Being a musician who was blessed with nice PA equipment, amps, guitars, and the overall technology, I often wonder. How exactly did bands without all that do it? Bands like the beatles and beach boys had hardly any of that stuff. I've been watching some older Beatle live videos and it doesn't seem like they even had monitors. they just cranked their amps and that was it. so how did they do it? how did they even practice? my band cant even hear the vocals over the drums much less the guitars and everything else. we are even using k12s and we can barely hear anything.