Some of these questions may have been asked in other forms, but I'm asking them again. And it's a great chance for those who have already answered them to answer them again and get your post count up! Win win! This past Saturday, I lost my amp right as our set started. It was probably a power thing, but the amp has been a little shaky recently anyway. Luckily I have a Zoom ms50g at the end of my board. And even luckier, my band leader just bought a pair of Yamaha DXR's for various monitoring needs. So after a quick swap out of some cables, I was back up and running with a halfway decent fendery-type patch on the zoom. Overall, it worked out OK. I was still sharing the monitor with some vocals, so I couldn't quite get the volume I was hoping for. But it was enough to convince me that I need to give the whole FRFR thing a solid try as it would probably help quite a bit with our stage volume. I went out and picked up an Alto TS110A yesterday to start the journey. I'm going to use my hd500 for now, with the intention of moving onto to something bigger soon (probably kemper, unless the amplifire really blows my mind). But I do have some questions for those who have bravely gone before me: Firstly, has anyone used their FRFR speaker as the main sound source on a gig w/out going into the board? When using an amp, I was only ever mic'd half of the time. The other half, I've just been relying on the volume from the amp to carry me. Our drummer(s) is not heavy handed, so I don't have to worry about that too much. With this whole new situation, I'll most likely be going direct most of the time, but if a situation came up where I just needed to rely on my powered monitor, does it work? Secondly, for those in cover bands, are you relying on one amp model for the whole gig, or are you switching models? In my situation, we don't have a dedicated sound guy, so we are a set it and forget it band. With switching models, there is always the potential for changing the way you sit in the mix, and without having someone to ride the sliders, it may bring everything out of whack. How are you handling that situation?