Hello all, My band did our first gig in a large ballroom filled with a couple hundred people. We have a Yamaha STAGEPAS 500 pa system that we run vocals, acoustic guitar, and some keyboard/string tracks through. I kept my bass out of the PA and just used my Hartke 410/115 rig on stage. We received compliments on our sound, but I've been wondering if I should run through the PA or not. I tried playing straight into the PA from my Hartke Bass Attack, and I was pleasantly surprised with the result. They seem to handle my bass fine, but I have yet to try it in a band situation. I realize that I probably won't be able to crank up the bass through the PA, so would we gain anything from putting the bass in the mix and only using my cabs as necessary? If it's of any help, we play mostly adult contemporary/acoustic music. My drummer usually uses those Pro-Mark cool rod sticks or brushes, so he's not *too* loud!