Originally Posted by chadds
My rig was quite audible but was noticeably better the next time. Same rig.
Dismissing your audiences ears is done at your peril. My opinion.
I have heard many bands that you couldn't tell what kind of instruments are being used much less what amps. So I get it when people say it doesn't matter. Imagine if you will if each musician carefully selected their tools and sonically slotted themselves so each is very distinct. Then even in loud rock n roll you can hear that the guitarist switched from his PRS to a Tele.
This I when the subtleties come out.
I support you standing by your opinion. May we share audiences one day.
I agree with everything you said. I don't only play for MY satisfaction, I play to please a crowd. When they dance it's all worth it. If I can look over to the guitar player and smile, he knows what I mean.
Sometimes I open my mouth and regret it. This is one of those times. It just bothers me when someone says that a non-music person can tell the difference between:
1. A decent cabinet with a decent amp (SS) big enough to do the job and EQ'ed properly with:
2. A tube amp (everything else being equal).
All I can say for sure is, that if I get the bass sounding the way I like it, I play better and the band sounds better.
Yes, you're also right in that typically, even with a blindfold on, you could probably hear the difference in a Tele and anything else with a humbucker.
I don't hate JimmyM. I don't even dislike him. I just find some things on here are really out there.
Yeah, sharing audiences would be cool. There's a lot of people on TB I'd like to hear, judging by their posts and what they say.