Lately I have really been leaning toward a 400+, however I don't think I will ever need all 500 watts. So I imagine I will only ever use a portion of the power available to me. What do you all think of this? Would it be better to buy a smaller amp and be able to crank it? As apposed to a big amp hardly turned up. It seems to me, especially with tube amps that the higher they are turned up, the better tone. Am I right? Thanks guys and gals.