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About bonzodog

  • Birthday 02/05/1973

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    That question.... Money

    Neither would I but I've met several entertainment secretaries over the years who are oblivious to what the norm is and what the contract may state. They want entertainment from as soon as the room is full until everyone goes home.
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    That question.... Money

    In my experience most social clubs pay same as pubs or maybe a little more. What you have to be careful of is how long you play for. Pubs aren't too fussed about breaks but a lot of clubs like the entertainment all night so make sure you agree performance times. Some clubs have bingo inbetween which is fine but otherwise they be looking for 4 hours to fill. I normally offer to DJ inbetween sets and charge them additional for the Disco.
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    Drum machine to improv to

    Zoom B1ON is hard to beat. Multi FX, Looper, drum machine and tuner for £40. Love using mine
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    "Gig Foot"..Too old for this *%[email protected]

    With me and the rest of my band it's the carrying the gear in and out and setting up that's the tiring part. I have most of the PA so have to carry it in the house when I get home too. When we get older I would seriously consider paying someone to set up the gear for us and look after it. Does anybody do this in their band?
  5. Beat me to it. Apparently the record company added the bells afterwards to give it a Christmas appeal
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    Tina Weymouth BBC bass programme in Jan

    I was trying to find a link for this too so I could post on here but couldn't find one. I saw the same trailer but BBC are not exactly going overboard in promoting it. Looks like a good series so will be watching all of them
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    Bands you think were better before they got big

    I don't think Big Country ever got near the masterpiece of their first album The Crossing. I think they struggled to try and be mainstream
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    Macca With A Precision?

    It's not half the bass it used to be...
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    Elf in Action

    I use mine with a passive P bass and a Super Compact Gen 1(15") and it's perfectly loud enough for medium pub gigs of around 100 punters with no PA support.
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    Band lighting - small but functional

    I've just ordered a pair of these following this thread as I like the idea of attaching to speaker poles. We already have 2 x t bars of par cans but a lot of places we play don't have room for them. Hoping these will be fine for small venues and in big venues we can use them along with the par cans behind us. Thanks
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    My bass sound - if only!!!

    Always loved Budgie's bass tone as can be heard at the start here. Nice and simple but sounds great to my ears
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    Demise of Scuzz TV

    Far too many adverts on music channels too. You're lucky to get three songs between breaks. Mind you I've notice you tubes adverts are getting longer and more frequent too
  13. As anyonee who uses LED par cans know there is an IEC input as well as an output. This is designed to link up several par cans and only need one power source. To cut down on stage space I want to move my par cans off the tripods and connect 2 each on a mini bar to the tops of each of our speakers. I see a lot of bands doing this and its a great idea. I have wondered if it was possible to connect the power out of the cab to the LED IEC input thus having one plug powering the lights and cab together. This would limit the amount of plugs/extensions we would need. I appreciate this would mean the lights would have to stay on all the time but this would only be for small gigs where we can't get the light stands in. I would imagine it could potentiallly damage the lights but wondered if anyone else did this.
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    Small wireless guitar system

    Ok with me mate. I'm liking the look of the Boss one now I've seen the replies
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    Humble instruments that 'make the song'

    Planet Caravan would not be the same without Iommi using a flute and delay pedal at 1.17 in