#1
just bought myself a halfstack and was looking for some accesories to go with it and I came across the the hot plate. It has some nice features but at over 300 dollars is it worth it?
Gear:

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion
Mesa Dual Rect 2 Channel
Marshall JCM900 1960 cab
#3
The 5150/6505 relies primarily on pre-amp tube saturation.

Don't worry about an attenuator.


Get yourself a noisegate though.

You'll need one.
#4
Quote by DaveyAreAwesome
The 5150/6505 relies primarily on pre-amp tube saturation.

Don't worry about an attenuator.


Get yourself a noisegate though.

You'll need one.


That is true but they do sound alot fizzier at lower volumes...
#5
Quote by Highwaytohell

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#6
Quote by xwearesinking
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My inability to spell attenuators finally comes through. I seriously had been calling them that for a while until I just read out the actual name.
#7
Hated mine sold it asap
Ibanez PGM301 signed by Paul Gilbert
Ibanez PGM 500
Ibanez Fireman custom
Saving for a GH100L/VH100R
Orange PPC212 2X12
#8
Quote by DaveyAreAwesome
The 5150/6505 relies primarily on pre-amp tube saturation.

Don't worry about an attenuator.


Get yourself a noisegate though.

You'll need one.



I don't understand why people think that because metal tones rely mostly on the preamp being driven, they say that the power amp doesn't need to be saturated either. IMO, you still need to get a level of POWER AMP saturation in order to get rid of the thin and fizzy sound of the preamp signal alone....

power amp distortion is what you want to avoid. correct me if i am wrong, but i do not think that saturation = breakup/distortion
Baron K2 SE 120
MILLS 4x12 Afterburner
Eventide TimeFactor Delays
ISP Pro Rack G Noise Suppressor
BKP Warpig pickups
#9
+1 to getting a noise pedal....ISP decimator ftw. Also get an MXR 10 band EQ.

Those two together will cost about the same as an attenuator, but it will do a lot more for you.
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