To most people here I am pretty sure these two questions will seem simple and obvious, but I would still really appreciate sharing your knowledge with me on this. Thanks much. Question 1 We had a gig last weekend and the place was relatively small. Our drummer likes to put my bass extension cab speaker next to him so as to use as a monitor. He was in the corner and had the extension cab pointing at him which was essentially pointing at the corner. Isnt this the worse way to position the bass cab. Common sense tells me that the sound waves are simply hitting the corner and then hitting audience while my primary amp is pointing to audience. It sounded a little funny to me like a slight delay. Therfore shouldn't we have pointed the cab towards the audience and not towards him in the corner? In other words put the cab right by his side but pointing towards the audience and not towards him and the corner? Question 2 Our band is having volume issues in practice and at gigs (too dam loud). I told them last night that we need to play quiter as we are bothering the audience, eroding our sound quality, and maybe causing some hearing damage. Are decibal meters helpful in these situations? If so what are typical settings. If my band does not start to play quiter then I will let them know I will leave the band for this reason. Thanks in advance.