Okay, so the short version - I'm about to start rehearsals for a six-week evening theme park gig. Outdoor open stage. I had assumed that I would run direct in a situation like this using a wedge monitor and set up an appropriate patch in my HX Effects. Today I got an email from the park asking what specific amp I'd like them to source for rehearsals and performances (they also asked me to bring my own amp to rehearsals until they can get in whatever I'm asking for, which is certainly a bummer). I was in the middle of replying that I was intending to go DI and would (begrudgingly) happily bring my own powered speaker when I realized that I honestly wasn't sure if this was the best option. So I bring it to you all - what would you request as a "backline" for a show? It's a mostly Latin 30-minute medley-heavy show with a dozen singer/dancers, full horn and rhythm sections, performed 3+ times nightly. I'm assuming the PA can handle the bass and that any rig I'd use would be purely for monitoring and maybe in rehearsals. I can't imagine trying to fill a huge open area - 3/4 acre just in front of the stage, according to a calculator I found online - with one bass amp onstage. ESPECIALLY with no walls to contain the sound and almost a full acre of empty space behind and to the sides of the stage... I'm honestly at a loss, especially since I figured this was already taken care of. I was told weeks ago we'd use house amps, but I figured that just meant whatever it meant. Lol. Should I just go ahead and tell them just to make sure I have a good monitor wedge (12" has been fine for me recently, but would 15" be wiser for an outdoor show?) and a DI box? Or should I request a legit amp (I'd love to spend six weeks in front of a Tone Hammer)?