So my guitar player just got a 120 watt amp

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  1. Crackshot

    Crackshot Member

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    So I just picked up an old 70's marshall (1987)- 50w. Sounds really good. Then my guitar player decided to add a 120w head/cab to his marshall 800 half stack. I just rearranged our practice spot so i wouldnt be in the direction of his speakers, what else can I do? I just bid on a Micro amp(hoping that might do something).

    any ideas?

    Looking for gear type answers.
     
  2. Cgkindler

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    So......you want to know how to get LOUDER? Or make him quieter?
     
  3. la noise

    la noise Supporting Member

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    Find a new band or guitar player. Trust me. It's the only way out
    of this type of quandary.
     
  4. SirGilmour

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    Each of you need Bad Cat Unleashes. Him to be quieter and you to be louder. :)
     
  5. mrmatt1972

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    Tell him he's too loud. The vocalist gets to set the stage volume IMHO. If the singer can't hear himself sing bad things happen.
     
  6. Calaban

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    120 watts simply means more clean headroom, not automatic volume increase. He still has a volume knob and if he's actually being musical and trying to listen to the sound of the band and not just himself, it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  7. Cgkindler

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    Make sure there's a plexi shield maybe?

    At the end of day - if the MIX for the band isn't working then it's just NO fun.

    The best way I'VE found to make sure I can hear MYSELf and yet not be THAT guy....point my amp RIGHT AT MY FACE. Then sometimes, I end up having to turn UP because my band mates aren't hearing me enough.

    That's a GREAT situation to be in!
     
  8. buddastrat

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    Go buy a Marshall Major.

    and ear plugs!
     
  9. Jason_77

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    ^ This right here!
     
  10. ledzep618

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    Dude 50 watt 1987s are loud as f**k. My 1987x was the loudest amp I've ever played and I had a 100 watt ultralinear twin for a while. Not sure where you get off criticizing him for having a 120 watter. Unless he's diming it it's probably not substantially louder than you. If he is then obviously you guys need to normalize your volumes. Not sure why you're sour about it.
     
  11. Hugh_s

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    Time for a triple rectifier or a Herbert. Or both. A triple recto and a herbert stereo rig ought to fix it.
     
  12. SteveO

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    Yep. The volume difference isn't going to be huge at all.
     
  13. jtm622

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    I have a 1976 JMP 50...
    The volume level it achieves on "6" can blow my old Triple Rec away cranked to "10" - with ease...

    :)
     
  14. themightyjay

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    Set both your volumes so your the same and mix well with the other instruments? It's not that hard.

    Don't see what wattage has to do with it, I'm sure the PA system is more powerful than any of your amps, I'm also sure you don't have that on full all the time either.
     
  15. wgs1230

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    I agree with the first and last part, though the drummer unavoidably sets the volume floor regardless of the singer's pleasure. There needs to be a discussion.

    If you do need to get louder, a boost pedal isn't the answer unless the amp is being run clean. Otherwise, more efficient speakers are your solution. The downside is that they also change your sound- if you're used to pushing past their clean headroom point, you might not be happy with the change.
     
  16. DiPa

    DiPa Silver Supporting Member

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    Get out of this band or replace the guitar player, it's going to get worse, I have been in a similar situation, except I was the loud guitar player...
     
  17. Heady Jam Fan

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    In the end, everyone has to match the drummer. At least thats how it works best IMO. If he can't keep his volume in-line with that, its fair to tell him get a different amp or hit the road.
     
  18. jerryfan6

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    "My" guitar player??? Look out...here comes the bashers...
     
  19. sharpshooter

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    Others have already posted some answers based on "reality", so here is some sarcasm.
    Get an Ampeg V4, feeding into some JBLs, or Altecs, and play the game,
    and still be able to have a reasonabley clean sound when you want.
     
  20. MmcGrouty

    MmcGrouty Silver Supporting Member

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    What's the point of this thread? To rip on high wattage amps again? Maybe try communication, what's posting here going to do for you?
     

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