I swear.. 98 out of the last 100 gigs i played, I feel like the sound guys running the boards either don't know what good drum sound is or don't care enough and too lazy to bother. I'm sure all of your guitarists out there have exactly the effects on their fx board to get exactly what sound they want live but when we (at least in my experiences) ask for something as small as a little more snare volume or eq tweaking or even a little reverb effect..it's like pulling teeth and the sound guys think you're insulting them or something. I'm to the point of just feeling like I'm completely at their mercy and if I ask for anything, I might piss them off and end up with an even worse sound. Lately I've been running my own mics into my board next to me, adding a slight effect, then a line out to their board but most of the time, they don't like that cuz they want to be able to control each mic. Does anyone else have 'sound guy vs drummer' issues and how to go about it the politically correct way so you don't ban yourself from that venue? Am I the only one who runs into this frustrating problem?