i want to run direct (no bass cabs on stage) live. running live we have a live kit, me playing bass, vocals, and key/synth/string/piano sounds running to the board from a harddisk player. i thought, rbi ---pa w/iem's rbi---pa no iems smaller DI like the bddi, etc. etc. all places we play have good pa and monitors, but, if i dont have iem's i could see a problem with having a monitor mix against a live kti onstage (no bass cabs) good prices for pro stuff (not cheap crap), simplest, smallest, is best. i would love to just take my bass and my rack. style is clash meets kylie minogue (only best way i could describe it) garage rock-modern dance. i play an active jazz bass. you can hear at www.myspace.com/theoutpatientsdallas listen to "right way" (best example) thanx a million guys.