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  • Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

    Started playing Bass this past week with the worship team at church. Running direct into PA System and using IEMs.

    Anyways...when I hit a low A, the whole sound system just makes the worst "bottoming out" noise I've heard, including in my in ear monitors. It's only that note though? I can play lower notes on my top string and it's fine?

    Any ideas as to the cause and fix?

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    Last edited by Hoss; 12-13-2019, 07:01 AM.
    Originally posted by jeremy
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  • #2
    Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

    A well-set limiter on the whole mix will prevent that, as well as a multi-band compressor. It isn't so much your problem, as the soundperson's.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

      How is the EQ set on the board? They might have that band up too high


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      • #4
        Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

        so thats around 55hz, right? check the 55hz and 110hz bands. does that string sound louder on other notes or just that one?

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        • #5
          Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

          Just that one single note/fret on the whole bass.

          I'll check all the suggestions out with the soundman Sunday morning.

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          Originally posted by jeremy
          God hates bad guitar tone
          GUITARS: Schecter Saturn, Takamine, Ibanez Mandolin
          AMPS: Traynor YCV40WR/KT77s, VHT Special 6, Marshall AS50R
          EFX: Line 6 G30, Fhusk CS-3, Emerson EM-Drive, Emerson Paramount,
          Keisman Earlybird, EB VPJr, Empress Tape Delay, Hungry Robot Lil Gazer

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          • #6
            Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

            It might be that your low A is a resonant frequency that's interfering with something.
            If I only had a dollar for every song I've sung
            every time I had to play while people sat there drunk,

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            • #7
              Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

              i was thinkin the same but if its the ears and the mains then id be surprised if they had the same res freq. the sound guy should be able to figure it out pretty quick if they have a decent digi board

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              • #8
                Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

                They haven't really had to eq for a bass in a while.
                Originally posted by jeremy
                God hates bad guitar tone
                GUITARS: Schecter Saturn, Takamine, Ibanez Mandolin
                AMPS: Traynor YCV40WR/KT77s, VHT Special 6, Marshall AS50R
                EFX: Line 6 G30, Fhusk CS-3, Emerson EM-Drive, Emerson Paramount,
                Keisman Earlybird, EB VPJr, Empress Tape Delay, Hungry Robot Lil Gazer

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                • #9
                  Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

                  Low A? 55hz (about 20 ft in length) -I'm wondering if the room you're in has a dimension of about 10, 20ft or 40ft dimension either floor to ceiling or width length etc and you are getting a big fat standing wave from the resonant frequency of the room.
                  Last edited by NegativeEase; 12-13-2019, 06:25 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

                    its happening in his ears too so theres somethin goin on

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                    • #11
                      Re: Low A bottoming out whole PA System?

                      Also, doesn't happen at home, through my Amp.
                      Originally posted by jeremy
                      God hates bad guitar tone
                      GUITARS: Schecter Saturn, Takamine, Ibanez Mandolin
                      AMPS: Traynor YCV40WR/KT77s, VHT Special 6, Marshall AS50R
                      EFX: Line 6 G30, Fhusk CS-3, Emerson EM-Drive, Emerson Paramount,
                      Keisman Earlybird, EB VPJr, Empress Tape Delay, Hungry Robot Lil Gazer

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