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Jim's bass set-up live (not getting feedback)
Hello Brothers, I have a few quick questions.
1. How do you (Jim) play double bass on stage without it picking up all other noise and creating screaming feedback?
2. How can I get your album from England?
3. Will you both or BNL be back in England soon?
Any information will be gratefully received, well used, and probably shared with friends.
Luckily I found a pick up that doesn't feed back easily. It's called a Wilson Pick up. It's made in Denmark. Next I run the signal through a Fishman transducer. The transducer gives the signal an impedance that's more exceptable for the amp. It also allows me to control the the volume, bass and treble from the instrument. It's important to keep the chord from the pick up to the transducer as short as possible. Some how the transducer makes this chord microphonic. You can test this by flicking the chord. If the flick shows up coming through your speakers, this is evidence that it is microphonic, which means signal loss. The shorter the chord the better. That's why I had a shoemaker to make a pouch that fits under the tail piece.
Another way I've reduced the presence of feed back is by using 2 EAW PA stacks for speakers. They have a built in x-over that distributes the sound evenly through out the speakers. Most bass speakers have certain frequencies boosted to enhance the sound of the electric bass.
Unfortunately for double basses it just hits feedback points all the way home. Thanks for asking Will
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