Clarity/Tone War...gettin beat up!
Not a very active member, but i do check in from time to time and im realizing this might be a place to get some help!
Im giggin 4 nights a week currently. Each venue is relatively small (local bars), with varying PA sizes and sound engineers.
Some nights we just have vocals run through the PA (when we dont have an engineer to help, and its a small room), and some nights we have everything running through.
4 piece band; 2 guitars, drums, bass...one guitar fella plays fiddle as well.
Im playing through a V4B with a matching 4x10 and just picked up a Sansamp super deluxe DI fantastamagorical pedal thing that is boggling my mind with its potential.
Basses vary from a P-bass or two, to a Starfire II, to an Electra jazz.
Main Issue...Clarity and Presence.
This rig has tremendous low end. My problem is dialing in that punch. I can never seem to get a consistent tone. Now i know ill have to change things from venue to venue and dependent upon how thick or thin the crowd is. But anyone got any troubleshooting tips on a quick base line setup to go from?
This sansamp is a pretty powerful tool, especially with the DI capabilities, and it definitely helps get a nice tone with the ampeg rig, but i cant get the mud out sometimes.
I set the amp fairly flat. Bass back a bit, treble up a smidge, and usually boostin hi-mids just a bit. same on the sansamp.
Any tips/advice/gear change recommendations would be great.
we play mostly rock/country/60s-today hits. i dont slap, pick or pop, but sometimes strum a few big chords here and there.