Finding myself in the awkward position of having a sound man cancel on our band with short notice, I took a long look around my crowded basement music room and said, "Hey, I've got a wall of cabs here, and I don't REALLY need to use ALL of them for my rig, so maybe I could run sound for us!" So, just to be sure, I e-mailed John Dong and asked him if he thought that my EA cabs would work well for PA use (they have the range, after all). He said absolutely, and that he knew of a number of bass players that also used their EA cabs for PA use. So, I scraped together some of the PA/bass gear I have acquired, and managed to piece together a workable system. Please note: The human head in the photo is not a part of this PA system. It belongs to the bass player from the opening band. This setup really worked well. Now that I have my iAMP 800 (you can't quite see it, but it's on top of the CX-310 and Epi T-112 that barely made it into the image), I was able to use my main rig amp (PLX 3002) for the mains. On stage left, I had a similar tower, except there I had one VL-208 and one VL-110, instead of two VL-208's. And yes, that is a mini-fridge with the Epi T-110UL sitting on top of it. This band has priorities! I ended up borrowing some wedge style monitors, but I kinda wish I hadn't. When I was testing the monitors (before the guy with the wedges got there), I was using my two Epifani T-112's, and they totally cranked. Very nice sounding, and I could get tons of volume without feedback. Once I hooked up those wedges, the high end was unbearable, and I had to really reduce the volume to control feedback. Unfortunately, I didn't have a dedicated EQ to use on the monitors, although I did run them through my Eden Navigator and used the parametrics to trim out some of the high end. Moral of the story, I should have stuck with the Epi's as monitors. All in all, I was very impressed with how the VL-series cabs handled vocals, guitar, and kick drum. They really blew away the Yamaha PA cabs that are on the stands above them. Perhaps I have found some justification for my ridiculous arsenal of bass cabs... Later, Tom.