Tube wattage oomph question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Basonsubatomia, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. Basonsubatomia


    Nov 8, 2002
    I'm thinking of getting me a nice tube amp (prolly 70's Ampeg) and I had a question about the driver-pushing power of tube amps in general. I've been looking at some V-4B's and SVTs, and I was wondering if 100 or 120 watts (whichever it really is) is enough power to drive a cab for my uses. I play in practice and in small-medium clubs, most with FOH systems to run the bass through, but sometimes I'm on my own in a medium-sized room. I've heard tube watts *sound* approx 3 times louder than solid state watts, and I would get a solid state amp at about 400-600 watts for headroom and such... my question is should I try and find an SVT in all its mammoth glory, or would a V-4B or similar 100-150 watt tube amp be enough?

  2. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    More than enough!!