Which attenuator for an Ampeg V2?

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  1. El Jefe

    El Jefe Member

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    I've got a V2 on its way to me right now, and I"m thinking an attenuator might be a good investment. I'm leaning toward the weber MASS ones right now as I think their sales pitch makes a lot of sense (reactive load vs. static load). Plus, they're cheap compared to the THD stuff and other brands. Any input or recommendations? Which MASS model would I want to go with for the V2?
     
  2. swa

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    I know it is not the same thing, but Ampeg made a master volume pedal thing that plugged into the extension speaker jack. Fliptops.com sells a copy for about 50$. I bought one for my VT40 but never really found an application for it. The amp is so versatile already.

    Just a thought,
    Steve
     
  3. soulohio

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    I use an Airbrake on my VT40. Takes a bit away but really works well...
     
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    You could go completely traditional and get a mattress....

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    Good thinking. I came to the same conclusion with my VT40.

    I have tried a few and the Marshall Power Brake is the best one to my ear.
     
  6. jzgtrguy

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    I've used a Weber Mass 100 which uses a speaker motor as the load. It is supposed to help with the feel of the amp as the output section is reacting to the push pull of an actual speaker motor. You could check out there web site for more info. I am actually thinking of selling mine as I do not need it anymore.
     
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    You won't need one!
    Once you discover how great 12AX7 tube loaded distortion pedals sound thru one!
    I tried an attenuator and an overdrive pedal with my`74 V2 at one time but just could'nt get a tone I liked without melting the walls with sheer volume! So a friend said try a Tube Driver pedal but I couldn't fine one for sale so I tried a Tone Bone "Hot British" tube distortion pedal and was in tone heaven!! I highly recommend it with the V2!:AOK
     
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    For the road, a thick quilt might do. :)
     
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