I might not come to your gig
cheers - 68.
This is true. However if you have a loud drummer turning up to match him only justifies him to keep banging away.
I don't turn up and when they complain they can't hear me they start to back off to a reasonable level. I don't like loud at rehearsal or on stage, never have.
Yeah I'm with you. I tried that for about a year. The fact that the other guitar player also plays loud didn't help. I could hardly hear myself in the single mic practice space recordings and eventually gave in and turned up.
The drummer has a couple other quieter bands and wants to play loud in this one. He's also an old friend and quite talented, so I got myself some nice ear plugs.