I understand what you are saying... it's like imagining SRV playing at low volume... The impact and intensity, tone/feel of the performance is completely compromised. Imagine a guitarist making a "stink face" during a smokin solo at low volume.... well it certainly isn't smoking and the face just looks pretentious and phony... I get it man... Imagine (he who must not be named) without a wall of high powered fender amps.... it would have not only sucked, it would have flat out not worked!