Hey, I am not one to start threads but I think this topic is pretty important. Before bands are signed, before they get techs or before they get $$$ pro studio time, they have to fend for themselves as far as tone goes and "how" each instrument should sound AS A BAND... I am almost positive that more often than not bands overlook this important topic. Whatever they dialed in to sound good by themselves in the confides of their own home is what they take to practices and even record with. This can result in a cluster ___ you know what And what is usually the fix when things are getting lost in the mix? TURN IT UP! BUY A MORE POWERFUL HEAD! etc... FELLOW TB'ers, post what you have experienced for your bands genre and what you all have done to have EVERYONE get their tone so they dont compete with each other and how you came about getting your band to sound good as a whole. Or even post about what ticks you off and what you would like to fix. Even the sound/studio guys who know the theory of the frequencies and all that good stuff, post about what you recommend and any help for us.