Silverface Champ too loud

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  1. Keefsdad

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    I hosted an open stage last night, I took my Silverface Champ, although I would normally never use it for a gig with drums, I know the guy that runs the place likes it really quiet. In the first set I had it on 7, I think, I was playing my Strat. Sure enough, we were told it was "way too loud." I actually like the trend towards playing quiet, but that seems a bit much. Next time I'll take my Microcube:confused:
     
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    You need a new spot. I like not playing so loud, but no, not a Champ for gigging.
     
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    That's asinine

    Are the vocals not miked?
     
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    Maybe they just didn't like your playing.
     
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    Have you tried a 12ay7 in V1 ?
     
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    So was this a gig with a drummer? Maybe it was the drummer who was too loud...I play thru a champ quite often though I most times use a dirt box if I’m really trying to be quiet and still want some dirt...
     
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    Maybe it was just the strat bridge pickup that triggered the guy.
     
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    He could assemble some mannequins onstage & pipe in some soft jazz & dim the lights.
     
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    Having a bad day, are we:cool:
     
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    Actually I hardly used the bridge:D
     
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    Yeah with drums, he wasn't even using real sticks.
     
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    If a Champ is too loud, they're too old.
     
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    I don't recall the SF champ I used for awhile going to "11" but maybe I'm mistaken.

    I'm having a hard time rationalizing a room that would knowingly book an act with a drummer in which a sf champ would be too loud. Especially if you weren't even cranking it. Maybe they wanted a band for asthetic reasons, and wanted you to play the strat unplugged?
     
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    I played for 20 years in bars thru a sf fender baseman usually cranked...it was loud as hell and too loud...now I have severe hearing loss and tinnitus...I played straight into the amp and got my dirt from the volume knob...I sure wish It had dawned on me to just get a smaller amp...but hell, our drummer played with the butt end of his sticks...maybe cuz he couldn’t hear himself over the guitars...of course they had dirt pedals then too and now, I sure wish I had gotten one...now I play thru a 5 watt homebuilt champish thing as well as a homebuilt Princeton and some very good dirt pedals and I can get just about any tone I want without bothering the wife watching tv in the living room...if I can do that, I know I could get the same thing in pretty much any venue there is...oh hell, maybe my tone sucks, I’m bout 3/4’s deaf but it sounds real good to me...could be I’m too bright but what I hear is right...
    Prolly gonna have to find a different venue if a champ is too loud...
     
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    I should add I like cranking my Champ. When everything is dimed its plenty loud. If he's grumpy about a Champ find a 1watter to borrow. See if that fits.
     
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    Are we missing the part where the champ is running through a 4x12 cab? I have an amp that is pretty much a recreation of a champ, and even set to 9 it's not too loud for my living room (as long as no one is trying to watch TV! ;))
     
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    Sounds like the venue owner likes the idea of live music better than the reality of live music.
     
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    In their defense, it was an early gig, starting at 7, and it's sort of a dinner place, although it was a blues jam they do every week. It was a little annoying but i was only there from 7-10, it's really close to home and I was reasonably well paid. I remember trying to use the Champ for a rock gig with drums years ago, and I could barely hear myself. But clubs have gotten a lot quieter here.
     
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    Because of years oF YOU DEAFENING THEM!
     
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