Stop Using your Attenuators Immediately!!!!

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  1. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    .........and just turn up!:dude
     
  2. paraedolia

    paraedolia Member

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    OK, you come placate my neighbours then...
     
  3. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    No thanks, I'm keeping what's left of my hearing.:nono

    Still, it is a lot of fun turning up an nmv amp. I recently did just that with one of my 50 watters and cleared the house completely of wife and children.:D
     
  4. Senor Forum

    Senor Forum Gold Supporting Member

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  5. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    It's fun just turning up any amp :phones:JAM
     
  6. reno88

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    hear hear (pun intended!)!! death to the anti-volume whiners of the fern and nacho circuit!
     
  7. MrJacko03

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    Happy birthday ;o)

    12 years old and clever as hell :D
     
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    Senor Forum Gold Supporting Member

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  9. BobbyRay

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    Ha ha! I know what you mean!

    Here's to not relying on the monitors and mains to bring you up to match the drums!:BEER A little stage volume goes a long, long way
     
  10. 908SSP

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    Do you sit around and cut yourself too.
     
  11. fyrwyr

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    Lately my ears are telling me I need to turn down:(
     
  12. visualrocker69

    visualrocker69 Member

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    No need for an attenuator. Bogner XTC 101B can get down to 7 watts with Half Power/Class A/Old Voicing settings combined.
     
  13. Flameout12

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    Mine told me that many years ago. :AOK
    Seems after playing loud for a while, I can no longer tell if it sounds good or not. I'll trade a little lower volume tone loss for the ability to hear what I'm playing anyday.
     
  14. ahab

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    Low watt amp=great tone at loud but not deafening volume.
     
  15. Cowboy

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    What? Could you say that again, louder? :nono

    Cowboy
     
  16. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    LOL...not 12, 21 I was just playing guys I have a Weber Mini Mass and am planning on trying/getting a UA/HO.
     
  17. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    A little harsh...:nono
     
  18. jackaroo

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    Nope- he's got sweet ass Marshalls.

    Frankly an attenuator is a must in my opinion. Mandatory. Funny enough I didn't realize it until I got one. They're great if you get a great one. My Ho/UA and Richter (clone) have changed my world. Why have your tone be held hostage? With one little box you can have the best of both worlds. Sounds like 50 watt amp cranked...feels like 50 watts- but it's 5 watts.

    BTW 5 watts through a 2x12 is really quite loud.

    Try playing a cranked 50 watter for 4 hours a day at close range for a year and see what happens to your ears. NOT pretty.

    YOU NEVER CAN RECOUP HEARING LOSS-

    do you hear that?
     
  19. Julia343

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    WHAT!!!????? I can't hear you! The music's too loud! :roll

    3 hrs/day at 90 db? Fine. Temporary loss for about an hour.

    3 hrs/day at 102 db? :nono or deaf as a post. Can you spell "hearing aids?" Sure. I knew you could.

    However I do have to crank that half-stack for about an hour a week just to keep from going nuts. :JAM
     
  20. Franktone

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    I have a Stephenson 30 head on order that comes with 4 toggle switches at the back so you can toggle on or off any of the 4 output tubes. It also comes with London Power Scaling on top of that. Two output tubes are EL84's and the other are any octals of your choice. I tried Scottones Stephenson 30 combo and found that running a single EL84 (about 8 W) cranked sounded really good with nice sustain, like any other great amp cranked up. If that's too loud, you can bring on the Power Scaling. If that's not loud enough, you can switch in as many more output tubes as you need. I currently have a 50W Marshall 2x12 combo a-b with an early Bassman reissue, both of which I am finding too loud lately. Don't get me wrong, when they come up with an instant cure for ear damage, I am going back to 100 W Marshall and HighWatt stacks. LOL
     

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