#1
Alright so I'll soon be getting a bugera 6260 combo (and damn i am stoked ) but being a 120 watt tube amp I know I'm not going to be able to crank it to get that power tube saturation unless I'm using an attentuator with it, I was looking at power attentuators and I came across this one:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Nano-Signal-Pad-Attenuator-Guitar-Effects-Pedal?sku=501647

It seems good, but the description has me a little confused, basically what this thing would do is I would crank the amp up to the saturation point, then press this thing in and set it to a lower volume and it would put the sound at a more household volume without taking away that power tube saturation that I want, is this what it'll do? or will it do something else?

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#2
no no no no no no no no. THAT is NOT an attenuator. that would fry your head if you plugged it into that.

look into Weber's attanuators. best priced and best performing, IMO.
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#3
From what I read it says its basically just alternating your amps volume..
So clicking the pedal on quiets your amp and clicking it off bring it back to the level its set at.
So no, its not what your looking for.
Atleast thats the way I read it..
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Quote by Rockerdude22
From what I read it says its basically just alternating your amps volume..
So clicking the pedal on quiets your amp and clicking it off bring it back to the level its set at.
So no, its not what your looking for.
Atleast thats the way I read it..


It's like a volume pedal but instead of being controlled with the footcontroller, it's got the pot in a standard box.
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#5
Why on Earth would you want power tube saturation out of a Bugera 6260? I imagine it wouldn't sound very good to begin with, much less at bedroom volumes... those amps are made for high gain on their own, and power tube saturation is not desirable for most types of metal (excluding doom, stoner and sludge).

For attenuation to sound best, the most it will do is take the edge off.

The tube amp's sweet spot is usually not full power tube saturation, which is what it sounds like you're describing. It's a mix of preamp and power tube distortion (which is actually mostly the phase inverter) which I'd imagine would be around half way on the volume knob for this amp (which is still quite loud, much louder than bedroom volumes...)

If you want it to be quieter and work better than an attenuator, I'd recommend looking into a re-amping rig.
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#6
Quote by Rockerdude22
From what I read it says its basically just alternating your amps volume..
So clicking the pedal on quiets your amp and clicking it off bring it back to the level its set at.
So no, its not what your looking for.
Atleast thats the way I read it..

Yep, its essentially rolling back the volume on your guitar, but to a set point by turning it on. Its similar to the Homebrew Electronics Paul Gilbert Detox EQ.
#7
Quote by Raijouta
Why on Earth would you want power tube saturation out of a Bugera 6260? I imagine it wouldn't sound very good to begin with, much less at bedroom volumes... those amps are made for high gain on their own, and power tube saturation is not desirable for most types of metal (excluding doom, stoner and sludge).

For attenuation to sound best, the most it will do is take the edge off.


^^This. Your gain will come from the preamp side. Not the power amp side of things.
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#8
ahh alright apparently i didnt really know what i was talking about haha
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#9
Quote by Raijouta
Why on Earth would you want power tube saturation out of a Bugera 6260? I imagine it wouldn't sound very good to begin with, much less at bedroom volumes... those amps are made for high gain on their own, and power tube saturation is not desirable for most types of metal (excluding doom, stoner and sludge).

For attenuation to sound best, the most it will do is take the edge off.

This guy knows what he's talking about, I suggest you listen.
#10
I still fail to understand why we see so many of these threads.

Do people think Weber and THD charge upwards of $200 and make their units gigantic just because they want to?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.