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Post by Photo » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:03 pm

Here's some of the things I do... of course some are obvious..

*Wedge my pick behind my pickguard on my telecaster
*Carry a self-winding power cable with 4 inputs in my cab (vox 2x12)
*Attach velcro inside my cab for my tuner pedal/overdrive
*Use a $40 luggage cart from Wal-Mart to carry my cab
*Carry around an extra t-shirt for after load-in.
*Cable ties on all guitar cables.
*Luggage tags on Guitar cases.
*Carry 6 feet of Gaffers tape wound up in a ball


What do you do?
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Post by screamingdaisy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:34 pm

*Leave the pedals at home
*Carry a complete set of tubes and fuses
*The simpler your rig the less likely something will f*ck up.
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Post by notagain » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:26 pm

Just hire this guy as your warm up act. By the time
he's done the joint will have cleared out completely.
So you never had to setup to begin with!

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Post by bclaire » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:08 pm

Actually Shatner's CD Has Been was awesome!

I have everything with cable ties in my rack- all cables go in there and connect everything. 5 minutes from totally set-up to broken down and packed.

I always bring my Anvil briefcase with spare everything- tools, cordless soldering iron, fuses, multimeter, etc. Also have a pigtailed grounded plug just in case- had to use it once...

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Post by pages plexitone » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:50 pm

Somehow I ended up being the guy who bought the PA...so I have to bring the mains, the subs, the amps, the cables. Tonight I'm even bringing 2 guitar amps (my mate's Mesa is about ready for a dirt nap so I'm letting him play my bluesbreaker)...I'm lugging out my JCM 2003 1/2stack too. At least I let the other guys bring the monitors and lights...man, I bought a pair of B52 horn subs that weigh 165 pounds each...loading those by myself is not fun. Fortunately tonight I'm taking the JBL MPRO sub. A few years back I started weight training...I now view gigs as an athletic event. [:p] My mates are 50ish plus and I'm almost there too. Fortunately/unfortunately our bass player is 21. But sometimes he's acousted by young ladies and I can't blame him that he skips without loading at the end of the night.;)
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Post by Austin_OLaughlin » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:44 pm

any tips if your playing with an orange 4x12 cab?

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Post by notagain » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:23 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Austin_OLaughlin</i>
<br />any tips if your playing with an orange 4x12 cab?
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Get a couple of roadies....

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Post by rrrajo » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:32 pm

Those are nice, but for a different purpose. For my 4x12, I have conscripted these:
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Post by notagain » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:40 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rrrajo</i>
<br />Those are nice, but for a different purpose. For my 4x12, I have conscripted these:
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You only need one of them...

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Post by mr_william » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:03 pm

oh dear!
Will.
Bink wrote:Will you're a genius!! :D
Randy Bass wrote:For the record, mr_william is a genius :D .
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Post by rrrajo » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:05 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by notagain</i>
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<br />Those are nice, but for a different purpose. For my 4x12, I have conscripted these:
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You only need one of them...
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One to carry the Cabinet and one to handle the Media.
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Post by mr_william » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:11 pm

hahahaha
Will.
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Randy Bass wrote:For the record, mr_william is a genius :D .
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Post by Ernieballman » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:50 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rrrajo</i>
<br />Those are nice, but for a different purpose. For my 4x12, I have conscripted these:
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Post by pages plexitone » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:25 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rrrajo</i>
<br />Those are nice, but for a different purpose. For my 4x12, I have conscripted these:
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Dude, I'm starting to feel queasy......
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Post by Frank H » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:35 pm

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Nuff Said. and you thought you were queasy before.

Just trying to get back on the original topic,"Tips to make your gigging life easier".

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