Hello folks, Setup: Hartke 3500 head (the head has a direct out) Hartke TP410 cab Hartke TP115 cab Right now, our band is playing medium sized bars/night-clubs...we've made the jump from the small places. To date, we've never run the bass out of the PA system...the PA was used only for the rest of the band because I've got plenty of power in my stack. However, as we play slightly larger venues, the volume is going up. I still have enough power to fill the room...however, stage noise is becoming an issue. My cabs are normally positioned at the back of the stage, beside the drummer. Standing directly in front of my cabs getting my hair blown back gives me wet dreams, is tolerated by the drummer, but for some reason (LOL) the singer and lead guitarist on my side of the stage are having trouble with my bass volume competing with the monitors. No matter where I place my cabs at the back of the stage, someone who is singing is interfered with. What to do? I've thought about running some of the bass out the PA mains so that my stack isn't the only thing delivering power, thereby reducing stage noise. Problem is that it taxes the PA resources, already being used to its limits by the entire Vdrum set, as well as guitars and vocals. I own miles of heavy duty speaker cord...I have thought of splitting my cabs, placing them by the front corners of the stage (beside or under the PA mains). I could run a little bass into the PA, enough to hear on the monitors, or going direct-out from my head into my little practice amp for a monitor. We rent our PA, and I don't have the opportunity to play with the system much before the next gig, other than at soundcheck. I'd like to have a decent set-up game plan before the next gig. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Problems you see with splitting my cabs? Thanks!