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Re: Band too loud

Post by Wrenn » 26 Mar 2018, 10:31

sloth wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 10:17
Wrenn wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 21:05

+1, and don’t get me started with keys that uses the lower register especially clavicles.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by PilbaraBass » 26 Mar 2018, 13:55

1) Volume is EVERYONE'S responsibility.
2) If you practice loud you will gig loud. If you practice soft, you will gig soft.
3) You can do/try everything else, but there is no substitute for #1 and #2.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by rodl2005 » 26 Mar 2018, 14:51

I've gotten one of our drummers using 'rods' helps em to keep volume down while still 'rockin out' :rollno:
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Re: Band too loud

Post by onehandclapping » 26 Mar 2018, 15:47

Yep “rods” to start,every one happy with volume ,then the sticks appear when everyone (manager) have relaxed.
One gig ,first set, up comes the manager,please turn it down.
Different band ,same gig,going real well,up comes the manager,oh fxxx not again I think to myself.
She says “could I get you guys another beer and would you like a pizza”? So at the end fir the next gig I got more money ,less hours,more beer and more pizza ,using the small pa really worked we could not get the vocals any louder 👍
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Re: Band too loud

Post by Rickles » 26 Mar 2018, 16:03

Is there a level meter you could use to cut the electricity once the signal hits a predetermined volume?
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Re: Band too loud

Post by Len » 27 Mar 2018, 07:38

Thanks for follow up posts. I think I will try the move the spkrs/amps tactic.That will help me feel like I am getting a hearing. If he won't then I'll see where I stand. I think the gtrist also has hearing loss lol. He says not. It's common with musos. I have too, but trying to prevent more . Ive also downloaded some noise measuring apps and will use them to talk about our volume. Did you know that 115dba is the noise level of both a chainsaw and some rock concerts? The safe time of exposure is 30 secs!!!
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Re: Band too loud

Post by Len » 27 Mar 2018, 07:45

Que? Rods? Are they brushes? A small PA could work when the venue does not provide one. Getting and keeping control of your gig sound is another whole topic eh?
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Re: Band too loud

Post by narcdor » 27 Mar 2018, 07:47

If you are at all concerned get proper fitted earplugs made up by an audiologist. You only have one set of ears but there are more bands.

Rods are made of wood but bundles of small pieces.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by rodl2005 » 27 Mar 2018, 10:42

Rods are the bamboo or plastic drumsticks with multiple small 'sticks' taped/ made together.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by Len » 27 Mar 2018, 11:12

OK thanks. Ive played with other drummers using rods. I am using etymotics earplugs that work well, reducing levels but allowing all sounds including speech.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by BazzBass » 27 Mar 2018, 12:53

rods schmods

a GOOD drummer can play with sticks softly.

Not many drummers ARE good drummers.

Get him a cajon and tell him he can't use his kit til he learns to play softly.:)

drumming softly whilst maintaining speed is a lost art.
I suggest lessons for all these drummers, our drummer is 65, still taking lessons, moreso coz he lacks self confidence, he is by far the best drummer I've ever worked with.
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Re: Band too loud

Post by slowlearner » 27 Mar 2018, 14:21

There are always guys you meet who are good players, but just play too loud. I have a very good mate who's like this. A guitarist. People ask him to turn down or say "it's a quiet gig" but he's still always too loud. Not ear rattling, but too loud. He just doesn't seem to get it.

Personally, if you tell them the issue politely and they refuse to change it, I'd find someone else to play with.
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