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       One of the first things I discovered when I started learning how to hook up and run sound equipment is that there are a zillion different ways you can do things, and, consequently, there are a zillion and one different opinions about which way is the best. The extra one is for the inevitable know-it-all who doesn't. I don't want to sound like that guy, so I've made available this message board to any and all who want to discuss any topic having to do with sound engineering, recording, lights, amps, guitars, drums, set lists, strings, stages, bar owners, and just about anything else that has to do with life as a musician and/or soundman. In other words, just about anything goes as long as the topic has to do with the performance, writing, recording, amplifying or playing of music. I would especially like to encourage beginners to ask questions so that some of you old pros out there could share the wealth of your experience. Now, if you're ready, lets all hold hands and sing . . .ahem. . .or maybe we could just post messages instead.
Scott L. Hysell

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  • Eatin' some words....Mike M, Mon Apr 3 04:47

  • Stupid Deal of Sunday, May 2. LED V-Bar packTony Wright, Sun Apr 2 15:16

    Where to invest next?MusicManD, Sat Apr 1 05:41

  • I need to spend more time behind the boardTony Wright, Thu Mar 30 07:05

  • HEY! MusicManD CHEAP LEDsTony Wright, Sat Mar 25 18:52

  • HappeningsBoomer, Fri Mar 24 12:23

  • Wireless mic recommendations?Tony Wright, Sat Mar 18 17:08

  • upcoming gigsMike M, Sun Mar 12 06:29

  • A speaking "gig"Boomer, Sat Mar 11 10:49

    G.A.S. I can't stop!!!Boomer, Wed Mar 8 15:32

    Lighting systemMusicManD, Tue Mar 7 11:59
    • FWIW...Tony Wright, Tue Mar 7 22:20
      • FWIW 2.1Tony Wright, Wed Mar 8 00:13

  • neighbor's bassDavid Parker, Sun Mar 5 20:25

  • Nifty new gear I just foundBoomer, Sun Mar 5 17:21

  • "Wireless in general"Mike M, Sun Mar 5 06:12

    Wireless microphone helpTony Wright, Mon Feb 27 00:19

  • "We gotta talk....."Mike M, Sun Feb 26 00:30

  • Sennheiser e604Mike M, Tue Feb 21 16:40

  • Hey Mike M - Generator info belowTony Wright, Mon Feb 20 09:01

  • I am NOT an analog manBoomer, Fri Feb 10 10:01

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