So we are having problems with our sound guy at church. He's a part-time employee, while all but the bandleader are volunteers (myself included). He's young, but experienced, having been behind a console for about 8-10 years, despite only being 22. He's been with us for about 3.5 years, and consequently has developed much of an attitude of he's the only one who knows soundtech, and that it's HIS sound system, his kingdom, etc. He gets this partially becuase he was the one who did the install. It's a sweet set-up, and bt far something you don't normally see in a church of 1500 members. The problem arises when something needs to change. Our instrumentation is 4-6 vocalists, keys, bass, drums, and usually a guitar or 2. Our vocalists don't have one who's the leader, adn the rest are background. Tehy sing as an ensemble, with occasional soloing. He always sets our bandleader's vocals higher. She normall sings Alto, so she's not singing the melody. He also does things like rolling off all the EQ on my bass, except for the low-end, which is cranked. Then I get blamed for the 'bass being too loud'. I ask for it to be turned up, because ALL I hear is the Booming bass, but I can't tell for the life of me if I'm on the right note or not. This is REALLY problematic when I play my fretless. We've been trying to work with him to fix alot of the stuff, but he just drags his heels and will complain about how none of us know what he's doing. Oh.. and he tends to call in at the last minute, ESPECIALLY for rehearsals, about how he can't make it as 'something came up', which normally means that his girlfriend (who he lives with) wants to spend that evening out with him. Never mind that our rehearsal date and time hasn't moved in 3 years. Lately, it's gotten to the point that we have to do 'stealth' activities to fix things. I'm currently taking the time to EQ myself on Saturdays. We're all getting together to learn the equipment ourselves, etc. I was talking with our band leader and her husband (our keyboard player) and she is really trying hard to find some way to get him back on board with us. I told her, that given his age:experience ratio, he just doesn't have that maturity that normally comes along with working in an industry for 10 years, and that unfortunately, the only real way he will learn from this, and that we will be able to get the sound we need, is that we move on without him. </rant> I know other people in here have dealt with this before. Anything else anyone can recommend?