Does anyone use an attenuator?
When my band recorded our demo, I was using my SVT-VR through an 810 cab, which is my normal stage rig. The studio was fairly small, and when I dialed in my sound in the room, our engineer told me it was too loud and was vibrating the monitors off of his console. I ended up settling on a sound I wasn't ecstatic about. I've been considering a lower wattage tube head for recording situations, but money is tight, and I don't want to drop a bunch of coin on an amp I'll only use in a studio setting.
Which brings me to attenuators. I've come across some deals on Craigslist, and I'm curious of the pros and cons. With the reading I did, it seems like you can set your volume and get some real nice tube warmth and drive, and then basically turn down the volume coming out of your cab. That leads me to think it would be a nice tool to have if and when that situation arises again.
So, does anyone have any experience, advice or preferences when it comes to using an attenuator?
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