Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

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Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby Traktop on Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:24 am

I´ve just recorded a clip of my cranked dr-103 through a "refined" attenuator I built from a guitar forum. I go from fairly clean arpegios to massive saturated strumings just playing harder with my right hand, and wanted to show how this thing retains the amp dinamics.
Sounds come from a 2x12 oversized semi openback cabinet loaded with 2 x wgs et90 speakers. :rawk:
https://soundcloud.com/thrashtop/1973-hiwatt-dr-103-wgs-et90-speakers-american-stratocaster-stug-decimator-attenuator-1
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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby OldSchoolDave on Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:54 pm

Traktop wrote:I go from fairly clean arpegios to massive saturated strumings just playing harder with my right hand, and wanted to show how this thing retains the amp dinamics.


That's very responsive! I could have sworn you were kicking an overdrive pedal in and out...

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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby Traktop on Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:38 am

You´re right! Second hard strumming sounds like if I just stomped on a drive pedal.
I´m making an experiment, trying to get the most out of this amp, using it´s own distinct saturated sound vs pedals for low/medium gain.
It sounds very good clean as well, but I always felt that was missing something and I´m finding tricky getting a good natural od sound with pedals as well, (I love it with fuzzes though). The problem always seemed to rely on the higher frequencies management. And what the heck... It sounds great cranked with all that massive harmonic content!
Cheers, Gilberto.
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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby JeffH on Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:53 pm

Sounds real good! Somebody should manufacture and market that attenuator!
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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby Shock And Awe on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:57 am

Where can I find about this stug decimator?
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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby oktorockto on Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:05 pm

I'd certainly like to know more about the attenuator if you could give me some info. Just ordered a THD Hotplate for mine. I have used a Tom Scholz Power Soak for years but I am putting some decent valves in now and looking for better attenuation tone.
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Re: Cranked 1973 dr103 clip

Postby Traktop on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:50 pm

The idea came from this gearpage thread:
https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/aikens-reactive-dummy-load.1072793/

A guy from a spanish forum took that idea to make a decent "bedroom attenuator" and tweaked that circuit to make it work with a 16ohm load. It sounds very good, but it´s a bedroom attenuator by design in the sense of it starts with about 12dbs of attenuation, and the fidelity increases the more the signal is attenuated.
This is the one I built, and I can use it at rehearsal volume levels with no problem, cause we all know how loud this beasts can be, but a lower wattage amp maybe could have a hard time.

http://www.guitarrista.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=112369
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