Tooooooo Much

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bcarll, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. bcarll


    Oct 16, 2001
    Went to a show in a local park and saw a very gifted bass player in one of the bands. They played a variety of musical styles from country to basic rock to bluegrass. However -- they played through the a PA system that had speakers the size of refrigerators and though the overall sound was great the bass came out as just a percussive thump and no really discernable tone. This bass player really jammed but what a shame he was not heard. He did play a DB on the bluegrass numbers and you could hear that some but the electric stuff was just as described above. You could tell when he quit paying during a song the big thud was no longer present. He was a proud bassist and worked it hard using a 4 and 5 string and double bass during the performance. Was this due to too much volume - not mixed right- no separation in the huge speakers -- just what causes this ?

  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    They need to get a new soundman...
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Sounds like they didn't have speakers that could reproduce the mids. Either that, or he just EQ'd too much bass into the mix.
  4. submelodic


    Feb 7, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Many, many soundmen are unskilled. It's always a shame when a band is working hard and it sounds like doo doo in the house.