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

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  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I’m about to do my regular Tuesday lounge guitar gig.
    Tonight I brought my avatar guitar and Cabronita.
    The Cab will probably do most of the work.
     
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  2. Paul in Colorado

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    Playing at the Timnath Brewerks in Timnath, CO on Sunday from 4 to 6 PM backing my friend John. He's going to do the heavy lifting and I'm just going to play guitar. :D

    MIM Strat > DigiTech RP 360 > PA.
     
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  3. Random1643

    Random1643 Tele-Afflicted

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    Right ankle/foot willing I'll do a 3-hour solo gig @ The Beanery Cafe & Roastery this Friday. Gonna keep it light. Am thinking an SM58 for vocals and switch between a Breedlove acoustic-electric dread (standard & drop tunings) and a parlor w/ a soundhole humbucker (open tunings) >> Fishman Analog Preamp/DI/EQ/Compressor/Tuner >> Trem & OD Pedals >> Fishman SA220 sound system.
     
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I have my monthly BBQ gig tomorrow.
    I’m going to play my Cabronita, my avatar guitar and my trusty Cube.
    I slappped a Warmoth 59 (rosewood board) boatneck on the Cab today.
    It bolted up perfectly!
    It has a 1 3/4 inch nut width, nice 6105s, and a compound radius.
    If I like it, I’ll leave it on.
    It originally had a modern maple neck.
    Looking forward to it!
     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Last gig was a “Toys for Tots” charity event which was an outdoor gig at a bar in December. I live in Florida, but it was still pretty cold that night (40+ degrees F). The gig went very well, with a great turn out. Two of my kids were home from college and they came and watched and then even more of my family came. We were a Rock band but we practiced a couple of country songs prior with a female singer. She was invited on stage during the start of our second set and the few country sounds went over well.

    Everyone had a great time and we helped make lots of money for underprivileged kids. We notice that even the tip jar was full that night. We donated all the tips to the charity.

    What made it special was that we helped underprivileged kids and that my family was there to watch us preform.

    In addition, all four of the band members were pretty good friends, who’d played together for almost ten years. Miss that band and those experiences. A very good time in my life that I’ll always remember.
     
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    what are some songs, bill?
     
  7. brookdalebill

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    The leader does lots of Sinatra : Fly Me To The Moon, The Summer Wind, The Way You Look Tonight, Night And Day, Our Love Is Here To Stay, New York, New York, Scotch & Soda, My Way, etc.
    We do instrumentals like Satin Doll, Moonglow, Canadian Sunset, Last Date, Girl From Ipanema, Cookin’, Honky Tonk, and Sleepwalk.
    We also do a load of 50’s rock and roll (Elvis, Jerry Lee, Charlie Rich).
    The country stuff is Bob Wills, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash.
    We do nothing that was released after 1985.
    The bar owner/leader has owned the venue for 41 years, and has played there for 47 years.
    He will be 80 this fall.
    I’ve learned a lot, and been frustrated a lot in the close to 40 (non-consecutive) years I’ve played there (since 1981).
    I actually like the “lounge-ier” stuff best.
    It’s more fun to play
    I play guitar on the Tuesday gig, and bass on Friday.
    Lately I’ve bern enjoying playing bass more.
     
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    My next gig is tomorrow evening at Sam’s Town Point in South Austin.
    The leader is pedal steeler John Russell.
    I’ll mostly play bass, but I’ll bring a guitar rig, too.
    Sometimes I switch, sometimes guests sit in, so I bounce around a little.
    My favorite drummer, Timmy will be there, as will great keyboardist Jamie.
    It’a an early one, 7-9.
    Friends often come out and sit in.
    I’m looking forward to it.
    I’ll play my PRS Kestrel bass into my old Traynor Block 80.
    My guitar rig will be my Chet, EJ Strat and Cube 80XL.
     
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    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I'm going to play the Elk's lodge next month (I don't gig more than once a month). I'll use my Epiphone Sorrento that just got a new nut and plays fantastic now, Blues Cube Stage, Aqua Puss Delay and and EQ pedal. I may bring my new acoustic along - it's a Blueridge dread with a stunning sound.
     
