New Splawn Pro Stock B+ - Love it but LOUD!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by JYD, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. JYD

    JYD Supporting Member

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    This was my dream amp since 2003. Finally arrived yesterday and I love it but I think it may be too loud for my needs. I'm sad :-(.

    The Tones are exactly what I wanted. I live in a large loft and I could not get it to 9oclock. I used it in half power and the Loop Volume, and that helps, does seems to take away some punch, but still sounds good. I knew it would be loud! But thought it would be a bit more manageable. I'm sure I'm probably not using the loop volume well enough.

    I'm struggling, but will spend more time with it. I also have not used it with my band yet, so that will make a difference. It somehow seems way louder than my 50w JCM800.

    Any suggestions??
     
  2. tone?

    tone? Supporting Member

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    Lol yeah its prob loud as Hell.

    Don't sweat it. Get an attenuator


    They work really good
     
  3. michael.e

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    I have an older QR. It's a great take on the Marshall circuit. It is an aggressive sounding amp. My older unit is more aggressive yet. Since it has no loop volume, I have a Jomeek 3q preamp in there. I keep the eq bass and treble flat and with the 2 knob mid control, I can cut the aggression if needed and let my Esquires chime come through more. Makes the amp more flexible, way more flexible.
    Cutting those mids just a tad will cut down on the perceived loudness.

    I had an old '83 2204 which I wish I had not sold. After I got the QR, I began calling the 2204 "my Vox".
     
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    What's the speaker load? If it's 8 or 16ohms, you can get a Phaez Brink; using the half power switch and the 4ohm tap on the amp, output would be 25watts into an 8ohm load, about 12 with a 16ohm load. WAY more manageable, and simple! Plus, the brink is cheap!
     
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    The Splawns are a huge deal for just north of 1G on the used market.
     
  6. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    When I had my 2007' Splawn Quickrod, I used the Faustine Phantom Attenuator with it and knocked it down -8 db to keep the family happy and the amp in the zone....
     
  7. JYD

    JYD Supporting Member

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    I know most to all of this is user error. My loft is 1200 sf all concrete floors, 24 ft ceilings, and I'm playing thru a semi open back cab with loud efficient speakers. I didn't have much time to balance it out.

    It'll be different in a band/live setting, but I still can't imagine going past 9:30oclock in the venues I play.

    I wanna keep it. Any suggestions on settings are appreciated.

    I may also look at the Rock Crusher. I'm not an fx guy, but I have an EQ I can throw in the loop, but figure the loop volume should do what that does.
     

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