This was our rig for the HowThings Work show on Nov. 15th, and will be for the foreseeable future.
OK, so what does this all do?
Bringing a horn into a rock club is like riding a zebra into a rodeo. It’s not really that different, but nobody is prepared for it. This rig gives the club board strong and even signals from both horns through good-sounding (surprisingly) mics. Taking charge of our sound from the stage leaves less up to the club sound operator, which has proven to be a distinct advantage. Plus, indicator tubes rock!!
Ribbon mic on Trombone bell goes to panel on back of horn with XLR output. (All quickly removable)
Similar setup for Baritone Sax: Ribbon element sets in lyre holder socket, goes to clamp at bottom crook of horn with XLR output. (Does not interfere with keywork, also quickly removable)
Both mics go into preamps (in camera case from 1976) with XLR outputs to club board and indicator tube output level displays. Two views here, one shows the tubes better, anot...