I've been reading every so often the Schroeder/Bergie/Aguilar threads, and I just have one real big question- how can you gig with such small rigs?? I don't know if I've just been somewhat underpowering my cabs or what, but I've only had one rig that was a really killer setup, volume-wise, and that was an Ampeg SVT-III Pro into a Boogie 2x15 and 2x10. I've had a few 4x10's, and a Powerhouse (Boogie) 2x10+1x15 setup, and they've never been loud enough when playing with a drummer and a half stack. I recently sold my all-Boogie rig (M-Pulse 600 and the 2x10+1x15 short-stack) just because I couldn't compete live when playing with a friggin' LOUD drummer (who has this impossibly loud snare) and a Mesa Dual Recto half-stack. So do most of you with the smaller rigs (1x12's, 2 1x12's, 2x12's, 2x10+1x12, etc..) just not play with these really loud people or what? I usually don't go through the PA (as we're re-saving up to buy another one as we had to sell our old one). I guess some of it would probably be that about half of our gigs are outside, but still. I got an Aguilar 1x12 and matched it with my Mesa 1x15 with the Mesa head, and I played a larger outdoor gig and it just couldn't even begin to cut it. My amp was at 3:30-4:00 by the time it was over. The amp sounded GREAT through the Aggy cabs, but it just was not even close to being loud enough... I currently now have the setup that's in my sig (SansAmp RBI into a QSC PLX 1602 bridged (1600 watts) into a Mesa Diesel 6x10, rated @ 900 watts), and hopefully that'll take care of my volume woes for a good while. I hope to one day make my dream rig complete and get a larger power amp (like a Stewart 2.1 or QSC 3402) and run both the 6x10 and a Boogie Diesel 2x15 like I used to have. So, yeah. How do you guys do it??