Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups darrenriley.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

Gig/gear face palm

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    OK...I admit it...I gigged an Epiphone Flying V...
    It has fresh BYO Blizzard of 59 pickups (PAF-style) and it sounded great at rehearsal.
    So...the thing seems to have all the treble in the world.
    There was a panic with the PA not working, so after sorting it, I started the gig very preoccupied.
    Dialed down the treble on my amp, worked a lot with the tone control on the amp, seldom used the bridge pickup...
    It actually sounded really good all night, but whence all this hot treble?...like a treble booster.
    We're about to start an encore (thank you...you've been a great crowd) and I think...wait a second here...
    My seldom-used wah pedal has been engaged all night.
    D'OH!
    No real biggy...it sounded great, but I woulda liked to have had the chance to work this guitar in the way I normally play.
    Next time!
     
    bftfender, ac15, don71 and 2 others like this.
  2. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

    May 24, 2010
    Scotland
    At the end of a recent gig with my Country band, at a regular venue, someone dug out the house's Epi Explorer, from behind the stage. I was gutted- I'd definitely have rocked that thing! :cool:
     
  3. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

    Sep 12, 2012
    Berwyn, Il
    I'm kinda jealous, I think V's are awesome!
     
  4. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    I wish you had put the question out there, but held the answer back. The guessing would have been fun!
     
    boris bubbanov likes this.
  5. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Well you did good and you learned something. It's all good. Sounds like it will become a fun story to tell to guitar friends.
     
  6. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Early after joining this forum I went out and got a red stripe Bandit because of all the positive stuff I heard here about them.

    Less than a week later , a smaller version of the band I'm in played a backyard party - with most of the key pieces gone.

    Like our lead singer.

    And the other guitar player.

    And did I mention our lead singer also plays rhythm guitar ?

    I grabbed a partscaster and the Bandit and we played on a couple sheets of plywood in someones backyard.

    The only comments I heard afterwards were "ugh I hate that 80's metal tone" (from a fellow band member) and "cool man , rockin' that 80's vibe" from a party goer.

    Face palm.

    Listed it on CL the next day and drove it to the only guy that reponded's house.

    Ran back to my car and took the hell off...:oops:
     
  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    This V is a beautiful guitar.
    It's a 58 Korina and there's little chance of me being able to afford a similar Gibson of any vintage.
    The fretboard is the money for me.
    I think it's "blackwood" which, to me, might as well be ebony.
    It looks and feels very rich and sucked me right in.
    Wide nut, hefty neck, light, no neck dive ...Epi hit it out of the park with this one.
    Of course, the switch was wonky so I replaced all the electronics and wired it master volume and tone.
     
  8. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    So you played with a cocked-wah tone all night...and liked it?
     
  9. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I did that one time with a Rickenbacker 12 string. I couldn't figure out why it sounded wrong. Nothing was helping. Oh, the wah pedal...
     
  10. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Y'know...I thought about that cocked wah sound.
    I never noticed that sort of nasally tone I would have thought I'd have had.
    I was definitely leaning on the mid control of the amp to get a good sound.
    I'm thinking I may have noticed it more with single coil pickups.
     
  11. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Jan 14, 2015
    Chicago
    Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane often played with a wah on continuously. I think I read somewhere that he had the bypass switch removed so he couldn't accidentally turn it off. Just tell people you're going for that early Airplane sound.
     
    RadioFM74 likes this.
  12. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

    Sep 12, 2012
    Berwyn, Il
    I think pictures are in order!
     
  13. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    47
    Aug 25, 2016
    89108
    I'll bet you sounded great on the Mick Ronson and Brian May licks :)
     
  14. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    Flying V through an always-on wah pedal? Gotta play some Schenker, man.
     
  15. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    I never did that.

    Oh, wait...yes I have. More than once.

    P
     
    charlie chitlin likes this.
  16. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Sorry...I'm a terrible photographer.
    The fretboard is hard to capture. It's so dark, it reflects and looks lighter.
    This little piece by the pickup gives a good idea.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 003.JPG
      003.JPG
      File size:
      108.4 KB
      Views:
      86
    • 006.JPG
      006.JPG
      File size:
      144 KB
      Views:
      80
    voodooblues likes this.
  17. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Who is this Schenker?
    Does he play Jump Blues?
    ;)
     
    Flaneur likes this.
  18. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    I don’t figure you to be a Flying V sort.

    As for the wah pedal thing, Doh!

    I’ve done similar things with my graphic eq on my bass amp boosting treble without me having looked at it until after the gig.
     
  19. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Think
    albert.JPG
     
    Johnson johnson likes this.
  20. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Oh yeah, forgot about that. And to think, I actually saw Albert King live, yet forgot about the Flying V connection to blues!
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.