DI boxes into PA's don't count What's the smallest standalone amp you've actually done a paying band gig with (solos don't count)? I've done two small tiki bar venues now with my practice amp - a Crate 15 watt 8" combo. Oh, and with a 5 string bass! I've done a few sit ins and open mics with it also . First gig was two guitars (one acoustic, one electric) and me. Went fine except when we went to do White Rabbit....I use the B for the low part......and it sounded so anemic that the singer and guitarist started crackin up on stage . *sniffle*. But the crowd didn't even notice! Second gig was last night with the full band at another tiki bar.. talk about squished! There was one foot between the monitor and the bar stools.... The drummer used bass/snare/hihat/one crash and a hand drum as his tom. The electric guitarist was using his little practice amp (think his was only a 6" speaker) turned wayyy down. Drummer turned off his snare, and the venue loved it! We got told to turn down a couple times, but the bar was only about 5 feet from the PA speaker/drummer so it's understandable. I however got told to turn up several times. The only problem is the B string....my little amp can reproduce it, just not at any large volume. Couple of songs I had to octave up on the fly, but it worked out fine . If you're ever in that situation, one word: Chair. We put both little amps up on chairs, they ended up with about shoulder level. Had we put them on the floor, never would have heard them. Ohhh make sure the chair has a back or you tie the amp down. I'm so paranoid I tied the chairs to the railing . My next purchase is going to be a bigger practice amp . Anybody done anything similar?