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The world does not stop at 40watt bulbs. Eventually (believe us) you'll be on stage with bright, professional lighting which can bring problems if you're not prepared. First, consider your set list/music/notes. Are they written or underlined in red? That end of the spectrum is especially popular with lightist people and science says that red writing will all but vanish under red lighting. Stick to black or blue which stay dark. If you want to know whether you're in the spotlight, use the old theatrical trick of looking up. If the centre of the beam hits you square in the eyes, you're in the right location. (Er, don't stare too long). And beware reflections. We're grateful to Adrian Legg who gave us the following tip. He'd always had problems with direct overhead lighting irritating his eyes until he realised it was bouncing off the straight, lacquered edge of his guitar neck. He used a light grade paper to gently sand down that edge, just enough to reduce it to a matt finish. No more shiny shiny.

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