I was just wondering how others have thier eqiupment setup when practicing with the other members of the band. right now i am jamming with a drummer and a guitarist. heres how its setup right now. the drummer has his kicks mic'd through a 1000w amp.the guitarist is playing through 2 fullstacks. the 2 fullstacks are in stereo formation behind the drummer, well, sort of on either side of the drummer, so if the drummer was facing you the stacks would be to his 4 oclock and 8 oclock positions. the pa speakers are in stereo formation next to the fullstacks (further from the drummer). and my bass stack, if the drummer was facing you, is at his 4 oclock postion next to 1 fullstack. so to the left of drummer(facing you) is bassstack, guitarstack, pa and to his right is guitar stack, pa. now, i play through two amps, 1 carvin 300w basshead going through a 18" cab and 1 500w peavey power amp going through an 18" 2x10" cab. my problem is, ive never needed anything more than just a 300w head going through a 15" 2x10" cab even when i played with a 5 piece death metal band!! and i could hear myself! these guys are freakin loud!!!!! i think too damn loud for practice! they got enough wattage to paly the whiskey without using thier pa system! i have to wear earplugs (cuz its so loud) so it blocks a lot of sound out thats necessary to hear. especially the drummer. is it some kind of power trip? do i need to tell these guys to turn down or do i need to buy another bass rig or is there another practicing configuration where my current setup will be heard clearly? help!