Last Saturday night I played a private party with a band I have been playing some side jobs with while my primary band is on hiatus. Venue was a banquet room that probably could have held 500 people (although only 200 at most in attendance). The band was 4-piece playing mostly jazz standards and older soft rock. Acoustic drums, bass, keys and guitar with 3-part vocals. Total P.A. was two small full-range "cube" speakers on sticks and a powered mixer. BL said he wanted to run only vox through the P.A. and I was thinking, "seriously? in this room?" Well we set up, started running a soundcheck song and I walked out into the house to take a listen and incredibly, it actually sounded good. Went out again when the room had filled up a little, and was still really happy with the sound. Not high volume and no "thump" like with a full P.A. but I was really thrilled with how my little Line6 150w combo was carrying the room. The biggest adjustment for me was I had to turn up a little louder on stage than I'm used to in order to get enough bass in the house mix but none of the other guys seemed to mind that at all. Maybe this is standard operating procedure for some of you but in my case, my main band runs everything through their [much bigger] P.A., all the time so I figured that was just something you always had to do, especially in bigger venues. So it really shocked me. Just wanted to share a success story.