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Posted by Pat Harrington on July 10, 2001 at 17:52:22:

In Reply to: Stage Rigs posted by Rob Perl on July 10, 2001 at 15:10:37:

: Hey, All!

: I've been playing alot of Oldies Concerts lately. The Sound Company provides the Bass Rig; it's usually a low powered, boomy one piece rig (the kind Doo-Woppers love), used for stage volume, only. I'm not really a Doo-Wopper and I need to hear alot of midrange (I use a high-end rig).
: For those of you who play these shows, a question - Am I being unreasonable if I insist on bringing my own rig?

: The Sound Companies really want you to use their rig - It's easier not to have to change setups from one group to the next. Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing how other people cope with this situation.

: Thanks,

: Rob

>>>>> Hi Rob...

I can't see why they'd get themselves in a twist over you bringing your own amp
if you've got a good system. On all the large gigs that I've done, they just
take a line out of your amp and send it thru the house system where the sound
man can e.q. it any way he wants. As bass players, we work years to develop
good tone, and become used to our own amps, especially if we've spent thousands
of dollars on them; that's not to say that you should'nt go for the appropriate
type sound for the gig though...For a 50's type doo-wop oldie gig, I'd probably
use my passive Jazz Bass and string up with Thomastik or Rotosound Flats. I'd
DEFINITELY bring my own though..not necessarily both cabinets, probably just
my amp head and either my 2-12 or 4X10 cabinet..I can't see it being a big
deal, I could have it unplugged and rolled off stage in less than 2 minutes.

Good Luck

Pat H

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