#1
Hello chaps.
Basically incase you didn't guess from the title, I'm after a power attenuator. I've been looking at the Marshall PowerBrake but it's a bit out of my price range new and used I only found 1 on ebay for £150 but I think the seller is dodgy because he had only bought it 1 month ago from another ebayer and didn't mention it in his ad. So basically I'm wondering if there are any decent attenuators for between £100-£125, I can't go any higher because I need to get my amp modded to be able to take EL34s which is gonna cost a few pennies, aswell as getting the tubes themselves etc etc but that's a different story altogether.
Cheers Gentlemen.
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#2
Weber MASS.
Hailed by many as the best on the market, switchable impedance, and one of the most affordable.
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#3
Quote by darkarbiter7
Weber MASS.
Hailed by many as the best on the market, switchable impedance, and one of the most affordable.


If ive got a 60 watt tube, would i get the 50 watt version or the 100?
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#5
Quote by Roc8995
^100. You should rate the attenuator for 50% above your amp's output.

Well my JCM is 100W so does that mean I need a 200W output attenuator? Because I for one can't find one.


Also about the Weber MASS, I can't seem to fnid any sites in the UK that sell one. So if anyone would have a link to one that would be great, if not I guess I'll just have to keep looking for it lol.
Gear:
Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#6
Quote by SurfinWithSatch
Well my JCM is 100W so does that mean I need a 200W output attenuator? Because I for one can't find one.


Also about the Weber MASS, I can't seem to fnid any sites in the UK that sell one. So if anyone would have a link to one that would be great, if not I guess I'll just have to keep looking for it lol.


No, like how many watts your amp is plus half of that, so 150W. But 200W would be fine if you wanted to be on the safe side.

Unfortunately, i don't know of any good UK sellers, so i'm no help there.
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#7
Quote by SomeDude49
No, like how many watts your amp is plus half of that, so 150W. But 200W would be fine if you wanted to be on the safe side.

Unfortunately, i don't know of any good UK sellers, so i'm no help there.

Ahh right I see. Well I'm on a budget so the 150W will do lol.
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Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#8
Weber's Official Site

A note about the power level:

You should select an attenuator that can handle at least as much power as your amp puts out.

Amplifiers are generally designed to operate clean, and most manufacturers specify the output power as clean power. When you run the amp full blast, the output devices actually become more efficient because distortion is not considered. Under those conditions, the amp may be capable of putting out as much as 50% more power than its rated clean power. Be aware of that when choosing an attenuator, because the idea of using an attenuator is to run the amp full blast into power tube distortion and then controlling the level going to the speaker. If you are going to dime a 50 watt amp, you should choose a 100 watt attenuator.


Take it for what you will.
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#9
So, if you dime your amp, you'll need a 200 watt.
If you don't, a 150 should suffice.
The 200 watt version is "coming soon" apparantly.
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Weber MASS Attenuator
#10
Quote by darkarbiter7
So, if you dime your amp, you'll need a 200 watt.

Sorry I don't quite understand this analogy. I'm one of these people that when I understand something, I can teach it to thousands. However, when I don't know something I'm pretty clueless lol.
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Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
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Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#11
Oh, dime = cranked to the max.
if you're only cranking it halfway, you'll be fine.
I do plan on getting one of these MASS units. I need power tube overdrive, and a nice line out.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
Oh, dime = cranked to the max.
if you're only cranking it halfway, you'll be fine.
I do plan on getting one of these MASS units. I need power tube overdrive, and a nice line out.

Well usually I have my amp set on 50W. For bedroom use I'd have it set on 50W with attenuator, then band pracs have it set to 100W with attenuator (for some clean headroom), gigs probably 50W without attenuator. Something like that anyway.
Gear:
Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#13
Kewl. Should work.
I'd email Ted (on the weber homepage, it should be there somewhere), and ask him.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#14
Cheers dude. Thanks for the help.
Gear:
Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#16
Quote by jcopello
what about a thd hotplate?


Much to expensive for me, but i have heard it is good.
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#17
Quote by dcdossett65
Much to expensive for me, but i have heard it is good.

i understand, ive been looking at one and they seem very good. ill let you know how they are if i end up getting one, cheers