Amps towards the back of the stage.

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    So, I just got home from set up for tonight's gig. We had been discussing how loud we are on stage, and one of the guys suggested turning our amps towards the back wall (and micing like we always do). Well, to make a long story short, I think our on stage volume and mix never sounded better. I'm sure some of you have been doing this, but it sure opened my eyes (and ears).

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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    It looks a bit funny, but the sound is what matters.
     
  3. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Agreed...whatever makes it sound great!
     
  4. aristotle

    aristotle New Member

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    Sounds cool.

    Anybody around here try something like this out?

     
  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    My cat likes to face the corner sometimes. Now I'm wondering if it's the acoustics...
     
  6. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I point my amp at the wall sometimes, gets a much better spread of sound when playing live, in some situations. Just make sure to keep tabs on your mic'd sound, bass reflections, yada yada.
     
  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I turned mine around about 8 years ago. Been that way ever since. I don't gig much but when I do you can bet the amps pointed toward the wall.
     
  8. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I've used a plexiglass baffle before with similar results. Success is also dictated by the room, IMO. That room is really shallow but long, so I'll bet it brought the sound impact down a bunch. What adjustments did you have to make to the vocals?
     
  9. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    Steve trying to control stage volume, lol
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I tried, but I can't 10x "like" your comment. :p
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I don't want to point my Custom 50 combo at the wall.
    I am obviously a poser...
    :(
     

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