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Asked to provide backline for gig?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BoomSTICK, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    Yeah, so my band was asked to provide the backline for a gig our singer had sorta leaned into us about. A few details first,

    We are a three piece rock/americana/post punk sometimes band.

    One Guit/vox, bass/hat, drummer/singer.

    It's a fairly small gig - from what I'm told it's located in a basement of sorts. Anyhoo, should I:

    A. Let the all the bands bassists, there aren't that many from my understanding, Use my 112 ex bergie & LMII? OR

    B. Break out ye old Peavey 115 keyboard/bass amp?

    Bonus. It has reverb too!

    Would I be right in doing the latter?

    Please advise.
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    Are you being compensated?
    If not, ye olde Peaveye shoulde gete the nod.
  3. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    Ooops. SIlly me.

    Nope. also, no beer, but possibly snacky cake things on doylies & whatnot .:eek:

    Ye old peavey is starting to sound good.

    It's a compromise in weight but....
  4. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL

    WAY too many chances for you to get scr***d using your good rig! There are only a couple of people I would ever let use my gear - without me standing there with a baseball bat!

    Take this with a grain of salt - I'm the guy that loaned a "friend" a 10-piece Sonor kit and never saw him or the drums again! Bitter, d**n right I am!

    Dan K.
  5. Fetusyolk


    Aug 7, 2008
    I have a feeling everyone will agree on peavey
  6. Peavey. And mark the volume knob with a sticky

    "Do not turn beyond this point".
  7. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    Given how friends have been known to treat gear, strangers IMO are out of the question.

    *I* think you should tell them, I got your rig right here. Failing that, throw the Peavey at them.

    --Bomb :bassist:
  8. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
  9. tlwaps


    Feb 13, 2006
    If you're able to take both, use your good amp and then leave them the peavey.
  10. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    I've supplied the backline many times. In fact, I prefer it that way I know I'm not playing out of a peavey. lol. It's pretty harmless letting someone else use my rig. My bass is compeletely out of the question, but my amp. No worries.
  11. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I've provided the backline myself. I have a little talk with whoever is using my rig before they even plug into it. That volume knob better not go past 3! :p

    My opinion? Bring both. Plug your Berg into the Peavey's speaker line out, and then when you want to play, plug in your LMII
  12. my band just used another bands backline for a gig we did up in nh.

    we were at a college outside, nice system and everything.

    he uses a svt 4pro and a mesa 15. great sound.

    its making me think about taking my 4x10 and trading it in for another 1x15

    2 1x15s sound good to me right now!
  13. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001

    I took the peavey. It delivered. Hmm. reminds me of the old days when that was all i had. The other bands were like, Oh, it's a keyboard amp. My response was, yeah, feel free to change whatever settings you like - plus, it has reverb!

    It sounded fine for that gig. And, after all i think ultimately we were more concerned with the overall volume anyway.

    So Kudos! to the peavey 115 bass/kboard amp:)

    Thanks for all the input all.
  14. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    I don't know ,the whole idea behind supplieing the backline has me on a fence.
    I mean it's a free rental for everyone else.
    You've heard that expression, "drive it like a rental".
    It could happen that you get a real noobie who doesn't know any better about working with a amp and what it can and can not do.
  15. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    No good deed goes unpunished! Don't do it!
  16. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Amen Brother!!!:) Those are words to live by.

    Glad to hear the gig went well.

  17. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    Agree before hand what would happen if the equipment goes "bad" or is damaged for whatever reason.
  18. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    Yeah, that is why I chose to bring the peavey. In the event of a newer bassist/amp abuser what have you. So what better amp to git learnt on? It takes all you throw at it, and still rattles the butt bone.:rolleyes:
  19. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    Thanks Jim. BTW I'm gonna be in your neck of the woods soon.

    :bassist: And there ain't no back lin'n this one:spit:
  20. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Cool! PM me and I'll come and check your band out.


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