Man was I pissed after last night's gig! The sound guy had me turn my amp down so low that i had virtually no stage volume whatsoever. On top of that, I couldn't hear myself in the monitors and i had to (attempt) to rely on what I could hear coming out of the mains in front of the stage! As a result, I don't know if my inability to hear myself resulted in me "digging in" too much in order to compensate. Man - I HATE(!!!) not being able to hear myself on stage and thus, not being able to monitor my technique, the effectiveness of my own groove as it relates to the songs, etc. I had to ask him to turn it up in my monitors last night, but that went for naught. Why he had me decrease my signal so much is beyond me. If the signal is hot in his board (which it apparently was), isn't that what the channel's gain is for?!? Anyone else suffer this indignity?