Fred Dabney fdabney@nmsu.edu
Sun Oct 14 14:25:42 EDT 2007

> I understand that amps have a sort of sweet spot that adds to the tone and 
> turning it down too low can make for crappy sound. I've seen some players 
> carry a couple of different amps just to fit the venues. You don't want a 
> wall of Marshall's in a tiny venue or a Pro Junior in an arena (unless you 
> mic it). But it would seem to me that if a significant portion of the 
> audience is complaining, that the musician would turn it down a bit. The 
> idea of "blowing them away" should be figurative, not literal. I want to 
> remember the show because it was good, not because my ears are ringing.

Sometimes it's the soundman who is at fault.

Several years ago, at the Silver Ciry Blues fest, on the
day devoted to acoustic acts the sound was at or beyond
the threshold of pain.

My ears rang for days afterwards...

Fred D. 

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