Bringing a floor with you to a gig

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Calvin Marks, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Calvin Marks

    Calvin Marks Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Us bass players are weird:

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  2. When I did my recital in school I used the bare metal spike into a wooden stage box to achieve exactly what they are talking about. That way I didn’t need to amplify to balance well in the hall.

    I hadn’t considered the differences that could be apparent from different woods/materials. It makes sense. Treager talks about how when an instrument vibrates, every part vibrates and therefore contributes to the sound.

    We all know the space you play in makes a huge difference, so of course the floor your instrument is coupled with will as well.

    Cool stuff to contemplate!
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  3. Froth


    Aug 16, 2019
    Piedmont, Italy
    When you hear the A/B comparison with the floor/podium it is audible, much richer. Even though it appears the camera might be closer and therefore the mic. I love my wooden floor practice room, but this must be like playing on a giant guitar.
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  4. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    I want one!
  5. bengreen


    Jan 26, 2016
    San Diego
    That was my take too. It's an inverse square law for sound. I'd feel more convinced had he played the first clip beside instead of behind the podium. And he's not actually spiked into it, he's using a rubber tip.
  6. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

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  7. Calvin Marks

    Calvin Marks Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    I think all gigging musicians need one of these. I'd like to see a bass, stool, stand, and floor riser on the NYC subway
  8. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    I had a standing weekly gig at a country club with no amp and this would have been perfect.
  9. bengreen


    Jan 26, 2016
    San Diego
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  10. I wonder how this would effect pizza tone? Might be a bit more cumbersome to lug around then an amp though, hahaha!
  11. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Ask anyone that has ever played a gig on the back of a big flatbed truck- the entire thing amplifies your bass so it sounds HUGE and you can mash a six inch hole in it with your endpin spike while nobody complains....
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  12. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    Y'know, having a contrarian streak a mile wide, suddenly I want to build one of these to play my EUB on :)
  13. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    It would likely sound delicious with a few layers of Sauce, Mozzarella and Pepperoni.
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  14. Darn autocorrect! Also that's probably what it would sound like and reminded me of an orchestral piece I played back in college. During the first rehearsal of it, I noticed that the what ever notation software the composer used put a Pizz and A Tempo marking right next to each other so that it instead read Pizza Tempo. There were a bunch of problems with the score which were frustrating everyone, so to lightening things up I had to ask our conductor what pizza tempo meant? Our conductor, who basically looks like Hagrid, nearly fell off the podium from laughing and we couldn't get back to playing for several minutes.