After playing an AD30VT valvetronix amp for about half an hour in store, I decided I am going to buy one, but am interested in the 50w version because it has a bigger speaker and apparently it is a better brand than the 30w version which people have said they needed to replace. I plan on using it for the next few years, and while I don't gig now I'm wondering if it would be loud enough to play small venues (maybe 30ft by 25ft square), or loud enough to be heard sufficiently over drums. Even the 30w sounds almost too loud in a sound proof booth, but I know with the talking and yelling that goes on in pubs the 30w would probably get lost pretty easily, wondering if the 50w would make it.