This sucks, last night my band got in trouble at our practice space, too loud. We practice in a basement near a motel and finnally got a complaint last night. Now I am going to attempt to move our setup in a different part of the building, still in the basement but a good 30 feet from where we were. I think we should try to turn down too, but getting the other guys to do so I think will be a pain. What do you all suggest? We are a three piece playing pretty hard rock, not metal, but loud and rockus. I use a set of ear plugs with 25db filters and after 3 hours of playing my ears a just a bit fuzzy, I cringe at what it must be like to have no protection. So needless to say we are damn loud, but the excuse has been that we set levels to the drummer, also our PA is only supporting the vocals. I am kinda at an impass as to what to do, if the next setup does not work we gotta play elseware, and that will probobly cost money. For those of you in loud bands, how have you gotten away with it? I can already here my guitar player "If I turn down its gonna kill my tone...." and the drummer "If I play softer we are going to lose the intensity" and you know I can't really call BS on that either. Can we still rock if we are quite? Thanks all!