Originally Posted by mafoofan
Okay, I just spent three minutes back reading on this.
Pio, do you not agree that different tube amps of the same wattage will differ in perceived volume?
One 15 watt amp being too loud does not mean others will be. Anyways, it sounds like your BJ could have been perfectly suitable if you didn't rely solely on the amp for distorted tones. Add pedals. That's part of the fun.
I've got more pedals than you at the moment; I wasn't looking to the BJ for overdriven tube sounds and was planning on getting a Keeley TS for it. You do however, at least to my experience, have to give an amp a certain amount of power to get it into the zone where it sounds best. I loved the shimmery clean tone but it just penetrated too much.
Now, if one 15 watt amp is too loud, yes, another one might not be as loud. However, when that BJ was too loud around four, I'm going to assume 15 watts is in general too much for me. I could be wrong but 2.2k for that Tone King would mean I want to be pretty sure I"m not going to have buyer's remorse.