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The drummer can always be heard over just about everything. I have a 100 watt Windsor half stack and if I'm at around 4 o' clock or so I can hear myself but anything below that and I'm pretty much drown out. The other guitarist uses a 100 watt MG and he has to turn all the way up and I can barley hear him. The bass has never really been a problem, but the vocals and keys get drowned out as well. I know it's the room because when we play gigs we can hear everything just fine without having to compensate so much with the amp volumes. Hell, even when we play ****ty basement parties and outdoors we can hear everything fine. Anyone else have this happen, suggestions??? Finding a new jam space isn't really an option unfortunately.
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how are you amps facing and how are they mic'd?
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Get your drummer to play more quietly, but blankets on the toms, make him use different sticks, do what you can.
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how are you amps facing and how are they mic'd?


Most bands dont mic their amps at practice im sure..?
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^ some do, I do.

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^ some do, I do.

Acdc I got an offer for a Brand new Limeted Edtion blues junior with upagraded speaker and NOS tubes I'm really thinking about it and it's in TWEED


I am intrigued. Are you running through a PA, or into headphones or what? It'd be cool to hear myself better at practice.
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Get your drummer to play more quietly, but blankets on the toms, make him use different sticks, do what you can.

He's really not a hard hitting drummer. The music we play for the most part is pretty laid back and chill. Our drummer is pretty set on using Vic Firth something or other for sticks. Seems kind of closed minded I guess but I really don't have any room to talk because I won't use anything but a .50mm pick.
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how are you amps facing and how are they mic'd?

They're not mic'd. We actually don't have a PA, our singer goes through a mixer into a pair of powered speakers. The amps are the same as they would be during a gig, behind us. Only difference I can think of is that there is a wall behind them where as at gigs there would be a curtain but my cab is closed back anyway.
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^ Two things. One- a mixer into powered speakers is a PA system. Two- you should have everything in a circle facing in towards the center (more or less). having the amps in a row facing one way is a terrible idea.

Can you MS paint the layout for us? I actually just took a test yesterday where I had to map out a recording space for the best sound.
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yeah we just set up our gear and mic it into a mixer and PA


Yeah don't face the amps like a wall, bad idea
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Make sure the drummer is playing as hard as he will live. No use practising half assed or the live show will be all over. Assess whether he NEEDS to hit hard in songs.

Next look at your tone and your guitarists tone. I've played with my halfstack Marshall tube amp and my mates Marshall MG both 100watts and half stacks. His one cut through fine and both were turned up (not full ball, but you get the idea). So learn how to use the amps too.

Change your amp positioning as others have said. Also, do you wear ear plugs. Get proper professional ear plugs. You don't need the moulded ones, but the $40 or so ones is perfect. Stick them in right and you'll hear everything nice at a lower volume, then if you actually are playing loud and you need to play loud to cut through then you won't f*ck your ears.


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Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
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