I was unsure whether to place this query under "Technique"however, as we don't have a "Frustration"column this will have to do! Last Friday night my Trio worked a gig in a Carpeted Function room sitting about 100-130 people. I used my fullsize into a GK RB400 X 2 .10's. I have a realist/ K& K DBT / and a Bass Max fitted. On the sound check I was getting a clear/solid sound with the Realist and decided to stay with that set-up for the night.... ALL WENT WELL! Saturday Night, a NEW gig at a new restaurant sitting about the same amount of people , same gear except this time we were on a wood stage about 12 inches above the rest of the restaurant which was also had polished wood floors and brick wall on 2 sides. Well , from the first tune in I was constantly turning to my amp to make adjustments then after I tried EVERY available setting I started moving from the Realist / to the DBT /. on to the Bass Max and back again. finally , I said to the guys to drop the volume right down and I played the rest of the night Acoustically....( No meat left on the right hand pinkies this week) Incidentally, my keyboard player was having the same problem so , at least I wasn't alone! Anyway, I would LOVE to hear if any of you have any advice on this COMMON problem we ALL face at some time in our lives.... Does someone have a trick to these situations?