Argh.!!! help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ldiezman, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I have two gigs this weekend.. well I played one of them last night.. Ok and the other one is at the same place again tonight... my problem is.. the people running the sound system suck.. I had to turn my amp almost completly up just so you could barely hear me.. just enough to where it wasn't clipping.... I had my bass running direct in to the system from my Sansamp bass driver D.I box and they still had me way down.. well You could hear the bass notes decently, but when I played my solos or any fast bass line.. the sound was lost... I have never had this problem before... I have my musicman Stingray 5 and a nemesis 210 combo amp... my bass was all the way up as well... besides blowing up at the terrible sound guy what else can I do to cut through my faster lines or solos??? if I increase the mids would that help?? what about adding some overdrive... I still want a clean sound... I'm just frustrated that the guy running sound thinks that a bass amp should be able to hold its own against the system.. and that is what he said to me... My amp is 200 watts.. theres is about 7000.... i don't think so

  2. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    run out to the guitar store and rent a huge rig for the day :) shouldnt be that expensive, and itll be fun :)
  3. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    South Shore MA
    You couldn't hear youself on stage or are you worried about what was heard "out there"?

    Somethings to try:

    1) Don't f with the sound man. He can make more misery for you than you can for him. If things don't go perfectly, consider it paying the dues.

    2) Angle your 210 so that the speakers are pointing at your ears not your legs.

    3) If there is a speaker extension capability on the nemesis, use it; add a 410 or 115, whatever suits your needs (much cheaper than renting a whole rig).

    4) Ask your guitar player to point away from you or eq out some bass from his rig.
  4. Was it a matter of YOU couldn't hear yourselve in the FOH mix, or others? If others couldn't hear you then that is a problem and I don't know how to solve that. Where I work, I have a lot of Bassplayers come to me and complain that they can't hear themselves out of the monitors. We havent been able to figure it out so far. They can hear themselves without the rest of the band, but when they start playing, they cant hear themselves. My theory is the Bass player is next to the drummer, and can't hear themselves over the sound of the drums. If you can't hear it I wouldn't worry too much, unless you REALLY need to hear yourself clearly.
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Volume pedal. Start low. :D
  6. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    It was a matter of 3 teenagers were running sound at this place and had no clue what they were doing. They were nice so I just as nicely as possible told them what to do when running my bass throught the system.. Last night was much better b/c I talked to them about it... There were 3 bands.. we were the second band to perform and completely rocked the house down.... the last band to play was a group of older gentelmen... who were good but musicly they left something to be desired... but my rig last night was nice.. i had the 115 RH musicman cab under my nemesis and It was most loud... the headliner bands bassist had a nice ampeg amp. 4x10 cab... 350 watt head.. it sounded great..