5 Watt Tube Amps in Musician's Corner Posted January 17, 2009 Low wattage amps are useful for getting the tone and feel of an amp being pushed hard without going deaf or having the cops show up. IMO more important than the tone is the feel, the dynamics and response. An amp being pushed feels different than one that isn't, the way the speaker behaves etc. That said even a 5W tube amp is still very loud when cranked. Personally I think smaller amps, like a 1W or are more useful at home. Can you recommend one? Thank you!