Seems like there always lots of discussions in regards to running direct vs. a power amp / cab set up. I've always run direct just out of convenience, but never really knew how it sounded since I use in ears. Someone sent me this short clip, taken with an iPhone I believe. I can't remember what kind of speakers were in the bar, but overall I think the direct sound is pretty good & much easier on my back. This is probably about 2am after everyone is pretty lit.