Originally Posted by goodgig
...... During opening night, an upright bass player in the audience said he would have liked to hear more bass........... I have an old GK MB 200 and a Realist. I'm positioned at the back of the stage. I have a hunch that I'm present during most of the time. I think the issue occurs when the actors move to the front of the stage (where mics are placed) they block the acoustic sound. Also the vocal mics might be picking up the bass when they are not being used by the vocalists. Will the amp help? Any other tips?
I think your analysis is correct, especially in a High School Cafeteria where, even with good acoustics, the sound doesn't bloom of the stage like it does coming from an orchestra pit in an Auditorium.
GK used to sell a microphone stand mount that would be ideal for your situation, because you can elevate and tilt the amp so that it isn't firing into the the actors quite as much.
Of course, the simplest solution would be for you to use the amps line out, and send a signal FOH, but depending on the type of P.A. their using, and who's doing the sound mixing, it could be a god send or a total train wreck.
For musical theater productions, there isn't usually a need to send the bass alone, through the P.A., FOH, because it will be out of balance, with the orchestra, and perhaps to predominate, against the singers, that isn't amplified.
You have the perfect amp for DB, as the old 200MB's had one of the best EQ sections for the instrument.