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#1
I just bought a Marshall MS-2. I can't get a good sound out of it at low volumes. It's too loud for bedroom practice.

Can anyone suggest a good attenuator I can use with it to bring the volume down, because my neighbors are getting angry although they live like, 200 feet away from me.

Can anyone help me?
#2
troll

someone close this
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#3
^Wow, thanks for your help.

I was thinking the THD Hot Plate, so I can get those power tubes cooking. What do you think?
#4
an MS-2 isnt even a tube amp, its a silly little toy....... you're being a troll and a very bad one. this thread is pointless
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*Bane voice* ahhh yes. The br00tz, I was born with it. Molded by it. I didnt know of the light until I was already a man.
#5
Worst troll ever.
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#6


Stick some light bulbs in.
Quote by FEngHLyan

She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#7
Quote by shredftw
an MS-2 isnt even a tube amp
Can you still recommend a good attenuator? I really need to bring down the volume.

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Worst troll ever.
Worst troll ever? No. In order to be that I'd have to insult Splawn and endorse Blackstar (the HT series).
#8
-See thread
-Expect laughs about "amp being too loud"
-See troll accusations
-Say "maybe he's being honest..."
-Google "Marshall MS-2"

#9
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Can you still recommend a good attenuator? I really need to bring down the volume.


use a potato and throw it at your MS 2, that'll make it quieter
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*Bane voice* ahhh yes. The br00tz, I was born with it. Molded by it. I didnt know of the light until I was already a man.
#11
Quote by CV334
-See thread
-Expect laughs about "amp being too loud"
-See troll accusations
-Say "maybe he's being honest..."
-Google "Marshall MS-2"


I actually had to look up the Marshall ms-2. Agreed, this guy sucks at trolling.
#12
Quote by shredftw
use a potato and throw it at your MS 2, that'll make it quieter
What potatoes would you recommend? I've heard that a lot of them suck tone.
#13
Quote by Ian_the_fox
What potatoes would you recommend? I've heard that a lot of them suck tone.

Oh aren't you funny! Just stop before you make yourself look even more stupid. I agree, this thread should be closed.
#14
Quote by DrewMeyer
I actually had to look up the Marshall ms-2. Agreed, this guy sucks at trolling.


I don't know... The thread is getting a lot of attention. Sounds like a mission accomplished.
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Quote by CV334
I don't know... The thread is getting a lot of attention. Sounds like a mission accomplished.

Hmm, true. Although he is trying to hard to be clever.
#16
Quote by Ian_the_fox
What potatoes would you recommend? I've heard that a lot of them suck tone.


The kind you mash, boil, and stick in a stew. Russets I believe.
#17
Quote by CV334
The kind you mash, boil, and stick in a stew. Russets I believe.

That will not do, I prefer my potatoes to be true bypassed.
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Quote by CV334
The kind you mash, boil, and stick in a stew. Russets I believe.
Sounds creamy...

Would those be good for an older Clapton tone? What settings do I need for an MS-2 to get Eric Clapton tones at bedroom levels?
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Quote by Ian_the_fox
Sounds creamy...

Would those be good for an older Clapton tone? What settings do I need for an MS-2 to get Eric Clapton tones at bedroom levels?

What guitar are you playing with? Anything but a squier bullet will not do.
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Quote by DrewMeyer
Hmm, true. Although he is trying to hard to be clever.


Or maybe that's part of his plan...
#22
Quote by DrewMeyer
What guitar are you playing with? Anything but a squier bullet will not do.
I'm looking more for a tone from his earlier albums, when he was with Cream, long before he switched to that crappy Squier shit.

How's the Gibson Jonas Brothers Melody Maker?
#23
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Sounds creamy...

Would those be good for an older Clapton tone? What settings do I need for an MS-2 to get Eric Clapton tones at bedroom levels?



If you shove one of those springy doorstops in it first, it'll give a vintage reverb sound.
#24
Quote by CV334
If you shove one of those springy doorstops in it first, it'll give a vintage reverb sound.
Sounds like an idea; gotta find my soldering iron...

