So i feel like i had an epiphany tonight. We, as bass players, strive for our ideal tone. We spend numerous amounts of dollars on our equipment. We research day in and day out(ok maybe it's just me, but just bear with me) looking up equipment and relying on our TB brothers(and sisters) to find opinions on the things we spend our hard earned dollars on... When you are relying on a sound guy, Do you really NEED a full stack? Me personally, I've tried a bunch of stuff. When i first started playing i bought a fender bassman 410 and thought i had the biggest weiner on the block. Then i saw other people had other brands that were not fender and i was like... that's not a fender so that means they suck and bought the wrong guitar cab. Then i became an adult and learned about this little thing called research. I learned that besides my up bringing that there were other brands other than Fender. So i branched out. I've had a Crate, I've had Ampeg. I've had a SWR. And not last AND not least i've owned Peavey.( I Feel everybody should own something peavey at some point. I still love peavey to this day <3<3) But tonight i stared at my rig and asked myself, What's the point of owning this stuff? (Keep in mind, My current stacks consist of a Fender bassman 410 with a matching bassman 115; a Ampeg 810 classic and 2 Earcandy bassbomb 212"s) But normally i have a sound guy that always tells me to turn down, So why should i even bother having all this stuff if no matter what i do i'm always too loud? I don't play shows anymore that rely on only a vocal pa? I'm 24. Am i already jaded to carrying my fridge? HALP!!!!