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  1. Electgumbo

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    The Marshall likes the SG or is it the SG likes the Marshall???

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    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    I've tried perhaps a half dozen attenuators on lower wattage amps. Nice attenuators too, some even built right into the amps. None of them did it for me, but I need one in an apartment.

    I took the plunge and bought a Fryette PS-2 Power Station and use it with my Victoria Ivy League, a 14-watt amp.

    One of the best purchase decisions I've ever made. It's a great piece of gear.
     
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    The Fryette is definitely on my short list for future purchases since it’s not really an attenuator, but rather, a re-amper.

    It can raise as well as lower the output levels, which seems to be the best solution for most any live performance situation.

    In fact I’m a little jealous...


     
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    I have one of these, an ac30 and a custom 68 Twin Reverb. The sv 20 is by far my favourite amp. Just something about it. If you put a passive volume control in the loop, then slightly push the input with a clean boost, you can get a clean tone that in my opinion sounds better than my vox and my twin. Man that clean tone is just the ultimate pedal platform as well. For me anyway.
     
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    You're a definite fortunate son! It oozes coolness and vibe.
     
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    Just once you should set your rig up outdoors and see if someone can hear it at Billy's Boudin and Cracklin'.
     
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    Me like.
     
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    I bought a basic 'Palmer' attenuator for my SV20H so I can use it at home as well. I have to run it in 5 watt mode and the attenuator at or near maximum, so it does change the tone some, but I find I can compensate by turning the presence and/or treble up a bit more than I usually run them. At rehearsal studio I still use it, but just to shave a slight bit off the level...I'm sure if I used it for gigs then I wouldn't need the attenuator at all.

    I've also got the Mini Jubilee (original version, pre 'Studio') and recently picked up an SC20 combo on a really good deal, ex-display. They all have their differences, but I do love the SV20H as it's so easy to dial in a good sound using just the two volume controls (when jumpered). It's just that the other two are easier to use in a covers band due to the master volume and used more as a pedal platform.

    However, I think I'm going to try my SV20H stack at a rehearsal soon as I'm finding that I've been able to really strip down the number of pedals I use to cover our set list anyway. Maybe just the SV20H, a clean boost in the loop for solos and something to give more saturation on the front end for the songs that need more than a mild crunch (most of our set to be fair would work fine with just the Plexi's own crunch).
     
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    I got to play one at Chicago Music Exchange last week - great little amp! Loud as hell
     
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    I don’t know about Billy’s but they can hear me a Don’s Speciality Meats!!!
     
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    A Klon style overdrive through a Marshall is a match made in heaven. Congratulations.
     
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    I have a JRockett Archer Ikon and a JHS Klone…. I’ve tried the IKon and it does sound good…. Today it’s ….

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    Yep, I've noticed that. The nice thing about this type of overdrives is that they basically don't change your core sound: they just give you more of everything you love about your rig.
     
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    Clip of the Cher Petite Plexi…

     
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    NOICE!
    Is that cabinet a 4x12 MG, 4x10 1965A, or ????
    Those amps are fabulous!
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    It’s VS 4x12 …. valve State. Nobody likes these cabs. I think nobodies ever listened to one. It sounds fine…. Like in the above video… I’ve had it for years and played my 1987X and my Soldano Decatone thru it….
     
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    Any idea what model speakers are in it?
    Just Curious,
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    They are Celestion 35 watt speakers. They have a black and white label it’s been years since I opened that cabinet. The cab is rated at 140 watts so to make the math work out the speakers must be 35 watts. I know they are not the best Celestion make … but I don’t fix what’s not broken… heck I’m playing a 20 watt head thru it…. And I’ve played 100 watt head thru it… I know it was made to go with those SS Valve State Marshalls of the late 90’s…. I don’t care it works
     
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