But we've gotten off topic. My amp is still to loud. How do I fix it?
#25
^ Marshalls are supposed to be loud. If you want quiet, get a fender!

Quote by CV334
If you shove one of those springy doorstops in it first, it'll give a vintage reverb sound.


No, no, no . You is doing it wrong.

Marshall = Teh brootlz!!!!! There's no vintage in Marshall amps.
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She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
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#26
Quote by JKHC
No, no, no . You is doing it wrong.

Marshall = Teh brootlz!!!!! There's no vintage in Marshall amps.
I dunno, the MS-2 is pretty vintage. When was it released, ~'99?
#27
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Sounds like an idea; gotta find my soldering iron...

But we've gotten off topic. My amp is still to loud. How do I fix it?

If you take out the speaker the volume will drop to about what you want. It will probably make it sound better, too.
#28
I have an MS-2 and I can relate to the problems the OP is having. The damn thing wakes my hamster up if I have the volume any higher than 3.
#29
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Sounds like an idea; gotta find my soldering iron...

But we've gotten off topic. My amp is still to loud. How do I fix it?



I've been doing some research on this topic.

Quote by JKHC
^ Marshalls are supposed to be loud. If you want quiet, get a fender!
No, no, no . You is doing it wrong.
Marshall = Teh brootlz!!!!! There's no vintage in Marshall amps.


JKHC is right... Don't use the springy doorstop. Here's what you do:

Pour some of this directly onto the speaker of the amp. The speaker is the part that you put the cable into.

#30
Quote by DrewMeyer
If you take out the speaker the volume will drop to about what you want. It will probably make it sound better, too.
I'll try this, I'll get back with the results as soon as I can.

Quote by CV334

Pour some of this directly onto the speaker of the amp. The speaker is the part that you put the cable into.

Would Arm & Hammer work? I prefer a punchier sound.
Last edited by Ian_the_fox at Mar 19, 2012,
#31
Quote by CV334
I've been doing some research on this topic.


JKHC is right... Don't use the springy doorstop. Here's what you do:

Pour some of this directly onto the speaker of the amp. The speaker is the part that you put the cable into.


No, no, no! That adds 33% MORE gain, not less! Dang it, get it right!
#32
What you need is a new amp. The Marshall ms-2 is one of the loudest amps ever so no wonder why it's too loud.
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#33
So I just tried what everyone said. I think my MS-2 is a mislabled Bugera, because it's now smoking and I think I can see a flame.

...Yeah, it's a flame. Be right back.
#34
Quote by Ian_the_fox
So I just tried what everyone said. I think my MS-2 is a mislabled Bugera, because it's now smoking and I think I can see a flame.

...Yeah, it's a flame. Be right back.

Hey I own a Bugera! Did you put the gain in? That was not smart.
#35
Spray some WD-40 in there. That should fix things.
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#36
Quote by DrewMeyer
No, no, no! That adds 33% MORE gain, not less! Dang it, get it right!




Moar gain? Than 33%? Through a MS-2?!?!? Holy mother of God...


Quote by Ian_the_fox
I'll try this, I'll get back with the results as soon as I can.

Would Arm & Hammer work? I prefer a punchier sound.


No that'll give a djenty tone.
#37
Quote by DrewMeyer
Hey I own a Bugera! Did you put the gain in? That was not smart.
Only a bit. I used Arm & Hammer, and a potato. I also disconnected the speaker.

All of this work, and my amp is still too loud. I'm really considering on getting that Hot Plate, would it be worth it?
#38
Quote by kutless999
Spray some WD-40 in there. That should fix things.

No, I think WD-40 is flammable. That just will not do when you are trying to put out a flame.
#39
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Only a bit. I used Arm & Hammer, and a potato. I also disconnected the speaker.

All of this work, and my amp is still too loud. I'm really considering on getting that Hot Plate, would it be worth it?

I don't know, you might hurt yourself. I know I have handling hot plates before.
#40
Quote by DrewMeyer
No, I think WD-40 is flammable. That just will not do when you are trying to put out a flame.

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