Tommy L here. I'm 50 and been playing bass for 17 years now. Been a guitarist for 25 years before that. I turned into a bassist because as a guitarist I was frustrated with other bassist that couldn't hold down the "groove" while I was soloing. I'm forever learning the art of being a great bassist. Learning everyday!
I'm also the sound engineer for our band and have always played my bass with inear monitors and DI to the mixer out to my mains.
Mains consist of JBL concert serries 4715a and 4732a for long throw and Carvin TR1801 subs and TR1503's Top for near. I updated the Carvin boxes with all Neo speakers a couple of years back.
I'm now in the position to gig with another band 8 hr drive away in Maryland
lol Like to gig, but the drive will be awesome! lol
So......I'm now out of my element. PLEASE HELP!
The band I will be playing with is a Blues Band. Their set up is room mixed Guitar and Bass Amp with vocals coming from 15's and Horns on stands(a little kick drum in the 15's for good measure as the drummer is doing the sound)
Looking for options and opinions on gear.
I managed to get a nice sound out of, believe it or not, 3 Carvin 742 wedge monitors. I'm using a DCM2000 amp.
Here's the chain:
Bass: Warmoth Gecko 5 string with EMG DC40/CS40 BQC system. Into........
Pedal: Line 6 Podxt Live with Bass Pack, Setting is Ampeg 1x18 cabinet and the "Adam Eden" head emulations. Into....
Preamp: 1999 ART Tube Preamp. Into.....
AMP: DCM 2000. Into.....
Speakers: 3 Carvin 742 15" sealed wedges.
If we are worried about what we look like, then I'd rather have a different set of cabinets behind me to at least look like a bassist! lol
There is some local gear available:
Ampeg BSE 115T
Ampeg BSE 115 with
Yorkville 400B amp
Genz Benz 4x10 XB2
SVT 4x10 HLF(Vietnam)
AMPEG SVT810 HPC (picture has 2 4x10 stacked?)
I have no problems using a DI and my Front End PA to get a great bass sound. But now, being out of my element......
and not having my gear....... I'm in need!
Nice to be here..... I've been reading TB for a month now!
Great place! I'm happy to be here and await some great responses.
Tommy L sends.....