Finally tube amp bliss!!
I am blown away! Why? Mostly because this is the only attenuator I have ever used that truly does not degrade your amps tone at low volumes. I have a 50 watt Marshall plexi NON master volume amp. I am a tone snob! I want my guitar tone to be as good live as you hear on recordings. It can be done with the right set up and this RockCrusher Recording gives me what I need. I run a dry 4x12 Greenbacks and line out to a stereo effects processor and a pair of 1x12's. So Wet/Dry/Wet. That in itself is an amazing sound but the magic is the true plexi tone carried through this attenuator. No need for a two channel amp. I can roll my guitar volume back and get beautiful cleans or crank the volume up to make that Marshall crunch then add an OD to make it scream. I will say that when in studio mode and the speaker volume is almost shut off, like dialed down to 1, it will not get real clean except for the line out. That's the recording line out that will stay clean or cranked. And the 11-band EQ does wonders to balance my effects sounds. I have only set this up for live playing so far. Judging by the tone in the stereo effects I trust that there are some very good tones to be had using the line out for direct recording. I have completely forgotten (and don't' care) how much it cost as it is a very versatile tool and sounds amazing. I play clean jazz, pop, country rock, ballad rock, 70's classic and hard rock, 80's hard rock and 80's metal up to Scorpions and Judas Priest. The RockCrusher Recording really tames the volume while preserving the bliss that is found in pushing the power tubes AND provides speaker emulation line out to mixer, effects or what ever...even another amp! So needless to say more, I am very happy with how it performs and having a LOUD tube amp I actually really needed it.