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Is your guitarist too loud? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ThinCrappyTone, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Yes

    158 vote(s)
  2. I do not play with a guitarist

    18 vote(s)
  1. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Serious question
  2. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2014
    Some are some aren't. But there definitely seems to be an inverse relationship to talent and volume.

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yes, but it's me, so I can't really complain much. Bassist is too loud as well. :p
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  4. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Suspended Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    If it's a serious question, there should be an option for "no."
  5. 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!
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  6. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    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.)
  7. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

  8. BossOnBass

    BossOnBass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Rigging the polls, eh? :laugh:
  9. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    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.
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My guitarist runs a Line 6 Helix. I run in ear monitors. So..... nope. :D He is precisely and exactly as loud as I want him to be.
  11. Yes.. but he tells me to play louder also. Soooo... pardon? Speak up!
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  12. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    God, yes.
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  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    If anyone gets too loud and doesn't turn down, I stop playing. Works every time.
  14. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Degen from Up-Country

    Apr 3, 2018
    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.
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  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I know none that I can claim are "mine".
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  16. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    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.
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  17. He should've included a poll option for people who don't get the joke.
  18. Yep. Usually their "ego" is louder though from what I have mostly seen in my experiences too.
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  19. Lol, funny!

    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.
  20. 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.
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