Ok, so whats your next gig and gear...

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  1. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thursday, 4th of July Block Party. We've never done an outdoor gig before, so this should be interesting. Last year they hired a blues/R&B act, and the only request we got was "Just don't play blues all day."

    Gear: '88 Fender Tele through multiple pedals (J. Rockett Blue Note is getting a lot of use lately) into a Fender ProSonic in Red Lizard. Also a Martin D2R though a Fishman Aura into the PA.

    Hot, humid and near the ocean - I'm anticipating a lot of intonation problems.
     
  2. brookdalebill

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    I have two shows at the Triangle with my friend Lamar on the 4th of July.
    I’m bringing my avatar guitar and Cube 80XL.
    I may bring my Cabronita, too.
    Looking forward to it!
     
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  3. Paul in Colorado

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    4th of July Party with a group of friends who do a lot of Dead, Dylan, CSN&Y kind of music. I'm going to try my DigiTech RP 360 and run it into the PA or borrow a small amp from the host. We'll see how it all shakes out.

    National Lap Steel and MIM Stratocaster for the instruments.
     
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  4. brookdalebill

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    I have two tomorrow, on the joyous 4th!
    I’m just bringing my avatar guitar.
    They’re both country gigs, and nothing I own presently works as well.
    I’m going to add a Hipshot to my Cabronita soon.
    Looking forward to both gigs!
     
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  5. dougstrum

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    Let the fun begin:D Getting ready to head to local resort for 2hr gig. Tomorrow playing farmers market.
    Sunday winery gig.

    Blue Tele and mahogany Tele for sure!
    Amp not sure just retubed 5e5, also just got 5e3 working and put in a wgs et-65
    Spoiled for choice~sound guy is great, so volume is no issue. Backline amps nothing i'd choose, but if 5e3 went out there's backup:rolleyes:

    Keep T-storms at Bay!
     
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  6. Fret Wilkes

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    The annual "Jubilee" tomorrow (as in "Shake it up now Sugaree, I'll meet you at the Jubilee") on Narragansett Bay. Supposed to be very hot, humid, and potential heavy T-storms. Oh joy. Wellp, I'll be bringing my "Alligator Homage" Strat, my Quilter Micropro Mach II head, and my 2x12 "Jerry cab". Hopefully we'll do our afternoon show and escape the rain and storms which are supposed to show up LATE afternoon/evening. Fingers crosssed!!! Always a fun party though, surrounded by like minded folks.

    Two years ago with my 68 Twin in head form (pre Quilter).
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  7. ndcaster

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    raining here at the county fair, and while I don't have a gig here this weekend, I hope the remaining bands who do are prepared for a soaker

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    rain, electricity, what's the worst that could happen
     
  8. teletimetx

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    tonight, the weekly brewpub. 4 out 5 bandmates will be on hand. Still good.

    I have two new pedals on the board and that will be fun for me. Pretty sure the audience won't hear the difference. but here's why it's fun for me: the amp is the BF Tremolux; one pedal is the Lovepedal Brown deluxe, which is based on the brownface Deluxe Reverb; the other pedal is Catalinbread formula 5f6, based on the Tweed Bassman.

    In one night, I can play Tweed, Brownface and Blackface! ...and that might just be in my head, but still, fun!

    I was trying out the Lovepedal Deluxe last night, and I liked it a lot. I have no idea how close it sounds to an actual Brownface Deluxe (haven't had the privilege, yet) but I liked the sound. A little bit warmer and rounder than the BF Tremolux on its own. A little bit of glassiness, too, just playing my tele that has Texas specials on board. I've had the Formula 5f6 for about a month and it sort of sounds tweedish...

    Hey, the guitar player gets to be entertained, too!
     
  9. P-Nutz

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    Tomorrow night, militarily base music series night; ES-235 into a Fender Rivera-era Super Champ.
     
  10. skerwo

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    Normally two gigs this weekend but I think the Friday gig in a beer garden in Munich will be canceled due to bad weather conditions. Saturday we´re playing in a small pub in Munich where we never played before. Very small venue, also for the musicians, so I´m thinking of bringing out my custommade Staufer HSS T-Caster and the VOX MV50 clean with a small 1x10 cab. Just a small pedal board in front with a KoT clone, TC Spark booster, delay and wah.
     
