I've had a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (HRD) for some time, since early 2000s. It's one of the earlier MIMs. Due to a number of reasons I've not played it much, and when I do play it it's at bedroom levels. My kids will keep me from joining a band anytime soon, so I'll be playing it quiet for the foreseeable future. I've never changed a tube and never had it serviced. In the past couple of years I've become aware of potential issues with the amp - namely, the resistors can heat to the point that they melt the circuitboard and cause irreparable damage. So I reached out to a local amp tech recommended to me by Paul Gussler of Oldfield. I asked him to go over my amp, look for bad/cracked solder joints, resistors with outward signs of defect or whatever, check out the tubes, and make necessary repairs. He estimates this will take about two hours, so the price is very reasonable, but is subject to change depending on tubes, etc. He was very informative, very helpful, and took time to explain everything and answer my questions. One of the things he mentioned was modifying the amp. He mentioned the Fromel mods, to be specific, which includes putting in some better resistors (I'll never understand that stuff), a tone stack, an algorithmic volume pot, and adjustment to the amount of reverb, and maybe some other things. Has anyone done this mod? I've looked and looked for videos online, and they're all very amateur. Most people seem to be really into the piercing, spanky sounds of the amp and the mod, whereas I am far more interested in the creamy, silky sound of the amp. I have a Marshall DLC40 which has a very cleaned up clean sound, so I appreciate the silky resonance of the HRD. Does the mod kill the ability of the HRD to make sound warm and shimmering? Does the tone stack totally kill all mids? Or does it just give you the ability to better control mids? I'd like to take the opportunity to make the amp sound better, and now is a good time to do that. What I'm really interested in is making the amp quieter, since I'm a bedroom player. Here is where a lot of people can justifiably tell me I have the wrong amp. But I'm not really interested in selling it. I hope to gig in the future, and I can see myself buying another HRD, or something similar. Getting a smaller amp now, even used, will require additional money even after I've pocketed whatever I get from my sale. Plus, I'd still do the mods so I'm selling someone a quality amp, and not something that will peter out on them when they're not aware of potential issues. I rambled a bit, sorry for that. If anyone has any recommendations on mods to achieve better tone options while not totally altering the character of the amp, I'm all ears. Also, if anyone has some good ways to get it quieter, I'm interested. Thanks for reading.