First practice using the Brake Light with the band yesterday, original Rx was the amp.
Unattenuated (0) was expectedly too loud, 1 was still on the loud side, but the 2 was decidedly quieter than the amp needed to be. The jump between 1 and 2 seemed really big. Continuing through the steps, the volume got quieter down to levels you might use for recording and practice.
Well, "0" completely bypasses the BL, so if you don't like that setting, you probably need a new amp.
You can adjust the two middle steps (2&3) a bit, though. If you look at the back of the unit (you will need to take off the bottom plate if this is the SA model), you will see two long rheostats running vertically.
The one on the right has four connections on it, which represent the 4 levels of attenuation. On the middle two, you can loosen the screw that holds them to the rheostat, and slide them up/down. Sliding them down increases the attenuation for that step, sliding them up decreases the attenuation. Tighten the screw back up and let 'er rip!
Yup, the BL looks a lot like that, except only 2 moveable parts.
I've tinkered with both of mine to make step 3 a little less loud than stock. I find step 4 to be a bit quieter than I'd like, but my wife finds the stock step 3 to be louder than she likes, so I made step three a little quiter. Voila!
I just hacked the BL in the above mentioned manner, raising the level of setting 2 by unscrewing the clip for that setting, and moving it up closer to the end of the rheostat. Seems to work. Band-level test pending.
Of course, now the difference between 2 and 3 is too much, so I may have to change setting 3.
Inspection confirms that settings 0, 1, and 4 are hardwired.
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