It’s hard to tell from the op what the exact situation is but here is my experience on the subject. We came off the road in the mid 90s after playing lots of larger venues and outdoor events. It was a situation where I could crank two BF Super Reverbs to their sweet spot, which was/is loud! We went from that to playing much smaller venues in town. My rig was stereo and I still had the monsters, turned way down into what I call the ‘plinky zone’. All transients no note with no air behind it. One night our sound guy walked up mid song and held up a blue pedal and motioned to my pedal board. I nodded yes and few seconds later the guitar felt normal again. It was the first time I had ever played through a compressor pedal. I had been digging in trying to be heard and now I could suddenly relax and just play again. It had replaced the lovely compression now missing from the loud amps. It went from wimpy, plinky, scooped single coils to being heard again. I quickly traded my Supers for a pair of BF Princetons which help immensely as well. Loved those amps because the sweet spot was not ear shattering and they sounded fantastic!