Hi there. I'm a relative newbie to learning guitar. I've got a few and I'm having lessons, however, I found a really amp (Dr Z Maz18 Jr combo) but I've found I can't get the distortion sound I want unless I really crank it up. Not really an option in a semi-detached house with a wife that has the hearing of a bat. Anyway, I've seen the Dr Z YouTube videos for a thing they call a "Brake-Lite" (their branded attenuator for my amp). It's not cheap but I might have to get one. However, I have no idea how it performs against other brands or, indeed, if other brands are an option. My amp is valve and 18w and I'm really after something that will allow me to practice in our spare room without having to get a fuzz pedal or taking out the windows... Any suggestions would be welcome.