Yeah I know, if it's too loud you're too old. Well, maybe at 47 I am then. I've played in rock, funk, disco, etc bands for 30+ years. Most of the time, they've been loud. Honestly we've sometimes been too loud for the places we've played. Even when it's not too loud there's a basic SPL that go with a rock band. Ear plugs have been par for the course, if I didn't want my ears to ring after a gig. Lately though, I've been part of two loosely based jazz bands where I'm usually the only amplified instrument. Ok in one, the singer go through the PA, but other than that. The volume is naturally lower, though those horns can wail when they want to. I'm loving it. I love that it's not a barrage of sound, that I'm able to discern everything that's going on in the room and respond in a meaningful way, that my ears aren't shot by the end of the night. Lot less gear to drag around as well. I see myself going this way in the future.