Looking to lower the decibels on HRDx

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  1. ndemattheis

    ndemattheis Member

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    Anyone using an attenuator with this amp? I am considering either an attenuator or switching to 6v6s for smaller rooms. Anyone tried these or other options? Thanks.
     
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    solitaire Senior Member

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    JJ 6V6s, adapters for EL84s (TAD has ones that, though spongier sounding, put the 84s into triode mode for even more attenuation)
     
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    I have the HRDx, Blues junior, and the Pro junior. I use the Blues junior the most. Hardly ever use the Pro and still doing mods on the HRDx. Wish I had the money for the Omega mods but I'm trying some of my own-see how it works out.
     
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    JJ 6V6's did exactly that in my Blues Deluxe and brought it to a good volume. Still retained the 6L6 tone, just at a better volume. It didn't jump from low volume to WAY TOO LOUD anymore. Give them a try!
     
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    Have you tried using channel 2?
    Also, there is a small volume box that you can run through your effects loop.
    I forget what it's called but do a search on EBay.
     
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    A low-impedance (25K ohm) volume pedal works really well for this, too. Most of those volume boxes are simply a 25K ohm (or so) potentiometer encased in a project box, with a couple of 1/4 jacks to connect it inline. Maybe $15 in parts, if you spring for a nice metal box.
     
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