Money in the bank

By JJ
@JolietJake (34177)
Olney, Illinois
August 13, 2017 8:22am CST
Last weekend I did sound for a 5 band charity gig...this weekend, I got paid for it. Last night saw Plumb Tuckered Out, Sincere Engineer, Quitter, The Usuals, and Matty Till Dawn playing at Bobalou's, a bar here in town. As usual, there was a bit of swapping around between bands...a guy from Plumb Tuckered Out also plays in Quitter, two guys from Quitter play in Matty Till Dawn, and Sincere Engineer (a solo acoustic act) also plays a few songs with The Usuals. All in all a fairly good gig...except it was a really small place, and I couldn't get one guitarist to understand that cranking your amp to 11 is only going to make EVERYTHING sound like crap...when you play 10 times as loud as you sing, and the amp is 5 feet from the mic, it is going to come through the mic and drown your vocals (and everyone else) out . Oh well. I still got paid and everyone else sounded fine...and if that is how you want your band to sound, so be it.
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@BarBaraPrz (15853)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Aug
Do you wear earplugs at these things? Hello? Can you hear me? Nice to get paid, though, isn't it?
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@JolietJake (34177)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Aug
I was debating starting to wear them at indoor gigs.
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@BarBaraPrz (15853)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Aug
@JolietJake Better than losing your hearing or having tinitis.
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@celticeagle (109435)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug
Loud is not always conducive to good music output. Nice to get paid.
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@JolietJake (34177)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Aug
Brick walls in a room less than 20 feet across doesn't need a Marshall half-stack cranked to the max
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@celticeagle (109435)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug
@JolietJake ......That could blow my ears out.
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@LadyDuck (102994)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
The most important is that you have been paid, this is good.
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@LadyDuck (102994)
• Switzerland
14 Aug
@JolietJake NOOooo this is not at all good.
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@LoriAMoore (12116)
• United States
13 Aug
What is it with guitar players always wanting to crank it up so loud? Geesh!
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@JolietJake (34177)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Aug
I've worked with a couple of bands like that now, they're good players but they seem to have this 'louder is better' thing going on...which isn't always true, even though I like it loud most of the time.
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@allen0187 (20512)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Glad you got paid. Looks like a fun gig to watch.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Aug
Nice you got paid JJ.
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@Tracy04 (8415)
• Malaysia
14 Aug
When I hear money in the bank, I simply remembered WWE.
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@teamfreak16 (30005)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
14 Aug
"These go to 11." Probably the most quoted Spinal Tap line!
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@vsai2008 (5545)
• India
13 Aug
Glad you got paid :)
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