Hi JMJ, is my first time writing a post to you. Firstly, i want to say that i'm a big fan of your work since the release of Odelay. Lately, i have spend many hours following this forum. Here, i received the 'old' news that you have played in NIN. Days ago, i search for nin videos on youtube and i found a "rehearsal 07/2008" and " Melbourne 2.25.09", this videos is exploding my head. i have watch this videos everyday, headbanging in front of my computer. Humm, my appologize, my english is terrible, i hope you understand what i want to say to you in this post. So, let's go the subject. I have read threads about your tones; so, i want to know how is your 'tone relashionship' with a FOH sound engineer, particulary in NIN case. I read that you don't use a compressor running to your cabs. Despite this, is your bass compressed on PA? Other question is: how many bass channels you send to PA (DI, mic cab, etc...) on live concerts? Thanks! Greetings from Brazil. Thiago.