Blues Cube Hot (Live volume)

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  1. Dr Improbable

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    I've got one here, and I'm thinking of lugging it outside the house for gigs or jamming. Blues mainly, maybe some classic rock.

    Anyone here do any small venue live work with a Blues Cube Hot?
     
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    30 Watts should be enough.

     
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    30 watts tube, sure. But this is something else.
     
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    30 Watts are 30 Watts.
    The Tube vs. Solidstate discussion is older than the Dinosaur era.

    Most of the modern non tube amps are equal in loudness.

    For bigger stages you have a P.A. System.


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    Yes. I jammed in small spaces with a BCH and it was plenty loud. I now have the Artist version and run it on 15 watts for decent sized bars. I’m pretty sure others here and over at TGP gig both the Hot and Artist on 15 watts.

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    Watts are useless as a measure of sound pressure level. An amp that produces 30 at the speaker terminals will make less noise through an inefficient speaker than an efficient one.

    The same goes for light bulbs. Those are properly measured in Lumens.
     
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    If Watts are useless as a measure, what are we then talking about?
    Is a 50 Watt Amp louder than a 100 Watt? :)
     
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    @Blrfl said watts were only useless as a measure of SPL. They are actually a unit of power dissipation, which is a factor in SPL, but not the only factor.

    A 50 watt amp driving a 4x12 cab with efficient speakers WILL be louder than a 100 watt amp driving a low-efficiency single-12. So it depends on the whole “soup,” not on just how many electrons the amp is pushing.

    I, too, am in the “watt-is-a-watt” camp. That’s why it pains me so much to have to acknowledge that my little 15 watt Pro Jr (tube) is probably just about as loud as my 60 watt Trademark 60 (solid state). That’s just an example, over 40 years of experience have demonstrated to me that watt-per-watt, valve amps generally seem louder. I believe this is partly due to a different standard in acceptable THD between the two, and that SS devices plateau at their rated output, beyond which they just clip.
     
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    I'm also playing guitar for over 40 years an i must disagree with you.

    Do you ever played a (SS) Peavey Bandit.
    Peavey Watts are real Watts!!

    Also the Marshall SS Amps are very loud.
     
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    @Mr_Martin You probably played better tube amps compared to the SS you tried.
     
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    Not better, just different.

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    That's all I needed to know, thank you!
     
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