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Using a small amp for larger shows...

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by kmqu601, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. kmqu601


    Nov 4, 2010
    Although I play bass in the band that I'm in, there are currently a few songs in our live set that require me to play guitar as backup. :bag:

    I have been using a Gretsch 6152 Compact Tremelo Reverb as my live amp and so far its been great. The 6152 is a small-ish Gretsch amp and is 10 watts, full tube (1x6v6, 1x5y3, 4x12ax7). I haven't checked the date on the thing but it was built sometime in the 50's and 60's.

    It gets mic'd with an sm57 and sounds great, but I tend to run it wide open (both volume and tone dimed). What kind of effect might will show after show of this use have on the little Gretsch? Anything I should seriously worry about?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, since its guitar amp related...
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    Speaker failure probably.

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