#1
alright i don't know how to say this, but is there a pedal that lowers the volume of the amp even though it is totally cranked. that way i get the tone i want but it isn't uber loud. i ask this because i want to get a tube amp and the volume knobs on my guitars don't really reduce the amount of volume, just the amount of gain.
#2
Not really a pedal per-say... It's called an attenuator.
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#3
atteunator or something

wait for someone knowledgeable about them to tell you more tho
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cool, i just looked on musiciansfriend for one and realized they are super expensive. why?
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tedweber.com

I love my weber. Its got a tone stack on it, treble boost (3 and 6db boost i love the sound from this!) and with switchable ohms if you ever upgrade you can use the same attenuator as long as the wattage is the same.

But attenuators do suck tone out. Weber uses a 'reactive speaker cone" and this seems to help with tone loss, but when its very attentuated you still get some tone loss, but you still get a tube amp sound without waking the neighbors.

on the otherhand like the THD hotplate just uses resistors to lower the power (or watts...) that go into the speaker. Basically the same concept. But i have never used any other attenuator besides my weber but I love it
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Isn't that the job of the master volume? (Guess that's a Noob question)
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well if its a tube amp, it sounds better as you crank it and drive the tubes. Are you talking about for your solid state vox

*edit* just read the first post. I see what your saying. But yea, cranked up tube amps are when they sound the best. so to play at lower volumes and still be able to get that cranked sound you need an attenuator
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tedweber.com

I love my weber. Its got a tone stack on it, treble boost (3 and 6db boost i love the sound from this!) and with switchable ohms if you ever upgrade you can use the same attenuator as long as the wattage is the same.

But attenuators do suck tone out. Weber uses a 'reactive speaker cone" and this seems to help with tone loss, but when its very attentuated you still get some tone loss, but you still get a tube amp sound without waking the neighbors.

on the otherhand like the THD hotplate just uses resistors to lower the power (or watts...) that go into the speaker. Basically the same concept. But i have never used any other attenuator besides my weber but I love it



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#12
Or you could just put a master volume on your amp. It's not terribly difficult to do yourself if you know anything about amps and electronics. You could probably pay a tech to do it for just about as much as an attenuator would cost.
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Or you could just put a master volume on your amp. It's not terribly difficult to do yourself if you know anything about amps and electronics. You could probably pay a tech to do it for just about as much as an attenuator would cost.



Theres a problem there. That won't crank the amp. The master volume just lets you max out the preamp distortion.
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An attenuator, is very basically, a master volume that goes AFTER the poweramp.

What your conventional master volume does is turn the volume down after the signal has gone through the pre-amp. So you can crank the pre-amp, but the power amp isnt cranked.

An attenuator lets you crank both the preamp and poweramp at manageable volumes.
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#15
an attenuator is exactly what i need. thanx guys. i will check out the weber brand later