i play at a church that is just finishing a new auditorium, we have started from scratch with the pa. it now consists of 4 community xlt500 mains, 4 xlt502 floor monitors, xlt509 subwoofer, and 4 TINY spot monitors. they are trying to reduce on-stage volume so they started by buying electric drums (smart move) and building a isolation box around the organ's leslie, also smart, but as i was getting ready to carry my 410/head out the pastor stops me and says that i cant have it out there in the new section. im like hmmm, what will i monitor with? get this! they were only planning on letting me use one of the 2x4" spot monitors... (yes, you heard right, low and cut off 100hz) but i explained to them that i need down to about 27hz to hear myself. ('cause i play a 5 string tuned to low A, i think that confused them more than it helped...) i stopped up there tonight to see the progress and there sits my amp head ON the subwoofer, with a guitar cord from the preamp out to a impedance matcher/phone plug-to-xlr adapter into the monitor console (now i should mention that the head has a balanced XLR line out, i will fix that little wiring booboo later) anyway, on top of my amp head there is a pair of headphones and a headphone amp... they took my head out but left the cabinet in the old auditorium. they are planning on my not having my own monitor of just me, only mix monitoring through the set of headphones and my HEAD as a direct box. *********** i figure that i will end up running my 410 as a personal monitor, the pa for house fill, and a spot monitor for the mix monitoring. sound good? *********** but i need some experienced sound techs/bass players to help me convice them of this proposed setup, my input is never taken much into account because how much could a little 16 year old know anyway?!? any input about personal experience with a setup (or situation) similar to this one will be GREATLY appreciated.