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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

I don't give a shit about what kind of music I'm playing, as long as the gig is fun for me and is worth doing. If it's a pain in the ass and I don't look forward to it, I'm looking for a graceful exit ASAP. I'll put up with certain things for more money, but I look at it this way:

There are three elements to every gig: The music, the people, and the money. Two out of three of those have to be happening for me to do the gig. If the bread is good and the tunes are fun, but the people are a hassle, I'll put up with it. That's my least favorite combination. If the music is super-rewarding and the gig is easy and the people are awesome to hang out with, I'll likely do the gig for less bread than normal. If the music is bad, but the bread is good and the people are cool, I'll do my damnedest to be the best drummer (or recording engineer) I can for the bad music that these people are enthusiastic about.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

I like that analysis, gonna callit, "The Garges 2 outta 3". Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

Thanks! Been saying that for years. It really is true for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

Yeah I agree. Great way to look at it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

GooberNumber9 wrote:
What's funny to me about those Line 6 amps is that I can't figure out what it is about them that sounds so bad, but they always clearly and immediately sound bad. I'm probably just a subconscious analog snob with confirmation bias.


The problem is one of gain structure.

1. Feed those POS boxes with a lower volume.
2. Play WELL. Shit in, shit out. LOL.
3. Try to NOT use their "speaker emulation", there is a switch along the back of the kidney that turns that shit off. It seriously sucks ass.
4. They have HORRIBLE internal headroom. So again, be careful how much effects / EQ / whatnot knob you turn all the way up, including the distortion one.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

JWL wrote:
According to Tommy Tedesco, the four reasons to accept a gig are: for money; for fun; for experience; for connections. Doesn't sound like any of these are being met.

Well, maybe for the connection with the singer. Post divorce. Or hell, give her another reason to get divorced.... Twisted Evil


This advice, and in that order.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

There's only one good reason to play in a cover band (for me)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Cover band hell Reply with quote

vvv wrote:
I like that analysis, gonna callit, "The Garges 2 outta 3". Cool


It's a good set of guidelines for sure. Another, and I'm veering away from the OP's topic a bit, is the Good, Fast, Cheap triumvirate. You can only pick two, and you're not going to get the third option.

Let's say you have a project, doesn't really matter what, and you're looking to hire somebody for it. If you want it done fast and to a high level of quality, it's gonna cost you. If you need a short turnaround and don't have a decent budget, the quality is likely to suffer.

Of course there are exceptions, and I'm not advocating doing a shitty job. Garges' post just made me think about this. It might have been mentioned around here before actually...
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