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    Default Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    Hey everyone. So I use a Laney IRT 60 head. I run a 4ohlm 4x12 cab off of it. There are other ports for different cabs, however I read that missmatching ohlm cabs is not good for tube amps. We play hard rock, my drummer hits hard. For some of our shows, the cab placement makes it hard for my drummer to hear. Sometimes he is on a raiser as well. I need a monitor for him. He mostly just cares about hearing me for our changes. Trying to keep my setup as simple as I can, I was thinking I can mic my cab into powered monitor, Ill need a small mixer as well I assume. Theres another option of using a second head (I have a backup solid state) I can use. But then Ill have 2 amps to switch channels through the songs. If anyone has any ideas I love some input. Thanks

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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    I'd say the best situation would be for him to invest in a good IEM system. This is his problem to figure out monitoring, though, not yours.
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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    He needs a monitor as it would be to his advantage to divert any band instrument his way should it be necessary. A wedge with a 10-12" woofer and a horn should suffice. Passive vs. active?...kinda depends on what your PA looks like now.

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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    Buy a separate tube half-stack and point it directly at him.
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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    do you mic everything now? if not, you may be able run a line out of your amp either into your ss amp or a monitor or something else. that way you are basically sending the same signal to the other speaker, preserving your tonal changes and such without having to switch multiple things

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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    Buy a separate tube half-stack and point it directly at him.
    +1

    This is a legit approach to the problem.
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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I'd say the best situation would be for him to invest in a good IEM system. This is his problem to figure out monitoring, though, not yours.
    Mincer is absolutely right. I would take his post and quote it directly to your drummer.


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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    Run a Roland Cube from your DI output on the back of your amp. This can go right up on your drummer tight

    You also can mix in a club mix to stero in, or the bass player or a mic plit too if you want.

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    Default Re: Need help with guitar monitor for drummer

    i suggested using your existing ss amp instead of the cube, but thats much cuter

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