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Looking for an amp that I can record with that sounds great at low volumes.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by RavageTheEarth, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I would have to throw in my Supro supreme (new)
    to the mix. Based on an old oahu.

    Great at low vol
     
  2. Hastings

    Hastings Tele-Meister

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    Does that not need a speaker emulation to give the critter a satisfactory sound?
    Thanks
     
  3. xtelesquirex

    xtelesquirex Tele-Holic

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    As I understand it, the inbuilt DI includes H&K's Red Box speaker simulation. That said, I'm not sure how that sounds.
     
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    Daytona.57 Tele-Meister

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    Pro Jr IV Tweed and 1x12 cab, using a Fairfield Barbershop V2, to boost the tubes into saturation at low volume.
     
  5. 11 Gauge

    11 Gauge Doctor of Teleocity

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    IMO, at low volumes, any sonic benefits of guitar amp-specific speakers are lost, so any sort of traditional type of guitar amp really isn't necessary. For that reason, if you need something just barely amplified to be audible, I'd go with something that has a power amp with a flat response. The preamp then can basically be 'player's choice', depending on if you're comfortable with pedals/DSP/analog/tube/etc. And yes, some kind of IR/cab sim thing will probably be the way to go to properly mimic what cabs/speakers do at normal (loud) volumes.

    Also IMO, this is really just going to be subjective, and require experimentation, and the vast majority of recommendations will possibly not be very helpful.
     
  6. printer2

    printer2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Completely out in left field, I would build an amp with 6AK6's (1W @10% dist.) and drive a 6" field coil speaker (or is it 5", I am too lazy to go check) with a variable voltage supply on the speaker to turn it down. But since I have no one to keep quiet for it will have to wait. ;)
     
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    Gries 5 -

    12'' speaker

    master volume, blackface tone when mid/gain knobs are less than 6 - and tweed tones when knobs are cranked -

    quietest true tube amp i own

    899 brand new - or a used one for much less -
    (not selling mine)
     
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