wolftigerrosebud wrote:I'm with you. My bandmates are all kind of on the oblivious side, even if they're well-meaning, and they just can't seem to be told to turn down. This whole weekend I could barely hear the keyboardist's synth and his vocals, but the bassist and other guitarist keep turning up. Then, when I turn down to try to give them a queue, they don't pick up on it or choose to ignore it, and I'm playing so softly that I can't hear myself for 10 minutes. Shit.
One guy here told me once,(paraphrase/very close to the quote) "If they can't tell they are playing too loud in the mix or choose not to care about it, they are not being professional. They need to turn down when advised plus take better notice of it. If they still won't we don't hesitate to replace them."
I am sure the other guys in bands that play big stages for bigger dollars feel the same way. Volume, is about as important as "good tone" from an amp. That tone ain't so good when it hurts peoples ears.