I had a thought here, and wanted some peoples opinions. I have an SWR 750, and goliath senior 6x10 cab. As ridiculous as it may sound, I have a hard time hearing myself onstage. Between the extreme stage volume, and my obviously deteriorated hearing (wife complains of loud TV all the time), I had this thought. Since my sound guy wants me to use a direct box anyhow, that makes my rig nothing more than a $2500 stage monitor I can't really hear anyway. All show, and a pain to haul and load. I'm thinking of maybe selling off the gear, and trying out a bass POD, and a good set of in-ear monitors. I should still be able to dial my tone in, and always be able to hear my bass, and hopefully the monitors would help cut some of the direct db exposure from stage monitors. If I don't dial a perfect tone in with the pod, I'm sure the sound guy will run me direct again anyway.....plus this setup would be MUCH easier to carry. Thoughts?