A theme as old as Les Paul; What rig can I play at home with good tone but doesn't annoy the family or neighbors? I have come to believe that volume is not the core problem. People have music on all the time, and unless you are blasting the stereo, rarely will anyone complain. But the nature of playing guitar at home is usually what I call practice. I'm learning a song or riff, and the process is to play phrases over, and over, and over, and over,...... well you get the point. I would be surprised if anyone sits for two hours and plays 15-20 complete songs in a manner which is enjoyable to a listener. So in my house the fact they can "hear" me at all can be annoying just because of what i'm playing, not excessive volume.