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I own a 5150 combo and i want to use a thd hot plate power attenuator,but i want to know how to connect it to the amp

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Hi vhmike

You simply plug your speaker lead out of the 5150 into the Hotplate, and then the Hotplate output into your speaker box. What it does(though you probably already know :)) is "soak" up power so you can run your 5150 hard and get that great tube overdrive happening in the output stages without blasting the surrounding area into orbit with your volume. Hope that helps answers your question. If not, just get back to me here with your questions. Cheers \m/


Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Graeme Ross Oct 28, 2008

    oh, I just noticed you have a combo... sorry man, seen so many 5150 heads with the awesome American Birch ply quadbox, I just automatically think of them when I hear 5150. You will need to use a quadbox with the rig or fit an additional "speaker in" socket to the combo to facilitate using the HotPlate. This is not a big job, and could be done for less than $50. If you need more details on how to do it, just ask :)




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