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5Strats
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AXE VICTIM
Mar 7th, 2016 07:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The funky church in the poor part of town I play at a couple times a month has just installed the no amps on stage, just in-ear monitors thing.

Amps are placed in another room. No monitors on stage.

This totally sucks IMHO, you have no control over your tone and are totally dependent on the soundman for what (if anything) comes out of the mains. Who cares that you can turn yourself up in the monitors, I'm doing this to just hear myself.

This can work, obviously, but only if you have a good sound man and good monitor mix. Oh well . . .

Dolemite

What It Was!

cross-dressing for Rodan
Mar 7th, 2016 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Time to make friends with a POD. We have a casino gig, same deal. Good sound man. I use one IEM, leave the other out to hear the house. It's a compromise sound-wise, nothing 'feels' like air moving thru a speaker. Remembering why you're there should help, too. Just my 2 cents.

(This message was last edited by Dolemite at 12:02 PM, Mar 7th, 2016)

5Strats
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Edmond/OKC

AXE VICTIM
Mar 7th, 2016 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used my Mustang III ver 2 yesterday so I could have gone direct instead of having the amp mic'd. I'll try that next time, thanks.

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Mar 7th, 2016 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Same here. We have a good sound man and very thorough rehearsals before Sunday so sound is always good. It took a while for me to get used to in ears and no amp. I sounded pretty bad the first couple weeks, the sound guy only sets levels, if my guitar sounds bad that's on me. If you can come in when you have an hour free to tweak settings for the space that will help a ton.
I don't miss hauling an amp to and from church twice a week. I can haul all my stuff and still have a free hand for coffee.
Like Dolemite said remember why you're there and remember nobody's drunk, usually, and everybody's nice, usually. Much more forgiving crowd than a bar in my expierence.

(This message was last edited by M Tracy at 11:16 AM, Mar 8th, 2016)

Dolemite

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cross-dressing for Rodan
Mar 7th, 2016 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, I have an MIII too - I'll use mine next casino gig. Easier than POD/pedal board/15 wires, etc. Good idea!

Both gigs have prayer in common. ("Please don't let me dump a bunch of money into the slots. Amen!")

(This message was last edited by Dolemite at 12:17 PM, Mar 7th, 2016)

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olde New England

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Mar 9th, 2016 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My last church gig was that way, but we hadn't gotten as far as using in-ear monitors. We used hot spots - mine was powered so I could run one feed from my J-Station direct to it, and the other to the house system. Worked pretty well.

tahitijack

San Clemente, CA

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Mar 11th, 2016 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How to you kick the reverb unit for those thunder and lightning effects?

5Strats
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Mar 11th, 2016 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It just doesn't have that "live band" sound or feel using these things, it feels more like you're in a studio.

Vic Vega

Massachusetts

Deflating Balls Since 1969
Mar 15th, 2016 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Play somewhere else.

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