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Re: Do not lift your bass cabinet/combo off the ground!

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Posted by Marc on April 18, 2001 at 14:48:20:

In Reply to: Do not lift your bass cabinet/combo off the ground! posted by Dave Wood on April 18, 2001 at 00:48:07:

I hear what you are saying and agree. However, once and a long while I come across a room that is really boomy on stage and lifting the cab helps it cut, so in that situation, whatever works. Some lift it because if going through the system it helps the sound man have more control of the bass out front, the bass player will 'feel' more low end and just need to hear mostly low mids to highs through the cabs more at ear level to balance the sound. 95% I keep my cabinets on the ground though =)


: 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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