Anybody here gig low wattage amps? I use my class 5 a lot, and I've been gigging two of them lately in a Y formation for good spread. Not everybody can (or wants to) get away with a 5w but the headroom and volume is perfect in my band. I actually attenuate it a little just to get it where I want it.. If I crank it I can go from cleans to crunch to solo just on the volume knob, but I usually put the volume at 4 on the dial and use a boost for solos just to make it a bit easier juggling delays & stuff.. Anyways, it always surprises me how loud the amp really is. When compared to my 900 4100 into a 1960a with 75's, the class 5 with the vol at 4 for crunch is pretty much dead on with the 900 with the volume at 2 in 100w mode set to the same crunch level on channel A. That's quite a bit! The 900's volume knob relaxes after 2 and from 2 to 5 and moreso beyond it climbs much slower, just to give you an idea where that is sonically. Between the two at this volume, I really like the c5's tone better even if it sounds smaller, just because it's power tube grind and Lord knows I like that better. Now, when the 900 is attenuated and running with the master wide open and the preamp gain (chan A) on half, it blows the C5 out of the water with that low mid el34 chest thump and is possibly the best tone my ears have ever heard, but to get that without attenuation you are looking at volume I'd never be able to use outside of a stadium or something, haha. And that's not even considering speaker breakup.