I need to get an attenuator for my 69' BB. I took a 5 year LOA from using them. I had a Marshall PB-100 that was very marginal tone-wise. I decided to stop using it when, after a gig, it became a "real brake" when I partially ran over it. I have heard great things about the Hotplate. Any thoughts on which is the safest and gives a truer tone.