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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chickenwheels, May 29, 2021.
Post pandemic gig.
Club, seating capacity: 23
Hope everyone in the back row can hear us. We mic'ed our amps just to be sure.
They'll hear everyone but you.
I'm obviously getting old.
If I walked in to that gig, just one look at that wall of amps and I'd be walking out again.
You do need to project for those patrons who've selected outdoor seating...here in Virginia Beach!
Don't let them talk down to you. I like having a lot of headroom too!
Always bring enough gear to play the Enormo-dome just in case...
Some see a half stack , some a whole stack ....full ?
But the volume only goes to 3.
Do they lower the drummer in on a crane?
Why avoid this gig? Let me count the ways:
- three guitars.
Each guitarist has a full 412 stack, micced (well, one is micced, one has two, one isn't).
- in a small club
- the vocal mics are close enough to catch the guitars, so is the one overhead drum mic.
I wouldn't want to walk past the building, let alone be inside or on stage.
It might get loud!
Hmm, real guitar amps, the kind used to play the kind of music I’m more likely to want to hear(I have earplugs), no turntables, no problem. The amp forum is full of threads discussing little itty bitty rigs that are supposedly loud enough, so wouldn’t that one do? Oh, wait, is the PA a couple of 12”+horn boxes hanging from the ceiling? If it was, so much for going direct. Too bad.
What if I told you that the Marshall stack next to the 810 is actually for the bass, too?
Plot twist: it's a 3 piece and the bass player uses the Ashdown 8x10 for cleans/lows and one of the Marshall 8x12 stacks for dirt/highs
A wall of Marshall's behind a band has been a thing for over 50 years.
1967 - Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival. Noel Redding Bass, Fender Jazz
1967 - Cream at the Whiskey a Go-Go club, Jack Bruce Bass, Gibson SG
1968 - Blue Cheer on American Bandstand TV show, Dickie Peterson Bass, Fender Jazz
The term, 'Heavy Metal' had not been coined yet....
I worked with a keyboard player who saw Deep Purple live in the 70s. He reckons it was a type of loudness that actually was awesome. So you never know.