Was just diming my Custom 68 Twin in my basement...

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  1. SIngles Forever

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    Don't even bother making any comments. I won't hear them.
     
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    If a tree falls in the forest and the only one there is someone who just got done diming their custom twin in their basement, does it make any noise?
     
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    Toronto called... they want their hearing back.
     
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    Last time I played through a Twin that was turned all the way up it was in a small motel room. Even with ear plugs it was loud. I was just showing my daughter, also with ear plugs, how loud a Twin is.
     
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    For the record, I'm just liking all of these comments because my mother raised me to be friendly. I have no idea what y'all are saying.
     
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    You don’t dime a twin, you dollar it.
     
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    Jeesh. I hardly ever dime my tone knob.
     
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    I never dime tone knobs. gets nasty to me. that's the wrong kinda distortion.
     
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    Lol. The Twin is so loud it has impaired your reading.
     
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    Well...That's inflation for ya.
     
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    There are days when you just got to get loud.

    I believe if no one ever tells you to “Turn that thing down!!!” You are probably not doing it right.
     
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    I used to dime my SFTR, 135 watt version in my parents house every once in awhile. I didnt realize at the time how tolerant the neighbors were. Some guy 4 or 5 blocks away took offense though. But I couldn't hear him till I took a break :D
     
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    Did it once. Basement of the house we were living in, where we rehearsed. Les Paul, amp on 10, did it for a couple minutes tops. I was hugely freakin' loud. I gigged with that set up, never played a place I could actually do that on stage.
     
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    Sorry. I couldn’t hear you over the volume of your cranked Twin 1200 mile as away from me. Could you turn it down a little?
     
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    A couple of years ago, a friend of mine was kind enough to invite me to sit in with his band every now and then.

    One evening, a couple of days before their gig, I went over to his drummer’s basement to practice with the band.

    At the time, I had an AC15, that I had never turned up past 1.5. I thought, “hey, here is my chance to hear the amp turned up.”

    Big basement, lots of room. This’ll be fun.

    I turned that 15 watt amp up to 6. Just 6.

    The drummer counted off, and we launched into Sunshine Of Your Love.

    It sounded glorious. Rich and full and open. I’d been thinking about selling it, but midway through, started thinking, “Hey, this is a better Amp than I thought.”

    We finished the song, the last notes faded away. Then the drummer said, “Dan, would you mind turning that down? I’m afraid the neighbors will call the cops.”

    Jeez. What happened to rock and roll??
     
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    I have an AC30. I only play it on 10. Someone on this forum suggested that when I was thinking about selling it. I change the gain with the preamp volume knob, and usually keep it around 6. Now I LOVE this amp. I have a long room and I just stay about 25 feet away. It's not too loud for me at all.

    I find that these days a lot of people are crying and whining about how loud amps are. A 30 watt amp is fine in a basement, you just have to be properly far away from it and a little off axis.

    Man I love my AC30 now and can't wait to upgrade the speakers.

    But a Twin...well...anything above 6 is just physically painful and unhealthy. People complain about a twin not having good breakup. But I think that's because once it's that loud, it's really hard to appreciate the sound of it because your body is under attack. I'm curious to hear a twin dimed in a very large space or outside, when I can stand 50 feet away from it, and where all that sound has somewhere to go.

    Amps sound twice as good or more when they have a long throw. I put my twin where my ac30 is yesterday and found that it sounded just as amazing with an OCD as the VOXs naturally breakup...just cause it was now facing the far wall rather than the near wall. The 68 Twin is rather amazing with pedals. It just makes them come alive like no other amp I've tried, to the point where it sounds better than most amps power tubes breaking up....and even on moderate volumes.

    But still...all this 'amps are too loud' stuff these days. In the 60s it was LOUDER LOUDER! Now it's all like "even 20 watts is too much!".

    "In my day we drank beer, worked hard, fought them commies to death, and didn't complain about nothin'. These days all these kids are runnin' around talking about their rights, burning their bras, smokin' grass and hating their country". - random good ol boy
     
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    I love loud. I finally got a really good attenuator, and now I keep a JTM45 running though a 2x12 at about 8 all the time.

    Every now and I shut off the attenuator for a few minutes, just to feel the windows rattle.