Hey @Bergstrom what type of music are you playing and what sort of clubs are you playing at? I'm sure it's not fun to have people screaming at you about your volume while you are there trying to do your job, but seriously, screaming about 5 watts?? In the Rock n Roll bars/clubs in my area most bands are/were using 50W or 100W Marshall and comparable Mesa heads and 4x12 cabs without (any visible) attenuation. Yes, it's loud as [email protected]#k but it's RNR and nobody is complaining and no bands are being thrown out. I started bringing ear plugs years ago if standing anywhere near the front. I don't think Marshall amps were ever designed for playing softly.