Posted by brian on September 17, 2001 at 17:16:27:
In Reply to: Re: Which do you prefer-miking cabinets or running direct? posted by El Pájaro on September 10, 2001 at 09:28:53:
: : I'm just starting to play live, and I'm debating whether to run a direct line to the board or mic up a 2x10. Does anyone have any advice? And if you use a mic, which brand/model?
Hey I may be a little late on this topic, but here's my experience... .
I've been playing in clubs for a while and there has never been a problem with a soundman miking and DI'ing the bass. Any GOOD soundman will know that this is best way to get the truest sound. Another thing to remember is if you DI right through the back of your amp (I have an Ampeg SVT III with a DI jack in the back) to set it to "post" and not "pre". Surprisingly a lot of sound guys didn't know this. I don't own my own mics but I do recommend from having used it SansAmp Bass Driver DI. It rocks.
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