Dear SoundMan - I live in Nashville a short drive away from Al Gores mansion. I passed it last night and the place was all lit up. I swear you can hear the power meter whirring in protest just by rolling your windows down. Here’s my problem. I’ve got a gig this next weekend and I’m afraid that Al is hogging all the power and there won’t be enough for my guitar amp. I can’t afford to cancel the gig, I haven’t worked in over 6 months, and I don’t have an acoustic guitar to play. Is there any way to round up enough AC so I don’t starve to death? Sincerely - The Starving Artist
Dear Starving Artist -
Sorry to hear
The average dynamic microphone (it’s that thing you try to sing into that’s sitting in front of your face) modulated at an average speaking level produces about 7.4 mV of alternating current  and there are somewhere around 2 billion (that’s billion with a B) microphones manufactured each year . (Hell, SoundMan even have a few million or so hanging around in his closet.) So plug up about a half a years worth and hum at 60 Hz. Nothing to it.
- SoundMan -