At the end of the day you are hired for entertainment for the venue and for the patrons so yes that needs to be taken into consideration. That's a guitar player we played lots of small bars and restaurants and stuff. Summing amplifier seem to respond to barely being turned on like literally having your volume at less than 2 better than others I ended up changing the taper of the volume and tone pots on my Tweed Deluxe because the original CTS pots that were in there really didn't work very well at low-volume. Back in the seventies you could use Marshalls and things like that these days using a Tweed Deluxe wirh volume at 2 and 1/2 you're told you're too loud. and in some instances you are I thought of getting an even lower wattage amp for those kind of gigs you're building a lot of amps these days like the new Fender Deluxe that has power scaling. Perhaps it's the wave of the future I hope not.