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Just played my first big show! Loved it!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by BassGen, Aug 6, 2012.


  1. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I had a rockin' day!! i am pretty pumped I must say. First, it is a holiday here today. We got to play on this stage for 2 hours!
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    This was the view from the stage.
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    And we absolutely killed it! I'd been nervous because we had not been able to rehearse with the whole band for some time for reasons I already mentioned. Well we pulled it together really, really well. Yes, a few bumps in the road but generally a very solid performance. Not to mention, the venue has changed from year past. A lot more room for people to watch. I was nervous but thrilled at the size of audience.

    Also, having 8-12,000 watts of full PA support was fantastic. Our band has never sounded so good! My bass was rocking the place out something fierce too (the sound man is a bassist so I didn't have to worry about cutting through the mix lol!) it sounded so good to me today. What a great time. We really hope we get invited to this one again next year!

    Anyway, just had to talk about it as it was such a thrill.

    My gear today was;
    Rickenbacker 4003 MapleGlo (late 2011)
    Ampeg SVT6-pro
    1 Mesa 410 Powerhouse cab (chose to leave the 2nd cab home as we had full PA support)
     
  2. João Bourgard

    João Bourgard

    Jan 21, 2010
    Cool man :D
    Always glad to ear someone talking about their gigs :D

    Can you post a recording of you band maybe?
    Always like to ear new tunes :p
     
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Any CAS pics to post?
     
  4. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I was too busy playing to get any good pics but there was indeed lots of CAS there. I did get some video that I need to process so I can post it.

    This was the best day I have ever had as a bassist. We have another headline show in 3 weeks too.
     
  5. Dantreige

    Dantreige

    Oct 22, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Playing to a huge group is awesome. Grats! It sure beats playing to a bar with three people. Easier to handle a big crowd too for those of us who are a bit shy. You'd think that the opposite would be true. Nope!
     
  6. It's quite addictive. Glad you enjoyed it. I've done a 70,000, an 8000 people gig and maybe a dozen 1000-2000 people gigs and loved every one of them. I'd sure like to do more.
     
  7. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    It was the best indeed! 70k? I can't even imagine that rush!
     
  8. bassfran

    bassfran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Chicago
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Congratulations, BassGen!
     
  9. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Thanks !
     
  10. s4001

    s4001

    Feb 2, 2009
    Awesome! Gigs like that make me wish I could do it every day.
     
  11. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I hear ya there! It's more than 4 hours since it ended and I am still stoked!
     
  12. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    CONGRATS on the gig! Hope many more are in your future!!!!
     
  13. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    This is TB, couldn't you post just a little gripe about the sound guy or having to use a DI instead of a mic on your cab or not cutting through the mix?

    Seriously though, congratulations on a great gig. It's incredibly gratifying but even more so when you don't have to schlep the PA gear!

    Cheers
     
  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Cool, nothing like a real good gig to stir up your mojo.
     
  15. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Sound guy was also a bassist. I was cutting through no problem! And he took the DI post-pre-amp on my rig so my tone was going to the FOH.

    Sometimes you just get really lucky I guess! :lol:
     
  16. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Congrats! Nothing like playing a big stage - plenty of room to run ;)

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  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Really cool!
     
  18. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Congrats! That must have been cool. I can only image what it would be like....

    I also cannot image what it would be like to play to 1 to 1.6 million people:

     
  19. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Here's the first video.

    OK, now our singer had just come down with a bad cold before this show but sounded really good I think.
    http://youtu.be/zGfTE0Hg6dU
     
  20. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Then there is Wild Nights. Wife wasn't ready with the camcorder at the start of the song so a bit of the beginning is missing.
    http://youtu.be/SLLl9z7ii_o
     

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