#1
has anyone used one of these? i saw them on ebay and they're a lot cheaper than a powerbrake or hotplate. wondering what you guys thought. thanks.
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#2
i wouldn't really trust attenuators let alone one from ebay.
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#3
It looks like a very simple resistor-based design, so it won't be tuned the way a hotplate is. I'd suggest a weber MASS if you want something cheaper and better than a hotplate.
#4
Weber MASS=The shizzit
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#5
i looked into the weber mass a little bit, but saw all the eq knobs and kinda got turned away. probably mostly out of ignorance. how does the weber eq knobs effect the amps eq?
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#6
the EQ knobs are for the line out for recording.
It doesn't affect your regular amp's EQ, it just effects it if you use the line out to plug into a recording device or PA (or something like that).
The Weber MASS III though, will have an EQ in the attenuator circuit.
I'll probably end up getting that once I get my new amp, i'll get one once it comes out.
I believe you can bypass the EQ anyways.
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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
#7
Is that EQ the only difference in the Weber III. I can't find any info on it.
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Last edited by regulador34 at Apr 9, 2008,
#8
I bought a TubeCube from that guy on Ebay a few months ago. Nice guy. But, I thought it sucked too much tone on my 6505, so I never used it. I just put it inline with my newly-acquired, used Mesa/Boogie DC-3, and it sounds pretty good. Now, I'm keeping it hooked up to the DC-3 permanently.

I think attenuators may work better with the "brighter" EL34/84 power tubes than the "darker" 6L6s, but that's just my unproven theory. The TubeCube employs both resistive and speaker-motor attentuation. Good product at an affordable price. Selectable impedence switch, too. Don't know if it sounds as good, better, or worse than either a THD HotPlate or a Weber, since I've never heard either one.
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Last edited by LEVEL4 at Apr 11, 2008,