Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Grateful Dad » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:07 am

I went to three of the nights at the Tower Theatre and noticed Bob's amps were facing the other way (turned around towards the drums). I couldn't tell the maker of the amps but they looked like there were two twelves in each amp.

Can anyone offer a good reason why this was done?

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BTW the shows were awesome, everyone misses Jerry but I think Bob and Phil are happy after many years to finally be playing with enthusiastic, energetic, (and I dare say non-doped up) bandmates and it shows.
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:17 am

Cuase the amp is loud ?
Wants to save to the ears in the front row ?
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby NWPines » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:18 am

Yeah, I noticed his amps facing backwards when checking out videos of the Abbey Road medley from 3/15/11. Was also wondering what that was about.
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby mkaufman » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:24 am

Speaker labels said 'Vox' -not sure about the cab.

I saw one show. Bob was way too low. JK could be heard, but not loud enough and mostly only with the lower frequencies. I moved up near the stage, just out in front and below the speaker stack. Completely different sound. JK was much brighter and in your face. It was like being at a different show.

Overall, I think the sound could be much better, including turning Phil down.

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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby strumminsix » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:34 am

I've seen this done to control an amp's volume.
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby tcsned » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:41 am

strumminsix wrote:I've seen this done to control an amp's volume.

not for the drummers :-)
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby beyond further » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:47 am

I saw Hot Tuna with EG Smith at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland Vt (500 seats) EG did the same thing .He was still loud . BTW Jack W/O headband
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Stone » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:44 am

Artist that use in-ear monitors sometimes do this so that they can feel the guitar sound as well. With in-ears theres a big disconnect from yourself and the room. Very isolated type feeling.
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:22 am

Stone wrote:Artist that use in-ear monitors sometimes do this so that they can feel the guitar sound as well. With in-ears theres a big disconnect from yourself and the room. Very isolated type feeling.


Exactly. That's my understanding of why Bob has speakers up there at all. They're not mic'd and not in the PA. Only for stage belly feel. They were butted right up against the drummer and then baffled with boards. Moving them out away from the drums makes good sense. It's a cool tone coming out of those speakers. I wish they were mic'd.

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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Stone » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:05 pm

Ive often wanderd/wanted to A/B his tone from the cabs to his direct tone. :smile:
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Grant » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:00 pm

ive been doing this at live shows for years. it's a far better environment to perform in for everyone involved when you keep stage volume at a minimum and get your feed from the foldback - i find the other guys on stage always appreciate it since guitarists are notoriously overbearing
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Phil Lesh101 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Bob uses Oldfield cabs.


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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby mkaufman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:48 pm

His picks have a hole in the middle?

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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby TI4-1009 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:19 pm

I thought he had been using two Vox fawn amps facing backward?
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Re: Bobby's Amps Facing Backwards

Postby Phil Lesh101 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:34 pm

I'm not sure about the pick's
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