TLDR version: Kinda large band, too loud, hard to get people to play softer, ideas for managing overall volume, adding stage monitors, other ideas? The Full Length Version: I'm using an Eden WT550 into an Epifani 3x10 @ 5.33 Ohms, 750W. The amp puts out 500W at 4 Ohms, so I'm running a tad under that. I've been experiencing that my bass rig isn't loud enough, and I'm having a hard time accepting/believing it. It sounds great, and should absolutely be plenty loud, but I've got to have it nearly dimed at some gigs, and depending on the drummer at some rehearsals. I know adding a second cab is the best way to get more volume, and the WT550 can run at 2 Ohms, but really? I need more? The places I'm playing aren't that big. We don't always have monitors, maybe that would help control everyone's volume? Last night we played a local brewery/taproom, lots of big open space, lots of hard surfaces, echoey. We had a 10 piece band for some part of it. Bass, drums, percussion, 2 guitars, keys, vox, 3 saxes. Everyone was fighting to hear themselves, let alone hear each other. It makes for a tough gig when most of the band hasn't played more than once or twice together, but we pulled it off. My question, how do y'all manage playing at a more reasonable volume in this type of situation? We tried getting everyone playing more quietly, but y'all know how that goes...it doesn't... We didn't have monitors and the only thing that was going through the PA was vox and 1 horn mic that was passed around for solos.