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  1. I tech'd at a socially distanced drive-in movie support gig on Friday and Saturday. The audience were all in their own cars and there was minimal PA support. Very strange experience, but great to be out again.
  2. Have you looked at an irig? I've not used the guitar version, but the irig-pre works great with my android galaxy.
  3. I'm pretty certain it's under enhanced rules, but it looks like venues can be open. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/blackburn-with-darwen-oldham-pendle-local-restrictions
  4. I'm actually not sure about this now. It looks as though the maximum group size is limited, but not the total number of people in an area.
  5. Looks as though gigs are off again. BBC News - Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54081131 😔
  6. We're tentatively exploring a 3 night mini-festival at the theatre. So far, our pre-requisites are: "So, dates: Wed Oct 28 Fri Oct 30 Sun Nov 01 Audience max 30, with 4 max in a bubble. Signage to say masks to be worn in auditorium and spacing to be adhered to. Drinks to be pre-ordered either via text or something. Contactless payment for drinks FOH/BOH to be separated as much as possible. Toilets 1 in, 1 out 4,000,000 litres of disinfectant. " We're acting as the host, so the online/remote ticketing is going to be arranged by the organiser. Fingers crossed...
  7. When setting up, we used to use "The Race" by Yello, mainly because it was included on the Alan Parsnip soundcheck test cd. We'd run through the frequency sweeps before hand and try to balance out any dominant frequencies. (It's a pretty antisocial thing to do and a lot easier if the place is empty) After we'd done that, we'd then play anything we knew well.
  8. It will also completely change the atmosphere for the performances, which could make it a relatively joyless experience.
  9. I forgot to say why I was out. I don't think I can claim it as studio gear, but I have played it every day since it arrived.
  10. Yes, I would for the short-term. We don't rely on income from the band to live, although 2 members are music teachers so they have seen a slight drop. Some venues are in real trouble and if we don't do what we can to save them, it's highly possible they'll never re-open. As for people like sound engineers, lighting, bar staff, security etc. I don't object to them getting paid, as it's likely they will have been hit more than I have - especially the self-employed ones, which the live entertainment industry has a lot of.
  11. I know what you mean. I opened the fridge earlier and he was in there, telling me all about this great new course...
  12. He's a good friend of Sterling Ball, but doesn't have a financial interest in the company, aside from whatever agreement is in place for his signature model.
  13. Oh no, hang on a minute, that was an episode of Columbo 🤣
  14. I think I forgot to say why I was out. I blame subliminal YouTube marketing.
  15. Willie Nelson has been pretty faithful to Trigger over the years. There's a YouTube video of a guy "repairing" bits of it, which apparently happens quite a lot. Johnny Cash also had a guitar that he was so attached to, he didn't want to take it in the light aircraft that he crashed in order to kill his wife.
  16. "We don't need no education" I think you'll find that some understanding of a double-negative would be quite useful, unless of course you are calling for education.
  17. I've got one, still with the film on the pickguard and the barcode label on the back. I keep it at the theatre I'm involved with, just in case I get bored during a show where there's not much to do. It's great as a backup and doesn't sound that bad.
  18. I can't see it being viable for bands to play inside. The report I've just seen on the news says that people won't be allowed to stand and drink inside. You could play outside, but my guess would be that most places would want the space for punters.
  19. You just being really negative. They can do it because they've got such an effective tracing app. Oh, bugger...
  20. i'm missing it. We were due to play Middlewich FAB today. 😔
  21. Have you approached UNE (ft Mark Radcliffe)? I know they've done stuff for similar and they have a couple of live recordings from a recent stream.
  22. Yes, for "The Wall" tour. They joked in the past that he was the only one who made any money from the tour, such was the cost of production.
  23. Yes, if they have a reason to suspect you're trying to import without paying duty etc. Years ago, my Dad used to carry out jewellery valuations on things that had been brought in. In one consignment, the cheapest item was a £10k Rolex!
  24. This is from a while back and relates to the US, not Europe, but it's an interesting read: http://www.promenademusic.co.uk/importing-guitars-from-america As far as bringing something in and claiming you already owned it and took it out with you, it's a strategy that could work, but there is a risk. As Chrisb states above, it becomes your problem to provide proof of ownership. However, as this is about deals in Europe, for the short term at least, there's no problem.
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