I use a speaker attenuator every time I gig. I use a Weber with the fancy speaker motor and stuff. I have the footswitch option so I can turn it off and on at will. It’s great for bringing lead volumes up with the amp saturated. It has some treble cut/boost switches on it I rarely use. It does depend on the cab. AND I’m not squashing the output.. just taking the “edge off”. Honestly though, as I mentioned in another post, for my last 20 watt build I simply added a $12 100 watt L-Pad from all parts on the back. I really don’t hear a huge difference in tone when used in that manor. Everyone thinks it’s magic in the little studio where I use it.