Yes, yes it is a question of volume. I have recently purchased an Ampeg PF-500 with a matching 1x15 cab. I have stated before that the variety of sounds that live in there is remarkable. I have, however, thought from the beginning that it wasn't terribly loud. Not at all what I would expect from "300 watts into a single 15... For example you can almost be heard at normal conversation levels... Almost. I think a hard drummer would bury you pretty handily. Tonight I went to a buddy's house and took my bass. He has a Fender Rumble 350(350 Watts into 2x10). Much to my chagrin, that amp is easily twice as loud as my Ampeg. Same "bedroom type environment, same bass; ***? Okay on the other hand for my set of ears the Ampeg is in another world when you consider the tone production aspects of the pair. So my question: Does the volume thing sound right or do I have a bum head perhaps. Seriously double the volume, maybe more.