More on low wattage amps

A few month’s ago I wrote about lower wattage amps. Guitar Player’s on line magazine GP2, has a new article discussing amp wattage and makes a similar argument – that high wattage amps may be unnecessary. “The average venue is a compact 80 to 120-seater club, in which your 15-watt 1×12 tube combo works so well that you may be even asked to turn it down.”

I was at Sam Ash yesterday and played an Gibson ES-335 through a Blue Fender Deluxe amp. Its a 22 watt amp and its certainly loud enough for small venues. The sound was very sweet – bell like tones. Compared against a Hot Rod Deluxe, which I own, its a much more distinctive sound. The blue version, is a 65 reissue with a Celestion blue speaker.


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