Implementing a master volume that doesn't suck the life out of the amp when you turn it down is tough. There are some manufactures that do a good job but allot of other don't.pickslide said:As I am learning more about amps, I have so many more questions.
I see people talking about amps with and without master volume...what is the difference? Many people seem to prefer amps without a master. Why? Do you get better tone without it?
Sure it's possible, but I don't know for sure. James Peters master volume implementation is pretty good as well.pickslide said:What about on a really high quality amp such as a Roccaforte? I would think that Doug would be able to make a master volume that doesnt suck on anything lol.
Some amps have a great MV... for example Bad Cat, Two Rock, and yes Roccaforte too. If it's designed well it should be defeatable anyways - either by turning it up full or switching it out of the signal path. I don't play out much and usually like to play a fairly low volume, so I love to have good MV amps. Attenautors are bigger tonesuckers than most MV's IMO.pickslide said:What about on a really high quality amp such as a Roccaforte? I would think that Doug would be able to make a master volume that doesnt suck on anything lol.
If you're going that route, I would suggest checking out London Power, Stephenson, Reeves, Soultone, Suhr, or one of the other amp companies that are offering this as an option.Brian G said:I was wondrin' about getting a good non-MV amp and having a London Power scaler installed . . . anybody have any thoughts on a great amp to do this with?
Ya that is key.Sneaky said:If it's designed well it should be defeatable anyways - either by turning it up full or switching it out of the signal path.
...yeah, i got rid of it. i couldn't make that thing sound like an amp no matter what i did. it spent a lot of time in buzzy's shop. buzzy is a well-known fender amp guy.Robert1950 said:David,... Did you sell that Blues Jr. or throw it in the Humber or something.
Good choice... James' amps do sound great at any level.pickslide said:I'm pretty close to buying a Peters 50W. I explained to James what I want and he assures me that his amps are made to sound great at lower volumes. I guess I dont need "bedroom levels" as I dont live in an apartment or plan on playing at 2am, but just something that wont the tear the house down or kill my ears.