Hard to hear guitar live. Monitoring solutions?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by theaxedoctor, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. theaxedoctor

    theaxedoctor Member

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    At smaller gigs, my band usually only mic's the vocals. Since my signal isn't going through the board in this situation, I don't have a monitor and often find it exceedingly difficult to hear myself.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    I was thinking about using an A/B box to split my signal between my amp and a wedge monitor using a 1/4' to xlr cable.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GCDEF

    GCDEF Supporting Member

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    Can't say without knowing what you have and how it's set up. The most obvious thing is keep micing the guitar. Failing that, aim the guitar at your head.
     
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    Get a new drummer. :sarcasm
     
  4. MrTAteMyBalls

    MrTAteMyBalls Member

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    +1 on aim your amp at your head. Get an amp stand.
     
  5. MickyZ

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    Yes, get an amp stand, aim the amp at your head, and start mic'ing the amp so the sound guy has the option of adding as much of your amp into the PA as needed, since the amp will no longer have as much sound going out into the audience as it did before (now blocked by your head/body). Oh, and you might have to start wearing earplugs - your amp has been loud the whole time.
     
  6. theaxedoctor

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    3dognate Supporting Member

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    Very true....
     
  8. robare99

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    Mic your amp. Then they can put some in your monitors, even if they don't run it through FOH
     

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