Dial in Bass Fly Rig to amp

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by fraidykat, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. fraidykat


    Apr 14, 2009
    Upstate NY

    I usually use my bass fly rig with a DI out and no amp.
    I just bought a Carvin MB12 for smaller gigs and I like it.
    I've set it up the for a clear sound.

    My question is do I need to reset my BFR to the amp or
    just set the amp settings to flat and use the BFR as is?

    We had a sound guy that loved to adjust my settings,
    but I want to learn more so that I can do it easily and fast.

    I usually use a Fender P bass.

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Hi Kate, that is a judgment call that only you can make. Experiment around and do what you think is best.
  3. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    The way I usually approach this is that I get pedals (I don't use the Bass Fly Rig but its the same idea) to sound exactly how I want to sound so the PA gets "MY" tone. Then I setup the stage amp flat-ish and adjust the EQ slightly to get a good stage sound. You'll drive yourself crazy trying to make everything perfect. All you need is "good-enough" and then you're off to the races.

    Keep in mind that flat on the amp may not mean a flat frequency response AND it's impossible to know what EQ and compression the sound guy added to your initial tone.

    And the last thing to remember is that what sounds good by yourself will not necessarily sound good with a band so if possible spend some time at practice or sound check making everything fit together. You'll often need more mids than you realize.

    Good luck!
  4. fraidykat


    Apr 14, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Thanks, FoF! I'll work on that later tonight!