Originally Posted by ironman12
Originally Posted by flood
1. i. The internet is full of rough sum ups like that. And I've no idea on what's accurate. Some say a 10 watt amp through a 2x12 cab is louder than the same amp through a 1x12 cab, others say the speaker specs play a role as well (so volume will vary between speaker models). I myself decided I'd just hear the amps and different speakers and configurations in person before I buy mine.
ii. Are you talking strictly clean, crunch, or overdrive? ANY tube amp's distortion will be louder than the cleans -
a. you need to crank it up (distortion is always beyond an amp's rated wattage, I think; I may be wrong) to get distortion, and b. the added harmonic content of distortion may also have something to do with that. -.-
So a Laney Cub 10's cleans are definitely not loud enough for a drummer (played it myself). But if you're using it for rock or metal - implying that you're using crunch/overdrive all the time, I'd say it'll do fairly well.
2. We don't even know what the OP wants to do. The BE3 Brat and Laney Cub 8/10 will do him good if he's interested in low volume bedroom practice or for a drummerless band.
If it's mic'd performance, anything would do, even a small amp (Brat/Cub). No idea what one is supposed to do in the practice scenario with such an amp, though.
If it's unmic'd live performing, he should increase his budget ;p
(Feel free to correct anything wrong I may have said. I'm not exactly a pro on this topic.)
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