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Guitar tube amps for small gigs???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tworock, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. tworock


    Mar 10, 2003
    Is it possible to use a good low wattage guitar tube amp (30-50 watts) for jams and small coffee house gigs? Any thoughts on how the sound would be?

    I want a tube amp, but don't need 200 watts and don't want the weight and size as well. Just a thought.
  2. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    It would probably sound fine as long as you weren't using a guitar speaker. Look into like a silverface bassman, you can probably get a 50 (or 70 depending on the year) for around $300-450 range. I used mine with a bag end 1x15 for a while as a little portable rig, sounded pretty good.
  3. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    A Fender twin reverb sounds great for bass at low volumes
    Never tried a Pro reverb but might be worth a shot

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