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I currently have a Laney Cub 10 which is superb - great cleans, nice break-up tones. Works superbly with my tele and strat copy.
I use it for home use/recording and also at church when it gets mic'd up.
This is fine, but I find that when playing at church I struggle to hear it above the other instruments. It comes through the mix ok because of the mic but I struggle to hear what I'm playing and thus am prone to mistakes!
Thus I'd love to get something a bit bigger/louder that I can still use at home but will have a bit more volume to it.
I want master volume and gain so I can still get decent cleans. Something like the Blues Junior maybe but sadly it's a bit out my price range.
Can anyone recommend something good under £250 used/new - I'm looking for valves rather than SS.
Also, any idea what I'd get for my Cub 10? It's in mint condition.
Get an extension cabinet with more efficient speaker(s) - preferably something like a 2x12" with 100dB speakers (eg V30s). That will give you as much extra volume as doubling or tripling the power of the amp - really. Then you can leave the cab at church, if they have somewhere to store it.
Something like this - http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm
Thanks for the advice. I love the tone of the Laney so maybe a cab is the right direction to take. I have an amp stand and usually have the amp facing me, pointing up. That Harley Benton cab looks good. Any other cabs you'd recommend?
The Laney LC50 is a great amp that can handle any size of gig and regularly goes for peanuts SH.
For example: http://forum.musicradar.com/showthre...2-Combo-%A3270
EDIT: I should also add that ICBMs advice is also very sensible.
It's the speaker efficiency that's really key to extra volume - more even than amp power. The speaker in the Cub 10 is likely to be no more than about 95-96dB at best. A cab with two 100dB speakers might reach 101dB (depending on cab design), which is equivalent to about four times the amp power through the same 10" speaker - although bigger amps generally have better speakers too, so it's not quite a perfect comparison.
That said, more or less any 2x12" will make quite a big difference, so it's maybe worth looking around and see if anything cheap is available.