Bootsy Collins Live Sound Sub Bass

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lefty007, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I recently caught Bootsy Collins live at a festival with full band. There was another bassist holding it down most of the time, and the bass sound on the front of the house was just HUGE, bigger than any of the other bands. I was a bit far and couldn't tell if the huge bass sound was Bootsy's or the other bass player's, but I'm pretty sure it was the other bass player's, because Bootsy was mainly filling in and playing with fuzz, etc.

    I'm wondering if it's that dbx subharmonics processor? I just couldn't believe the amount of low end and how low it went.

    Wondering if there are here any hardcore Bootsy fans that might know what that secret sauce was. :help:
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Could have something to do with the 20,000 watts of power amps, through the four 4x18s, four 4x15s, AND four 8x10s, just for his stage sound... not including the PA of course. :)
  3. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Yea, he ain't messin' around
  4. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I was at the festival the whole weekend, listening to bands like The Roots, Lettuce, Bonobo, Dumpstafunk, and nobody came close to generating these unearthly sub lows like Bootsy's band . . . LOL.

    I guess it could have been just the FOH guy boosting the sub lows at the console. . .