1 gravydb 5 years ago Hi all, Here's my setup: guitar into effects, into Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp. The amp (40 watts) is plenty loud for rehearsals, but as you'd expect, it's too loud for those standing near it, and not loud enough for those on the other side of the room. So, to try to solve this problem, I bought a H&K Red Box (it's a DI with speaker simulation, fantastic by the way). It is situated between the power amp and the speaker. My plan was to route some of my signal through the PA, to try to balance out my volume. It helped, but not quite enough. I still need to crank up my amp a bit in order to provide a useable signal to the board. Eventually I stuck the amp in a closet, which worked wonderfully, but it's a pain and I don't feel like doing that all the time. So, here's my next bright idea... unplug the speaker in the Fender amp and use a soak. However, I have no idea what brand/model/etc I should check out. And I don't want to spend a fortune. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'd appreciate it. Thanks! If I'm imagining it correctly, it would give me complete control over my guitar's balance between my amp and the PA.