So I'm like 6 months into playing with this country band. Things are going well. BUT, we've had kind of a hiccup lately. The board they had been using is an older 10 channel Crate. The last two channels are a 9/10 half power or something. There are just enough inputs with what we got but the thing is on the fritz. Some of the channels are starting to not work at times and give us problems. We had everything working with that sound wise. But then they ordered a "Rocville" 12 channel from Amazon. And we've started to have challenges. It supposdely has more watts then the crate but it has like no balls. Sounds dead. Now.... enter my issue. I've been playing through a rumble 40 with an xlr out to the board. Which is usually plenty. But the last gig we played was at a bowling alley and we're on the approaches. So it's pretty wide open. And the first half of the gig sounded blaaaa. Then the drummer and steel guitar player are older guys with a lot of experience so they eq'd my amp a lot differently and cranked it. It did sound a lot better. But then they were all looking at me like I'm stupid cuz I had the settings where I did. Well the steel player is new and never played with us when we were using the last board. And the drummer is this old school dude that is pretty dogmatic and they're both like you need a bigger better amp. And I'm like thinking, hang on, this thing first off was working really well with the other board. Secondly, even at this gig once we cranked the rumble 40 it worked well. They had the bass turned way up on the eq. mids and treble lower. Gain low and Volume way up. Almost dimed. LOL. Anyways.... Another thing is both of the old guys didn't like that my jazz doesn't say Fender on the headstock (squier) cuz I percieve the drummer to be a bit of a gear queer. He's always bragging about how much his stuff costs. He is supposedly a professional musician that has played with bigger acts. Anyways.... Now we're trying to figure a way through this. One idea is if I did go out of the board it would free up a channel, but then I would need to have a bigger rig. I have a rumble 100 with 2-10"ers on casters in my basement that is a boomer but my gosh I don't want want to move that thing around. I swear it weighs a ton. My rumble 40 weighs like a fraction of that. Then I got to thinking, should I get one of these newer, lighter and smaller combos like the Ampeg with a 12" speaker and a 110 watts. Or the rumble 100. They're not real heavy or expensive. Then I thought, if I did that and really needed some juice is figure a way to run the rumble 40 and one of those mentioned together. Or there is the idea of getting a head with more watts and some kind of cabinet set up that doesn't weight a ton. Maybe a newer 1 15" speaker. IDK. I'm likely going to start playing my Mexi P bass with them cuz I think I got the pot fixed. I was going to swap it out but after cleaning it a couple of times with electrical spray it seems to be working now. I bought some to swap if I need to. (the volume pot wasn't working right and the tone crackled a lot) So hopefully the electrical cleaner did the trick on both. I think the P probably is bassier and hotter and could possibly help. the drummer is kind of a gear snob and I don't think he liked the fact that my Jazz didn't say Fender on the headstock. He gave me his opinion about basses when I was shopping cuz I asked. But he struck me as a bit too concerned and overly opinionated about it. And I don't think he even plays bass. He just has been playing forever and is supposedly a professional musician and has strong opinions. That being said, I think the Jazz is more mid and treble focused..... So any of you ever daisy chain two smaller, lighter amps together? Our next show is outdoors....... And if we try to keep me out of the system outside..... I might need a wall of amps. LOL. I don't really have a lot of money to burn.