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  • solspirit
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    Isn't the traditional amp stand another cab?
    ;-)

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by chadd View Post
    Had a sound man pull the bass out of all of our monitors two songs into a set because he didn't want us "trashing the monitors" because we were "too damn lazy to haul an amp like real musicians". Sweetheart of a guy, really.
    Nice. I really don't like sound people who can't work with what the band is used to doing.

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  • chadd
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    Same here. But I do want to make sure that I am able to hear it. These days the bass amp has a DI to the PA system so the amp onstage, at least in my band, is for a monitor and that's it.
    Had a sound man pull the bass out of all of our monitors two songs into a set because he didn't want us "trashing the monitors" because we were "too damn lazy to haul an amp like real musicians". Sweetheart of a guy, really.

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  • donaldr
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    Never used a stand with a bass cab/combo. If I refer to my hi-fi background, IMHO the stand would have to be very strong, heavy (maybe filled with sand) and have spikes to not destroy the attack of the bass sound. A stand for a guitar cab/combo should work (not much bass compared to a bass amp) but for bass I would use a tilt leg over a stand if I'd want my speakers pointing at my ears.
    On the bass world, that's why 2x10" cab exists. And it's better to have two 2x10" cabs stacked instead of one 4x10" cab. There's now 2x8" bass cabs. So two 2x8" bass cabs (with a mini bass head) would be lighter to carry than a bass combo and a stand.
    I would prefer carrying a second cab to put under my current cab to raise it (and have more cone surface) instead of carrying a stand.

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  • jeremy
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    it will reduce the low low end noticeably but that can be a nice thing. getting the amp aimed at your head should help you hear it better

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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by jeremy View Post
    so do you just want to isolate the cab from the floor or are you trying to get the cab more aimed at your head so you can hear better with less stage volume?

    I just wondering if I placed it on a stand would it affect the low end quite significantly. So, I guess the answer to your question would be aiming the amp towards my head to hear it better.

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  • ehdwuld
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    my Carvin Bass Combo amp has a slope on the lower back side to "kick" it back and aim it up at ya head

    most of the time the bass amp on stage is pointed at the Drummer and if you want a mad Drummer
    there is a recipe

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  • Erlend_G
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    Same here. But I do want to make sure that I am able to hear it. These days the bass amp has a DI to the PA system so the amp onstage, at least in my band, is for a monitor and that's it.
    had some great shows DESTROYED by the sound-man mixing my bass "****e" trough the PA,
    and not letting me run my bass amp alone...

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
    Whether on a stand or on the floor, I can never judge how loud or what the bass really sounds like, until I walk across the room from the amp.
    Same here. But I do want to make sure that I am able to hear it. These days the bass amp has a DI to the PA system so the amp onstage, at least in my band, is for a monitor and that's it.

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  • beaubrummels
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    Whether on a stand or on the floor, I can never judge how loud or what the bass really sounds like, until I walk across the room from the amp.

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  • NegativeEase
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    Decoupling a bass amp with a stand has benefits and disadvantages -it definitely clears up the mid range, quiets the room, and any proximity phase cancelation from inside the room placement BUT that same factor can be use to make a bass sound much better too -it's all about figuring out the throw and modal cancellation and build up in a room and strategizing from there.

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  • jeremy
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    so do you just want to isolate the cab from the floor or are you trying to get the cab more aimed at your head so you can hear better with less stage volume?

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  • Aceman
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    Never really had trouble hearing bass from the ground. Guitar yes...bass no.

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  • Erlend_G
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    Maybe just try some "Hi-fi" spikes?

    they'll decrease the rumble from the floor.

    Also, place your cab a bit away from the wall. To decrease the resonance.

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  • Explorer84
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    The decoupling aspect of getting the amp off of the floor is what I was interested in.

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