I'm really getting sick of inconsistent sound on stage. Our soundman is supposed to be good but we always run into the same problems. For example at the last gig; - the bass player had a hard time hearing himself a lot of the time - I could hear the guitar bass and vocals OK but the guitar and bass sounded like they were out of phase.. like they each had a slightly idea of where the meter was - just slighly off from each other. As the drummer it makes it difficult to lock these guys together - I even tried pounding the bass drum to see if would lock them in, but it seemed like they must be in different worlds. I suspect it has to do with the balance between the amps. monitors and FOH speakers... or maybe the volume is just too loud. So what's the formula for getting the stage mix right? - here's one method (correct me if I'm wrong - PLEASE! ) 1. soundcheck with a basic stage mix that sounds good; amps only, nothing in the monitors except for vocals, no FOH 2. for each musician tailor their monitor for what they were lacking above, keeping the monitor mix to the bare minimum. 3. If the stage mix is good and sounds like it does in a small practice room.. then bring up the FOH speakers. 4. Adjust for echo, feedback etc. I usually don't have problems, but my bass player seems to always have difficulties hearing himself on stage, and the guitar player sometimes as well. This is driving me nuts!! I'm open to any suggestions - thanks!