Hello. I am Mowburger. I wanted to get a feel for how bassists use they're amps/stage-rigs. For a few years now I've been happy using a Carvin LS1503 P.A. speaker for my rig. It has one 15" one 6" and one comp tweet. I have a Crown XLS2000 poweramp so I have enough muscle to "carry the room" if the P.A. sucks. I would liken it to playing thru a large studio monitor, any eq changes I make are very noticable. I use an Aguilar Tone Hammer for shaping my sound. Enough about my rig. I'd like to hear about your rig, but mainly how you use it. The way I see it maybe some guys use a certain brand of amp because of how it sounds, these guys might use effects too and like how the two specific pieces of gear complement them or their "style". If your one of these guys the amp is your sound, and thats cool. these guys prob would also like their amp mic'd as well cause thats the sound their going for, and I get that. I would suppose your amp needs to at least be as loud as your drummer or the loudest instrument in your group. How much muscle do you feel you need to bring? Is it different for diff venues or does it not matter cause your being mic'd? I guess I ask cause I started putting my rig on stage left and pointing it across the stage as a bass side-fill and then just ask everyone where they're comfortable volume wise, and it's been working out great. Are there guys that just use an amp as on stage monitoring for their group? If you think about it thats all it should be, but I myself have played places with shottie PA and was glad I could get LOUD! lol Are there any of yous that actually use a PA cab or nice monitor on gigs/rehearsal? I like hearing what the FOH is getting and using a nice clean monitor works for me I guess. Whenever I play thru an actual amp I feel constrained to a certain range of sounds, and I feel like I have to use eq in a recovery sense and not the way I would normally. Does anyone just bring a DI and IEM's? Or maybe a powered mon? Also I'd love to hear about what gear your using AND HOW your using it, filling a club?, just getting a super unique sound maybe with a boutique small amp and relying on a PA to get you up with drums? Just an onstage monitor for you and the band? What kind of rig/how you use it kinda thing. Also WHERE on stage is it placed, normal backline style, sidefill? ...and carrots I would love to hear about carrots.