Originally Posted by MNAirHead
Do any of you guys have a band rule that the member must buy/own/transport/maintain/cable their own monitors?
No, but my country band had only two monitors when I joined them, both on the other side of the stage. One up front, and one to the drummers right as a side fill for his benefit. Their previous bassist didn't sing, while I do leads and harmonies, so I grabbed one of my powered speakers from my small PA I use for my solo/duo acoustic stuff and use it as my monitor. Suits me just fine. And yes, I take care of everything myself, and prefer it that way. I like to use reliable gear, and always fix what needs fixing before the next gig, etc. Can't say that about players and their gear in other bands I've been in.