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all the gear no idea! - Danny Roman | Tom Jones Tribute

all the gear no idea!

all the gear no idea!

I’ve never been one to chop and change my PA system, I find one I like then I let it pay for itself 100 times over. I had a big rig from Adlib Audio Liverpool for years, It could match anything a band had and as I was doing Tom Jones it gave me that big sound I needed, in fact I worked with many bands who would use my gear at certain gigs. Anyway, as I got older, I realised that carrying bass bins up flights of stairs was not the way forward and so after 15 years, I sold it and bought myself a new smaller PA system. I use the QSC active speaker series and find that the 2 1000 watt full range tops are big enough to fill the venues I’m working at here in Dublin. I also bought a 1200 watt Alto bass bin just for the bigger gigs when they come around. I can remember working with a duo many years ago and it took them over 2 hours to set their PA up and seriously when you heard the sound it was embarrassing, its like they would have all the gear but no idea, I could have got a better mix from my car stereo. You would also get the singers who would ask me for the best radio Mic to use and it was so hard to explain to them that they could spend 2K on a mic but if you put it through a sub standard system then its only as good as the speakers, amp, desk that you’re going through. My advice to anyone starting off is to invest in the best gear you can afford, that will give you a sound you like and then stick with it.

4 Comments
  • Mike (Blondie)Hallmark
    Posted at 11:31h, 13 October Reply

    I remember you from the shell club Xmas Eve for Joe Quinn I was the disco Blondie loved those days.Yes I Remember the big amps and speakers I now use Bose L1 which is great for me easy in and set

    • Danny Roman
      Posted at 12:31h, 13 October Reply

      Hi Mike, ahhhh the Shell club Xmas eve was a regular gig for me, I loved it, great room as well, the good old days mate! I’m the same with my QSC system, we’ve got to look after ourselves as we’re getting older haha!

  • Mr Porter
    Posted at 00:39h, 06 March Reply

    remember them big JBLs

    • Danny Roman
      Posted at 15:32h, 06 March Reply

      Remember them? They nearly bloody killed me!
      Thank god those days are well and truly over Dave

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