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  • I actually have one more trick for my loud guitarist

    Working on arrangements. Arranging the songs in such a way that we're not all bashing on our instruments at the same time.

    Like this Bo Diddley-ish tune we've got now, a new thing I wrote. This is typically one of those songs where we end up just creating a lot of noise.

    But he really loves to riff his brains out on that tune. And I love to hear and see him do it. What to do?

    Well, he gets to riff but just with the drums. The bass player and I drop out behind him and he gets to riff his little ass off with the drums for awhile before we get back in and end the tune.
    Terje Larsson

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    You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

    http://spytunes.co.uk/

  • #2
    I can see why not many people respond to your posts.

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    • #3
      Why not let everyone else turn up a bit. Then the guitarist wouldn't be too loud. Right?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thedregsphil
        Why not let everyone else turn up a bit. Then the guitarist wouldn't be too loud. Right?



        Terje is against noise. This is not good advice for him.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kirk_Hamlett



          Terje is against noise. This is not good advice for him.


          I don't think it's very good advice for anyone actually. Pretty unceative if you ask me.
          Terje Larsson

          inbox is full, send e-mail instead

          Hey, wanna look at my comics? Come here then http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/

          Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always look!

          You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

          http://spytunes.co.uk/

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          • #6
            Ok, here is my real question.

            How loud is too loud? Are we talking about painfully loud volume?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thedregsphil
              How loud is too loud?


              Too loud is when it starts irritating my right ear. Then it's not fun for me anymore and I could just as well go home.

              This happens long before most people start thinking it's too loud but that's beside the point. It's my ear.

              Too loud is also when he's drowning me out all the time. Happened at our last gig. Pissed my bass player off.
              Terje Larsson

              inbox is full, send e-mail instead

              Hey, wanna look at my comics? Come here then http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/

              Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always look!

              You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

              http://spytunes.co.uk/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thedregsphil
                Ok, here is my real question.

                How loud is too loud? Are we talking about painfully loud volume?


                Anything above un-miced vocal levels. Or something like that.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rangerkarlos


                  Anything above un-miced vocal levels. Or something like that.


                  Yeah, something like that

                  Really, I can tolerate louder than that. But when we atart out louder than that we tend to end up way louder than that by the 3rd set or something. So I'm pulling the breaks now, taking it back down so we have someplace to go when we wanna go wild.

                  I know I'm making this look like we have a huge communication problem in my band. We don't. We basically agree on this, just draw the line a little differently.

                  My guitarist also thinks it boring when we end up making a lot of noise. He also thinks that rock isn't our forte. He wants to sing more. He likes working on arrangements. He repsects my sensitive ears.

                  And he accepts the fact that I'm crazy.
                  Terje Larsson

                  inbox is full, send e-mail instead

                  Hey, wanna look at my comics? Come here then http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/

                  Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always look!

                  You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

                  http://spytunes.co.uk/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Terje


                    And he accepts the fact that I'm crazy.



                    LOL! So do I.

                    I'm glad it's working out for you, you little control freek!

                    How 'bout plugging that ear? Or will you tip over?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rangerkarlos
                      How 'bout plugging that ear?


                      I've played a gig like that. Once. Never again. If that's how it's gonna be then I can sit at home watching TV instead. No compromises on the important stuff.
                      Terje Larsson

                      inbox is full, send e-mail instead

                      Hey, wanna look at my comics? Come here then http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/

                      Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always look!

                      You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

                      http://spytunes.co.uk/

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                      • #12
                        ^--> I've learned to rehearse and gig with a musicians plug
                        in my right ear. Gets the level down about 10 maybe 15 dbs.
                        The trick is to do it before ppl start playing, then the brain
                        gets a chance to adjust. It works for me anyway.
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                        • #13
                          Which is cool if that's how you wanna do it. But I can't see why it is so damn impossible to turn down to a "safe" level. It used to be possible for centuries. Then all of a sudden nobody can even think it anymore.
                          Terje Larsson

                          inbox is full, send e-mail instead

                          Hey, wanna look at my comics? Come here then http://terjelarssonserier.blogspot.com/

                          Ah, sorry, it's all in swedish, but you can always look!

                          You can also check out my crazy friend Dan's crazy website where he'll teach you to master the guitar in 8 minutes (or days... or whatever).

                          http://spytunes.co.uk/

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                          • #14
                            I was practicing with some people and after awhile we were all wearing earplugs. eventually a light dawned on us and we set the vocal volume and turned evry thing under that. soon no earplugs and we actually sounded better.

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                            • #15
                              my band and i only use earplus when practicing because we play in a small room and the acoustics kill us. Once were in a big open hall and such we dont use them. I think it works well
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