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Just got an Upshot Kit

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by thomphoto, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:45 PM.

  1. My Upshot Kit arrived this afternoon and I used it at a gig tonight in a small theater at an assisted living facility. I am happy to report that it performed just as I was hoping it would. I had pre ordered the Doubleshot but after talking to Golliher Music about my specific needs he suggested that the Upshot would do what I wanted with less weight and bulk. I play with a acoustic bluegrass group and the leader was always saying that he couldn't hear me well enough and I was digging in the best I could. Well, I placed the Upshot on the floor with the amp attached with the included bracket right behind the bass and set the input at about 50% and the master vol at 50% and wow, problem solved. By the way we are a rather large group with 2 guitars, banjo, mandolin, 3 fiddles, and bass. The backpack holds the kit along with all the cables and is easy to throw over one shoulder to make it a one trip load. So far, so good.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 8:23 AM
  2. dhergert

    dhergert Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Blue Zone, California
    Just a gentle word of warning:

    At least for me, with carrying a (different, non-AI) 15lb portable combo bass amp in a backpack, the biggest weight problem isn't the amp and cabling, it's everything else I have ended up wanting to carry with it...

    My complete kit comes in at 28lbs; there's probably about 12lbs of other amp-related stuff that I "have to have with me just in case". I'd list them all here but I don't want to give you any bad ideas.

    You've got a great kit there. If you can keep it down to a bare minimum of other goodies that you "have to have with you just in case", your back will be much happier.
  3. That sounds like good advice, because I have a bad habit of accumulating "stuff" that I think I might need. Thank goodness there is not much extra room in the backpack.
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