Yeah totally. If the venue can't deal with a real band using acoustic drums, JUST DON'T F.....G HIRE THEM !!! I'm not playing with canned drums (err, e-drums) anymore, unless the pay is CRAZY good (like, 500€ for 2hrs). To me that's a complete buzzkill. And once we're talking acoustic drums and any semi-decent drummer (one that actually hits the skins properly), guitar volume won't be much of an issue with the SV. At worst, dim it lightly with an attenuator or a volume box (whatever floats your boat) and you'll be fine. With my old band we once played this small downtown club where the staff complained about us being too loud for the entire night. At the end of the show, the club owner wanted to hire us back (we had a nice following, so the club was packed and I guess the bar made quite some money), we just declined and told him he'd better hire some quieter, acoustic band, not a rock band. And we weren't even that loud to begin with (I've played with and run sound for bands that were MUCH louder). Wanna talk ? Get outside. But if you're at a bar that has a live band and want to have a nice quiet conversation, you're just at the wrong place. Seriously, people are f'in annoying sometimes... Okay, end of rant.