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How much do you boost your solo? And how?


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Good advice in theory, but not widely applicable. I don't think most bands these days get to play to 200 people when they're near the bottom of the ladder, and most of the venues I play in explicitly forbid bringing external sound engineers. (Also, most bands starting out these days don't get the opportunity to treat it like a business since there's so little money around. Not much we can do there.)

 

I don't want to end up hijacking the thread... 

But, you are doing nothing but making excuses. People are walking all over you and getting rich while doing it. Laughing at all of the gullible musicians that believe 'I can't afford to pay you tonight'. 

Which, instead of you paying out $1500 for sound and lights and splitting what's left.. if the house is providing those things, then you you can say you got paid $1500 but had $1500 worth of expenses. 

But it still doesn't change the fact that, if the sound guy is that bad, he is ruining YOUR business. You need to take control of the situation. 

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I do the same for volume boost as I have done for the last 46 years of playing that is turn the volume up at the solo on the guitar and turn it down when its some one else's time to shine simples and no tap dancing or programming  required and probably what most folks guitar hero's did in the day so it obviously works.

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I don't want to end up hijacking the thread... 

But, you are doing nothing but making excuses. People are walking all over you and getting rich while doing it. Laughing at all of the gullible musicians that believe 'I can't afford to pay you tonight'. 

Which, instead of you paying out $1500 for sound and lights and splitting what's left.. if the house is providing those things, then you you can say you got paid $1500 but had $1500 worth of expenses. 

But it still doesn't change the fact that, if the sound guy is that bad, he is ruining YOUR business. You need to take control of the situation.

It's not my business. At the moment it's a hobby. We can't run the kind of music we play as a business. I've booked our own shows before, I know how the money works out, and I see why most gigs like ours don't pay anyone at all. That's just how it is.
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