Kick Drum Syndrome Redux

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Went to the big local outdoor niteclub last night to see a cover band with the wife and friends. Watch band set up. Big ass house PA. DJ starts first, and I know it's gonna be a long night. The kick feels like a punch in the chest :rollno: Bass player has big rig - SWR Mo', 2 Goliath III's. Band starts playing. No matter where I stand, I can't hear the bass. I can tell by watching hand the guy is good. Band takes a break. I go behind stage and meet bass player, congrat him on playing and then give him the bad news. He looks a me with a pained expression and confirms what I suspected. House soundman. :help: I commiserate.

    The problem is that my band will probably be playing there in a few months. :bag:
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    There is no cure for this condition.
  3. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Yeah it's called stage noise and screw the sound guy that's stuck in the 80's.