I recently acquired ( for only $250 I might add) a Blues Deville 2x12 ( 90's reissue). It's rockin and sounds great ( well it really needs some NOS tubes in it the Groove Tubes suck) but it is TOO DAMN LOUD!!!! I love the tone and all, but I can't tame this sucker and I need it to do double duty as a gig amp and a home amp. ( my 60's lectrolab needs a re-cap and maybe even more than that and it's just not really worth the $$$ to fix). Some folks have suggested some volume box off the bay ( basically a 100k pot in a box) that you run between the efx loop. This doesn't seem to be a good fix as I am concerned about tube wear and/or other problems by cranking it and controlling the volume via the little pot box. Is this accurate? Or will it be fine? I can't really spring for a hotplate right now ( nor do i want something ELSE to lug around). I really can't afford to buy a home amp as I don't make that much bread, the economy sucks, and I am trying to save for a 6k series Gretsch. If I start shopping for another amp ( like a champ or a Vox VTX series or something) I will end up spending wayy too much $$$ for something nicer than I need ( i know me , I will go to the store to buy a Champion 600 and walk home with a damn Princeton, my ears control my wallet!!!) Any ideas? Or am i just gonna have to suck it up and give someone my $$$ with instructions to buy the champion600 and run back home?