Hey friends. I've been battling for the past year or so with trying to use compression as part of my live rig/sound setup. I have had issues with my drummer complaining that he has a hard time hearing changes in my dynamics onstage, even though at times I am barely touching the strings in an effort to bring things down. I run an Aphex Punch Factory as my compressor, active pad on (I only play active basses), and the "drive" knob on maybe 1.5. In other words, I run very little compression, and it really only kicks in very occasionally. I am wondering if I should just ditch the compression totally in a live setting, as we play some very dynamic music, across varying styles, and it seems to be affecting the ability for all this to come across well onstage and out front. I have a good right hand when it comes to controlling my volume anyway, so it's not a matter of controlling wild peaks or chasing bad technique. I honestly started running compression in order to get a bit more efficiency out of my rig, but I think I may be killing my tone and dynamic control with it. We usually find ourselves in situations with little to no monitor support, relying on just our amps or small PA to get guitar and vocals, etc out front, so my rig's ability to carry the band is paramount. Any thoughts from sound engineers or fellow players out there who have experimented with, and possibly successfully integrated compression into their live rigs? Also, do most front-of-house guys add compression to bass or other individual instruments as a general rule, or just to the overall mix?