it started the other night when my band played this jam night in fremont. i brought only my Ibanez SR405 (with bartolini pickups and preamp. AWESOME stuff), my WT400 and 410XLT with a few pedals, a boss EQ, wah, and digital delay. with the preamp turned about 11 o'clock, and the master at about 11o'clock, i was asked to turn it down after the song. or rahter, i was TOLD to turn it down... i turned the volume on my bass (which was turned all the way up) down about 25%, and after the second song, i was told to turn it down AGAIN. i turned the bass volume down about another 25% and the guy kept yelling at me to turn down my amp (he was a d*ck, he was the bassist in the house band and was REAL pissed that this new band came in and totally outshined them, especially me). so i had to turn down my preamp to about 8o'clock before he would finally stop yelling at me. after that, i couldn't even hear myself. then last night at practice, i had my full rig set up, my WT400, 410XLT and my D115, about 12'oclock on both preamp and master (just under so as not to clip) with my compressor hooked up and turned way up to get my sounds pretty solid (all my other pedals hooked up too). after the singer stopped singing, he just went to sit down in a chair while the rest of the band went through our material, and he sat down about 10 feet in front of my cabs. one or two songs into it he gets up and comes back in with earplugs, and when we're done, he's talking about how LOUD the bass is, and how even when he had his earplugs in, he could just FEEL my bass in his head, and it just vibrated the earplugs. i think that's a compliment, but i'm hoping i don't continually get told to turn it down... i've spent a lot of time tweaking my setup for the perfect bass sound, to really give the band its own unique sound, and i'm really getting tired of constantly told i'm too much for the room.