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need an amp....later

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ibanez_man_27, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Ibanez_man_27


    Jan 9, 2005
    Well right now i just have a dinky practice amp, an swr 35 watt combo. I was gonna get like a 60 or 100 watt amp later. Does anyone have ideas to brand names i should get? If I got another of the same SWR's, would it be the same as having 1, or would it be louder with the 2?
  2. Emprov


    Mar 19, 2003
    I think that you'll find that 60-100 is going to leave you a bit underpowered if you plan on playing in a band situation. I'd suggest looking at least in the 200-300w range.
  3. Ibanez_man_27


    Jan 9, 2005
    thank you...but im gonna be playing mostly small gigs: school dances, that kind of stuff
  4. Emprov


    Mar 19, 2003
    How much are you looking to spend? And, when you say small gigs, what does the band lineup look like?
  5. You should keep the practice amp and start saving up for a quality combo for modest head/cab combo.

    Small gigs still require good projection. What you want to do is buy something that will hold value and be able to handle small to medium venues. Ideally, you want enough amp so you are not jones to replace it every two years. You want an amp that you can take to college and play parties and meet lots of girls. So I am going to recommend Eden/Nemises, Yorkville and Ashdown.
    [edit: i have no idea how old you are or if you are in school so i hope i am not offending anyone]

    Eden Nemises combos- the 210 or 115. Sound great and are light weight. Looks cool too.

    Eden CXC combos- any of them. (I have the cxc110 and got the ext cab) http://www.eden-electronics.com/products/combos/index.asp

    Yorkville XT400 series. Really nice and awesome value.
    Ashdown Mag head with an Avatar or Dr. Bass cab. You can have the cabinests built with space to put the head.