acoustic bass amplification


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Posted by Kyle on July 21, 2000 at 01:44:06:

I have many problems with current amplification of my upright. The first is that my sound isn't deep enough. It has a lot of tenor and not a lot of bass, no matter what the equilizer settings are. There is also the larger problem of feedback. I have to play in a number of big band gigs, so getting enough sound is important, but too much sound causes some painful feedback. I have only been playing upright for a couple of years, so I am still running it through the same stuff that I use for electric: A GK 800RB head and a 16'' JBL cab. I have the usual Underwood pickup on my bridge. I know that I should run my acoustic through a more acoustic friendly system. My first question is, are there any little things that I can do (i.e. pickup placement) that might give me a better sound? Secondly, what type of amplification system has worked well for you (I'm preferably looking for a combo amp) and how much did it cost you? Thanks!

Kyle :



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