Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts? - FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Posts: 1,505
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Hey folks

If anyone knows electric guitars here, your advice would be helpful

I currently play in a medium-sized church hall and I'm using a wee little 12 watt Peavey Rage Amplifier (good thing for practice). Anyways, I find that when the music gets really loud, my little 12-watter doesn't seem to have the power to really be clear. The sound sort of just blends into the loudness of everything else and I can't hear myself after a while (And I doubt it's because I'm playing with huge volume).

I'm looking at the Marshall MG30DFX and MG50DFX... however, there's a big price difference between the two. So I'm wondering if the MG30DFX should be good enough for a medium-sized church hall? Or should the 50 watter be something I should aim for?

I know you're staring at that Red X avatar of mine
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hehehe

Sooo... when can *I* get a Mazda 3?
dugrant153 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 07:37 PM
Bombtrack
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

the 30w should be plenty
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 09:52 PM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Richmond B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,283
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

if you can afford it, get the 50w, much nicer sound


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<---Click
TEIN H-Tech | Vibrant | K&N | Razo | Wideview Prime | PIAA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
FR3D is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 01:04 AM
Go-Kart Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Posts: 50
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Bigger amps always have bigger sound, even when playing them quietly. If clarity and quality of sound is what you are looking for, consider staying with a single speaker amp because it will give you better sound definition. Multiple speaker amps even if rated at the same power output as a single speaker amp, are not as clear since they are intended to "push" more air.

I myself have a Marshall Valvestate VS100, and although not very powerful, it kicks butt, and it is crystal clear, but then again I'm also using a BOSS GT-6 fx processor.
Killer Chickens is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Posts: 1,505
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Probably gonna stay with a single amp speaker. Not looking for concert stuff (I'm hoping that the church I play in will have the appropriate equipment).

The difference between the 50 W and 30 W Marshall is about 250 dollars... yikes!

I know you're staring at that Red X avatar of mine
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hehehe

Sooo... when can *I* get a Mazda 3?
dugrant153 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 03:09 PM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Richmond B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,283
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by "dugrant153"
Probably gonna stay with a single amp speaker. Not looking for concert stuff (I'm hoping that the church I play in will have the appropriate equipment).

The difference between the 50 W and 30 W Marshall is about 250 dollars... yikes!
get the 30w and save some money for your Mazda3! :P


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<---Click
TEIN H-Tech | Vibrant | K&N | Razo | Wideview Prime | PIAA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
FR3D is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 03:33 PM
Go-Kart Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Posts: 50
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Get the 50W Marshall. You will be glad you did. When I got mine I though that 100W was perhaps a bit too much, but it isn't. Once you plug it in and get used to the power, your will want more and the 250 extra bucks won't feel like so much anymore.

Another alternative would be to consider buying a slightly used amp. It would most likely cost less than the 35W amp, but with that money you could get 50W+ power .

If not Marshall, consider either CRATE (good) or Mesa Boogie (best).
Killer Chickens is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 04:16 PM
Grand Am Series
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: long island, ny
Posts: 254
Send a message via AIM to king chile
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

get a marshall jcm800 with 2 1960 4X12 cabs with the celestian speakers *drools* \m/

Black Mica 3S sedan
AT/Sports/ABS/Xenon/Moonroof/6CD
king chile is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 04:50 PM
Le Mans: GT Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 947
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

The 30 watt should be fine. The 50 watt won't play noticeably louder than the 30 watt but it will arguably be a bit cleaner at the same volume. But $250 is a heck of a lot of money...

Lee


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- ABS/SAB/SAC, Moonroof, Changer, Xenon, TPMS - 5 Speed
Adding color to the grayscale seaof cars, one street at a time!!!
LeeLee is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 05:04 PM
Short Track Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Anjou, Qubec, Canada
Posts: 120
Guitar amp: 30 or 50 watts?

Soldano Hot Rod 50

That's all I have to say....match that up with a Gibson SG and rock on !!!

Enwye osti, pse su'a sue !

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Canmaz3sport is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs > Misc > Lounge

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome