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Attenuation

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A much discussed and explored topic but I don't think I've heard anyone suggest this:

I'm really pleased with the results from using my Boss GE-7. The volume slider will quieten everything down and the 7 band EQ compensates for much of what is lost.
That said, I totally agree with the JHS guy who says "Loud is more good", but the Boss works for me when I need big roar that doesn't drown an acoustic guitar.
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Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?

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robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Probably not
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Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 am
but the Boss works for me when I need big roar that doesn't drown an acoustic guitar.
When would you ever need that? (Stupid empty guitars. It's their own fault for being empty and too quiet!)
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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:53 am
robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Probably not
But where else would you run it? It wouldn't be safe between pre- and power amps, or between power amp and speaker, would it?

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Before the amp (same as turning your guitar volume down) or you could run it in an effects loop. But NOT between amp and speaker!
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This jogged my memory - had read an article about using a volume pedal in the effects loop, so I have just tried it.
I could max out the amps volume & get back to my previous bedroom level but with a richer sound.
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robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Yes. It's on my pedalboard.
"Consider the A note, 440 cycles.
Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Capt. Black wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 am
Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 am
but the Boss works for me when I need big roar that doesn't drown an acoustic guitar.
When would you ever need that? (Stupid empty guitars. It's their own fault for being empty and too quiet!)
I have a love of stupid, empty guitars. At least you can still hear them during a power cut. :moresarc:
:rofl:
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Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:40 am
robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Yes. It's on my pedalboard.
So its not attenuating the amp, just the input signal, might as well use your amp volume then ???
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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:32 am
Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:40 am
robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Yes. It's on my pedalboard.
So its not attenuating the amp, just the input signal, might as well use your amp volume then ???
Hence my initial confusion.

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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:32 am
Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:40 am
robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 am
Do you mean running the GE7 between the guitar and amp input?
Yes. It's on my pedalboard.
So its not attenuating the amp, just the input signal, might as well use your amp volume then ???
What Slowy is saying is that he can reduce the input volume but use the EQ to boost frequencies that fill out the sound better. Like the loudness button on your stereo does at low volume.
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Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:42 am
Capt. Black wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 am
Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 am
but the Boss works for me when I need big roar that doesn't drown an acoustic guitar.
When would you ever need that? (Stupid empty guitars. It's their own fault for being empty and too quiet!)
I have a love of stupid, empty guitars. At least you can still hear them during a power cut. :moresarc:
:rofl:
Empty guitars are fine in isolation. :P
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Capt. Black wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:16 pm

Empty guitars are fine in isolation. :P
....where I'm spending a lot of time.

So there we have it; agreement! :D
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Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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Capt. Black wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:16 pm
sizzlingbadger wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:32 am
Slowy wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:40 am


Yes. It's on my pedalboard.
So its not attenuating the amp, just the input signal, might as well use your amp volume then ???
What Slowy is saying is that he can reduce the input volume but use the EQ to boost frequencies that fill out the sound better. Like the loudness button on your stereo does at low volume.
There, This.
Wot he said.
Thanks Cappy. :thumbup:
"Consider the A note, 440 cycles.
Multiply 440 by 10 to the 23rd power times Planck's constant and what you get is the colour Green."
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