Re: [Harp-L] Approaching an unfamiliar PA

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM, martin oldsberg

> When you´re in a jam situation going through a vocal mic and just barely
> have the time to make some adjustments to a PA,

(Assuming you describe a vocal mic into the PA mains)
Safest approach is vocal mic on a stand, so you can quickly move in-out, to
adjust your volume. Dazzle them with hand-wah triplets (SBW), and sweet
upper-octave blow-bends (Jimmy Reed). Take it as-is. Typically, PA owners
will not let you touch EQ, or even ask what you want.

When they hand you a vocal mic to hold cupped, it's a little more
challenging. If that mic goes into a guitar amp just for you, reach over
and get control of your tone settings! (Apology easier than permission)

When you want to play your best bullet tone, pack in your own amp, and let
it be awesome! Best thing is to be a welcomed guest next time, right?

Your goal is to sound your best, without holding up the show. (Sell them
drinks, ya know)

Robert Hale

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