dleonard wrote:yeah...way better off with the Deluxe then going the attenuator route. I sold my Twin bc its too loud. I was thinking of maybe even getting a Blues junior, but fear that may be too quiet with a drummer
waldo041 wrote:keep the twin, and put a master volume on it. a 250k audio pot inbetween the phase inverter, and 220k mix nodes should work just fine.
putting in a preamp tap and going with a mac solid state power amp is by far the better option with way more volume control.
gpilcher2001 wrote:I have used a hot plate with good results. The bright and deep switches are very important once you go belw 8db's of attenuation. It did sound its best on the 4 and 8 db settings. All you achieve with the pulling tubes is a 3 db drop in volume anyways. 1/2 ing the power on a tube amp only gets you that. There are other brands of attenuaters out there that are a little more flexible than the hot plate. Weber has a whole slew of them. Dr. Z has one that goes in, i think 2 db icrements, thats really transparent. My problem with the hot plate was not enough fine tuning. It was either to loud or not to loud no middle ground. Sonically it was great. If you could find a super reverb head, which i think is a band master, I'm sure someone here can correct me, that would put you in an ab763 fender circuit at 40 or 50 watts that can be modded for jerry. Thats plenty of power and headroom for just about any gig your likley to play. Greg...
Mosfed wrote:Ok - so I just saw that my JBL D-120 s are 8 ohm speakers and heads like the Fender Bandmaster are 4ohm heads. Am I shit out of luck or is there a work around?
Smolder wrote:Mosfed wrote:Ok - so I just saw that my JBL D-120 s are 8 ohm speakers and heads like the Fender Bandmaster are 4ohm heads. Am I shit out of luck or is there a work around?
your bandmaster can handle that mismatch just fine.
The impedance output of a transformer is not a constant. It is essential an aggregate number. Speakers are paired on that number so they can accommodate a range. Leo put a four ohm load in a bandmaster to match up with two eight ohm speakers wired in parallel in a 4 ohm bandmaster cabinet. But... he also put to jacks in parallel knowing that you might want to have two bandmaster cabs. Not all amps are built with the same sturdiness... but it's general considered safe to double, or half the load on a fender amp.
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