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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 2:49 pm     Reply with quote

Is it possible or is there already a volume control to connect between the amp and extension speaker? It would be helpful if the guys on the other side of the stage be able to turn the volume up or down. Any help or suggestions welcome.

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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 5:39 pm     Reply with quote

Google "L pad"
A regular pot won't work for two reasons:
1) a pot can't dissipate that kind of power
2: even if it could, twisting the knob would change the load on the amp.
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George McLellan


From:
Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 2:19 am     thnx Reply with quote

Thanks Lane,
Geo
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 7:16 am     Reply with quote

I have some Peavey speakers that I use with my PA system that have volume controls.
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George McLellan


From:
Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:09 pm     Thanks Reply with quote

Yes Erv, the hot spots we use on the country show I do when I'm back in Minnesota has them, I was just wondering if there is one I could put in line with my extension speaker.
Geo
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:15 pm     Reply with quote

George,
It's worth a try. Very Happy
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 2:55 pm     Reply with quote

With some simple tools, you can add an L pad to any speaker enclosure.
You just need to get the right power capacity and impedance.
https://www.parts-express.com/cat/speaker-l-pads/306
And, I'm pretty sure the guys who monkey with these for a living will attest that every speaker with a volume control uses one of these (or something that works just like them.
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Bill Moore


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Manchester, Michigan
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 4:18 am     Reply with quote

If they are complaining that you are too loud, the simplest way would be; adjust the position of the speaker til they are satisfied. If you are not loud enough, play louder. Smile
There have been times that I have "adjusted" the volume of a monitor by throwing my jacket over it.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 7:16 am     Reply with quote

Often when I set up my PA speakers, one is fairly close and another is further away. I like to be able to turn down the close speaker to match the volume coming from the one further away.
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 11:30 am     Reply with quote

You're right Erv, that's what I have in mind. I've never had anyone complain I'm too loud...except the rythym player on the other side of the stage. That way he can have it loud enough to hear where he's suppose to be in the song. Laughing
Geo
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