Check this out: http://www.tdpri.com/threads/taming-5e7-head-clone-with.918268/ As long as the vol drop is not huge. attenuators I think sound quite good provided that the OT of the amp can take a bit of extra work. For example, my 1987 clones and Vox EF86 clone with a plexi 1987 OT sound quite good with L-pad attenuators. Yet, 5e7 and 5e3 clones start behaving a bit weird and conjuring some "distortion" on top of the regular sounds especially when the vol drop is high. Making L-pad attenuators is not difficult. If you can swap your pickups, you can do it. The ugliest part concerns drilling holes for jacks into the enclosure. The resistors are not expensive at all... B PS. Brake Lite is an L-pad with 25Ohm paralel and either 25 or 50 Ohm series at max vol drop.