my band has comfortably playing local clubs/bars and never had any issues with sounds or anything, but when we made a jaunt up north to an actual "venue" set up, with multiple sound guys and "105-109 SPL," my bass tone seemed to be a big point of contention for the main sound guy. he was very vague about everything. he sent an extremely long message to us the next day and it included this: "your Bass Sound is over processed and doesnt carry the bottom in your music." granted i like the tone a little hot and i was pushing the treble hard, but for ****'s sake it's an ampeg 810 with a svt-350 head and when it rumbles really loud the natural distortion for me is wonderful. anywhere else we play it usually crushes face, stage volume usually a little over half up. he had us put the stage volume at like 2 or 3 and it just didn't sound the same and in my inexperience i'm not sure how to compensate. btw. i searched for this so if i missed something feel free to link me!