Hi there, I need some help/advice because I cant figure out what's wrong with my setup, I need more headroom. I have a Cort bass with 18v EMG's strait in my yorkville XS400T with the XC115 cab (400w into 2X10 and 1X15). My drummer is loud, but I can keep up with him no problem. It's my guitarist that overpowers me. He plays a Les Paul in a Marshall 100w all tube head in a 4X12 cab. He doesnt even play it at full power, but man I find his sound to be so bassy, there is as much bass coming out of there then my rig and it can throw me off at times. I need to have my amp turned all the way up most of the time and use my fingers for volume. BUT when I need more power I have to really dig in those strings. Then I dont like the tone that I get because it gets kinda distorted and looses definition. And even at that I just can't play loud enough. Then when he plays softer all of a sudden, I might play a little too loud for the first few notes, so he tells me to turn it down because I play too loud! I wish I could have enough power to play as loud as him without having to drive my amp full blast. Then again I think we play way too loud at times and I'm scared to go deaf. I tried using ear plugs but it mostly cuts off all the highs and then the guitar and cymbals don't sound good. I know some ppl will say to just find another guitarist/band, but I live in a REALLY small town and they are my friends, plus I have a really good time with them. I always try telling him that his amp is too loud but he says that it's not turned up all that much and that's the only way it sounds good. I just bought all this rig this year and I really dont want to upgrade it or even have to spend more money on gear (my wife will kill me!). I was sure 400w would be sufficent for garage jamming! When I have it in my house I cant even turn it up more then 2 before everything starts rattling. But in the big garage it's not the same story. I tried moving my amp around in different spots, it helps but it's not enough. Also I tried every kind of EQing possible, even thought I'm still learning everything I dont think it's my EQ. I dont know if I need a sansamp or something like that but I already have a tube preamp on my amp. I have a Digitech BP80 that I could use to boost my sound but I havent used it on my rig because I just use it for praticing at home and I'm not too found of digital effects. Really sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for those who will reply.