I've been trying to figure out my sound for a while now, mainly trying to attack it from the effect/bass DI route since my band has me playing straight into the board through a DI. My bass has been lost in the mix, both through the speakers and in the monitors. It's a brand-new PA, which seems to have plenty of room at the low end due to a big subwoofer, but it didn't quite react the way we would have anticipated in practice. I know that they want to be able to do an easy control/mix for all of us, so I've been reluctant to come off the main and into my own rig. That, and I've only got a limited budget of around $300 to spend - I don't want to push the wife too-too far. I have an old Peavey combo amp that I'm kind of over, and an old Hartke 4x10 speaker that was left to rot without being used for years. Don't know if this speaker would be sufficient anyway, even though we don't play anything too over the top (a broad mix of classic rock, Motown, and some new alternative stuff, nothing too harsh.) I asked about this in the effects forum, but now I'm wondering if I might need to be a little bit more aggressive in my thinking. I'd rather not have to go the separate rig way, seeing that storage and budget are an issue, but I'm just trying to cover all my bases (basses?). So, any ideas?