Good Attenuator For Marshall 1959RR

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  1. Roodyrocker

    Roodyrocker Member

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    Recently got my Marshall 1959RR head, the Randy Rhoads tribute amp. Its basically a non-master volume JMP and the volume goes from very loud on up LOL. Anyway, while I enjoy playing it cranked with my custom molded ear plugs in, I figure I probably should consider an attenuator. Question is which one? Marshall Power Brake? THD? etc...
     
  2. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

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    I've used both the Z Airbrake and the THD Hot plate with good results. But they're for knocking a few DB off. Anymore than 9db or so...and you're really effecting the tone IMO.
     
  3. Steve73

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    If price is no object, I would go with the Ultimate Attenuator/Ho Attenuator.
     
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    While it appears the Richter is the very best unit, you can't buy one today. So the Ho/UA is the best sounding attenuator you can get today for a Marshall.

    MANY folks here will tell you that.
     
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    +1. I've been through a couple attenuators and have settled on the UA as the best of the bunch.
     
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    have you used The Leash?
     
  7. michael.e

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    I am using a Richter with my '72 head. I cannot begin to tell you how satisfied with the attenuated tone I am. I am SO friggin anal about the sensitivity and such. The Richter has NO compromises as far as I am concerned.

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    Emee
     
  8. studiodunn

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    does the Richter or the Ultimate have 2 speaker outs?
     
  9. Mark Kane

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    Michael, how far down are you running the control on the Richter?
     
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    I own both the Airbrake and a couple Hot Plates - I personally prefer the Hot Plates with all my amps.
     
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    Hey Mark,
    I am all over the map. For rehearsals, I am runnig it full tilt, which still attenuates a tad. I would say that from full tilt back to about 5/8, I am hearing NO difference in tone/feel/punch etc..

    For low volume wanky, I would say it is about 85% there. Though, at those levels, I couldnt care less about that last 15%. I don't need it to be absolutey perfect because at those levels, I am just fooling around. That said, recording at those levels reveals some incredible tone that is full of life and has all of that "chank" I like.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKBJsvH21Lk


    This unit has one speaker out and a VERY hot line out.

    Fantastic unit that is passive, which I prefer.

    Emee
     
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    I had my UA made with two speaker outs.
     
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    thanks, sounds like you hear things about the same as I do.
     
  14. skhan007

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    Every guitarist should try a Ho at least once.
     
  15. Roodyrocker

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    Hmm, well mine is a full stack so 2 speaker outs would be nice. Even though I probably would use it as a half stack most of the time anyway.
     
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    What ended up being the verdict?
     
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    It's so funny. Attenuater threads use to start all out flame wars. Everyone is so burnt out on them and tired of arguing over which one is best, it's no surprise there was only one page of responses on this (of course, it's early yet).
     
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    I heard a 1959 through an Aracom at a very high attenuation level and was blown away...it sounded awesome!
     
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    Still the best IMO.
     

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