Re: upright amplification

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Posted by Gary Richard on January 12, 2000 at 02:42:36:

In Reply to: Re: upright amplification posted by orest on January 10, 2000 at 21:33:00:

: : : Has anyone used or seen magnetic pickups on an upright? I am going to be playing with a full drum kit and need to control feedback somehow. Any ideas?
: : : Orest

I have an electric standup, which has a piezo type pickup, and it will
feedback too. But before it gets nasty with screech feedback, it actually
gets quiet--- like a canceling feedback. Just as fustrating!
The solution is:
I strongly suggest that AMP placement is where you will get the most bang
for the buck with feedback. Dont stand in front of your amp! Stand to the
side, or do whatever you can do to prevent the loud output of the amp heading
straight toward your bass. A very nice solution is to stand to
the SIDE or, even behind your amp, assuming that its closed back.
Or , throw the amp on the other side of the drummer. This way, you can
be loud, but, the volume AT YOUR BASS is not sufficient to feedback.
There is no point in sacificing the tone you want for volume. It can be done.
Experiment! If needed, a small monitor speaker on a stand at your ear
level (not near the body of the bass) will work wonders.

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