Would you use a Subwoofer at this wedding reception?

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Would you bring a subwoofer out for this wedding, or perform without one?

  • I ALWAYS use a Subwoofer no matter what, so yes I would set up a Sub!

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Considering the music genres, setting up a Sub is kinda pointless so NO.

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Yes, I would set up a Subwoofer because of the number of guests and size of the room.

    Votes: 5 41.7%

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sonic-vision

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For future notice , who calls the marshall??
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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No, I asked who calls the marshall ?? Sometimes you project future events and situation .
Bottom line is the space was super tight. I couldn't believe how small the room was. They made a make shift dance floor. It was an area right in front of my setup.
 

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sonic-vision

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Please enlighten me on what is a make shift dance floor??
 
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You don't know? There are special sections in some venues that have a designated area for dancing. This event they had to make an area where they could dance.
He means a removable dancefloor that’s set up and broken down before and after each event.

fyi mix… the dancefloor usually is in front of the DJ.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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He means a removable dancefloor that’s set up and broken down before and after each event.

fyi mix… the dancefloor usually is in front of the DJ.
No that's not what I meant. Some halls will have a part that's a section from the floor itself. These are Legion halls that will have one part of the floor separating the area where people sit at tables and where the dance area is.
 

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^ Posts like this are more fun when you read them in the voice of Lt. Col. Frank Slade (Al Pacino) in "Scent Of A Woman". Just saying.
I was reading them in Forrest Gump's voice I have to try that ;)

There's no such thing as having too much. You can turn it down but you can't turn it up if you don't have it. A sub adds fuller range sound and helps carry it if you are adding a sub to get louder save the carry
 

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I was reading them in Forrest Gump's voice I have to try that ;)

There's no such thing as having too much. You can turn it down but you can't turn it up if you don't have it. A sub adds fuller range sound and helps carry it if you are adding a sub to get louder save the carry
MY suggestion to follow up on what Jeff said. If you're using a sub to get louder, get better tops.
 

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That being said, agree with the above. Put your best product out. Even when I think nobody will notice, I feel best when I'm doing work I'm proud of.
x2 I say yes. My theory is, if you are able, deliver your whole package every time you can. Grant it, I'm new to this business, but I look at it like this.... Every time I set up, THAT time, may be the interview for my next gig. That's what I tell myself when I don't feel like tidying up cables or "nobody will see it this one time". Every time counts.

That's me. If you're just concerned with the sound, leave them at home. Only you and maybe 2 other people at that reception would know the difference in sound between you having subs and not. lol.
 

DJ Ricky B

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Here are pics of the set up this past Saturday down at Country Club of Fairfax. I did take the sub on this one, and glad I did. Sound was GREAT in there. I hadn't used my sub in a while and this room has a BIG dance floor compared to what I am use to at most venues.

The couple told me to not set up any lighting. The bride was visually impaired (Not completely blind, but blind enough that she needs a walking stick to walk). I think she sees blurrs and colors. So just sound. Load in and Set up was pretty easy. Could park about 50 feet from the side door into the room. Carted most everything in one shot. Just needed an extra trip for my Suit bag, and Bose S1 Pro. The guests actually danced more than I thought they would. A pretty good amount of dancing considering this was a religious crowd and a reception ending at 8 p.m., and the bar closed down 60 minutes before the end of the event! I noticed a good amount of wine drinkers. There were some having bottled beer. No hard liquor as far as I could tell being served, and nobody got any where near drunk. There were 4 priests in attendance too!

I do have some video of this one, but not sure if I will make a video or not. Most of the music was country/christian. There were 80s rock music played. Like 2 oldies were played. I did do line dances, and the crowd LOVED line dances.

The venue already had a table with white cloth on it set up for me so I went with it.

Fairfax Country Club with Sub.jpgCCF Ballroom picture.jpg

Cocktail Hour Set Up at Fairfax CC.jpg
Cocktail hour with just the Bose S1. After I took this picture I did move the speaker over to the corner because I realized the staff were putting o'duerves on that table.

Here is a view of the Golf Course from the ballroom
Fairfax COuntry Club ballroom view.jpg
 

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Nice clean setup. Most of my reception setup now days look similar . Using tripods for lighting for the last several years.
Like your table topper .
Back in the day I required two eight foot tables now one six footer , thinking of going four footer. Some small events, not receptions I use my miter saw stand with a nice slip on carpet top. Very small foot print. My r&roller cart with shelf comes in handy for ceremony & the one car show I do each year.
I think I need to have a table sale with all the eight & six footers I have accumulated over the years.I😀
 

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Nice clean setup. Most of my reception setup now days look similar . Using tripods for lighting for the last several years.
Like your table topper .
Back in the day I required two eight foot tables now one six footer , thinking of going four footer. Some small events, not receptions I use my miter saw stand with a nice slip on carpet top. Very small foot print. My r&roller cart with shelf comes in handy for ceremony & the one car show I do each year.
I think I need to have a table sale with all the eight & six footers I have accumulated over the years.I😀
I prefer the 6 foot table for sure over every other size! I can make due with a 4 foot table, but if I set up two laptop stands, plus my wireless two mic receivers, and light controller, it is just way too tight of a fit. If I am just running one laptop, and no light show the 4 foot table works fine though.

....Plus the 6 foot table spreads the speaker stands further apart naturally. It is hard having space between the table and speaker stands due to guests coming up, and potentially walking in between stands and table.
 

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That's a heck of a drive on a Saturday.
I have my farthest one this year this Saturday. Actually, the farthest one since maybe 2013! I am driving down to Luray Caverns! I start at 6:30 p.m. and go to 11. I have a hotel room reserved in Front Royal, VA on the way back. I will sleep there for the night and head back on Sunday! :)
 

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I have my farthest one this year this Saturday. Actually, the farthest one since maybe 2013! I am driving down to Luray Caverns! I start at 6:30 p.m. and go to 11. I have a hotel room reserved in Front Royal, VA on the way back. I will sleep there for the night and head back on Sunday! :)
I'm driving to Nashville tomorrow morning (3.5 hrs) for a 5p wedding. Since my sister is out of town (where I normally stay) I'm going to try and dead-head it home after the event (10p exit). The past 2 days have been misery at the day gig and the fiancee and I are going to see Top Gun this evening. It's going to be a busy weekend.
 

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I'm driving to Nashville tomorrow morning (3.5 hrs) for a 5p wedding. Since my sister is out of town (where I normally stay) I'm going to try and dead-head it home after the event (10p exit). The past 2 days have been misery at the day gig and the fiancee and I are going to see Top Gun this evening. It's going to be a busy weekend.
Make sure to stay awake! I am so use to going to bed between 12:05 and 12:30 a.m. due to my day job that I don't trust myself driving super late into the early morning hours any more. Most of my weddings since 2020 have ended at 10 or 11 or earlier, and once I'm loaded out, no more than a 1 hour drive home. I have only had 1 event this year where I did not get home until 1:00 a.m.

My June 18th event ends at 11, and with no traffic should be about a 90 minute drive home. I will drive back on that one, but tomorrow's wedding being so far away, I didn't want to chance it. Plus, I could use the business expense.

Sunday I will drive back, get lunch or breakfast on the way home, then go straight to my storage unit to load back in. My wife and I are going to see Nicky Glaser Sunday night. Our 3rd comedy show we have seen this year. Looking forward to it. Then back to work on Monday morning. I foresee this weekend feeling like it flew right by.
 
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