Thread: Tube saturation
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Old 2011-05-08, 13:00
Carbonized Carbonized is offline
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Ugh... I came across my old thread about tube saturation.

So, say a 150W amp would have more headroom (more defined notes) than say a 50W amp, right?

That's a good thing for a tight Metal sound, I imagine? As someone said, power tube saturation would be good for the fuzzy, loose sounds of 60s and 70s Rock, if I'm not mistaken.

But then why were attenuators mentioned? As far as I know, attenuators are used when you want to achieve power tube saturation so that you can keep the volume down.

If power tube saturation is not desired then attenuators aren't needed, right? Thanks!
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