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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2013
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    Apartment Amp

    I'm looking for a tube amp head that should be quiet enough to play at an apartment and still sound good but can be pushed to keep up with a drum kit. Also what type of cab should I get 112 212? I have about 800 to spend on both. I like the 6505 but its to loud for an apartment. If you guys have any suggestions I'm open to ideas.

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    Join Date: Jun 2011
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    tube amp will always be loud for an apartment the yamaha thr10x is the ideal solution

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    edti:-OOPs sorry didn't read whole post u need it loud enough for drummer i think the thr10x has di
    Last edited by albionic; 08-09-2014 at 08:43 AM.

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    Laney Ironheart Studio or 15, you can run it at 1 watt at home and then 15 watts with the drummer should be loud enough to be heard, and also has the DI on the studio if you wanted to go straight into the PA.

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    I'm with Joel (since I bought his Laney). 1w is AWESOME in the house, and 15 does indeed hang with a drummer.


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    I just sold the ironheart studio.

    It was harder to get usable sounds out of that thing at 1w and low volumes than it is my SLO & MKIIC+.

    The Laney needed a good bit of volume to start sounding good. One of the main reasons I moved it on.
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    Check out the Randall Diavlo series. RD1 or RD5 head or combos, or the RD20 head if you neeeed the volume.

    GC has their own combo version too, the RVC 5w. I tried it in the store and it sounded really good quiet and loud.

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    Im fairly sure a 6505 turns down enough for apartment use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budda View Post
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    Im fairly sure a 6505 turns down enough for apartment use.
    I agree with this. Volume down, resonance control up, quietly rip faces off. That's one of my favorite things about the 6505. Thing sounds great regardless of volume.

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