Hey guys, my guitar player/singer posted on a audio engineering board (live-audio.com) and those guys are giving him endless crap about us being "too loud" and saying we should use little combo amps. They have never even heard us!! It is absurd!! I have a GK400RB running to a EV410 and a SWR Big Ben 18" and if you read my post about Mesa amps you know I am upgrading to a Mesa 400+ head and a Mesa 410. I plan to sell the SWR 18 and the GK400RB. Aside from sounding like crap, the GK head can barely power the cabs, even when running just the EV(which is pretty efficient). I can hardly hear the bass at all. The guitar player is running a Peavey half stack at about 4-5 volume which isn't all that loud. So these guys at the other board are telling us that we should use combo practice amps for rehearsal and if they aren't loud enough then we are playing too loud. What a bunch of doofi. They think we play through bigger amps because we think "it makes us cool" - how stupid is this? Can you guys back me on this? We are a HEAVY Deftones,Soulfly,Tool style band and they suggest practice combos? whatever.....I just had to vent a little. Sometimes the audio engineer side of this business can be annoying. They went so far as to tell me that some national acts they have seen plug direct into the board with no amps at all, well duh! But I guarantee you that they aren't heavy hardcore acts are they? What do you guys make of all this?