Facing speaker cabinet backwards really works!
Just thought I'd try and solve a little debate I've seen around in many places, as to whether facing your cab against a wall really works in taming your sound. Cranking my Engl Blackmore through an Orange 2x12 has always been a problem, always getting told to turn down as I'm drowning out the singer or other guitarist, when my volume's at below 9 o'clock! Facing my cab backwards last night in a small pub gig really worked! It helped tame some of the brightness that normally slaps you in the face and seemed to tighten up the bottom end somewhat, at least to my ears.. and most importantly, there's no sound bleeding into the vocal microphones, everything on stage was level and I was able to get a great, opened up tone which sounded fantastic out front by knocking the volume up a good few notches. Probably wouldn't work with an open back cab except for taming the brightness a little, but give it a try and I should think it will work well for you. And if you're playing a 100 watter, you won't need to stick a mic on the front, just shove your big fat juicy cranked up tone right in their faces... backwards!