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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by StratocasterKid, Jul 4, 2018.
Bought a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 off eBay. Overkill
Congrats and turn up the gain and let that hollowbody roar!!!
I'd love to and then I'd find an eviction notice on the door
Darn...it would be fun though
If you are just playing where you will get evicted try a
12au7 in V1 and a 12at7 in V2.
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.
I've got one of those called a 1974 Fender Twin.
When the volume is set at 2 the cops get called..
This will do the trick eh?
get an attenuator and live happy
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!
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.
I wouldn't mind trying an attenuator to tame my '69 Vibrolux for living room play.
Any recommendations that won't break the bank?
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.
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.
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'
Well, at least you got great hair.
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.
my buddy makes these and puts my name on them. Passive Attenuator that keeps your tone. for amps 50 watts or less 4-8ohm
This is the exact one I had,
It worked VERY Good!