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    Next gig and gear? Funny you should ask.
    Playing Friday at a little place near the PA/DE line. Anyone nearby, stop in (if you can find it)!
    Debuting an entirely different rig. Since the place is so small, I'm using a Princeton Reverb (68CPR) with an Epiphone 339 P90 guitar, and my small backup pedal board that only has a couple pedals. First time gigging with any of these. In rehearsal, the P90 guitar sounds really good through the Princeton. Goosing it with a Barber Gain Changer. Really growls.

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    My next gig is a 3-hour solo thing in the dining room/bar of one of those northwoods-looking places so popular in the northern half of Minnesota. Based on previous gig there not the best venue for sound, especially when the room was jam-packed with drinking, socializing humans. Mgmt has installed baffles, etc and tried to improve to no avail. Awesome, friendly young wait staff tho who surprised me, singing along while they worked on a bunch of the older songs I play/sing.

    I'll bring along modded Gretsch G5620T-CB, parlor with a soundhole humbucker, and 5-string banjo also with a humbucker, Line 6 120W modeling amp & wireless inst transmitter, SM58 for vocals, Fishman AS220 sound system.
     
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    Playing at a big annual party some locals host on their land. They have a food truck, 3 bands and tons of fireworks. They even let people set up campers. This is our 4th year playing it.
    For guitars I'm bringing a Taylor 214e acoustic/electric, Schecter Stargazer 12, Supro Martinique reissue and a Reverend Sensei Jr.
    For amps I'll have a Fishman Loudbox Performer and an AtMars Specialist head through a 112 or 410 cab (unless I decide to bring my new old Gibson GA-20T and put that through a cab.
    Pedals will be a Strobostomp, JHS Calhoun, Earthquaker fuzz, and Behringer delay and pitch shifter.
    Also G and E harps for a little Tom and Neil.
     
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    well, back to the weekly brewpub gig. Tonight, our bass player and one of our lead singers will be MIA, so I'm bringing both the tele and the flattop. I rick/racked my lower back a little on a load out, so tonight I'll just be hauling the little SF Princeton and small pedal board. Have switched out some OD pedals; using the Lovepedal Deluxe (alleged to be a brownface Deluxe sound) and the Catlinbread 5f6, both of which I'm liking a lot. Hey, it's fun for me, even it the audience couldn't tell the difference between tweed and solid state.

    I'm looking forward to it, as the guest artist is a terrific songwriter, and always has some interesting material.
     
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    Hope your back heals quickly, teletimetx.
     
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    I may be joining a blues band as a bass player. I'm a little nervous and a little excited. I've got some wood sheddin' to do. They are fairly established and have gigs, so that's a plus!
     
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    I have three on Friday.
    The first is an old school C&W trio gig at a senior living complex.
    Leader Lamar will play keys/acoustic guitar and sing.
    I’ll play my avatar guitar into my Cube 80XL, and sing.
    Upright bassist Bob will play his cool late 50s Epiphone acoustic bass.
    We’re all seasoned and compatible.
    Next my R&B trio, the Sidewalk Serenaders will play our alternating wedkend gig at Cherry Creek Catfish Co.
    I love this one, too.
    Billy plays keys and sings brilliantly, Kevin is a great drummer, and I play guitar and sing.
    I’m going to play my 68 Les Paul Custom RI and my EJ Strat with Kinmans into my Cube 80.
    Last is my regular Friday bass gig.
    My new-to-me red PRS SE Kestrel will be pressed into service into my ”big” GK 2-12 rig.
    I might need a Red Bull!
     
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    Thanks, Random! Hope your ankle/foot pain clears up as well.
     
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    I have two tomorrow, and I’m using the same rig on both.
    My black 2011 Cabronita partscaster with newly installed Warmoth neck and Hipshot will make it’s maiden voyage.
    I play with Tracie Lynn at the restaurant in the Broken Spoke from 6-8PM.
    Afterwards, I play my regular Tuesday piano bar gig from 9-1.
    I’m looking forward to both!
     
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    Dancehalls this week. Moe's place in Katy TX Thursday and Kicks in Angleton TX Saturday.

    G&L ASAT Classic and ASAT Classic Bluesboy-> Polytune with Buffer -> Xotic SP -> Mojohand Rook OD -> EQD Dispatch Master -> Carr Rambler
     
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    Nothing for a week or so, but we have two practices before the next gig and we have some new songs to work up. Strings arrived from Sweetwater. Time to tune up some guitars.
     
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