Re: What to do when it's too loud

For years, upright basses (often called the doghouse bass because during the
40's and 50's, there were basically no such thing as a van as we know it
today, and often traveled in those old "woody" station wagons, and these
basses were tied down to the roof of these vehicles, thus being left in the
"doghouse." These were bulky, and often when amplified loud enough would
feedback like hell, but in the last 10-15 years it has become more of a
choice instrument because electric bass gives off a completely different
overtone than the upright does, and for the so called "unplugged sound,"
uprights makes more sense, plus the amplification for it vastly superior
today. Anyway, often electric bass players are the loudest people on the
bandstand (and seldom can they hear themselves unril they walk at least 20
feet away from their rig) and because of that, many people have had hearing
loss problems from these frequencies, which I can personally attest to.

Barbeque Bob Maglinte
Boston, MA
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Moandabluz@xxxxxxx
  To: astratyner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 2:58 AM
  Subject: Re: What to do when it's too loud

  In a message dated 12/6/03 1:47:17 PM, astratyner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

    The electric bass eats up all the highs and

     I wonder if this has anything to do with many blues bass players using
upright bass? I don't think they pound the volume at us like an electric
bass with active electronics.

  Steve "Moandabluz" Webb
  still a fool for the harp ( and old bass player with hearing loss)

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