This year i switched from Marshall to Ashdown after using someones Ashdown at a gig and instantly fell in love with the sound. I got myself a secondhand Ashdown MAG 300 head and a matching 4x10 cab to go with it, and the sound i get is absolutely stunning! When i play gigs with my band i always seem to get DI'd from the sound engineer... i feel that from this i am losing the great sound I'm getting from the head combined with the cab. i understand its the easiest method for a sound engineer, but what i really want is to have my cab mic'd with a Shure BETA 52A so i can keep the true sound of what my rig can give. any views from anyone who agrees or disagrees?