Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by hathisisfunnyha, Feb 18, 2009.
Is it possible? What attenuator would be best?
try low sensitivity speakers first then a plexi shield,dont like either what about an ultimate atten
What is you objective? The attenuator will hlp a little bit but most tend to alter the EQ when set for more attenuation. I have a THD and it sounds great on the first three settings, then noticibly alter EQ. Have not tried it for line out feature, which in theory allows you to go direct to a mixer etc.
If you want to run one in any combo, it's easy to add speaker in/out jacks to 'em...but you absolutely must make sure you don't fire up the amp without a speaker connected.
Anyhoo, just do the two jacks and patch an attenuator in there. Yes, you'll change a lot of things besides EQ, mostly the added colorings from the cab and speakers being driven hard. ...And IMHO, I agree with the above posters, that can be a drastic change in tone and presence.
As for a line-out to a mixer, that works really well, but you need a good cab sim like an H&K Redbox or it'll sound thin and weak. The beauty of the Redbox is that you just wire it in there and you can run your speakers even while you DI to the board. Some speaker attenuators also have line-outs, and it's even stock on some Fender amps, but any way you slice it you need the cab sim.
ps...once you do the jacks...mind the ohms and watts...swappin' speakers is way too much fun.
You will need a 4 ohm attenuator for a Twin..
The only one I have experience with is the THD Hot Plate.. It's a quality product that sounds good... but it does alter the tone when you're doing heavy attenuation... (12db or more). Works really well for taking things down a notch or two, though.
Where in CA are you located?
Just roll off the volume control. My experience with the TR is it's clean from 1 to 10. Gets a little brighter when it's louder but it's almost just the same.