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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ThinCrappyTone, Apr 15, 2019 at 2:02 PM.
Some are some aren't. But there definitely seems to be an inverse relationship to talent and volume.
Yes, but it's me, so I can't really complain much. Bassist is too loud as well.
If it's a serious question, there should be an option for "no."
Apparently I am very fortunate to play with two guitarist who understand volume as it relates to the sound of the band. Sometimes our Lead Guitarist has been known to get a little loud in the third set but I just give him the stink eye and he's back in check!
Apparently I'm even more fortunate, as I play in one band with two guitarists and another with three. As you say, someone might sneak up a little once in a while -- usually when turning effects on or off -- but they get called out for it quickly and immediately adjust.
I think the secret is simple: Every one of them has their amp on a stand pointed at their own heads. (Well, that and the fact that none of them are jerks.)
Thank you for your indulgence,
Rigging the polls, eh?
Yes. I’m seriously considering a “no guitarist” option for my next project. This will require a good keyboardist, which is another issue entirely. But I’m sick of the volume and egos.
My guitarist runs a Line 6 Helix. I run in ear monitors. So..... nope. He is precisely and exactly as loud as I want him to be.
Yes.. but he tells me to play louder also. Soooo... pardon? Speak up!
If anyone gets too loud and doesn't turn down, I stop playing. Works every time.
My band is currently looking for a guitarist. I can say with confidence that he or she, wherever and whoever they may be, is too loud. Guaranteed.
I know none that I can claim are "mine".
I play in a very part time original rock band with a lead guitar player who is always good with volume. She has a subtle and compelling style, and just does her job (almost like a country player would do) rather than overwhelming everything with a wall of angry self.
He should've included a poll option for people who don't get the joke.
Yep. Usually their "ego" is louder though from what I have mostly seen in my experiences too.
I didn’t vote. Most I play with are loud, but pretty responsibly so. Maturity has mellowed them. Then the one guy in the blues band is a true unicorn. We all keep telling him to turn up but he’s always the quietest one. I wish the drummer would learn from him.
I'm in two bands, in one, a blues band the guitarist plays loud and always says we have to play soft tonight, room's too small, not enough people bla bla bla, roar!!!!! In the other one which is a rock band the keyboard player is he loud one and the guitar player complains he can't hear himself which is true. I think that guy got let go though for unrelated reasons which is fine by me. I thought the poll was set up perfect.