Gonna see if maybe anyone else is doing this and if so, maybe we condense it into one thread.... On a number of gigs recently I've had nice wedge/monitor support, as well as a backlined amp. On a few of them I've had a powered monitor in front of me. The QSC K12 and a new JBL (PRX612 I think). I've played through monitors with no amp before. and do it quite often at church. (Although the monitor there is an L'Acoustic co-ax 15- and the most amazing bass sound I think I may have had. But it should be for a $2500 monitor. I even plugged my amp directly into it a few times, and it was equally insanely good sounding). Anyway, I haven't seen ay threads recently on this, and the latest crop of powered monitors are pretty badass. FYI, my pre-amp/DI is a Radial BassBone in cases like this. My normal rig is a TC Electronics RH750 and a pair of the TC 112 co-ax cabs. In the one case, I was asked to turn the backline amp down for a second and play. I only had my bass in the monitor at that point. I never fired the amp back up because I was completely happy with what I was hearing from the monitor (which was the JBL one). Just had them turn the bass up a bit more in the monitor. I'm also not one that needs a lot of massive low end from my rig. I like a real tight bass sound as opposed to a big blooming low end one. I've used monitors enough to like what I get if its a nice monitor and not junk. I have a few gigs coming up where I'm going to either find a backline rental and see if I can get my hands on a QSC or JBL- or go buy on from Guitar Center and return it if I hate it. And it gives me an excuse to try the TwoTone Torpedo C.A.B. Plus, I figure two things: 1) my ears are designed to work from the front and not from the back. My ass doesn't need to hear me unless I have my head up it..... 2) the sound guys generally like it because I can blow my face off and not really effect the FOH much, if at all. Out of the QSC and the JBL, I liked the JBL a bit more. Seemed smoother on the top end and the lows were nice and tight and defined. Plus it was loud as hell and clean. "My sound" comes more from my bass and me than it ever does from an amp. No matter how hard I try, I still end up sounding like me. So, anyone else trying this as of late?