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#3070312 11/16/20 10:44 AM
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Don't hate me. I'm a live sound noob.

I've been asked to join a non-gigging, rehearsal room-only band. Which is fine by me as I don't particularly want to play in front of an audience, but I would like to play with other people.

I'm extremely short of funds at the moment and I was wondering if I could plug my active bass directly into the rehearsal room's PA. I don't have an amp or a DI box, and I can't justify the outlay for either of those items at present.

I have a ten-year-old Sandberg Basic four-string.

Thanks.

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It all depends on their mixer but it should work. I've done it successfully many times.


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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
It all depends on their mixer but it should work. I've done it successfully many times.

Okay. Thanks smile

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As long as you can hear yourself well enough through the PA speakers and/or monitors, it should be ok. Being an active bass will help you make a few tonal adjustments right on the bass, if needed.


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I've never done it, but I know people who have.

One way to find out -- give it a whirl.

If it doesn't work, see if someone will loan you a direct box for awhile.


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Start with the mixer level on your channel at zero and bring it up slowly, if the electronic buzz is unbearable above 2.5, you may need a DI. Some mixers have a button to hit to accept the impedance of a bass our one of those skinny string things.


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Thanks for the info, chaps smile

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how did it go?

I would hope you were extra careful and didn't blow the speakers...


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