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 #99999  by Rusty the Scoob
 Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:49 am
I expect that he would use a direct out rather than miking a speaker. There aren't too many people that mic bass speakers as their primary feed to the PA anymore.

I imagine that all 16 speakers are hooked up - you get a lot more presence with more bass speakers.
 #100005  by JamminJommy
 Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:15 pm
Having stood in front of him last new years... they're all hooked up. It's not that its really loud, just that its really... there. He moves a lot of air with those speakers and it creates some great bass tone. I have to say that the tone he hears from those cabs is a little bit meatier than the tone that we hear on a board tape. Just a product of mixing I suppose. My guess is that there is so much bass rumbling around the room from his actual rig that they don't need all those sub frequencies in the main mix... but I digress. They're all on and they're all loud and proud sounding.

Viola Lee Blues "chord of doom" ? BUHM!!!!!!! It makes your innards rattle.