stage placement

stage placement

Postby tommybo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:07 am

in most of the bands I'm in the bass player is on one side of the stage and I'm on the other- watching some youtube videos I see a lot of bands do the same thing - only jerry would have the balls to stand next to his bass player (jgb) - I don't know how he could do it, I tried one nite and it was horrible - anybody else stand next to their bass player?
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Re: stage placement

Postby gratefulredhead » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:52 am

I do. I prefer it so that I can really hear his attack not just the bloom. He uses a 2x10 cab though, at reasonable volume and let's the subs push him into the room.
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Re: stage placement

Postby tommybo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:28 pm

that's really cool of your bassplayer to do that - wish mine would!
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Re: stage placement

Postby strumminsix » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:18 pm

gratefulredhead wrote:I do. I prefer it so that I can really hear his attack not just the bloom. He uses a 2x10 cab though, at reasonable volume and let's the subs push him into the room.

it's always better with low amp volume, using monitors and letting the PA work it.
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Re: stage placement

Postby Poor Peter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:47 am

strumminsix wrote:
gratefulredhead wrote:I do. I prefer it so that I can really hear his attack not just the bloom. He uses a 2x10 cab though, at reasonable volume and let's the subs push him into the room.

it's always better with low amp volume, using monitors and letting the PA work it.


Indeed. Getting everyone else on board with that philosophy is the hard part.
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Re: stage placement

Postby strumminsix » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:21 am

Poor Peter wrote:
strumminsix wrote:
gratefulredhead wrote:I do. I prefer it so that I can really hear his attack not just the bloom. He uses a 2x10 cab though, at reasonable volume and let's the subs push him into the room.

it's always better with low amp volume, using monitors and letting the PA work it.


Indeed. Getting everyone else on board with that philosophy is the hard part.


Tell me about it.
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Re: stage placement

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 pm

George Harrison? :lol:
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Re: stage placement

Postby aiq » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:46 am

I like loud.
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Re: stage placement

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:11 am

aiq wrote:I like loud.


+1 Me too :wink:
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Re: stage placement

Postby lightningbolt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:22 am

hippieguy1954 wrote:
aiq wrote:I like loud.


+1 Me too :wink:


I like me loud....everyone else quiet! :twisted:
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Re: stage placement

Postby zambiland » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:55 pm

Speaking as a bass player, the lead guitar player should stand next to the bass player. You should hear everything they are doing, not just a dull roar from across the stage. Otherwise, the improvisation can't really happen.
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Re: stage placement

Postby tcsned » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:55 pm

zambiland wrote:Speaking as a bass player, the lead guitar player should stand next to the bass player. You should hear everything they are doing, not just a dull roar from across the stage. Otherwise, the improvisation can't really happen.

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Re: stage placement

Postby hieronymous7 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:25 pm

Only works if people are listening though. Can't remember who is said to have said it, but "If you can't hear the other musicians, you're playing too loud. If you're playing too loud, you aren't listening." 8)
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Re: stage placement

Postby tommybo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:55 pm

then I wonder why Jerry didn't stand next to phil in their later years ?
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Re: stage placement

Postby gratefulredhead » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:46 am

I'm pretty sure Jerry had a monitor devoted just to Phil, and he had an onstage volume control for it.
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