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    Bitmatt is not going to burn out the tubes playing in his bedroom. Go for it with an attenuator!!
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    But this appeared to be his question: "If im shooting for a clean tone is there any reason to have the amp cranked?"

    I think it was y'all who wanted him to annoy his neighbors, LOL....
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    Quote Originally Posted by badxmpl View Post
    But this appeared to be his question: "If im shooting for a clean tone is there any reason to have the amp cranked?"

    I think it was y'all who wanted him to annoy his neighbors, LOL....
    thank you lol

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    although i enjoyed the attenuator discussion as i dont know much about them, my question was more like "is my CLEAN channel going to sound better cranked?". ived heard arguments that "if clean is what your shooting for, why buy tubes?". any input would be appreciated

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    IMHO, that is a dumb argument. There is a huge difference between a solid state clean and a tube clean. Some like the pristine clean of a tubeless amp, and some don't. It's a matter of taste.
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    I practiced last night at another friend's house. I have several tube amps and he has one that I recommended to him:

    http://www.allenamps.com/encore.php

    His kids had just gone to bed, so we kept it low. The amp was set totally clean, and I occasionally played around with pedals on my board, including overdrive and higher-gain distortion pedals. The tone was unbelievable. Clean, with some compression, it was complete luxury and I was inspired to play it to the next level. Good pedals produced similar amazing tone at bedroom volume.

    Bootom line: good clean tone is best achieved with a well-designed tube circuit, and decent pedals will taker care of the rest.
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    I'm inclined to agree with tele savalas, a good clean tone together with some decent pedals and you're there. I use both a Fender Cyber Twin & a Rivera Clubster45 1x12 for live use but I tend to use the Cyber Twin at bedroom level for home use which seems like overkill as it's a 2x12 65 watt a side stereo amp but it comes down to a very quiet level and still with a good sound ( clean Not overdriven) any overdrive comes from pedals.

 

 

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