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Me too.

I've done my last 3 gigs (over 200 crowd) in our queen tribute (with pa support) through my laney 4x10 with the output on my quilter bb800 showing less than 40w.

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May I ask why?

8 minutes ago, Chopthebass said:

Sorry but the words 'chocolate teapot' and 'ashtray on a motorbike' spring to mind.

 

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10 minutes ago, Opticaleye said:

May I ask why?

 

Just my opinion that 45w isn't going to work for any kind of monitoring. We have a Roland kit so the stage couldn't be any quieter, but the bleed from two 2x18 subs still means IEMs.

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Just now, Chopthebass said:

Just my opinion that 45w isn't going to work for any kind of monitoring. We have a Roland kit so the stage couldn't be any quieter, but the bleed from two 2x18 subs still means IEMs.

Well, obviously it may not meet everyone's requirements (although that 45w is louder than my Markbass 250w MiniMark when using the same speakers).

I'm lucky enough to have plenty of gear options, the Interbass replaces or enhances most of them and provides options that my other gear doesn't.

It's an option if you want an amplifier that sounds great at low volumes, as an alternative to, say, an Ampeg PF20T or PF50T. It's also a lot smaller to take to a gig as a backup.

It's also an alternative to a bass preamp such as the  Shift Line Olympic or other more expensive tube preamps (I've tried many). 

It can be used as a DI or a headphone amp (you can use the fx return as an aux in)

I looked at it as an alternative to buying a PF20T for home/studio use but it turns out that it will be the core of my tone coupled with my Becos Stella into my Quilter BB800 at gigs too.

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In theory it shouldn't be enough.

But, with a high quality efficient 4x10 it's more than enough, honestly. I run mine with a helix in the loop just for tuning and detune. I have the helix volume on 3 o'clock.

The quilter sound just cuts through so well it doesnt need much volume.

Genuinely, and I tried, if I went one click over 40w on the bb800 I then struggled to hear guitar, and we are a really loud full on band, with drummer, guitarist, bass, keys, synths and 4 backing vocals. 

My previous amps were:

400w laney nexus all valve nx tube.

Ashdown evo iv 600 abm.

Markbass evo I 500w.

Most of them lived on between 50% and 75% volume. 

Oh, and I forgot......I wear ear plugs as well! So its be louder still if I took them out.

Obviously what works for some wont for others, but dont dismiss it purely on wattage.

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Do not be fooled by the size of the Interbass! I also thought that it could not work. But this little thing can sound really damn loud. It does not replace a big amp, but is enough for monitoring.

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