Why is it so important to nail the instrument sound as recorded if in doing so, you end up with a very unbalanced end product?
The band (capable musicians) at a wedding Mrs Rocker and I attended yesterday played a lot of the usual suspects. The end product, successful in this case, of getting nearly everyone on the dance floor and more or less jumping around. Not dancing as I understand the word but that is beside the point. The guitar, if rhythm, almost vanished loudness wise, for the solo. The guitarist tap danced around a large pedalboard to get the sounds he needed. But the sound levels of certain guitar sounds were way lower than others. Most people didn't notice but to me that sounded less than good. Note perfect but still not good.
And why do guitarists use so much distortion that they end up damping strings constantly resulting in cutting off the tail of every note?
The guitarist used so many FX pedals that his three guitars, Les Paul - Strat - Tele, all sounded the same. What is the point of using different guitars if it is not for the sonic differences each on gives?
Why use distortion on a bass? And use a pick as the same choppy sound of the guitar results. Not all songs need that choppiness, that curtailed note sound.
Wedding bands ought to include at least one waltz set and a slow set in their program to cater for the older people there. Common sense really but not so common in practice.
I like music loud but distorted loud music makes me feel sick. Or slightly unwell. Mrs a Rocker felt that way too.
We enjoyed the day BTW.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]