We've been using an XR18 for about a year now but I recently started using a laptop at gigs to tweak my own IEM mix. I started looking at how our sound guy has my bass channel configured for the mains and I was curious to see how some of you configure your bass channel. I play a Fender Jazz Bass Special > Zoom MS-60B (compressor and amp sim) > MXR M80 DI+ > XR18. I still currently have a GK 700RBII and Neo 212-II cab on stage but volume is minimal. The majority of my sound comes from the mains. I plan on going amp-less soon. My questions are: 1. Are you using the XR18 for compression? Do I need it if I'm already running compression with the MS-60B? 2. How is the EQ tuned on the XR18? Flat? 3. Do you use the noise gate? 4. How are your sends configured? Input? Pre or post EQ? 5. Do you use any on-board effects on the XR18? I'm asking because our sound guy likes toys and gadgets and he has a tendency to play with the controls too much and I have a feeling he may be over complicating the whole system. I just wanted to see how the rest of you are using it. Thanks.