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Peavey Wolfgang EVH Wolfgang Charvel Style 2
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A 50 watt amp is not half as loud as a 100 watt amp... it's half the rating yes but a 10 watt amp is percieved by the ear as half as loud. A 1 watt amp is quarter as loud. A 50 watt amp is very close to three quarters as loud.
A decibel is a logorithmic unit and a 3 decibel increase doubles the strenth in volumn as percieved by the ear.

If I run my 50 watt head into a it's load break at 2% thats 1/2 awatt. One would expect that to be very quiet... it's not... it's still pretty loud... a raised voice that is not straining is required to talk above it.

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