When you play outside, you need a big amp....

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  1. Tim Bowen

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    When you're with the headliner, there's no such thing as too much amp. When you're with a support act on a large bill, you have too much amp before you ever strike a note at line check. You can bring an AC30 to an outdoor venue that seats 7,000, and if you're with a support act, you'll be told to turn down. It's often more about politics than sonics.
     
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    Post of the day! :D
     
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    In the case of this thread, it's more about optics than sonics.

    Did you not notice the image in the OP? I don't think this is a serious discussion about outdoor amp needs. :lol:
     
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    4-12 and a head for outdoors shows. Combo and 2-12 for large indoor. Deluxe Reverb for small shows.
     
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    Too funny.I saw a headling act once whos' wall'o Marshalls consisted of I think 18 triple cab 2 headed stacks but when the lights went out there were only 2 pilot lights (excluding the Bas rig)
     
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    It's a great ENGL amp ad as it is!
     
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    Yeah sorry, the humor wasn't lost on me. Some other guys posted about gear as relating to their practical applications, so I just typed what I typed.
     
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    Those are great!

    I'm going to have to get a couple for my music room.

    I winder if I could convert that Mesa bass cab that appeared in my basement into a beer fridge..?
     
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    Geddy Lee turns the farce into a joke with his (properly mic'ed) rotisserie chicken machines.

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    ...or washer and dryer.

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    Roadies will occasionally come on stage to baste the chickens or cycle loads of laundry.

    :lol:
     
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    KISS used to buy their walls of empty JCM stacks directly from Marshall. Like many others, the actual miking was done in soundproof 'coffins' below the stage, normally a single 12" speaker with the mic about a foot or so away.
     
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    Actually it was the reunion tour where Paul Stanley was a Washburn/Randall endorsee and had several empty Randall cabs and heads with LED pilot lights.
    I was worked on them. There was a rack full of stuff with a cab in an Iso box like you said. One live 4-12 with a mic out front. I could pull up an advertisment from a Guitar World issue from the era to prove it. All the cabs had paper cones with silver dust caps.
     
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    I knew a band once that actually set up extra cabinets on stage...just to make it look "good."

    Of course they were fully-loaded.

    Were beasts to schluck about.

    Such a pain.

    Such a joke.

    I called the guy who's idea it was "Dumas."

    He never figured that one out...
     
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    I didn't say they didn't do that in later years. They started early, is what I was getting at. :)
     
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    I know. As with anybody who was playing the endorment deal thing in the 80's alot of players had things made for them to advertise the product. I also made slightly smaller than 4-12" (A slanted 2-12" cabs) for an 80's hair band guitarist who is also slightly smaller than everage. After he jumped from Crate to Randall in the earlly 90's he was grasping to keep in the "scene". I can't remember for sure who it was, Steve Stevens,or Steve Salas.
     
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    I was part of the volunteer stage crew when Tom Petty played the Super Bowl a few years ago. They had a fake grand piano with a synth inside.
     
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