2/3 of my current amps are master volume amps, and never get turned up louder than they need to be to be heard over a drummer. That said, what drummer isn't loud?
You're sick in a way that i like.My Matamp GT 150. It makes my 70s Ampeg V4 and my Matamp GTL 140 sound like toys. It's basically if a Sunn Model T and a Matamp GT 120 had a child. A louder monster child. It's still not loud enough for me though. I think i need at least a full stack with EVM12Ls. Maybe two of them. I also think I'm deaf.
Lee Jackson designed Ampeg VL-1002. The amp is one of a batch Lee and his team wired. 4 6550's. It's ear-bleeding into a 4-12. Luckily, it has built-in attenuation, and 2 channels with separate reverb levels. Great sounding amp. Not my main, just for the rare use when huge clean headroom is required. I play Alessandro High End amps, which are also loud for 20 watt Class A amps.
The VL502 was my first tube head and the weird thing was that it was the quietest tube amp I ever owned. So much so that I had to sell it because I couldn't hear it on stage over the bass and drums. My tech at the time did say it was because it had caught fire at one point and the carbon build up was drawing power, not sure how true that was, but even after he cleaned it up it still wasn't loud enough.can confirm. i had one of those VL-1002 amps and it was loud as hell!
Vht deliverance 60. Coming from a long line of sunns, ampegs, traynors, twins, etc etc, this thing feels as loud as my old sunn coliseum pa on 9. I run the d60 at about 11 o clock on the master volume. Pummeling. I can't imagine a d120.
I usually run the Deliverance 120 into a Deliverance 4x12 with the Master in the 9-10 o'clock range.You got it. The D120 is as loud as my major and my old 200 watt Hiwatt.