My band is "hard rock" I guess... not really metal, but just heavy rock. The PA isn't exactly a great setup... but it's got plenty of power and there really aren't any "problems" with it. I'm just looking at ways to maybe get a little more out of it without feedback, and I'm not a live sound genius. Some of the components I'm not so sure of the brands anymore, but here's the setup: -2 Shure PG58 mics with standard cables -generic mixer that doesn't seem to create much noise, ~1990 -generic dual 15 band EQ, ~1990 -dual channel Behringer compressor -Mackie 1400i Poweramp (500W x2 @4ohm) -2 JBL 15" main speakers with horns -2 Yamaha 12" floor monitors That's the basics. I'm not looking for "how to get the best sound quality", because we don't care all that much during rehearsal, but it would be nice to get some more volume out of it so things are a little clearer. The scenario: -~20x20 basement, due to it being used as a basement also, the walls don't really echo -2 Guitarists with 4x12 cabs... not cranked incredibly loud -1 Bassist who has plenty of amp power but doesn't use all of his volume -Drummer who, sadly, lacks a volume knob. :lol: We only mic the vocals, there's no need to amplify anything else really. I think I have plenty of power, but I need to know what the best locations for the speakers are... and I'm really not sure about it. Also, I can replace the compressor or EQ... but I just don't know if I really need the quality considering we're not trying to impress anyone. This might be too vague, but I figure I'd ask. Anybody have any tricks for speaker placement and/or eq to get more volume without feedback? Did I leave anything out? Kitchen sink?