In regards to people on here who demand their bass rigs put out as much low end as possible...... Lately it seems every bar I play in has the subs really close to the stage. In many cases, right under the stage. While on stage, I have come to the conclusion that reducing a large amount of low end on my stage rig (everything below 100hz), helps me hear what I am playing SO MUCH BETTER. Pumping out a large amount low end on my stage rig is not helpful especially since low end (150hz and below) is omni directional and the combined lows of my rig plus the subs - equals a very muddy tone. Boosting anywhere from 200hz to 800hz and cutting the lows 100hz and below has been key to hearing what I am playing clearly. The other cool part is that I hear the string definition and punch of my bass tone coming through the stage monitor while simultaneously feeling and hearing the low end from the subs. It's basically a bi-amped system without owning one. I do not understand why so many people have to have a bass rig that can produce a heavy amount of low end or go lower than low. Having a full PA system at a bar - you do not need the massive low end on stage. I can understand if you are trying to fill the room and I can understand if you are trying to get a special tone while at home - otherwise, what's the point? Anyone else experience the effect of subs being too close to the stage?