Oooooh no! I've done it. Last night I blew my 1x15 cab - oh that terrible sound. I was playing louder than I've ever played before through my cabs. (Usually if it's that loud I'm DI'd, but not last night). I was very happy with my sound, the notes were sustaining wonderfully, the whole stage (and my rib cage) were rumbling. Then we came to do a Stranglers song, and that's when it happened... I hit that button on my amp that said 'crunch'. One note to check the sound and that was it, I'd blown it! Usually I do turn the volume down first, but can't be sure if I did last night - I sort of went all hazy! It was the last song in the first set, so we finished early and thankfully I was able to borrow the guitarists 1 x 12 (I also had a 2x10 still working). We finished the gig OK but OOOOH! It wasn't even a really wild gig. It was a bikers rally - maybe 200ish people, but not many up dancing. It was hard to concentrate after that, and now I'm really nervous about it ever happenening again. Gotta go now and check out some cabs - our next gig is next Saturday. It'd be good to have it sorted by then. I'm so fed up about it. Thanks for listening. I feel better now I've shared it with some people who might understand.