Hello All,  I need your advice on poor acoustics.  I just landed a gig in a local tiki-ish sports bar.   Great decor, but poor layout of bar and restaurant.   First of all, very high ceilings, over 13 ft for sure maybe higher with open pipes like you would see in Office Max stores.  wood floors, wood tables.  The restaurant owner already told me the acoustics are poor so he does not know if it will work, he thinks it may be too loud.

also, layout is large restaurant area which is separated from the bar area .  and a large bar area with some high top tables and maybe 3 booths.  He says if i set up in the only space in the bar, it will be too loud for the tables near me.   He said if i set up in the restaurant area, same problem, then the bar people would not see me.  

I'm playing there next Friday night.  Of course, I told him I can adjust my volume on the Pa and mic for my pan.  

any ideas ?   thanks, Terry  a/k/a Steel Margarita

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i have done one gig like this and found that putting a carpet down in the area you are playing helps to absorb some of the "ring".  

wow,,,that is an awesome idea.... yes,, will do so... thanks very much!!  Terry

The gig was friday night and I did use the rug as you suggested, Brad.  Sounded pretty good.  thanks again!

glad to hear terry!

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