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When buying your bog roll in Tesco, the price tags show price per sheet, so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.

What about £ per watt when buying an amp?

For no other reason other than being another silly basschat thread, has anyone achieved any notable ratios when buying an amp? I'm hoping someone will have bagged a 10p-per-watt bargain, and someone else will have paid £100 per watt for some boutique beauty.


My two amp heads were pretty different: £6.50 pw for the Red Iron amp, and £0.57 pw for the Streamliner

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£0.125/W, going up to £0.175/ W taking into account the £20 that the repair cost me.

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~£3 per W (but that's Hiwatt watts... :P )

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£2.29 if just using the combo, £2.58 if using the combo with ext cab.

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66p for my Carvin. A bit of a trawl of my memory banks and I came up with the Cornford Harlequin (yes, sorry, a guitar amp) which at full price works out at £133.16 per watt!!

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Do we get a special exchange rate for valve watts?

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1373198721' post='2134552']
Do we get a special exchange rate for valve watts?
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2p per kilo..? (grammes, not watts..!)

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[quote name='Mr. Foxen' timestamp='1373196975' post='2134525']
10p/Matamp watt, get money's worth per lb too.
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My maths maybe very out but does tat mean you paid £20 for a 200 watt head?

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[quote name='Prime_BASS' timestamp='1373199632' post='2134565']
My maths maybe very out but does tat mean you paid £20 for a 200 watt head?
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1000w amp.

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Gonna have to go some to beat the Carvin monster head - 2050w for just £625 brand new :)

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[quote name='flyfisher' timestamp='1373199293' post='2134559']
Are we talking RMS watts or peak watts or valve watts or different manufacturer's watts or . . . . (continued forever)?
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watts a watts a watt

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Bass Rigs:

Ashton including speakers: £0.60 / w
Trace Twin Valve Combo: £2.00 / w

Listening & Pro-Audio

Carver Pro PT2400: £0.01 / w (currently needing repair)
Leak Stereo 20: £37.50 / w

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[quote name='barkin' timestamp='1373185611' post='2134369']
£0.125/W, going up to £0.175/ W taking into account the £20 that the repair cost me.
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Wow, those are some cheap ass watts! I'm sure at one point in my life I could have created a formula and calculated what you paid for what amp, but not any more :-(


[quote name='Mr. Foxen' timestamp='1373196975' post='2134525']
10p/Matamp watt, get money's worth per lb too.
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I once went into a discount bookshop and they were selling books by the weight! Scales at the front of the shop and then they calculated the price, like pick n mix! Crazy

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[quote name='umph' timestamp='1373211167' post='2134736']
watts a watts a watt
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Not in the context of this thread.

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[quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1373193101' post='2134476']
£2.29 if just using the combo, £2.58 if using the combo with ext cab.
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thus saving money when buying the extension

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Ibby Promethean = £1.60/W (but £0.80 with extension cab)
Ashdown Superfly = £0.50/W @ 8 Ohms (£0.25 @ 4 Ohms). If I factor in what I paid for the cabs, it works out at £3.00/W
Axis NH-100 = £0.40/W if running EL34s, approx £0.50/W with 6L6 equivalents (ex-WD CV1947s)

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[quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1373226459' post='2135088']

I once went into a discount bookshop and they were selling books by the weight! Scales at the front of the shop and then they calculated the price, like pick n mix! Crazy
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That was once a perfectly normal way of selling books ... Foyles in Charing Cross Road used to use that method (a long, [i][b]long [/b][/i]time ago).

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