Hey guys I have had some very interesting success in the past few weeks that I thought was pretty interesting. There are a few particular venues I play in that have very little need for a big cab (like a 4x10) in that these are large clubs with huge FOH systems. With that the stage volume is super loud and of course the stage is hollow, my use of a big cabinet was only to provide stage volume. I had for the most part either used a 4x10 or 2x12 cabinet for these venues which is plenty of volume but what it does is just increase the stage volume and blow allot of bass at my knees. I recently started using these amp stands that are supplied by the club, a 12" high box made of 1/2 inch plywood with a rubber mat glued to the top. I have been bringing my 2x10 cabinet (EA) and with the raised height I can hear myself at a much lower volume setting. I am considering building my own box for other venues maybe slightly higher 18" or so and maybe use it flipped over to carry my extra gear. I am really digging the idea of getting the speakers closer to my ear, but not really wanting to carry around more stuff. Any thoughts?