Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to Chaineac)Re: Attenuating a Line 6 Spider IV Output
Sounds like you found the 'sweet spot' of the amp/speaker combo. Reducing the volume any way is likely to lose that sound you like. IF adjusting the input volume works (you mention your pedal board), then use the volume pedal on your FBV to reduce the volume. - if you use the volume or Wah feature already, you could put a small resistance mixer in the input chain lke this one - although DOD has discontinued it there are still some available (B+H Photo-Video, ebay).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to fflbrgst)Re: Attenuating a Line 6 Spider IV Output
Thanks for the response.
It was a golden moment to hear the power and clarity of the Plexi.
Rolling off the volume on the guitar did bring down the overall volume but the crunch also falls off, which I fear would also occur if I used the DOD mixer at the front. I use a FVB shortboard and the Volume pedal which does drop the level, but I also use the pedal a lot, mostly from zero to full, and it would be a real pian to have to judge say a 2/3 point for a good level.
It does say in the book that the master Volume has no effect on the tonal quality, but like you say I've hit the sweet spot is between amp and speaker. If this is dependent upon volume, then there is no way I can drop the level.
The only thing I can think of doing is increase the presence at lower volume levels... shame the amp hasn't got one.
Again thanks for the response.