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Old 11-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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I see alot of hot boxes which do you reccomend?

I'd go with the all metal housing not the ABS. They are all the same, just diffrent designs on them
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info.Much appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #23
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Attenuators (or products like the hot box, which gives a similar result) are really only good for small reductions in volume. For example, say your ideal tone on stage is with the amp's volume at 6 but that is a bit too loud for the venue, and you wish you could get the volume down to what it sounds like on 4.5 or so, which is still really loud but not to the point where ears bleed. This is where an attenuator or similar product does a great job. Beyond that, they slowly get worse as they make the amp quieter and quieter. You might find that the hot box suits you, but I want to warn you that you aren't going to use that thing to get the amp whisper quiet and have it sound the same as it does on 2 or 3. The more volume you cut, the more tone you suck. It's an unfortunate reality of that type of gear. Still, that might be acceptable to you, but buyer beware.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #24
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Thanks guys. Damn its a hard choice still not sure now. @ geetarheero where in ny are ya? Upstate here
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:12 PM   #25
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Get the 6505+! I'v been debating getting one, to debating getting the combo or the head, and I played the head in GC today you can definitely play that thing at bedroom volumes no doubt and it sounded sweet, starts out good and only gets better as you turn it up.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #26
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Thanks guys. Damn its a hard choice still not sure now. @ geetarheero where in ny are ya? Upstate here


If you're worried you'll make the wrong pick, play them both as much as possible, as you have to live with the amp in the end. Since you're in Uostate NY, Guitar Center should give you somewhere you can jam with the amps. Try to go at a time when the store isn't busy and the sound room should be all yours. Also, Guitar Center offers a 30 day guarantee on new gear. Buying from there will give you 30 days to return the amp you chose if you aren't happy with it. Or, if you end up being sure on which one you want, you could pick it up used locally or online and get a better deal. Just be sure to test it (locally), or be sure you can return it if it's defective (online).

Btw, whereabouts in Upstate? I'm in Rochester.
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