I've recently returned to playing the bass after many years on the guitar. I have what might be a stupid question. In the absence of a soundman, are there any GENERAL rules of thumb regarding how I should set my volume and EQ so I don't rearrange all the furniture in any given club setting? It seems to me that if I set my volume and EQ to my liking (and the band's liking), I am overpowering 50 feet away. I'm in a blues band and we all like the bass to be low and rumbling. I play a 5-string thru a 1000 watt head, a 4x10 and a 1x18. Thanks for the help.