Should i use the other bassist's rig?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by FunkSlap89, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I have an upcoming show at my school talent show (we're going to play a RHCP medley and blow the roof off the place) and there's another band playing there. Supposedly their bassist has a huge rackmount rig with all sorts of fancy stuff (AND WIRELESS!!!) and he offered to let me use it for the show. I just ordered a new amp head and I would like to use this, but the other rig sounds so tempting. What should I do? :confused: I'm torn!
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    If he's letting you, by all means, go for it. Sounds like you're passing up an opportunity to use a sweeeeeet rig.
  3. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    yeah, thats what i was thinking... thanks for the reply
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Go for it!

    Btw, nice playing on that RHCP tune!
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    What is his rig? What's yours?
  6. +1 to the Munji. You can rack mount a lot of crappy gear and get a huge rackmount wireless microwave oven rig.
  7. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    im not sure exactly what it is. I was planning on brining mine and then seeing if i would want to use his. Thanks for the replies. and thanks for the comments on the song!
  8. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Yeah you should deffinatley bring yours just incase
  9. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    I would just use his cause i hate lugging my rig around unless I have to.
  10. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    If you both go to the same school then get his number and see if you can come jam with him and hsi setup for 30 minutes...

    I am sure you are cool with him if he is offering this to you so it shouldbe legit...

    Maybe just bring your amp and no cabs just in case...

    Speakers are speakers to an extent. you are not a national touring band so there shouldn't be major problems where you need a bass tech to dial everything in perfectly for you... it should get the job done with his bass amp of just throwing your amp on his cabs.
  11. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    Based on over 40 years of experience, use what you know works FOR YOU. Using someone else's bass, cord, strap, amp, speaker cabinet(s), etc is only asking for trouble. You should want to feel VERY comfotable and "at home" when you're performing . . . just my $.02.
  12. jimbob


    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    Bring your back line. Better to have it and not need it than wish you had it.
  13. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    If what you have is sufficient, I say stick with that. You will have your own sound.

    If you want to bulk up your equipment, use his cabinets. I actually did that once and added a 2x15 to my 4x10 and rocked the socks off a huge keg party... but that's another story.
  14. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    yeah.. i don't really have my own sound yet because my amp hasn't arrived yet. But when it does... my sound will be quite great (hopefully)