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My amps loud enough to wake Jimmy Hoffa

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by StratocasterKid, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. StratocasterKid

    StratocasterKid Electromatic

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    Jul 4, 2018
    shreveport
    Bought a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 off eBay. Overkill
     
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  2. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    No...just right!
    Congrats and turn up the gain and let that hollowbody roar!!!
     
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  3. StratocasterKid

    StratocasterKid Electromatic

    46
    Jul 4, 2018
    shreveport
    I'd love to and then I'd find an eviction notice on the door
     
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  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Darn...it would be fun though:D
     
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  5. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    If you are just playing where you will get evicted try a
    12au7 in V1 and a 12at7 in V2.
     
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  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    I'm sure there are lots of mods to help. Changing the volume pot often does the trick. I had it done with a 100 watt Traynor head. I could play that thing whisper quiet.
     
  7. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I've got one of those called a 1974 Fender Twin.
    When the volume is set at 2 the cops get called..
     
  8. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Gretschie

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    May 20, 2018
    Tempe, Arizona
    This will do the trick eh?
     
  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    get an attenuator and live happy :)
     
  10. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    Feb 8, 2012
    USA
    Yes,, What TV Said.
    I had the 4X10 Deville a while back.
    You can tame it a few ways, If you use a distortion pedal. Set gain low, and volume low.
    I do this with my amps now. But with the deville, I went on Ebay and got a passive Attenuator was like $20.
    Problem solved! Lovely amp btw!
     
  11. Hydroman

    Hydroman Gretschie

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    Feb 29, 2016
    FUNtucky, Ca.
    As soon as I read the Title I knew exactly what type of Amp you were speaking of.

    BTW, there are No Mods that will get that amp to a reasonable volume level. Right when you think you got it dialed in ,one slight turn of a knob and you blow out the windows.What was fender thinking.

    A attenuator will do the trick, but a good one cost over $100.
     
  12. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I wouldn't mind trying an attenuator to tame my '69 Vibrolux for living room play.
    Any recommendations that won't break the bank?
     
  13. Hydroman

    Hydroman Gretschie

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    Feb 29, 2016
    FUNtucky, Ca.
    Theres Attenuators, and then theres Volume boxes. Very different devices.

    There is a long history of debate on these and the ultimate decision was based on Cost. Either way, if you want to tame these Fender Beast's its gonna cost you some money to get it done.
     
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  14. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Yes they're expensive. Look for used on Reverb. You need to know your amp's wattage, and the speaker ohms. Note that Tavo ( @TV the Wired Turtle ) recently added The Humbler to his line of goodies.

    This recent thread discusses this topic: http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/load-boxes-attenuators-impedance-matching.172715/#post-1042857

    I've had pretty good success with the attenuating speakers from Eminence, called the Reignmaker, and the Maverick. Depends on how you intend to use your amp.
     
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  16. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I'm tired of fighting noise-complaint-responding cops while shirtless in the front yard.
    Every time I crank the Vibrolux I wind up on the TV show 'Cops'
    [​IMG]
     
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Well, at least you got great hair.:p
     
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  18. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

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    Jan 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    You guys could do what I have been known to do from time to time...

    Just get one of those simple Boost pedals (i.e. MXR Micro Amp, etc...) but yet, think of it in reverse. Turn that mother waaaaaaay down and make sure it's at the very end of your pedal chain! Stomp on it, and leave it set.

    Or, if you have an effects send/return loop, add it in there, and again, set it and forget it.
     
  19. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    my buddy makes these and puts my name on them. Passive Attenuator that keeps your tone. for amps 50 watts or less 4-8ohm

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    Feb 8, 2012
    USA
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