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Attention Chicago Area Players

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Lonnybass, Sep 29, 2005.


  1. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Anyone played in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier? I'm gigging in there next Sunday for the Chicago Marathon and they are running us through their 30,000 watt house line array system -but I have no idea what the place sounds like in terms of boominess, echo or mud. Your thoughts are welcome!

    Lonnybass
    Chicago, IL
     
  2. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago
    Hi Lonnybass,

    Never have played there but saw a couple of bands there several years ago. From my perspective in the audience and from several different places in the room, it was very boomy-sounding. The ceiling is very tall! Again, this was a while back - they may have tweaked it a bit....
     
  3. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    I just played there for a corporate thing about 2 weeks ago.very very high ceiling,big P.A. bring a smaller rig and use it as a moniter,bass bounces all over that room if it's too loud.
     
  4. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    This is good feedback. Much appreciated. How loud does it get onstage with that big line array suspended above it?

    Lonnybass