What's a Picker to do?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by String Tree, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    Played a New (to everybody in the Band) Dive Bar last night.
    We spent a LOT of time prepping for the Load in.
    75 Miles away, can't run home if we forget any thing.
    Drums, PA, Lights, Amps, New Band Banner, all went very smooth.

    Then, I realize I have left my FX Board at Home :(
    I keep a Spare 10' cable in one of my Tele Cases, Bass player let me borrow His Snark.
    I use a good amount of 'grit' for most of the songs.
    The Teles simply won't do it through that Musicman, at a listenable volume without my Peds.

    Enter the Kalamazoo Les Paul.
    Played all 4 Sets with it.
    We made it, kept it as simple as possible.

    Whew!
     
  2. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Oh, yeah. Been there done that! Luckily for me, I mostly play clean. Still sucks. It's hard to get a Music Man to overdrive without a little help.
     
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  3. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Posted in wrong thread — sorry! Look in the “last gig” thread...
     
  4. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    why not make a check list of your rig...as well as your band mates...never leave without all the boxes checked on what youre bringing
     
  5. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I forgot my strap once,another time I forgot my amp head. I got back to our rehearsal Saturday ace and then it was just sitting there all alone. That was a45 minute drive one way in about 20 minutes.


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  6. urbandefault

    urbandefault Tele-Meister

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    I've been on gigs where the bass player forgot to pack a strap. Seriously? Dude, you brought your axe and your amp. Where did you leave your strap? Next to your deodorant? 'Cuz please, personal hygiene. :lol:

    No offense to the OP, but how in the hell do you forget your pedalboard?
     
  7. nojazzhere

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    I'm pretty thorough in loading stuff up, but if I WERE to forget something, I guess I'd rather it be my pedalboard, as opposed to an amp or guitar. I keep a D'Addario Mini tuner on every headstock, and extra cables, picks, strings, etc in a gig bag that's a nasty "pink-ish/puce/Lord knows what color that would be REALLY HARD to overlook or leave behind. Yes....I'd rather have my board with me, but I could play a gig without it, if I had to.
     
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  8. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Afflicted

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    had an incident that happen many years ago when my "do it all board" quit. it was an awful gig (for me) so I decided, never again. the solution... I only have amps that sound good with my guitars, and need nothing else to do it. the pedals are just gravy.
     
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  9. urbandefault

    urbandefault Tele-Meister

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    If you're a gigging player, you'd tend to have a routine that includes making sure that your cases are packed and loaded. When it comes time to load the band stuff, PA and what not, you'd have a routine for that too.

    One band that I was in for several years, at the beginning it took a couple of hours to pack and load. After a while we streamlined and organized and it took about 30 minutes to load. Set up and sound check went from a couple of hours to about 45 minutes.
     
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  10. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    None taken.
    I was asking myself that very same Question!!!
     
  11. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I just know someday I'm going to do that...
     
  12. verb boten

    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    Musicman grit: i played thru a mid 70s(?) MM amp into a 4x10 cab that got plenty of crunch although i didn't use it much...it belonged to the band "leader" with a penchant for clean country.
    Thinking back, i don't think i ever came up short at a gig BUT no pedals and i got everything except the amp & guitar in a small case. These days....i'd forget my pants.
     
  13. Califiddler

    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

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    Years ago, in my old bluegrass band, we showed up for a gig. The mandolin player opened her mandolin case, and the case was empty. Luckily the gig was about 5 minutes from her house, so she just called her husband and he brought her mandolin.

    I don't know how someone brings an empty case to a gig ...
     
  14. brookdalebill

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    I still have “Doh!” moments.
    I pride myself on being a good Boy Scout (be prepared), but I’ll occasionally bring 3 amps and 2 guitars, and forget a cord.
    I’m glad your gig went well, anyways.
     
  15. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's

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    I laugh at all the comments from folks saying how can that happen? Evidently we have players on here who aren’t human and have never made mistakes.

    I am not part of that group.
     
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