I tried something new on Saturday’s wedding gig (6 piece band, loud)... For a while now, I’ve been dissatisfied with the amount of top end in my bass tone in the FOH and monitors (full QSC rig). I’ve asked the sound tech to LPF at times, but it doesn’t always happen (time, other dramas). Also, it’s often too much hassle to get a bit of Bass in my wedge (which I like) so I can adjust my preamp to suit. Then I had a brain wave: DI out to my amp into my own personal QSC K8, then daisy out of it into FOH mix. I still have the acoustic energy and punch of my amp/cab to lock in with the drums, but I also can blend in the monitor for extra clarity/volume and the ability to get It sounding nice, too (especially with OD). Well, it worked perfect. And as a bonus, it made for a very portable and potent rig! I only needed one 15, and had a one trip load in including the tiny K8. I thought I’d share this as there has been a lot of amp vs. DI conjecture of late. Why not have both?