rockinredeye Posted May 18, 2016 Share Posted May 18, 2016 Seeing a bass amp double stack on a catalog website prompts me to ask: How much stage volume do we need anyway? In my band of the last 21 years, we all wear in-ears, mic the drums and guitar amps, and the bass and I are direct through the PA, which is two Peavey towers of 2-15" and a horn each, wattage I don't remember, lots. Plenty loud for the 100-200 seat venues we play. Our other gigs seem to be festivals and the state fair which have huge PAs of their own. So, what venues call for all this extreme stage volume? Self-powered monitors are popular here, but it seems to me (here we go) that I couldn't discern what was going on if I brought two for my sound alone. Is everybody's guitarist a 140 db stage hog? Are all the drummers playing with baseball bats? And singing: with that much stage volume, how can you tell if you're singing on pitch? In-ears have spoiled me. Quote Kurzweil PC3-76 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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