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Grammys Mumford & Sons... Sideways Ampeg 810

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tunaman, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Hows that horizontal dispersion? ha ha... not to mention tweaking your tone for your knees to be COMPLETELY different than what the crowd hears

    Just kinda amazing how the industry is so slow to change.

    But it looks cool eh? Dont we know better than that by now? Sure hes going through the house so its probably inconsequential but someone out there follows the monkey see, monkey do
  2. They ain't my cup of tea by a long shot! :thumbdown:
  3. Not impressed.

    By any of the acts so far.


    Nov 13, 2009
    Considering that he's running IEM how he has his 8x10 mixed doesn't matter. To how he hears or what the audience hears. He probably couldn't have it up because of the lights behind him either.
  5. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    Haven't watched the Grammys in 25 years.
  6. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    would you be happier if he used a 410? Don't really understand what your saying......
  7. Well right now I'm listening to the Vandals and I have to say... my 810 is staying straight up and down. But I'm sure there's a reason they're doing it that way. I recall Slowdive used some live techniques that involved driving the bass at the floor.
  8. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Here you go man

    Speaker physics from Barefaced
  9. I think he's saying that it was all for show - that no one would actually play an 8 x 10 laid down sideways.

    But that it didn't matter sonically, just visually, because it was all going through the FOH anyway.
  10. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    it'sjust a backline the pulled out of backstage storage and the lighting guys and photographers said cut out down.
  11. timmerz


    Jan 2, 2005
    Manteca, Ca.
    I remember seeing Los Lonely Boys live a few years back, and bassist brother had two SWR Megoliaths laid on top of each other sideways...as has been said here, he was running 100% through the FOH, so it was pure show, and definitely caught my attention as being something different...he's a mean bassist, by the way...
  12. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Probably true.........
  13. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    I'm just glad that the tide is turning & we are becoming more informed as a TB community why thats not for the regular guy

  14. Likewise.
  15. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Michael Steele of the Bangles often used an SVT cab on its side dating back to the 80's. The mic'ed cab was about the same height as the other amps on the stage. Other bands have done this as well.

  16. Dave the Bass

    Dave the Bass

    Sep 11, 2011
    I play in a worship band in a large church and our SVT cab spends a lot more time on its side than standing up......but the volume isn't earthshaking and we are on IEM.
  17. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Actually I use mine the regular way.

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  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    No pansy Grammy director would ever tell my Grammy nominated band that we'd have to set their gear a certain way for the camera, and neither would Mumford or his sons. The idea of that is ludicrous.

    But I really don't care if someone sets their 810 on its side. Whatever.
  19. kai_ski


    Apr 14, 2007
    Wenatchee, WA
    People play their 810s and 215s like that every day. NO different than a 115 or 410, except louder. At the Grammys it's probably more of a prop than anything.
  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Sorry but that's BS. Just like every other aspect of the music industry, you stand where they tell you to stand, you play what they tell you to play, and you cut your hair like they tell you to cut your hair. That is, unless of course you are really a big shot. But if you are the bass player for just some band who happened to be popular enough this year to be on that stage, you will put your rig however they tell you to. If you're Sting, you tell them where to stick it. If you are (insert name of bass player nobody knows here) you say "Yes sir".

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