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7 years ago
LOL. Yes, you'd think we were a bunch of young, stupid punks. We're all actually in our 40's and 50's- the guitarist insists he's not too loud, the bass player says the drummer is quiet compared to others he's played with (yet wears earplugs at practice). The big issue now is that everyone is so threatened by my suggestion to turn down a little that we're not even discussing the PA system- at least via e-mail. Someone did bring up the possibility of headphone monitors, though. We'd all wear them. of course, being the vocalist- my expense. The volume to me makes sense at a gig- but doesn't disguise the fact that we're short a rhythm guitarist and/or keyboard player to fill in the holes. We're playing Beatles and other Classic Rock as if we're the Jimi Hendrix Experience- without a PA!Are headphone amps/monitors a viable solution?(I've been doing this for 40 years- almost every band I've been in was too loud- then you get to a gig and they make you turn down!)
6 years ago
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