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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    My Mesa has a parallel loop with a level control.
    Well, actually, my Marshall has a series effects loop and a parallel loop with a level control, so...

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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Well, actually, my Marshall has a series effects loop and a parallel loop with a level control, so...

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    Lol. When I had my JVM the 2 loops always confused the crap out of me.
    I just used the one with the wet mix knob.

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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    . . . more like 88.6%, i think
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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by devastone View Post
    It's not really an attenuator. A real attenuator goes between the speaker out and the speaker and is actually dissipating part of the power going to the speaker, hence why they are big, get hot, and aren't cheap. This is just a volume pot that you insert into the fx loop, so it is basically just another volume control, it's not allowing you to run the output tubes hard and get power tube distortion. So, it's not any harder/easier on the amp that just turning down the volume control, but it may make it easier to fine tune the volume.
    For a bit more $$$ and IMHO much better in terms of form (not function) check this out for Fender HRDlx and BDRI.
    https://reverb.com/item/9884039-fend...-volume-module

    These devices are great for addressing the notoriously extremely sensitive volume pots on these Fender amps (I have one for my BDRI), but as stated, they're not attenuators in terms of allowing the power tubes to 'cook' and still reduce the volume.

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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    That's cool, unless you use effects in the loop, it won't let you do that.

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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Correct....I don't use the loop for other purposes.

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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by IM4Tone View Post
    For a bit more $$$ and IMHO much better in terms of form (not function) check this out for Fender HRDlx and BDRI.
    https://reverb.com/item/9884039-fend...-volume-module

    These devices are great for addressing the notoriously extremely sensitive volume pots on these Fender amps (I have one for my BDRI), but as stated, they're not attenuators in terms of allowing the power tubes to 'cook' and still reduce the volume.
    That's really neat idea.

    Nice thing about separate box is you can add different levels, extra loop, and such to the footswitch(es) with the volume and practically get channel switcher
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    Default Re: Febder Hot Rod amp with attenuator ? Need some ID'ing please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacew View Post
    That's really neat idea.

    Nice thing about separate box is you can add different levels, extra loop, and such to the footswitch(es) with the volume and practically get channel switcher
    Correct - i too like the idea.
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