#1
Hey, i didn't really know what to search for this because i don't know what it's called.

I saw on craigslist a few months back this pedal type thing that does that same thing to your tube amp as cranking it, but without having to go to that extreme of a volume. In other words, it gives you the same gorgeous tube tone you get from really pushing the amp, but you can do it at a much quieter volume.

I think it works by giving the same amount of power to the tubes as they would get if you rolled the volume way up.


What is this thing called?


p.s. sorry if there have been threads about this, i didn't know what to search for and it's a pretty specific question.
Last edited by JakdOnCrack at Dec 27, 2009,
#2
an attenuator or a power soak
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an attenuator or a power soak

^this, beatme2it
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Hey, i didn't really know what to search for this because i don't know what it's called.

I saw on craigslist a few months back this pedal type thing that does that same thing to your tube amp as cranking it, but without having to go to that extreme of a volume. In other words, it gives you the same gorgeous tube tone you get from really pushing the amp, but you can do it at a much quieter volume.

I think it works by giving the same amount of power to the tubes as they would get if you rolled the volume way up.


What is this thing called?


p.s. sorry if there have been threads about this, i didn't know what to search for and it's a pretty specific question.



there is a thing its not a pedal but its called a suck knob it goes in between the cab and the head it is awesome when used with a 6505+ or anotherreally loud amp
#8
power scaling or virtual voltage reduction.

not attenuators, they aren't doing what you're describing in the original post. EDIT: actually, they might be, your original description is fairly ambiguous. either way, look into attenuators, and power scaling, and see which you prefer.
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there is a thing its not a pedal but its called a suck knob it goes in between the cab and the head it is awesome when used with a 6505+ or anotherreally loud amp

whats that - a 'suck knob'????




its a power attenuator, power soak, whatever you want to call it.
#10
It will never be quite the same as cranking your 30watt tube amp, but all these suggestions will at least get you closer.

You could look into picking one of the smaller tube amps that are out right now (1 watt or less).
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