In advance, pardon me for being a dummy! but!!!! I will be hooking up to the PA tomorrow morning for the first time using this rig. After reading the tech. manual several times i'm more confused than ever. I utilize no effects unit what so ever but plug into the mixer board. Now, the back of the unit has a effects loop send/receive post eq. It also has a direct output with balanced line level, prepost switch, DI knob min/max and a lift/ground switch. Where should i hook up from (listed above) to the mixer board. I normally hook a cable from the send to a box going to the mixer. Can this now be by passed? One other thing, would i be better off not having PA support and just use my rig as is? If all the other instruments are being mixed except me would this sound o.k.? To be honest, I'm not to keen on giving my tone control to the mixer. I have no confidence in him knowing what the bass should sound like or what i want it to sound like! Can someone who has experience with the GBE 600 help me out?