The 51st Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2009 and there was no denying the force that is Plant/Krauss, whose album, Raising Sand, took in five awards during the celebration. The songwriting and vocal performances on the album are stunning, but we want to talk a bit about the low end. We are Ampeg, after all
The man behind the bass on this award-garnering project is none other than Dennis Crouch. Crouch normally spends his time sessioning in Nashville and playing with the Time Jumpers. His influence on the album is undeniable.
When Crouch learned that the group would be performing at this year’s Grammy awards, he contacted Ampeg to discuss amplification options. We immediately thought of the Micro-VR stack (Micro-VR head and SVT-210AV cab). Dennis auditioned the rig and agreed to use it during the performance.
“[The Micro-VR stack] Reproduces the natural tone of my upright bass perfectly, I love lots of bottom end and this little rig has more than I can use, add in the weight and size, it can’t be beat,” remarked Crouch.
Only the size of the rig is diminutive. It delivers true Ampeg tone in a rig that is extremely portable. It’s perfect for bleed-sensitive recordings and can easily rock any size stage if a PA is in place. Ampeg is very proud to have played a part in this legendary performance and hope that it makes its way into Crouch’s other musical endeavors.
“I really am digging this amp,” concludes Crouch.
We couldn’t agree more.