Tube amp fanatics may know this problem all too well: the gloriously richer sounds of an amp when cranked to its limits. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to do so. Setting the volume at 11, might not always go well with your neighbors or your band mates for that matter, plus it can be quite detrimental to your ears.
Luckily, there are power attenuators to the rescue. This is placed between the amp and the speaker, which allows you to play at a reduced volume while keeping the power amp sound. With several models in the market we decided to present some of them here, in the following video.
Here is a list of the gear featured in the video:
- Koch Amps LB120-II/8
- Tube Amp Doctor Silencer
- Jet City Amplification Jettenuator
- Fryette Power Station PS2
- Palmer PDI-06-8 Ohm
- Two Notes Torpedo Reload
- Rivera RockCrusher Recording
Guitar: Fender AM Pro Tele Ash MN NAT
dB meter: Dateq SPL-D2