post 2of2 Muzak Cascading or re-amping. You take a line out from your amp which probably requires a modest mod to your amp, then you would need another amp for that signal to then be amplified to any volume you would like! Set your first amp (master) to whatever sounds best, then adjust the clean (slave) amp to simply control how loud that signal is. Two problems, I’m not sure, but I think line outs are not all created equal, and I believe they hold similar tonal issues as power attenuation so some EQing may also be required to preserve your tone better. Secondly, you need another amp that tends to be clean, like a PA for example. You can use two guitar amps, but then each amp would tend to color the sound, so if you prefer your amp’s sonic character, then it’s a matter of creating a good quality line out, running that into a mixer, or PA, or clean amp, and have that drive “guitar speakers”, not PA speakers unless you have a cab emulator involved. For example, playing a guitar into a hifi stereo system especially without effects sounds really bad, hence the importance of choosing the right “guitar” speaker compliment for your rig. At least one power attenuator sports a decent line out (Weber MASS for example). Acoustic attenuation The idea is to let the amp be too loud to achieve power tube saturation, then put a something like blankets or a box over the speakers. Some have faced there cab directly to the floor, probably put a blanket or protective foam down first. They make isolation booths or cabs, but those are usually made for studio recording and not for live performance and can be very bulky. Still, one guy put his speakers inside a double or triple cardboard box for home practice in an apartment with great success. The downside is that if you require a good speaker to pickup interconnect, I know I do for things like singing sustain and pinched harmonics, this approach is not so good. If all you need is power tube overdrive, which is very cool, and you don’t mind missing the highs, then this might be fine for practice but looks out of place for live performance. You can cut out small holes in the front to let more of the highs out while still retaining most of the lows. Some experimentation may apply. Lastly, using more than one device or approach may improve your results as various trade offs are to be expected. Sorry to hear about your back situation, but on the upside, knowledge and understanding is good, especially at an earlier age like yourself. I have not yet been officially diagnosed yet, but one x-ray from a chiropractors visit rendered the immediate comment, you have scoliosis. I looked, and wow, my spin is more like an “S” than a straight line, and my side view curve is even worse (not in the x-ray). Don’t worry about learning this all at once, just keeping these things in mind puts you ahead of the game! So, are you in a working band, or just starting up?