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Re: Stage Sound From My Upright-Help!

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Posted by Arturo Baguer ( on May 28, 2002 at 03:05:41:

In Reply to: Re: Stage Sound From My Upright-Help! posted by Søren on May 28, 2002 at 02:31:20:

How long have you been playing upright? It may sound stupid but you are the beginning of your signal chain. If you are getting a good focused sound out of the bass that will go a long way toward cleaning up the sound in the band. This is something I myself have had to learn over the years and the equipment became important but secondary.

That said, I agree with the other folks who say you should leak some of the sound into the PA. Remember also that Fishman's are not very warm and that may have something to do with the sound you are getting.
More power and a more transparent amp might also help. Acousitic Image makes the Clarus head which is really portable, has a built in DI out and gets a really clean uncolored sound. GK's also work well at louder volumes.
Last but not least; a little parametric eq could go a long way toward helping your stage sound. I saw a bassist the other day play through a Peavey TnT and he used a little parametric stomp box to dial out the offending frequencies and he got a great sound. But he got a great sound with mimnal fussing because his acoustic sound was good. Good luck.

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