This past weekend, my band was playing with several others in a large room. Using stage volume and going through the PA, all of the bassists' sounds lacked detail and articulation.....forget about your D and G strings coming through. It just seemed to sound like "BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!" from the audience area. The board seemed to be set up as well as as possible. What was a crying shame is that one bassist who owns some really tricky licks and is definitely better than I, was using a high-powered Henry 8x8 and still sounded like, "BOOM" in the audience. Another bassist with a vintage Jazz bass producing a great "woody sound" if you heard him up close, still sounded like, (you guessed it), BOOM!!! most of the time. This may be all the Limp Bizkits of the world crave. But we were playing SRV-type blues rock. I'm pretty sure the house sound system was installed mainly with the DJ spinning records through subwoofers in mind. IME, this setup isn't uncommon these days. - Do any of you encounter the same situation??? - What do you do when it happens - grin and bear it or do you have some way to compensate???