I usually don't like playing with PA. And here is why. if we get an "engineer" that likes the bass loud and heavy in the main speakers the lower notes clash with my bass speakers on stage. when they do clash my guitar or the note being played sounds WAY out of tune. I've thought about lightening my bass sound on stage since I CAN control that, but then the drummer can't hear me well. I snuck over to the mixing board and hit the low end roll off switch and turned the bass tone control to "0" ,but still it sounded bad to me. at one point I just turned off my cabs and played through the mains, but then I had delay (the mains are 5feet and 30feet away) we're off to the left of the stage. any other ideas??