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    Marshall AVT50 combo........

    I just bought an AVT50 combo at Guitar Center the other day because to me it was the best sounding amp for the price (I was looking for something between $500-700) and I don't need something extremely loud because I just goof around not play arenas. Anyways, the thing sounds better as it gets louder just like an all tube amp, but what amazed me is that this amp gets insanely loud for it's size, way too loud for me to play, but that's where it sounds best. Is there any way to run a hot plate or something through the thing so you can crank the amp but keep the volume low?

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    Although it uses one Ecc-83 in the preamp stage it's still considered a solid state amp because of it's circuitry.
    Unfortunately you can't use an attenuator like a hot plate with a solid state amp. You'll damage the amp.
    One thing you might try to do it substitute the Ecc-83 for a 12AU7, which only supplies about 50% of the power as the Ecc-83. That may cut your power down considerably or it might just kill the gain and make the gain stage sound like crap since the output power circuit is solid state.

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    Yeah, I would try that. I have a AVT50 Halfstack that I use at the rehearsel space, And I like my gain knob to be cranked up to about 8. But when you do that, and your volume is up to 4 or 5, you get a lot of feedback. One thing I did try, was pulling the Marshall ECC-83 out and I replaced it with a Groove tube instead. Seems like it sounds a little better now. Your right about one thing, it's frick'n loud.
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