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Agree with all of this. The Scumback DBL is great with Marshall style amps. Can also be used as a load box for re-amping since it has a line out. I sold my SRL since it became redundant.Based on my experience,
A master volume is better than an attenuator.
A combo of both can be better, or worse, depending on settings.
If you are set on an attenuator, the Alex/Scumback has been my fav for high amounts of attenuation. The THD Hot Plate is good for taking the edge off.
I didn't like the Power Station, either version.
Right now, I'm using a Suhr Reactive Load in parallel with a speaker cabinet to shave off a few decibels. It allows me to open up the amp just enough at home without killing my ears. No way I could really crank it this way at home, like I could with an attenuator. Haven't warmed up to IRs. They're useful for recording, but I still prefer a mic on a speaker, even at low volumes.
So, I say Alex/Scumback for deep attenuation. THD Hot Plate for mv+attenuation. Suhr RL or Suhr RLIR for a load.
Bobby, you should try the Friedman Mic No Mo. I’m amazed at how good it sounds.