I get a followup call today after this weekends gig. Lead singer, (and sound man) complaining about the guitarists volume. Not only that but even moreso the tone. I have heard this a lot from him. He says its all these low mids that just make squash, and he plays loud enough where whiles hes micd up you gotta be carefull because he always starts quiet at soundcheck volumes, but eventually turns up in big intervals. The amp is tube, 30 watts 112 speaker. He says a good guitarist( singer has fronted good bands for years) have a crisp sharpness that cuts and is heard, but doesnt have to be turned so loud and doesnt fill the room mids either. I cant help to agree. He ends the call by saying, "i want you to take care of it". I guess im kinda known as someone not afraid to drop the hammer. Tactfully, Hmmm. Well i heard from the other singer as well, that they cant scream over that for 4 hours straight, it wreckd their voices. I do tell those guys that i understand a guitar player needing to hear himself, the bends, theres a lot to listen to. I final piece to this, guitarist recently got new amp. The singers hated the old amp's sound, it was the same dull middy low tone, and the guitarist keeps saying he might go back to the old one becsuse he cant make this amp sound like it. What i feel like i need to say to the guitarist is something like this: look, we need guitar coming from you, but not the entire sound spectrum either. We have a keyboard/pianist, p-bass and two harmonizing singers to fill the space. We all need to play to compliment each other. Can you come up with a sound that cuts through clean, but doest have all that low mid booming ever reverberating spongy bottom end? Maybe not those words, but first are we off base? And 2ndly how do you tell a guitarist his tone isnt working for the group ideal?