I meant to post this but forgot until I found my notes. Went to Jazz Fest in New Orleans from May 3rd to the 6th. This year there were 12 stages from pretty small to huge (like maybe the capability of 20,000 + people). On average each stage would have approx. 6 acts per day from Friday through Sunday with Thursdays being more local and smaller acts. Approximately 250 possible bands to see. There are very few (if any) traditional jazz acts. It's mostly New Orleans creole, cajun, or blues, zydeco, rock. To put this in perspective, the headliners (in my mind) were Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Beck, any combination of the Neville brothers, Steve Miller, and Aerosmith. So what bass amps were used? I saw approx. 25 acts over 4 days. Here is the list of bass amps visible on stage which was 100% for solid body basses, not sure what the upright guys were doing. There were very few stages where the backline was covered with fabric or located elsewhere. Maybe 20% in ears with the rest using conventional monitors. Best as I can remember, all amps had the same brand cabinet. No idea if these were player supplied or backline; based on logistics I would guess rented backline Needless to say, the King was at the top of the list. 12-14 tube SVT's (lost count one day) 4 GK (RB 1001) 1 Eden 1 SWR 1 Hartke 1 Mesa Subway 1 Fender Bassman style head I don't remeber any pre/power amp rigs For basses, it was mostly J style. Approx 4 coffee table botique basses 1 or 2 P's 1 (maybe 2) Stingrays Approx 6 J versions The rest were all Fender Jazz basses (we had the Big Chief seating option so visibility was very good) For guitar amps Fender combos were way more prevelant than anything else; the ones I could see clearly were your tradional Twins, Pro Reverb, and Deluxe Reverbs; also saw a Hot Rod Deluxe The big rock guys had more than one Marshall or Fender per player and Silvertone's for Jack White. Regular bands all had single Fenders with 2 Mesa's and 1 tiny Marshall head For guitars the styles were- Strats, Les Pauls, Tele's, and maybe 2 LP Juniors Most important The clip on headstock tuner looks like A$$ to the crowd As always, IMO. I may be off by a few but the trending is rock solid. Thought you all might want to know.