I have a Pod XT Live and the church I work at has several amps, but one is a 40 watt Mesa Boogie tube amp. I don't know the model number, but it's about 4-5 years old and the cost for it new was around $800. I'm actually selling my Pod and buying a few individual pedals instead, and I intend on using the Mesa. Here's the problem though. Stage volume is an issue at our current facility, and in order for me to get good tone out of the amp, I have to have it cranked pretty loud. When I turn it down to a reasonable level, I lose all of the drive. What's the trick to getting good tone out of the amp in this situation? I've tried my Pod through it and I just didn't like the tone. I didn't spend any time tweaking it, but I decided to sell it anyway. It'll be easier with just the following pedals: tuner, volume pedal, overdrive, compresor, chorus, and delay. I do have a friend willing to trade me his Vox ad50vt straight up for the pedal, and while the amp sounds good and has several options (including an attenuator), it's not ideal for a live situation, which is where I'll use it most. So, a few pedals and the Mesa is the way to go. Do you have any tips for me (other than putting the amp in a different room and mic'ing it)? Can I buy an external attenuator for the amp?