I just finished a week of playing in the pit for a community theater production of Camelot. Full 28-piece orchestra, just one bass. It felt like on the louder parts, I'd be playing full out (either arco or pizz) and not really hearing myself. My bass is an American Standard, a brand that is known for a big sound. What are the survival tricks for intonation in this situation? About all I could do was feel the vibration of the bow and the bass and know that I was producing some kind of pitch I should add that the musical director didn't want me to use an amp, which, if placed behind me would be at least one solution to hearing what's going out the front of my bass.