I just recently put together my first medium sized rig - a Trace Elliot AH250 and an Eden D210XLT. (8 ohm) I figured that this will give me room to grow, as I can always add an 8 ohm 115 to get the full wattage out of my amp and another speaker - but I couldn't justify it for "at home" use. Well, I finally got a chance to play with a band on Saturday, and I loved my rig - it sounded great. I had a great time with these guys, and I was asked to come back. So, it looks like I'm joining the band. I think that my rig is probably adequate for playing with these guys, but they are pretty loud. In the rehearsal space I got my master volume up to 7 1/2 and was told that I sounded pretty good, but I could have turned up more. (so next time I will) They plan to gig as soon as I get their set list down. So, if I'm thinking that if we'll be playing out, and I'm practicing with my master volume at about 8 - I might need the additional head room to gig with these guys. Does this sound like a legitimate need, or just another case of GAS?