Oh-oh...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chickenwheels, May 29, 2021.

  1. dtripoli

    dtripoli

    Aug 15, 2010
    CA
    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.
     
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  2. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    They'll hear everyone but you.
     
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  3. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    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.
     
  4. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    you are correct sir-ed-johnny handshake.jpg
     
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  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    You do need to project for those patrons who've selected outdoor seating...here in Virginia Beach!

    Riis
     
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  6. Don't let them talk down to you. I like having a lot of headroom too!

    Randy
     
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  7. BassGuyFL

    BassGuyFL Formerly known as RichardCranium

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boynton Bch FL
    Always bring enough gear to play the Enormo-dome just in case...
     
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  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean

    Mar 14, 2009
    Some see a half stack , some a whole stack ....full ?
     
  9. BargeOn

    BargeOn

    Mar 19, 2004
    CNY
    But the volume only goes to 3.
     
  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Do they lower the drummer in on a crane?
     
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    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.
     
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  12. It might get loud!
     
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  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    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.
     
  14. What if I told you that the Marshall stack next to the 810 is actually for the bass, too?
    (Yeah right....).
     
  15. callofcthulhu

    callofcthulhu

    Oct 16, 2012
    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
     
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  16. dtripoli

    dtripoli

    Aug 15, 2010
    CA
    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....
     
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  17. 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.
     
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