I posted this over at Talkbass, but I thought some of y'all might have good info too. See below. Sorry for the noob question, but I wasn't having much luck searching. I play in a trio, and we just got a fairly inexpensive PA - haven't had a chance to try it out at practice yet. We got two different opinions from two different employees of the shop: one said don't run the bass through the PA (just use the amp), and one said it would be fine. What's generally considered the "correct" way to go? Here's the basic info: Band: guitar, bass, drums and two vocal mics. Music is rock, but not hard rock (alt/country, Stonesy bar rock). PA: Behringer powered mixer (800 watts mono/ 2x 350), Peavey 12 inch speakers (rated at 400 watts). Not planning to mic drums, and our goal is small bars and perhaps parties. Help? Thanks, and let me know if you need more info.