Dunno about you, but I've had a bit of time on my hands lately so I thought it was time to try to tame my favourite amp, a late 60s AC30, housetrain it, make it usable without incurring the wrath of those nearby. I had previously (here's one I made earlier) made a power soak for my Boogie Mk3 incorporating a QPDT switch and 3 x 8ohm resistors wired so that it either went straight to the 8ohm speaker or so that there was a series pair in parallel with one resistor in series with the speaker. The resulting 50% drop was very disappointing, so for the Vox I went for 25%. All the bits ready. Notice there are 2 resistors which are 4ohm instead of all the others, which are 8. Could do with some 16s really. Sad to say, even at 25% power its still way to loud for house. I'm assured by no greater authority than the wife that this is the case. Oh well, its a bit quieter.