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 pbee
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I noticed at a gig I went to recently that the bass player had his amp sitting on a chair, and was wondering if anybody knew why he would do this. Is there some tonal advantge to be had here, or is it that he just wanted to better hear what he was playing.

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(@musenfreund)
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I'd think it was so that he could hear better.

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(@danlasley)
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It's easier to hear yourself, which keeps the stage volume down. Bass signals get into all the mics, as they are not very directional. The disadvantage is that you lose some of the lowest frequencies. Being near a back wall is good, corner of floor and wall is better. None of this matters if the bass is also running through the PA, or your playing a low volume gig.


   
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 pbee
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Thanks guys, yes that makes sense, in fact that clarifies an earlier comment made to me by the drummer. The gig was one that I had organised as part of our live music club night. At the end of the sound check I mentioned to the drummer that they might be just a bit loud, he replied "Oh yeah Ill have a word with the bass player, he likes to be loud".

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