Can Ya Hear Me Now?

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  1. toomanycats

    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    For those of you who read my recent thread about not being able to hear myself when playing live with my band, for . . . ahem . . . certain reasons, this was our gig Saturday night. Much better to my ears. If I sound even a bit too loud keep in mind that S was filming while sitting directly in front of my amp.

    Cool gig at a little redneck bar on the edge of the railroad tracks. The audience was appreciative and responsive. Beer was on the house for the band and some guy in the back was giving free shots of moonshine out of a mason jar. The entrance to the bar is directly behind the band so people coming into the place had to walk right between our bass player and rhythm guitarist. Odd setup, but it makes for some dramatic entrances. I looked over to my left once and saw the Skipper, Mary Ann, and Ginger walking past me (it was Halloween night by default).

    While we were playing "Smokestack Lightening" the door behind us was wide open and it was so windy that the rain was blowing sideways. A long, slow moving freight train was going by across the road, probably less than one-hundred feet from where I stood. It occurred to me that it may be one of Warren Buffet's . . . though at that moment I felt even richer than him. Good times.
     
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    While I was kinda looking forward to sparks and a shocked old harp player flying across the stage, perhaps this was an overall better outcome! :D
     
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    BTW, I see you stuck with the London setup vs the 5 watt with 4x12 proposed rig. Probably a good choice, but what drove that? Did you try the Peavey in practice and find it wasn’t enough, or did you just decide not to rock the boat?
     

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    I never got the chance to test the 5 watt Peavey and 4X12 at practice. To be honest, I was spooked by the suggestion that I might find myself in a situation where I can't get enough volume out of such a rig. Practice volume and gig volume are two different animals, with the latter tending to be inflated by audience, alcohol, and the general enthusiastic vibe of live performance. I thought it was safer to bring the 65 London, even though I probably only ran it at about 5-8 watts.
     
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    If you did run at 8, the difference between 8 and 5 is fairly significant, and if the speaker sensitivity is different it could have an even bigger impact.

    So, good choice playing it safe. That and the London sounds really good!
     
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    Sounds good man. Looks like you are the youngster in the band!
     
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    Much better than your last gig IMHO. Your volume was a tad high but as you said it depends on where the one recording is sitting, I bet for the crowd it was just right.
     
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    He can't turn your amp down from over there.

    You need to commit to some arm work. Lookin' a bit scrawny.
     
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    They're all about ten years older than me. I get so jealous of their stories about seeing so many of the great 70s rock bands when they were in high school.
     
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    That is how it's done. Your bass player approves.
     
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    TMC just to rub it in high school saw golden earring opening for Skynrd middle act and headliner was BOC. That was a $10 concert. Different concerts 1 BB, Bobby Bland ,Millie Jackson Clarence Carter and someone I don't remember $10 and pretty much 4 1/2 hours. 2 Just after high school Allman Bros $10, Thought my date was going to get me thrown in jail with her mouth , talking shit to a cop right after we left the concert. Good times. Probably saw jimmy buffet 3 or 4 times as well as his fiancee lived in charleston and he played the colosieum in columbia when passing through. Also dylan and a few others in the same time frame. The average guy could afford tickets then without living on ramen noodles for a week.
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Yup, that's the kind of stories I'm talking about.

    Actually, this unassuming lady who works the register at a local grocery store has tales that tops those of my bandmates. She's originally from Long Island and saw Pink Floyd in the Stony Brooke college gymnasium in 71.
     
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    Nice playing! And yes, I agree with @idiotsdelight, you need to commit to more arm training! :D
     
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    Crazy gigs huh.

    Really enjoyed the video!
     
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    The same song recorded in my home studio:

     
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    Jesus, turn it down or run a limiter.....lol. I'm joking...
     
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    Sounds great. Bending the crap out of that LP. Can almost feel the swamp. (y)
     
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