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Everything posted by Rich

  1. Went to an Ed Byrne gig last night... postponed from March 2020 :o well worth the wait though, haven't laughed so much in ages.

    1. MartinB


      He's really superb, isn't he? I think I must've caught one of the very last dates on that tour before it got called off!

  2. I love the way old gear sounds -- the combination of my old Trace GP12SMX head and SWR Triad cab was the best sound I have ever had. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. But I'm simply too old and knackered to go lugging huge amps and 100lb cabs around any more. My back just won't take it.
  3. I play a few of the ska band's songs with a pick... some for the feel, and some purely for the harder tone it gives. A couple of my favourites are Rancid's 'Time Bomb' and The Beat's 'Mirror In The Bathroom'.
  4. Sorry, I slept through most of the list. Did I miss anything?
  5. Ska band's xmas gig this coming Saturday. Been sold out for ages.

    Rhythm guitarist has just tested +ve.

    BoIIocks. :(

    1. TheGreek


      Get him a mask and a bottle of oxygen and play wirelessly from the car park. 🎸🎸

    2. acidbass


      Could have been worse, could have been the bass player!

  6. But then she bollokcsed it all up by saying that Jazz Basses were only any good for "walking around going dink-dink-dink"
  7. Have a look at this... well worth a punt. Mine are superb. You don't have to be a pro musician to be eligible.
  8. My custom moulded plugs are probably the best money I have ever spent. I put mine in before soundcheck last night and didn't take them out again until we started tearing down afterwards. I didn't realise how loud the ambient noise in the pub was until I took them out! What sort of plugs are you using, @theplumber? EDIT: definitely the best money I have ever spent.
  9. Fired rig up earlier. Rack compressor dead. Not a thing. Damn. 

    Grumpy face on. Start playing. Sound is feckin gorgeous :) happy face on.

    So, that's going to be an empty 1U space then :lol:

    1. Dood


      Empty space? I leapt on a TC C300 going cheap the other day. Bargain and brilliant! 

  10. Because life is too short for nitpicky minutiae, and I’ve got a gig to prepare for.
  11. TBH I thought it was pretty obvious that I didn't really mean exactly a tenner and that it was a figure of speech to denote 'an amount of cash', rather than an actual maths failure. I will rephrase my original statement. "Going out as a 4 is fine if you can't make it, but to leave you out simply to get an indeterminate sum of money more each? All it says is that you personally are less important to them than an extra indeterminate sum of money, and that is outrageous." I hope that clarifies things.
  12. I've had a busy working week, I've got a busy day tomorrow and a gig in the evening. All I want today is a bit of chilling time sat on me jacksy. Is that too much to ask?

    Apparently yes, it is... >:(

    1. TheGreek


      No rest for the wicked...😈😈

  13. I've never heard a shim speak...
  14. Going out as a 4 is fine if you can't make it, but to leave you out simply to get a few quid more each? All it says is that you personally are less important to them than an extra tenner, and that is outrageous. You're a band member, if you're available you should be included for the gig. As Paul said, either split it five ways or don't do it. Sounds like these 'kids' have a lot to learn.
  15. In my ska band, if I can't make a gig Mark the rhythm guitarist takes over bass duties and the normally guitarless frontman does rhythm duties. Interestingly Mark and I never discuss our bass parts and how we approach them - there's no "I play that run differently" or anything. If neither of us can make a gig, it doesn't happen - Mark is the only bass dep they'll use.
  16. My reaction to that would be "fine, in that case I'll sex & travel and you can play them all as a quartet then".
  17. "Top Ten"s are meaningless. Music is a way of life, not a competition.
  18. I've been trying for ages to get Dancing Queen into the Destroyers party set. There's a brilliant horn section part hiding in there somewhere just waiting for our MD to devise it and write it out and it'd be a 100% cast iron guaranteed floor-filler. And as a bonus, that gorgeous bassline.
  19. Oh my word *whimper* anyone want to buy a kidney?
  20. Ditto, reported. He knows perfectly well that it's not a Leo.
  21. I was in one band for a while where the keyboard player's ladyfriend came along to every rehearsal. Never said a thing, just sat there nursing a drink. After a few weeks I mentioned to him the fact that she didn't say much. "Oh yeah," he said, "she's Dutch, her English is non existent." Turned out he had, errm, obtained her services one night in Amsterdam and got on quite well, so she came home with him. Yes, he was a bit weird.
  22. I can't speak for Pete, and no I wasn't there either. Maybe you're a bit easier-going than me, or a bit more patient. I dunno. I'm lucky, I haven't been in rehearsal rooms where that or worse happened, but I'd only be in there once. Like I said, life's too short.
  23. I would venture that a bandmate who loses his temper, to the extent that he has to be taken outside to calm down, is NOT a minor issue. I'm happy to 'deal with' many things, but that? Nah.
  24. Feel, my árse (that's a statement, not a request ) I've got to that don't-suffer-fools, "life is too short to..." age. In this case, life is far too short to tread lightly around people with anger issues, especially if that anger stems from having their inability to show the most basic musical competence pointed out to them. PiIIocks like him just make me cross. If he can't or won't calm the feck down, stop blethering about 'feel', get his head round sticking to a song structure and stop hamstringing the band, the only logical course is either to bin him or, if the band won't show him the door, walk.
  25. I have no idea. I used to travel a lot with my job, if I still was it'd be sat here next to me by now. Seems like a mad bargain.
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