Best tube amp for bedroom levels

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  1. jcsk8

    jcsk8 Senior Member

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    Pods are great like Nicolas said. You can play them anywhere. If you use only distortion you can do the same with a vox amplug.
    But I also don´t understand the need of a "bedroom" tube amp. I have a peavey classic 30 and I play at my room every day. I just turn the master down and crank the drive where I need. Not the best sound that the amp can make, but pretty decent for a play along.
     
  2. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    For a BIG bedroom....;)
    FWIW, I use a 1980's Peavey Studio Pro 40 for my "quiet" playing. It sounds great set on "2", and it can get extremely loud. I have had it for years, never had it higher than "6", and then only once...It is, however not a tube amp...sounds great anyway.

    mark
     
  3. Ed B

    Ed B Senior Member

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    I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but have since recorded a clip. I hope you don't feel I'm being pushy. It's NOT my intention. I did this for another member who questioned how far this particular Phaez could go.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dmLlxRInjg&feature=player_detailpage]Phaez Daisycutter - Tool Tones - YouTube[/ame]

    :cool:
     
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    tinman402 Senior Member

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    Awesome vid KingedB.. I already started saving for my daisycutter but man that makes me wanna go back on a romen noodle diet like back in college...lol

    Sounds sweet and that is the type jams I like to play late night when everyone is asleep.. I work 3rds from home.. 1x12 built into my desk..lol.. I would never get told to turn it down agian.. :hmm:....well maybe not as often.. :naughty:
     
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  5. Ed B

    Ed B Senior Member

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    Thanks bud!! The problem is it sounds even better loud. You will still get in trouble at some point. :laugh2:

    Good luck on the DC!! Hopefully we'll see a NAD thread.
     
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    Jack W Senior Member

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    I just got a mesa 5:25 1x 12
    And a prri
    both very good, but $
     
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    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    I'm not saying it's very affordable, but all I will say is that I don't judge books by their covers. Do you have any idea of the technology used in this little amp? If it was easy to make, others would have copied it already. It hasn't happened. That says a lot. Oh, and as far as tone is concerned... :shock:
     
  10. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Wow! It sounds that good and you can still hear the pick hitting the strings over it!
    Job well done, Randy.
    Great demo, B!
     
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  11. GuitarGuy503

    GuitarGuy503 Senior Member

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    Personally, I would get a tube amp of somekind.... Big or small, whatever you like, if you can make it work for your situation (lowever volumes if need be). Having said that, I've always been pretty big on tube amps though as the sound of ss and modeling amps sound pretty bland and boring to my ears (not very inspiring). Having owned a pod xt, ss amps, modeling amps, etc, I agree that they have their place, however, they are certainly far from my preference.
     
  12. Ed B

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    Thanks M&M! :dude:
     
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    I went down this same road this summer and bought a Marshall Class 5 combo that is the latest version with the switchable output on the back. If it makes any difference to anyone, I've got twin boys who are just now 19 months old and they simply wear us out by the time we put them down at night around 7:30 p.m. After that I go into our bedroom, turn on my amp with the low output setting and play my guitar to relax. My wife usually works online in a room next to our bedroom that we converted to an office and if the amp was loud, trust me, I'd hear about it.

    I tried several different amps at a local GC and the only other amp I liked was an Orange Tiny Terror but it was more than the Class 5 so I got it instead. I tried modeling amps by Fender, Line 6, etc., a few tube amps, Fender Blues Junior, Vox models, and some hybrid tube/SS and the Class 5 just sounded better than all of them. I'm partial to Marshall amps so I might be a touch biased though so take it for what it's worth.
     
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    Vintage Fender Vibrochamp with pedal of choice.
     

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    Why do you need power tube overdrive for low volume practice?
     
  16. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Because you do.
    :)
     
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    I agree. it is easier to play my AC15 at low level than it is my AC4 or Class 5
     
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    Couldn'tStandTheWeather Senior Member

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    An amp with both gain and master volume. Don't worry too much about watts.
     
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    This :yesway:
     
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    This +1
     

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