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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-03-23T20:36:45+00:00 2011-03-23T20:36:45+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:36 pm

2011-03-23T17:55:48+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> Statistics: Posted by dcblues — Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:55 pm

2011-03-23T14:42:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]>
I'm never more impressed than when an artist can get so loud that you just can believe it but some how it stays within a comfort zone, it's rare and takes real effort on the part of the band and the sound crew. Buddy Guy has this figured out, he is the master of taking the sound up and bringing it down, keeping an audience glued to his every move. Of course his stage is just one of dozens he's worked, imagine that kind of resume. I remember seeing footage somewhere of Bruce Springsteen running from section to section, standing on the arms of the seats, sitting and generally checking every possibility in some huge stadium giving signals back to the sound booth. Don't know if he still does that but it seems to me that is the mark of a genuine artist, every detail matters.

Everyone has a different idea on whats loud or just right but only an idiot would want to be so loud it's uncomfortable or damaging. Thank Clapton those days of who's got the biggest amp and who hit the highest decibel levels are behind us.

To bad the band DaveG went to see hasn't heard that....maybe they're deaf.

Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:42 pm

2011-03-23T11:30:43+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:30 am

2011-03-23T01:09:49+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]>

I understand that the band was used to playing outdoor festivals and the like, but this was indoors at a performing arts center. The acoustics in the place are so good that you almost don't need amplification. I can understand them starting out too loud, but when the house crew is telling them that they are overpowering and people are complaining and walking out they would get the hint. Too bad because from what I could tell they were actually pretty good. Probably worth going to see if they are playing outdoors.

Now, if I could just keep those kids off my lawn ........ :D

Statistics: Posted by DaveG — Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:09 am

2011-03-22T23:36:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> Funny, how some old guys still don't get it, and drive people away from the stage with their shrill, earbustng guitar solos. :wha:
There's such a guy in my town. Real nice guy, but he only plays one way, one tempo, full treble and smothers everybody else on stage. Every year he shows up at an annual fund raiser carnival at the church. Starts playing about noon and clears out the beer tent.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:36 pm

2011-03-22T21:36:11+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]>
I may well be too old but it can still be too loud.


Statistics: Posted by 1armbandit — Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:36 pm

2011-03-22T17:49:48+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> Statistics: Posted by 1four5 — Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:49 pm

2011-03-22T17:20:04+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> but remember with age comes wisdom. You learn that sometimes you want to hear the music, and not the ringing bouncing sonic wave....

Statistics: Posted by s1120 — Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:20 pm

2011-03-22T17:06:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Too Loud?]]> I know a guy who's been gigging amplified with dance bands for about 50 years (he's 65) and he plays loud 'cuz he's already wrecked his hearing.

It's also determined by crowd types, obviously. A few bands, however, make a conscious decision to be real loud; I think you ran into one of those.

I don't think you're old-fashioned at all.

Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:06 pm