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  fEARful subwoofers and monitors

  1. fEARful 1212sub on its side for PA use
  2. fEARful 12/6/1 as a monitor
  3. tilt-back


fEARful 1212sub on its side for PA use

In typical mid-sized or smaller clubs subwoofers should be clustered in one location as close together as possible in front of the stage - or to one side in a corner when practical - for the best acoustical coupling and coverage. Subs are often great in front of smaller stages for another reason as well: they can be set on their sides (or upright if they are not too tall) to extend the depth of the stage by allowing front-line floor monitors to be placed on them.




fEARful 12/6/1 as a monitor

The 12/6/1 is especially nice for monitoring since it's got a fairly low profile when put on its side, while providing a full-spectrum mix. Unlike so many club floor monitors it's got a woofer that won't collapse the moment someone begins to pound the lows. This makes it especially valuable to bassists, drummers, and keyboard players who supply bass content.






tilt-back

For stage monitoring it's easy to use a coat, lids from a small rackmount case, a peanut can (with lid, used to carry fuses or other small gig items), a painted chunk of wood, a collapsable tilt-back stand or a home-built cradle, or an adjustable velcro jobbie like MarkBass has:


Some people prefer to use a folding cab leg. On a 12/6 these could concievably be used as handles, with handle cutouts relocated to achieve desired angles and balance:


You can also build something out of a hinge and two cut pieces of plywood - something like this:

Don't go for angles that are very steep if you are trying to cover a lot of stage, or are aiming out toward an audience for some venue coverage. Finally, if you want a rack or head on top of a fEARful that is tilted back, extra-tall feet on the bottom of the rack or head, and maybe a bungie cord or adjustable strap, or velcro in the right places, can secure the setup.


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