  11. brookdalebill

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    Tonight I have a two hour gig at the White Horse Saloon with Fingerpistol.
    I haven’t played (subbed) with them in a couple of months.
    I haven’t played the White Horse in a couple of years.
    I’ll play my Chet or my Cabronita through my trusty Roland Cube 80XL.
    I’m looking forward to it!
     
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  12. Paul in Colorado

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    Three gigs coming up:

    Colorado Green Band, here in Fort Collins, Colorado

    Saturday July 13, Drake Rd. Farmers Market 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
    Wednesday July 17, Avogadro's Number Summer Concert Series 5-7 PM
    Saturday July 27, JAX Outdoor Goods, N. College and Conifer, 12 - 2 PM

    Gear:

    Taylor 812C acoustic > Baggs Preamp > PA
    Fender MIM Stratocaster > DigiTech RP 360 > PA or pedalboard into Peavey Backstage Plus amp. (not sure yet)
     
  13. ndcaster

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    hey Bill is that a bigger room than the Broken Spoke? Is the Cube loud enough?
     
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    It’s different, it’s not as “long”, if that makes sense.
    The Spoke has way more seating.
    The dance floor is big, but not as big.
    I’ve played there with a bunch of bands, and the sound guys are good.
    My Cube is 80 watts RMS, and I’ve never (ever!) thought it wasn’t big, or loud enough.
    I just love the dern simple, bulletproof thing!
     
  15. Random1643

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    So, I think my next gig is probably a mistake. I was grocery shopping recently when I ran into a younger guy/drummer I'm friendly with. He asked if I could open for his band because they don't have enough material for 2-3 hour gig. The gig is tomorrow evening at a newer local venue where the owner is always trying substitute a sandwich and a beer for real money; like a lot of local musicians I make a point of not playing there. Anywho, instead of nailing down the gig details I say, "Sure, as long as I can plug & play I'll play solo for an hour," figuring I'll do this for a friend and then I get on with my shopping.

    Over the last coupla weeks my communications with band members have been completely underwhelming. They have no sound system but suggest that their vocals sound "all right" through their bass amp. I'm aware that the venue bought a cheap sound system from our local music store - I jam with a guitar/mando player who works at the store - and encourage the guys to check on the availability of the house P.A. They determine that the house SS is available, but have zero experience it turns out running an actual system. Geez. :rolleyes: At this point I'm just gonna bring my Gretsch thinline, a small tube amp, an SM58 and a mic stand, and hope for the best that vocals will be run thru something viable. I spent about 3 seconds thinking about bringing my own system, but why the frog would I do that for a plug & play set where I'm supposedly helping out the other players? Grrr.

    Sorry, bit of a rant.
     
  16. dougstrum

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    Sorry to hear that Random. I think we have all been roped into helping a friend then found the playing situation was way worse than expected...
    Only an hour maybe the house PA will work alright~
     
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  17. P-Nutz

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    Quoted myself again (my apologies), but this ...

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    I have two tomorrow.
    The first is at H Mart in Cedar Park with Tracie Lynn from 2:30 to 4:30PM.
    I haven’t played with her in a month or so, but it’s always fun!
    I’ll use my avatar guitar through my Cube.
    It’s an all country gig.
    Next I get to open for country legend Moe Bandy with the Joel Hoffmann Band at Riley’s Tavern in Hunter.
    I’m looking forward to this one.
    Joel is a great guy, and he always has good side men.
    It will be pleasure seeing Mr. Bandy.
    Agian my avatar guitar and Cube will be pressed into service.
    I’ll probably bring my a Cabronita, too.
     
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  19. T Prior

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    1) this afternoon, private party in Gastonia NC, Emmons Steel and a Telecaster

    2) rehearsal Monday afternoon, B Bender Telecaster only

    3) Gig in Albemarle NC Tues night, 7 to 10, Emmons Steel and a Telecaster

    4) Next Sat night, gig in Cornelius NC, OTPH, B Bender only 5 to 7. This is a great gig ! Small packed venue .
     
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  20. brookdalebill

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    I have my regular Tuesday guitar gig tomorrow night.
    I’m going to shake it up a little by playing my Larrivee RS4 Les Paul type guitar.
    I’m also going to play through my Katana 100W 1-12.
    Looking forward to it!
     
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