#1
I have made like 4 threads about buying a new amp in the last six months.... I hope this will be the last one.

I will buy a peavey valveking 212

So.... Questions:

Do I actually need an attenuator to get the tubes to work properly at bedroom volume?
If so, is the Gibson Power Stealth a good one to go for?
What is the difference between 4ohm and 16ohm attenuators (other than the 100 bucks)?

thanks in advance


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#2
I have a VK 112 and could definitely do with a attenuator. I was thinking about a Hotplate. I think you need to match the impedance of the attenuator with your amp. i could also do with some advice on this topic...
#3
To hit the sweet spot you will but for just tooling around low volume stuff still sounds good. All my clips were with the volume set at .5-1.0 and the texture control set to 100w's when i lower it i could get to about 3 or 4 and be at the same level but still not in the sweet spot. So with the 112 you should still be able to get a decent sound out it.
#4
I don't have much experience with attenuators so I am just passing this along, you may want to cross check. If you use an attenuator to play at bedroom volume they tend to suck tone, a lot of treble loss and the dynamic response of the amp is altered. I just use it on class a with the preamp distortion and it sounds pretty sweet to me. Good luck.