I read a lot on the forums here about amps and sound and drummers etc. Most of the threads continue for a week or so and then die off. This thread is to talk about things like:
*How much power is enough?
*Do I want a 410 rig or a 115?
*How do I get louder?
*How do I “cut through” the mix?
If you have or will play bass very long, at some point, you will get together with friends at a barbecue or something and play live music. It’s virtually inevitable. When you do, you discover that sonicly speaking, things don’t sound or work the way they do in your music cave with backing tracks.
When I encountered this back when, my immediate answer was more power. (MuaHaHa!) I have since learned that it is seldom the answer after playing in several acoustically challenging situations and talking to a lot of sound engineers.
Before you spend money upgrading your amp, (not that new better gear is bad) come here and talk about it. Most of the time, solutions are simple and not really all that expensive.
Maybe you are playing in an open air type setting or you have a particularly egotistical drummer. What ever the situation, shared knowledge is better.