I need some help trying to resolve a volume issue with my 1976 Fender Bassman 50W. It only sounds best distorted when cranked at roughly 8 out of 10 on volume, that's just right before the power section wants to sag and then I boost it with a Boss SD1, note I tried many OD's and this by far was the best. When I bring the amp down to reasonable volumes, like 5 out of 10 it just sounds so disappointing and not worth using over my Fryette Sig:X. The real reason I'm needing to bring volume down is that I can't play at most of our shows at this volume, it's just to loud for mic'ing and it really kills band practices, we're loud but we really do try to keep things reasonable, especially when playing for 3 hours in one shot. Anyway here is what I want to avoid to resolve the volume issue. No mod's! Don't want to purchase an attenuator, might as well replace the amp at that point. Can't pull tubes, only runs on two 6L6's. There is no FX loop, so I can't run a volume control through there help. Tried jumpering channels, this doesn't add boost, only added EQ. I can only think of one thing that would work and that is to use less efficient speakers, if that's my only option left based on the restrictions I've listed above please share some great sounding speakers that would also tame the volume. Right now I run it through my VHT P50E Loaded cab. Obviously I'll take any ideas that are reasonable.