This is a question for people with large club sound reinforcement experience. How much of the bass tone is the amp and how much is the p.a.? I know sound engineers have their preference of d.i.'s and preamps but, do they try to replicate the bassists tone? What sparked this question was that, I just went to see Clutch and they ruled as always but, they were way loud and the bass had no definition. Dan was using a Lakland Bob Glaub with a single Darkstar pup. I was on the extreme right of the stage so I couldn't see his rig but he usually has an ampeg svt/810 set-up. I would imagine this rig would rule? Maybe it did and I was just in a bad spot in the club but, it got me thinking. Why spend so much time defining your sound if the sound guy is just gonna do what he wants. I've never played a big club but, I've had problems with this at little clubs. Being forced to share someone's cab or being told how to set up my rig. I know they are trying to make their life easy but, I put a lot of time and effort into my rig and I want to sound like me. I'm just afraid that if I ever get to play larger venues I will have even less say in my sound. I think that's why everyone uses Ampeg. So they don't have to fight with sound guys. Am I way off. Maybe I'm just over-thinking. I do that a lot.