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My rented backline adventures

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JimmyM, Jul 27, 2013.


  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Decided to start taking pics of the rented amps I get supplied on fly gigs as an ongoing thread, and we're starting with a real doozy! Today I'm at Queens College in Queens, NY playing a show with Bowzer. This is the amp they supplied:

    BacklineQC-07-27-12_zps8a3a91b7.

    Now look, I like Hartke amps and Larry is an awesome friend, but even though I'll be the last person to call myself a bigshot, at least make it a 3500 and a 410!
     
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  2. Blankandson

    Blankandson Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Gallatin, Tennessee
    Didn't even supply you with another doghouse bass!
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I never get a rented upright on Bowzer gigs.
     
  4. thetaxmiser

    thetaxmiser Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Sonoma County, CA, USA
    Rented backline or a practice amp from some kids dorm?
     
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  5. Blankandson

    Blankandson Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Gallatin, Tennessee
    I'll look for photos but a few weeks ago I was in the old Ryman in downtown Nashville, and the stage hands were setting up a backline for a show that night. They rolled three SVTs out of a storage closet, putting one on each side plus the third right in the middle of the stage. I was impressed!
     
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  6. IntrepidCellist

    IntrepidCellist

    Sep 10, 2009
    Manhattan
    This is why I always carry a VT Bass on backline gigs!
     
  7. jason the fox

    jason the fox Often rocks and rarely rolls.

    Jul 2, 2013
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    Meh.. it's only for the bass player, what do you expect? :bag:;)

    Alan Jackson was in town here a few months back, and the backlined bass rig was an SVT CL and one of the newer Traynor 8x10 cabs.

    Last one I played had an SVT CL and a SVT 410 HLF.

    Is that Hartke a 15? Can't quite tell from the photo.
     
  8. Fretlessbaby

    Fretlessbaby Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    :eek: wow. I can't even believe they did that to you Jimmy! On a Bowser gig no less.... I would be p****d.....:mad:
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It gets even better...three of the knobs have crackly pots.

    Hey, it was a tie-in to our Hershey Park gig tomorrow and it pays well.
     
  10. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    But if you only need 25w that should do you fine! :cool:

    Just razzin you bro. :D
     
  11. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    wow... All I can say is EQ it to push mids to your ear and rely on the FOH for your low end. Do you at least have side fills?
     
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  12. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    montana
    Well at least it wasn't an ampeg. :bag:
     
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  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Side fills...HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    But seriously, Bowzer doesn't like side fills anyway, so even if they had them, they wouldn't use them. But I'll make do. Like Torin said, I've used smaller. They just work better than this one.

    Tomorrow should be better...they always bring me an SVT-CL. I just hope they bring the 810e instead of the 410he they always bring.
     
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  14. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    pour warm beer on it while no one is looking. :bag:
     
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  15. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Now you can't go telling everyone on TB now that all they need to gig is a Hartke 12 or 15in cab :D
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    LOL! Actually, it's not a bad amp and it's got plenty of juice for the gig. I just wish it had knobs that weren't all crackly.
     
  17. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    What? You don't have a contract that spells out everything you require, right down to the color of the M&Ms?
     
  18. :eyebrow: nice.
     


  19. I love those 3500's. They're cheaply attainable, bulletproof, and, they sound awesome.
     
  20. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    That overkill wall of sound is just for looks.
     
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