Marking the 25th anniversary of their American invasion, the Sex Pistols played San Francisco’s Warfield Theater. Interestingly, their last show before breaking up was in San Francisco at the historic Winterland Auditorium. At FOH mixing the band is Jimmy (Hootsie) Huth.
“I’ve got an XLR mixer with 16 inputs. It’s so straightforward, it’s my favorite thing. These guys are all on wedges; they’re pretty old-school with the sounds. It’s the smallest backline setup I’ve had in years, with two Marshall cabinets, two bass cabinets and a four-piece drum kit.”
Huth’s miking scheme comprises Shure Beta 58A with a wireless UHF unit for John Lydon’s vocal and 58s down front for left and right backup vocals. Drums are miked with a Shure Beta 91 and Beyer M-88 on kick, 57s for snare (top and bottom), and Audio-Technica ATM25s (toms), 4047s (overhead) and 4033 (hi-hat). Kick and toms also have Aphex 9000 Series gates. Huth only uses a Summit DCL200 compressor on the vocals, a few effects units, delay, reverbs and a couple of Yamaha SPX990s.
“We’re carrying a full Showco monitor rig, but we have no FOH racks and stacks, so every day is a rental. I get everything out there, mostly V-DOSC and VerTec gear lately.”