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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Calebmundy, May 11, 2009.
Can I ask how a DI is used in a bass rig?
Is the signal split? One from the DI to the board and one to the amp that's mic'd? Or what?
NO! Let's see more RIGS! (sorry just my opinion)
What is a DI... Google
I understand how to use a DI, but is that what most do with them?
Split the signal for running to the board, or do they go into the DI into the amp?
That one. Most soundguys don't want to have to counter the equalization or gain from amplifiers, so they'll take the 'clean, un-EQ'd' tone from the bass before the amp.
What this means is that YOUR AMP TONE, the one you spent thousands of dollars to achieve, is only heard by you. Good stuff.
The Used's Jeph Howard:
Looks like some Aggie 8x10's, two AG500's and a DB750...some pedals, too.
Briggity Bump! What about some more pop/hip-hop/country stuff? We're nailing down the rock/indie thing. Great work.
Norwood Fisher from Fishbone:
Warwick Thumb 5's, into Ampeg SVT Classic and two SVT-410he's.
I'm not sure when he switched from his Warwick amps to Ampeg.
Darryl Jennifer - Bad Brains
His twin SVT Classics with 610 hlf's, and the immortal Modulus VJ
That is a pretty swell looking rig!
I like rig are that simple, not just a pile of rack gear and off-stage ISO boxes.
Also, do I ever want that bass.
Wayman Tisdale (RIP) - Tobias Killer B's into what I think is an SWR SM-900 and two Goliath III's.
MCA from the Beastie Boys had Ampeg build him some clear cabinets:
Fender J into a clear B-15 and clear 1x15 =
And this looks like an SVT into a clear 2x10/2x18 cabinet =
Bryan Beller of The Mike Keneally Band, Steve Vai, Dethklok, writer for "Bass Player", etc...
Live he's fully an SWR man: player since '90, endorsee since '94, and from 1996-2003 worked there moving from Amp Tester to Customer Service Manager to Artist Relations Director to Export Sales Manager to VP/Product Development Manager until leaving to return to music full-time in April of 2005. He uses multiple combinations of preamps/heads/speaker cabinets depending on the musical situation, but here's his largest and most recent, used on the Vai European and American tours as well as the Dethklok college and club tours:
1 SM-1500 head
1 Megoliath 8x10" cabinet
2 Goliath III 4x10" cabinets
...with a pedalboard running:
He's a Nashville local now, and usually flies into gigs with his bass, pedalboard, and gets a loaner rig from SWR. However, when he was LA-based and able to run his complete rig it was basically an SWR Mo' Bass into 2 Goliath III 4x10" cabinets in this fairly complex rig. Also, for the Keneally/Beller duo clinic tours he typically uses a California Blonde for his Taylor AB-4 ABG.
Apparently neither input of the SWR amp is used.
that's the guitarist? man that dude is huge
in the most recent issue of BP (with Matt Freeman on the cover), they have his obit...he was 6'9"...
thats wayman tisdale, he was a starter in the NBA for several teams, i think he had his best NBA days with sacramento kings. died of cancer couple of months ago
It's clear now: I need to beome a mandolin player ; }
When I saw them a few months ago with These Arms Are Snakes he was using an SVT-4-Pro into an Ampeg 810e and an Emperor 2x15. I like the full Emperor rig better though..
That was the craziest show I've ever been to..I love his tone.
In the pic above, that bass is so small on him, it looks like a toy.
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