Wondering what is the most common (or practical) setup for a speaker cab on stage. I used to use a combo amp, and point the speaker up at me (like a monitor). However, we are now playing gigs without micing the amps, so setting it up for me as a monitor does not work. Let's assume it's a small room and you're not micing the amp through a PA. We know that standing directly in line with the speaker, the highs are prominent. I tried a Weber Beam Blocker once, but couldn't get the thing to stop rattling (mounting issues). Right now, I use a 2x12 vertical slant cabinet. So, the top speaker points slightly towards me, but since I'm close to the amp, it only probably hits me in the belly. Others have suggested a straight cab sitting on the floor, where the speakers are not pointing at your upper body at all. Now, you'll turn up the highs to hear them. However, anyone standing directly in front of you cab (like the crowd at a short distance) will likely hear piercing highs. Obviously, there's no perfect answer, since it depends where you are (player, audience) in the relation to the speaker axis, but was wondering what is most common.