I'm a bass player and just getting into building and managing a PA for my band. I got tired of others setting up their PA's and clearly didn't know what they were doing. I read a lot about sound tech's and others wanting to DI rather than mic. Is it really easier to DI than mic? Seems a amp/cab, short stand, mic, and xlr to setup wouldn't be any worse, maybe even easier than amp and DI. Here's my situation. Have GK MBFusion head, couple of GK 112 cab's. The amp has DI, and my wireless also has DI. I've tried both those into the PA, and don't get near the sound I want (we have a couple 12' mains and an 18" sub). I mic one of the cab's (often just use one for our gig's) and I get the cab's voice thru the PA too, which is what I want. I intend to keep a small rig for backline, so need my sound coming thru the PA too. So what am I missing? What's the advantage to DI over mic? While a $700 reddi would be cool, my sm57 is giving the sound I want. So I'm a gear head too and a reddi would be real cool, just trying to talk myself out of it...somebody stop me!