So, my new band just got our first gig! 4 pc jazz combo + singer as an opening act to a burlesque show on 6/14 My major problem is lack of gear. Even though this is a low volume group, the singer still needs (and already has) a PA and there will still be 50-75 people in a theater's 3-4k sf. lounge. Just got back in the game a couple of months ago, and those months have been tough on the personal balance sheet, so my budget is like $25 at the outside. The speaker in my Acoustic ministack (I really don't like this amp, and the DI doesn't work, but for $75 for six months of use who can complain) is blown for sure now. I'm not sure that little head could put out any volume at all through a PA main, especially 'cause it hums so badly and I don't have a way to control that. I REALLY also don't like the way it sounds through anything but it's matched 1x10. No dice. So now, I only have a little practice amp and a no-name passive DI. I'll see how much PA support we have and how much I'll need to "try-out" from the store. I know I can DI straight to the board, but I almost certainly won't be able to hear myself or the vocals and it will maybe sound like poo besides. Miking my little practice amp probably won't give me any real monitor volume either. I don't know what's sitting around the studio's equipment room - hopefully there will be a bass amp that's big enough to use as a monitor, or a wedge and a free monitor channel at the very least (should be, we're playing without drums). If not, I'm going to go try a Rumble from GC. I do need a new amp, after all, although I'd originally planned on getting a used lead sled in a month or two. If the tips are very, very, very exceptionally extraordinary and I like the amp, I will keep it. Tips and amp both have to be pretty great though, and I'm 90% sure they won't, so I'm 90% sure I will return it. I would prefer to not do this. Does anyone have any hints or tricks or something for those of us with some talent and without functioning equipment? Is there some PA EQ that will help the bass sound like, well, a bass?