I thought I would toss a couple of comments out based on my experience at the gig last night, and something I have experienced many times before on Latin Band gigs. Does anyone here have any issues "locking in"? Last night we kicked off the first set, and although I wasn't really having any real range or endurance problems, I was just sort of all over the place; sometimes I would miss high by one partial, sometimes I would miss low by one partial. It took about a third of the first set before I started to lock in, but once I finally did, my accuracy, range and endurance were all where they needed to be. This used to happen to me on Latin Band gigs more often than doing rock band, probably because the Latin Band gigs were a little more demanding in terms of range and endurance. There are a couple of other comments I would like to add about this regarding yesterday's experience. 1.) I warmed up and played earlier in the day - usually this is my best course of action to not show up with tight chops, and gets me set to hit the ground running when the gig kicks off. 2.) I made an adjustment at one point during the first set to my in-ears mix - I didn't feel like I was getting quite enough trumpet in my personal monitor mix, so I walked over to the board and CRANKED it! I wonder if being able to hear what I was doing a bit better with a bit more volume caused me to not blow so hard, not to mention that once you can hear yourself better, accuracy generally improves. It would be nice if I could be locked in from the word "go" but it doesn't always happen that way. Comments anyone?