S2 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:16 am
Out of interest (and gear envy!) what was your bass rig before the Line 6? Sounds like a seriously impressive rig for over £2k second hand!
Your wish is my command!
Speakers: Two EBS 4x10 cabs (£900 S/H)
Amp: Tech Soundsystems Black Cat 1kW hybrid amp (£750 S/H)
Effects: Line6 Bass Pod XT Pro Rack (£450 new)
Others: SFX Thumpinator HPF (£100 new), Peterson Strobo Rack (£350 new), EMO rack mounted power distribution system (£100 new), Boschma 6U Rack Case (£50 S/H), Line6 Floor Board (£50 S/H), all the cables required to wire this up including some very expensive heavy duty ethernet leads for the Floorboard, after I discovered that was going through standard ethernet cables at the rate of at least 1 a month (around £200).
There was also a Sony Wireless system (x2 so I had a second transmitter pack for my spare bass) which I've not included as I have hung onto this although I've not used it as yet with my current set up.
This rig was great for The Terrortones, but after they stopped gigging I found that with the subsequent bands I was in, either the stages were so big that I couldn't hear my rig once I was no longer stood directly in front of it, or for the smaller venues I was being asked to turn down so much so as not to interfere with the FoH sound from the PA, that I could hear me louder in the foldback on the other side of the stage than I could from my own speakers, that while it looked great from a practical PoV it was almost completely redundant.
For the gigs I am doing now, if I know we are going to be on a big stage with proper monitoring I don't even bother with the RCF powered cab. I just bring the Helix Floor and go straight into the PA. For the smaller gigs I can tuck the RCF under the stand that holds the computer for the backing tracks and aim it sideways across the stage the rest of the band can hear me with needing to go through the foldback. It has significantly cut down on the amount of gear I need to take to gigs, and for gigs were the backline is supplied we can comfortably get the whole (4-piece band) plus the gear we need in an average sized car, and not have to bother with the van.