I play with a small town cover band, mostly for fun (weekend warrior type) and came into this with a big Madison 8x10 cab. Small stages and small rooms combined such that I could barely hear myself onstage while I was shaking the bottles off the wall at the bar. I got tired of carrying that around and swapped it for a Madison 4x10. I found that the shorter cabinet was easier to place on stage and with more separation I could hear myself better, but others in the band still had trouble hearing me. I still have the 4x10, but I picked up a Carvin 15whatever PA cab on recommendations here and find it to be even better, as I can always place it side stage, behind the mains and it's better yet. Still, I have to run it pretty loud to be heard across the drummer to the guitar side of the stage. Now I'm wondering if I could put the Carvin on the guitar side of the drummer and use a wedge monitor for myself and the keyboard player to hear. I don't have to hear booming lows to know what I sound like, and it would be handy to have my sound coming up at my head rather than down at my knees! Bad idea? Remember, this isn't FOH sound, it's my monitor. Could I get away with a strong 12in? I can probably lose the 4x10 if this works out, making my rig a lot easier to carry around. The amp head is a Yorkville Bassmaster, 800W or something close to it.