I just did a show with the World Classic Rockers, Surfaris, and Eliminators. I was working monitors and noticed two things. One, surf guitarists really like fat amps like those Fender Showman. It’s a good amp, but I think a lot of these guys aren’t used to playing with a large PA. They had a ton of low end in their guitars sounds which really mudded up the stage and the house mix. I got them to take the low end down some and with the subs going, they had more than enough fat. The mud factor went way down.
The other thing was a great mic. combination that I thought made kick drum sound killer. Using a Beta52 and an SM91, mixed. I’ve used one or the other before, but they really blended well and made a great sound.