Does anyone ever find that small amps that don't have much volume sound bad at gigs DI'd through the PA? I've always asked the sound guys to mic the bass amps but they refuse and only mic the guitar amps. I find that when I ask for more bass in the monitors and out front, it's never loud enough. I think it's terrible that you don't have any control over your volume when using a small amp say under 150w. I found it much better when a venue I recently played supplied an ampeg SVT 8x10.. I could finally hear my bass and the tone was amazing. That's probably why I enjoyed the gig so much. Does anyone else find that small amps DI'd have little volume, bad clean tone with not much lows? Is there a way to overcome this problem at gigs? I'm saving up for an ampeg 4x10 + ampeg portaflex 500 head at the moment.. I own an ashdown 100w which I've found out I dislike the ashdown tone. No hate towards sound guys, some of it's probably not their fault!