If I have posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize. I am playing a gig this weekend in a bar that notoriously has lousy acoustics. I have never played there before, but, many of my friends have. They all tell me that keeping volume under control is important. My band is little on the loud side in practice, but in performance we have good control over our volume. We will bring our own PA, there is no FOH support. I play a 400W solid state head through a 410 cabinet. I am considering buying an amp stand to put the cabinet on. I believe this will get the amp up off the floor, have it nearer to ear level, and allow me to control my stage volume better. I am concerned about "decoupling" from the floor. My bass player friend said the room is "boomy" and he had a hard time EQing the muddiness out of his sound (and the whole band). I'm wondering if having the bass off the floor with help with that. Also, as far as I can remember, I don't think I have ever seen a bass amp on a stand before. Although, now that I think about it, I have put an amp on a chair at gig before (outside gig, ground was still wet from rain). Your thoughts? Experiences? Try the amp stand? Set fire to my rig?