Re: [linux-audio-user][OT]:It's not that Sound service and recording

From: Brett McCoy <idragosani@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 15:06:38 EEST

Frank smith wrote:

> One thing I had trouble learning as a guitarist
> with a stack is that sounds projects and Marshals and such develop sound
> quite a few feet in front
> of the player. So you think it's not that loud but the poor people
> watching you get haircuts!!

Yeah, and a 100 watt head needs to be turned up quite a bit to drive two
4x12 cabinets... for smaller venues, using just a single 4x12 is going
to be adequate (usually at about 4 or 5 you will get that classic
Marshall crunch). A smaller combo (50 watts) starts really crunching
around 2 or 3... unless you have a dual-channel lead models like the
JCM800 or higher, and you can have a nice clean sound at a good volume
also. Of course, this is for the tube amps... the solid state
*shudder* Marshalls don't require to be turned up as much before they
start crunching.

-- Brett

> Cheers
> Bob
> tim hall wrote:
>> Last Wednesday 06 July 2005 00:57, Brett McCoy was like:
>>> And I will also contend that if the guitarist using a 100 watt Marshall
>>> is more powerful than the PA, he's got no business playing a full stack
>>> onstage. For most gigs I've found a 50 watt combo (also Marshall) to be
>>> more than adequate...
>> It's not that simple.
>> 1) Marshalls don't turn down that well, even if you have one of those
>> half-power switches on the back you can still saturate small venues
>> without really trying. And some people can only afford one amp. If
>> you're the engineer you're going to have to deal with whatever random
>> equipment combination they throw at you.
>> 2) Everybody does it. This phenomenon is not isolated to lead
>> guitarists. For some reason, what is obvious to anyone standing in the
>> hall is not obvious when you're holding a plugged in instrument. In
>> many venues, the right volume for the mix is too quiet for the player.
>> Finding players who don't sneak up their on-stage sound while the
>> engineer isn't looking is a rare treat.
>> Good monitoring can help ~(again, you need everything going through
>> the desk to achieve this)
>> 3) The drummer always plays the gig at twice the velocity and volume
>> of the soundcheck.
>> 4) Of course it'll sound completely different once you've got an
>> audience in there. ;p (seriously though, a good audience runs at
>> around 100dB)
>> cheers,
>> tim hall

-- Brett
Programmer by day, Guitarist by Night
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