Dave's Bass Land Blog

Welcome to my little corner of the world dedicated to all things bass related.  This is the place for all of my fellow "Low Enders" .

 

PA Anyone? 

Hey everyone! I hope you're all safe and well!

This month I would like to talk to all of the bands out there that are carrying their own gear and PA.  At this moment, I am in the process of re-designing the bands PA system ugh!  I'm just curious what y'all are using out there. 

Let me give you a scenario.  Arrive to the club to find out;

There's nowhere to park, the load in is a nightmare, you can't set-up yet due to the dinner crowd being there, the stage area  is really really small or no stage at all, no time to sound check, power issue etc.  you know the drill.

We all know how much fun it is to try to "ring out" a system in front of a full house! Heaven forbid you run into a problem and the show starts in 5 mins! Router or digital mixer failure anyone? It was working a second ago! Crap! I forgot the drum monitor or I ran out of time to set-up lights ARGH!

So, what are you doing to make your gigging life easier? Please share your thoughts or your horror stories and we can commiserate together!

Cheers! 

See you at the next show!

Bass Greats 

Hey All! 

Where would all of us "Low Enders" be without the bass masters of the Motown era? Some of my favorites (in no particular order) have to be Carol Kaye, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bob Babbitt and of course James Jamerson.   They all  dazzled us with brilliant bass lines, syncopation and FEEL!  Some recorded a "thousand" notes in a song. While others proved that yes, you can write a memorable bass line in 2 notes.  Ahem, the song  "My Girl" comes to mind.

Who are your greats? Please chime in, I would love to hear from you.

See you in the practice room...

 

DM