This story I find embarassing to tell... I did a few reheasals with a pop cover band I'll be gigging with Friday next. On our latest rehearsal we were playing so xxxxxx loud... dynamics, transparancy, all finesse was gone. It was all pretty sloppy. I said; maybe if we all turned down a little, we could hear what we are doing... But they laughed at me and went: this is nothing, you should hear us play with our other band, you should have heard us play the other day etc. etc., what kind of a bass player are you? I was so pxxxed off... A couple of songs later I got so fed up with it, that I turned my volume down all the way and went on playbacking, kept it up for THREE songs in a row. Nobody noticed. So I went: you guys really believe it's O.K. to sound like this? Sure, they said, and we can hear you perfectly well. I banged my hand across my strings and said: that's hard to believe, since I turned my volume pot all the way down three songs ago. They certainoy couldn't laugh about it. :scowl: The band leader said I had been very childish I hadn't expected them to take it that seriously; I even apologized. But later on I got the feeling that I shouldn't have. What do you guys think?