Played over the weekend. The soundman came up and actually talked to me before the gig, mentioned the specific issues that we would cause if we were too loud (in a non confrontational, non condescending way), asked if I was OK with going direct instead of just plugging into my amp. What a great experience. After the soundcheck I told him if I was too loud to just give me a signal and he said he didn't think there would be a problem. The band sounded great, everyone could hear each other and it was a good experience. We'll be working with him again in the future. I wish all soundmen were this professional.