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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2015, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Power Scaling

I need some help here, folks. I'm looking to buy a Legacy head, and honestly, I want to get the L1 because I know it has the capability to get that Vai/vocal tone to it (I'm sure the L3 can, as well) while not being drowned in low-mids (as the L3 is. Or so I've heard from demos). So, I want to try the L1. Only problem is that, as you're well aware of, the L1 is a loud son of a gun! So, I did some research and discovered power scaling. I'm a wee bit unsure of this method, though, mostly because I don't know if the installation of the circuit board is gonna geek with the resistors, transistors, blah, blah, blah, and thus, change the tone of the amp. Anyone have any experience with power scaling? Is it even worth trying?

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Re: Power Scaling

Wouldn't an external attenuator be preferred if you don't want to mess with the guts of the thing? I'm unfortunately not well experienced in attenuators, and can therefore not recommend a good one, but I'm sure someone else could.
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Re: Power Scaling

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Wouldn't an external attenuator be preferred if you don't want to mess with the guts of the thing? I'm unfortunately not well experienced in attenuators, and can therefore not recommend a good one, but I'm sure someone else could.
THIS^^^

I also have very little knowledge of attenuators but the little I do know about them seems to be what your looking for/need.
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Re: Power Scaling

An external attenuator. Interesting...

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THIS^^^

I also have very little knowledge of attenuators but the little I do know about them seems to be what your looking for/need.
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