Recently we played a notoriously boom venue. About my 5th time there, we are a variety cover band.. Its a Private hall, concrete floor, drywall, rectangular, stonework opposite end of us, tall cathedral ceiling, glass behind us. I run (2) 1x12 Hartke Hydrive cabs, always stacked. Afterward the soundman suggest instead of stacking, I put them side by side. To tighten up the bass. Well my first thought is that would make it worse. Ok, well I used to have just one cab elevated on 30" case. I go into the PA anyway. But I got the 2nd cab for a little more punch on stage, and well, vanity. It looks better. And sometimes I need juice outdoors, and if we use smaller subs. I don't go real loud but I need to be able to hear myself, so I like them stacked, where the top one is elevated giving better monitor performance. I have read about this and generally the thought is you get more boom against the floor. That night things were booming too much and I was already having issues hearing detail. You know -that boomy sponge-like feel where when you do play a fast riff or fill its basically unnoticeable. My only remedy at that point is to turn up, (adding to problem) or back up and stand right against the cab. Sometimes I add mid highs, but my eq is going to board. I probably need to switch to straight to board eq, but I do sometimes change my eq for extreme songs. Does anyone here run 2 12's or 2 10's that lays them side by side vs stacked?