Note! check the size definitions before you vote! And vote for what is normal and usual for you. Anyhow, after hearing about how good players have it in Turkey from Andy Daventry in my "reality check" thread I decided to post a couple of PA polls to see where the rest of TB is at. My other poll is up and running and addresses what sort of PAs your bands have and is a "check all that apply" type poll. This one is different and applies to the PAs the venues you play have and is a "check one" type. Andy and I have exchanged pleasent PMs, and it seems we really do live in two different worlds. Where he is (Turkey) it seems that clubs generally have PA systems that can provide full support for the bass both in FOH and as stage monitors, and bass amps are pretty much optional I'm not so lucky. So read all of the options carefully, and choose one. Before you vote, check out these definitions 1st. Small PA - A PA that can provide FOH (Front of house, "mains" speakers that are for the audience to hear you) for vocals only, maybe acoustic guitar reinforcement as well. PA has either no monitors , or monitors that are for vocals/AG only. Medium PA - A PA that provides FOH and stage monitoring for Vocals, Miced up guitar amps, and Keyboards. Can provide light FOH drum reinforcement, maybe a bit of FOH bass reinforcement, but only as a small addition to what the bass amp provides. Monitors really cant handle drums or bass. Large PA - A PA the provides full FOH for Bass and Drums as well as everything else. Stage monitors can handle a little bit of bass and drums, but you still need an amp for you and the other musicians to hear you. Extra Large PA - Not really any bigger than a Large PA, but it has stage monitors that can handle the bass guitar to the point where it provides all the onstage Bass Guitar sound you and the other musicians need. Bringing a bass amp is definitely optional.