Yesterday I was at the Fleshgod Apocalypse show. During the support acts, the sound was okay, not great, but it rarely is. Then when it was time for the Fleshgod Apocalypse-soundcheck, there was no bass on the PA. The setup was like this: Bass, Distortion/Premp-pedal, DI, Amp. The DI didn't work (it worked during the support acts...). There was only a hiss, when the soundman turned it up. The amp, however, was absolutely fine. Not very loud, but great sound. The soundguy and his technicians needed half an hour (!) to fix this. I just don't get it. The amp was working and it sounded fine. Why not just mic it? Because of these idiots I had to leave early (had a train to catch...). Have you seen such a thing before? I know that most soundmen prefer a DI over micing. But should they have mics for situations like these?