Touring Rig?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Scathe, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. noob_pwn

    noob_pwn SS.org Regular

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    Even still, at the level of touring I'm doing (mostly 1000-2000 cap rooms) we STILL run into PA problems and for that very reason we went back to cabs (and DI), for stage sound & front row spread, even on ears. Also helps in rooms where the PA is flown so it doesn't sound like the guitars are coming from the roof. I increasingly see bands doing this, 100% DI is convenient but not always the best solution.
     
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    155 SS.org Regular

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    yeah di for guitars is a total suicide mission unless you are at an amazing venue...then maybe not...
     
  3. xCaptainx

    xCaptainx Dr Djodson

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    Good to note that that's how venues in Louisiana work. I'm drawing my experience from USA,Aus,NZ,Japan and majority of south east asian venues.

    Even if I do concede and state 'sure, a p.a system is a must have for any brand new band' what you just described would not power two vocals, kick, full DI guitars and bass anyway. The 2nd picture I posted was the exact setup you just pointed out, and it was vocal + kick only. I was running axe fx II for that weekend (1 unit powering both guitars with myself controlling patch changes) and I had to negotiate a poweramp/cab backline for the hall floor show.

    Last tour I did in america was a month long and there's no way we could have fit a P.A into the van+trailer. Plus with our genre and tour circuit booked, we wouldn't have needed it anyway.

    Again, I love DI, when it's feasible. But it's generally not at mid sized venues. Josh and I both played a venue in my country where we both went DI, the venue speakers were hanging from the roof. I couldn't hear myself on stage and I'm damn sure nobody in the front row could either. It's exactly why I'm suggesting a versitile rig that provides DI *options* AND an on cab sound to fill it out + blast front row (or entire venue) where required. Which will be 90% of the time.
     
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    CTID Duh-Jent

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    I'm still kicking myself for not going to see you guys when you played at Sweet Melissa's in Savannah. I think I had work but still, it'd have been nice to see you guys/meet a fellow SSO'er.
     
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    I could use my 120 spider IV as a backup. Would probably work for small venues as a touring band?
     

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