Allen Sweet Spot too loud for home use?

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  1. catherinef

    catherinef Member

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    Heard really good things about this amp. I know it doesn't have a Master volume so was wondering if it's too loud for home use.
     
  2. crzyfngers

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    funny, that would depend on where your home is.
     
  3. gkoelling

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    ...and if you live with anyone.

    I live alone so my Gries 35 is perfect for home use.;)
     
  4. Mark C

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    Yeah, it really depends on what you define as loud. To me, just about any non-master tube amp is too loud to crank up for home use, unless you enjoy hearing loss.
     
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    Very useable at home volumes.
     
  6. bosstone

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    If you don't want to be any louder than the average TV at full volume you will have to have an amp well under 5 watts, master volume, an attenuator or power scaling or pedals. A 5 watt amp is roughly as loud a trumpet and is also about 50% as loud as a 50 watt amp. 50 watt amps have been used thousands of times very successfully for audiences of well over 1,000 people without the aid of a PA system.
     
  7. Kingofdogs1950

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    I currently own an Allen Hot Fudge/w Nuts (2006) and 5F1+ (no longer offered) and previously owned an Accomplice (2002) that was like the the current Accomplice Jr. The Accomplice has a very good MV that gives you nice tone at lower volume. You would lose the tremolo that the SweetSpot has of course.
    An option that should work with the SS is to use 6V6s with a 5Y3 which I believe will give you about 12 watts. I use this tube combination in my HF/w Ns and like it a lot. It sounds different from the 6V6/6L6s with the stock GZ34 but sounds good to me.
    My .02 worth.

    Mark
     
  8. JDandCoke

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    where i live my epi jnr is too loud.
    however that new fender champion thing is fine...

    different amps work differently...


    but really you need to say what your using now, and we'll tell you if its louder or not.. i can't think of any other way to answer your question
     

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