I play bass in the percussion ensemble... Me and the timpani have the same parts... I always get yelled at for being to loud... So, yesterday at the competition,we are rehearsing. He goes up to the PA, turns everyone ALL THE WAY UP, and turns me down half way. This results in me not being able to be heard. I can be heard at one part in the beginning, and one part at the end... but that is because I have a glisk when everyone else has a 2 count rest. He says it is because the judges don't like the electronics. I'm thinking "So why did you let me in in the first place?" I feel screwed over. I have to do the same amount of work that everyone else has to do... I had to pay $400 just like everyone else. And what happens? I get screwed. I'm not even going to play anymore... just finger the songs. Why should I waste my pre-batteries if no one can hear me anyways? And the stupidest part is that the timpani's are out of tune. So, you have him being loud... out of tune. I used to mask his sound problems, but now he is really loud, and sounding crappy. The first allegro section of the song is a funk section. Funk is loud bass, last time I checked. In jazz band, we are doing "Mattitude" and he was like "Mike, turn up. Funk is loud bass... We always have to tell you to turn down in drumline..." So next time we play mattitude, I'm gonna be nice and quiet. Then when he pulls that same line, I'm going to say "You have no problems with me being quiet in drumline during sections that need bass presence. Don't tell me to turn up in here." Gah... I'm just a little agitated, if you haven't noticed... How should I approach him on the issue?