Hey y'all I played a bigger fest yesterday and had some dilemmas. Solely focusing on the bass part of the cluster f*** ill start out highlighting that they had an (if memory serves me right) ampeg svt pro 4 (300 watts) on top of a fridge. Now I normally don't worry about having a strong rig on a festival gig with so much PA support it shouldn't matter. We were the second to last crew to hit the stage and the monitor man didn't have the bass spread out around the stage...? The guitar player (who is young and a lil green) was telling me instead of the monitor man to turn my stage volume up. We had a 20m soundcheck which the monitor man used all of trying to figure out how to get more kick drum up in the monitor...... Anyway this is not a thread bashing sound guys. I'm wondering what you guys do when coming to a larger fest that has a backline and really quick sound checks. My keys player said I should have brought my own head and used their cab. This makes sense to me because I know how my head works. I know that because of my familiarity with the controls, I can dial any sound I need and that it's powerful enough if I need it. Id like to hear from some experienced big fest players about how you maintain your sound across different backlines. Is sansamp (or something akin) a better option?