The dont's of live performance

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by 7 Dying Trees, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Regor

    Regor Double Edge FTW Contributor

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    The input and output knobs on the G-Force go form -22db to +23db. My input is set at -22db (sometimes -20db, if i'm trying to be 'sneaky' with the sound guy), and the output is usually set at +10db live/rehearsals (+5/0 after sound guy yells at me :lol:)
     
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    yevetz I am a COCK!!!!!!!!! Contributor

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  3. Groff

    Groff Medicine Chief/RHLC© Contributor

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    How about this...
    USE A GODDAMN TUNER!

    We have played with several bands that spend 15 minutes before their set, with amps blaring, tuning their guitars to eachother.

    Needless to say, the singer couldn't find pitch to save his life because of it.
    And the guitars weren't even tuned correctly so bad notes were common.

    $15 for a tuner... Seriously... Don't show up without one.
     
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    Don't stand onstage while you are waiting for your other bandmembers to get ready and play along to whatever music is playing on the PA/jam on your own stuff/solo. Drummers are the worst for this, I believe the equation works like this:

    Sticks in hand = Hit stuff
     
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    Drunk musicians for the MAJOR lose/fail! :mad:
     
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    Allow me to refine that to:

    Do NOT play ANYTHING until your first song. Don't hit the strings. Don't hit the snare, it is still there. Don't give us a little roll. Don't tap the bass drum, the triggers are still set up. :mad:

    In short SHUT UP! Same goes for my bandmates in practice. :lol:
     
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    The one exception is a few seconds' worth of groove to like check kit alignment and shit. If it's more than a bar, though, or if you're the opener... :noway:
     
  8. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    I'm going to disagree with the first part of that. If losing your hearing is metal, you can take a gold star off of my metal chart and let me keep my hearing. Earplugs every show, playing or spectating, for me. :) I do usually walk off stage with jelly neck, though. I stretch the hell out of my neck before I go on, though, so I don't get that annoying stiffness later on. A little preparation can go a long way.

    I'm also going to agree with James about not being able to hear yourself. Yeah, it helps if you can hear yourself for sure, but you should pretty much expect to have shitty monitoring at every gig. If you know your shit, you should be fine as long as you can hear the drummer. I can rarely hear myself more than enough to know that my amp is functioning properly. Usually I can hear the drums just well enough, and maybe the bass.
     
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    Groff Medicine Chief/RHLC© Contributor

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    :agreed:

    The only playing we allow ourselves is when we're playing small bars, our drummer tunes his kit quickly, but that's just a local show.

    When we played the Troc, We stepped onto the stage, hit a powerchord, introduced the song, and we were off. not more than 5 seconds
     
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    yevetz I am a COCK!!!!!!!!! Contributor

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    Uh......and if sound engeneer will forget to pull up your chanel or so?
     
  11. Metal Ken

    Metal Ken Hates the Air Contributor

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    I always wear earplugs too. ;p
     
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    Well, that's my point behind "Never trust the sound guy to hear yourself on stage" If that dumbass has a bad mix, your show is going to be bad. If you crank your shit nice and loud, you don't have to worry about him.

    Rule of thumb. Rely on your own gear to be able to hear yourself on stage.
     
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    yevetz I am a COCK!!!!!!!!! Contributor

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    What is earplugs?
     
  14. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    :agreed: Oftentimes the band before us is really loud, playing all this annoying unmatched bullshit before their first song. The drummer is playing one thing while the one guitarist is just playing random riffage while the other guitarist is also playing random riffage and the bass player is trying to solo on his bass. :ugh: It's fucking annoying.

    My band goes up there and it's pure silence. Yeah, we checked everything in the sound check, already tuned our guitars (to our tuners, which makes it completely silent) and everything is set to 0 and the drummer is not playing. So that the first time you hear us playing is the intro for our first song.

    I don't know why other bands don't understand something as basic as this.

    a plug of soft, pliable material inserted into the opening of the outer ear, esp. to keep out water or noise.

    An object made of a soft, pliable material, such as cotton or rubber, and fitted into the ear canal to block the entry of water or sound.

    a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise

    a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear (as to keep out water or deaden sound)
     
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    Or it's like a buttplug, except for your ear.:idea:
     
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    Unless you're hung nicely...
    <----:fawk::lol:
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks :lol:
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Yes, but when most of the second-rate growlers I see do it, it comes out "This next one is called RGGRGH RGGHH RGHGRGRGHG".
     
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    what's a first-rate growler sound like? :lol:
     

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