That's weird. I used to use a Budda 30 in places where my 80 was like that, but I never found a volume problem with the 30. The amp sounded pretty good with the master set around 11-12 o'clock to keep up with the drums. Those Budda amp's are kinda dark and middy tho'. I had a problem cutting through or hearing myself as clear as I wanted sometimes, so I'd crank it more. My old Marshall was so much clearer and I could use less volume and always hear everything so well.