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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

    Quote Originally Posted by online10 View Post
    The trick has been being ready for anything and never having to rely on the venue for sound production or monitoring.
    When I played out a lot, making friends with engineers was only chance of getting a good monitor mix... These days I carry a small amp set up in front of me 45 degree angle up and let them mic however they want for mains.

    I know I will be able to hear, I don't contribute to stage noise and gigs are pretty consistent.

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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

    Quote Originally Posted by online10 View Post
    The trick has been being ready for anything and never having to rely on the venue for sound production or monitoring.
    And having adequate gear for adequate situations. Playing a small club? Bring a combo.

    A friend of mine once gigged a small pub, for 50 people maybe, with a Laney VH100R and a 4x12.
    It was such a mess that he sold it two weeks later and bought an Ironheart 60 and a 2x12.
    Still a bit overkill-ish but way more manageable.
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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Man, I can't stand a show where the stage volume is so loud. It makes it instantly unbearable for me. We always put everything through the PA- it makes it so much easier to mix out front, and keeps the sound even for everyone in the audience.
    At one gig I played (Crossroads in Garwood, NJ) we were the favorite band of the night because we all went into the sound system and the sound guy actually had a clue. I used to run a PODxt Live. My other guitarist used my brother's FlexTone III XL which had XLR outs and... I don't remember my bassist's amp but that also had XLR outs.

    The band that played before us was insane. The bassist was running an 800 watt head into two 4x10 cabs. He also had it dimed. Crossroads isn't a huge place. EVERY SINGLE PERSON, including some of the wait staff, went outside during their set. The pavement of the parking lot was shaking. Being inside for just a few moments as they started was nausea inducing.

    These days I rock a Bugera 1960 Infinium. For this band I run it clean and all my dirt is pedals. Strangely, the sound guy at Dingbatz kept telling me to turn up and I got to the point where the amp was not really clean anymore. I tend to pull two tubes and run it through my Jettenuator at home for recording or putzing around.

    I'd like to get a 50-watt 1987-type head to sit on my 2x12 for smaller gigs.

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    Last edited by GilmourD; 08-20-2017 at 01:46 PM.
    Nope...

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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

    I don't know why people still insist on using 100-watt heads. I am perfectly happy with my 120-watt JC120.

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    Default Re: What's the point in big 100 watt heads?

    Quote Originally Posted by GilmourD View Post
    The band that played before us was insane. The bassist was running an 800 watt head into two 4x10 cabs. He also had it dimed. Crossroads isn't a huge place. EVERY SINGLE PERSON, including some of the wait staff, went outside during their set. The pavement of the parking lot was shaking. Being inside for just a few moments as they started was nausea inducing.
    This was my Thursday... only the headliner had modest 2x12s (a 2x12 combo I didn't recognize and what I think was a 30w Orange head/2x12) and the bassist had a 410 (micro head, no idea what make/model). None of the amp's were mic'd, drums had a kick and overhead, bass was DI'd but it was just to fill in the sound a bit.

    Stage volume started off loud... but it was a good loud. Part way into the second song the volume war started. By the third song I had to leave the room. By the fourth or fifth song the soundman came outside to join us.

    My band, the other opener and the soundman were all standing outside the back of the club with the door half closed over to mute the sound and still had to shout at each other to talk.
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