Found a Sweet Spot today: EBS, Avalon, P Bass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DavePlaysBass, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    I have been playing at a church that does not allow bass amps on stage and has a modern (expensive) in-air system. I have been plugging into an Avalon U5 and have been just so so with what I get back in the headphones.

    So today I ftook in my EBS HD350 which I have played for five years and I am starting to realize it is a big part of my sound. I ran the overdrive 3/4 of the way up as I normally do and boosted at 50Hz (trying to emulate the Sadowsky or Aguilar boost for a passive). I ran into setting 4 on the U5 which slightly emphasizes mids and cuts treble. I ran the line out iof the 350 into the U5 and adjusted the level with the master volume.

    My P with flatwounds (tone slightly rolled off) just blossomed. And the out front folks commented on the warmth and clarity that the EBS seemed to bring to the table.

    Nothing against the U5. It is good DI, but it does not have the personality that the EBS can bring. After today I feel as though a P with flatwounds can go a lot more places than I initially thought.