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Re: How are ya supposed to get it to the gig if ya never lift it? :)

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Posted by rumblethump on April 18, 2001 at 12:24:42:

In Reply to: How are ya supposed to get it to the gig if ya never lift it? :) posted by Glen on April 18, 2001 at 08:34:34:

I would agree for the most part, but sometime you will play a venue on an all
wood raised stage (old community center halls) and find you tone completely muddy out front. I know I have. No amount of EQing the bass or amp seemed to help. The only solution was to raise the cabinet. I have casters on my 15" cab, and depending on the venue I either lay it on its side for coupling effect or leave it on the casters, and reduce the coupling effect when needed. YMMV

: : This is probably old news for many of you but I'll say it anyway.
: : Lifting your amp on a stand helps guitarists not us bassists, the cabinet should resonate with the floor to get a full sound. Sadly I was to notice on last weekend's gig that they had done just that, lifted it on a stand. The soundcheck was supposed to be done already when we arrive so we go straight for the gig. The first time I really got to notice how true this is, a 4x10" Hartke cabinet is really pushed to the edge, the speakers go from side to side just behind me and I can only just hear what I'm playing. We're only a Trio + singer.

: : Dave Wood

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