so i'm playing bass for my school's choir, in the theater. HORRIBLE theater from the 70's, too small, incredibly boomy, ground is hard, seats are hard, whatever. i've been screwing around with the bass setup in rehearsal (that means listening to the other bassist and running to the audience, then running back to make an adjustment, then running back). its gotten slightly better, but it still sucks. the amp is turned up way past where it should be, yet it doesn't cut through to the seats. i've tried adding mids and cutting back on lows, but that just creates other issues. what really gets me is that the sound guy is running a direct out for recording purposes, but not for house PA, which imo would be a huge improvement. i'm stuck with the small (112 i think) version of the Line6 LowDown combo. it can certainly be a loud little amp in most situations. also it seems like the volume isn't responding at that level. like when i'm plugged in and i turn my volume pots (passive jazz bass) just a little, the volume goes way up. but then for the 3/4 rotation that i can still turn my knobs, there doesn't seem to be a volume increase. is the amp maxed out or something? its not distorting, but it certainly doesn't sound good. me and the amp are up on a riser next to the drum set, and there's a lot of stuff in front but i've done what i can to get the amp facing through a window.