[Harp-L] About hearing yourself...

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Sat Mar 24 09:29:15 EDT 2018

I suggest the latter.  If you are concerned about feedback, make sure your
body is always between your mic and amp and spend some soundcheck time
figuring out at what volume feedback arrives and lower the volume.  FOr
future gigs, buy a feedback pedal.

The number one issue I've experienced in these situations is you will be
close enough to the harp to hear it acoustically, yet when the band is
crazy loud, the amp volume will sound to you about the level of acoustic
playing.  Therefore, before a song begins, double check your amp is ON with
one quick note.

Place a spy in the audience who knows what you should sound like.  Be
sparing with requests to be turned up, you can only ask 3 times max in a
show before everyone thinks you are a jerk and that third time is pushing

Welcome to the never ending joy of not being satisfied with the sound when
performing.  I would say around 10% of my gigs are satisfying sound wise
and the rest are challenging.

Michael Rubin

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 9:42 PM, Robert Eberwein <
reberwein at xxxxx> wrote:

> Forgive me for not looking through the archives. I am about to play
> with a large band (big horn section and I won't have a monitor) and I
> want to hear myself. Is there an easy to understand in-ear monitoring
> sytem that a fool like me could understand within a couple days? Or do
> I just plant myself in front of my Bassman and hope the soundman
> controls the feedback???
> Robby

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