DIY: Attenuator Box for your amp

DIY: Attenuator Box for your amp

This attenuator box can be built in about as long as it takes to read this post. I count 5 parts, and that includes the case. What’s an attenuator box? Read on.

Most valve amps need to be run loud to get a good tone out of them, which often makes it difficult when performing in intimate settings, playing late at night or if you have picky neighbours. An attenuator is an electronics device that reduces the amplitude of a signal without appreciably distorting its waveform – perfect for getting that cranked amp sound, at a lower, more manageable volume level.

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