I wanted to change the speakers in my 65 twin so I spent a lot
time on the net to glean information on the hps, impossible to test in store
especially in the countryside. The factor "decibels" was important because the twin and too powerful,
although I still managed to capitalize, even when playing at home (max volume 2.5).
The genuine HP were Fender Special Design Eminence, and I was a little afraid of me because plant
I liked my sound, knowing that plays mainly in the clear, with a very very slight crunch on the attack.
When I discovered the existence of hp eminence attenuator, I quickly thought it would be a good move to turn the amp doing better work lamps.
I found a Maverick and Reignmaker ad in the net. And if I was not very excited about the plastic side of design, different views on the U.S. forums have finished decide.
Received a few days later, I tested rapido, without taking the time and low volume.
A very disappointing first experience ... Almost nonexistent mitigation or any insignificant event ...
The next day, I took the time without me angry (260 euros the pair anyway) and most importantly, I set the volume, and then mitigation was effective. Let me explain: Between 1 and 2.5, the lungs of the amp and speakers without much change, then where before I squeezed the buttocks amount to three is opened, this time I could push the volume 3 and 4, 5 and 7, with a small go back to 8.9, and no one in the entourage complained. Volume level, it does not change much, but it was very tolerable while against the grain by digging ... I met the natural crunch of the amp without suffering from ringing in the ears ... For those familiar with the twin reverb, it is not nothing ...
Another bonus, sound, little altered by the attenuator: bass, treble, everything is there, but at a lower volume ... I would say that the sound is probably a bit compressed and therefore, much more manageable, which is worse during attack errors that pop up in your face when they are too blunt and poorly mastered. .. Anyway, me it suits me, it avoids the hiccups that put you well ahead when you plant ...
I still doubt and difficulty drawing a line on my old hp, so I put together the Fender special design, to compare the last time ... Well, there are not photos, Reignmaker eminences and Maverick are better, with better definition and more accurately at all frequencies ... The bass are not invasive and are lightweight yet very present and treble are forgotten ... This is balanced ... As they are almost new, I still think winning round and heat after a few good hours of play
Conclusion: Today I'm two hp, one showing a so-called "American" sound and the other so-called "English", I can dose at will to tweak my sound, even though I think I'll setting and find the balance that suits me and not touch it.
So it's on, it does not have the face of old alnico but they allow me to play my twin in all circumstances and without its advertised 85 watts equivalent to 15 watts (which is still stronger, better know), and especially to the power stage work, discover this legendary amp in the "sweet spot" as the Yanks say! Remains one question: reliability in the time of mitigation system. But as I said earlier, I do not intend to touch all the time ... After that, depending on the size of the room or on his amp branch is adjusted by turning the rear wheels. It is fairly simple.
For value for money, take a speaker type or kind the governor greenback, add a high attenuator range and made the addition ... It could be that you back a lot more for a less convincing result ...