Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
50W amps vs. 100W amps
I hope this isn't the stupidest question of all time...
I'm looking into buying a vintage tube amp - two, actually...they're the same model and have the same features but one is 50w and one is 100w.
Here's what I'm wondering:
Will both amps sound the same, except one will be able to go louder? Or will the wattage affect the crunch/gain factor? Or will i be able to get a better clean tone out of the 100W since there's more headroom?
Besides the overall volume, what is the advantage/disadvantage to getting the higher wattage? How does wattage affect the tone? And how many times can i ask the same question in one post?