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  • #16
    We call our guy about a month in advance and make sure he's available. If not we go to the next guys on our list. Then on gig night we show up about an hour ahead of show time, set up our instrument rigs and play.



    Yes, we pay for this service, but to me, you cannot put a value on the time and effort saved.
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    • #17
      We call our guy about a month in advance and make sure he's available. If not we go to the next guys on our list. Then on gig night we show up about an hour ahead of show time, set up our instrument rigs and play.



      Yes, we pay for this service, but to me, you cannot put a value on the time and effort saved.
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      • #18
        Nice!!



        I'm our "that guy"





        PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

        LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

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        • #19
          Nice!!



          I'm our "that guy"





          PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

          LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

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          • #20
            My drummer and I show up 1st and unload our gear and the PA, which we both own and carry in our vehicles. We set the PA in place. I set up my keys, he sets up his drums. Then he wires the board/rack and monitors, and I wire the speakers and set up the lights. The bass player and guitar will roll in and get their gear in place and help us finish whatever else needs to be done. It takes us less than an hour to get everything set but we usually get to the gig 2hrs ahead of time just in case there are issues and to leave a little time to decompress before downbeat. The drummer and I have the setup down pretty well so it's really not that much work for us to do it all ourselves.



            Teardown, everyone has a job. I do my keys, drummer does his drums, bass and guitar dismantle the PA, singer wraps cords. Everyone humps gear out. We can do this in 30 mins from the last note to the final van door closing.
            My Live Gear: Roland FA-08, Hammond SK1-73, Moog LP
            My Band: http://www.bksband.com

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            • #21
              My drummer and I show up 1st and unload our gear and the PA, which we both own and carry in our vehicles. We set the PA in place. I set up my keys, he sets up his drums. Then he wires the board/rack and monitors, and I wire the speakers and set up the lights. The bass player and guitar will roll in and get their gear in place and help us finish whatever else needs to be done. It takes us less than an hour to get everything set but we usually get to the gig 2hrs ahead of time just in case there are issues and to leave a little time to decompress before downbeat. The drummer and I have the setup down pretty well so it's really not that much work for us to do it all ourselves.



              Teardown, everyone has a job. I do my keys, drummer does his drums, bass and guitar dismantle the PA, singer wraps cords. Everyone humps gear out. We can do this in 30 mins from the last note to the final van door closing.
              My Live Gear: Roland FA-08, Hammond SK1-73, Moog LP
              My Band: http://www.bksband.com

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              • #22
                I think I get it. The drummer and I have started mixing our systems for a better overall system. I setup the mixer and connect to his amps and set up the monitors. He sets up the speakers and runs the speaker cables. I also run an 8 channel snake to the far side of the drums for the two drum mics and most of the vocal mics. We've been able to set up the entire PA, drums and keyboards in 2 hours without rushing. (I'm getting too old to be rushing.) When packing up everyone gets involved with the guitarist, bassist and singer rolling up cables and moving equipment to the vehicles. That takes less than an hour. (Drummer sometimes brings lights.)

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                • #23
                  I think I get it. The drummer and I have started mixing our systems for a better overall system. I setup the mixer and connect to his amps and set up the monitors. He sets up the speakers and runs the speaker cables. I also run an 8 channel snake to the far side of the drums for the two drum mics and most of the vocal mics. We've been able to set up the entire PA, drums and keyboards in 2 hours without rushing. (I'm getting too old to be rushing.) When packing up everyone gets involved with the guitarist, bassist and singer rolling up cables and moving equipment to the vehicles. That takes less than an hour. (Drummer sometimes brings lights.)

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                  • #24
                    drums..speakers..Monitors..PA rack..lights..guitar amps...mic stands....cables...microphones...soundcheck
                    Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                    • #25
                      drums..speakers..Monitors..PA rack..lights..guitar amps...mic stands....cables...microphones...soundcheck
                      Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                      • #26
                        We're kind of in flux with our set up, because our drummer quit a couple of months ago. He owned the sound/lights and hauled them around. We hired a new drummer, figured out what gear we had on hand, what we had to to get, and got back on the horse a couple of weeks ago.



                        So, currently...the gear is divided between the drummer's truck and the keys player's SUV. We meet up at the club, bring everything in, and pile it on the dance floor. First thing is setting up the lights--fairly quick, since they're LEDs. Either on two stands, or hung from bars. Next we scope out the power situation and run cords and power strips where needed.



                        Everybody sets up their own gear next, except for me. I get the p.a. squared away. Again, fairly quick. I've got our rack set up so the cables are labeled and it's no time at all to hook up the board. I run cables to the powered mains, make sure they're plugged in. I ask the guys to set up their monitors where they want them, and get them plugged in (I use IEMs).



                        By this time, the guys are set up and they start running their XLRs to the board. I've got the board labeled so everybody knows where to plug in. Bass and keys amp go direct into the board. The drummer is running a Roland electronic kit, so two XLRs for his kit. Plus two overhead mics for cymbals--he uses real cymbals, doesn't like the response of the electronic ones. Plus vocal mics for everyone.



                        After all this is done, I set up my gear. My Egnater Rebel 30 goes direct into the board. I check the monitors, then soundcheck the mains. The whole process usually takes +/- 1 hour. Teardown time is right around 45 minutes.
                        Originally Posted by caveman


                        I'll bend over backwards to make things work but I'll be damned if I'll bend over forwards.



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                        • #27
                          We're kind of in flux with our set up, because our drummer quit a couple of months ago. He owned the sound/lights and hauled them around. We hired a new drummer, figured out what gear we had on hand, what we had to to get, and got back on the horse a couple of weeks ago.



                          So, currently...the gear is divided between the drummer's truck and the keys player's SUV. We meet up at the club, bring everything in, and pile it on the dance floor. First thing is setting up the lights--fairly quick, since they're LEDs. Either on two stands, or hung from bars. Next we scope out the power situation and run cords and power strips where needed.



                          Everybody sets up their own gear next, except for me. I get the p.a. squared away. Again, fairly quick. I've got our rack set up so the cables are labeled and it's no time at all to hook up the board. I run cables to the powered mains, make sure they're plugged in. I ask the guys to set up their monitors where they want them, and get them plugged in (I use IEMs).



                          By this time, the guys are set up and they start running their XLRs to the board. I've got the board labeled so everybody knows where to plug in. Bass and keys amp go direct into the board. The drummer is running a Roland electronic kit, so two XLRs for his kit. Plus two overhead mics for cymbals--he uses real cymbals, doesn't like the response of the electronic ones. Plus vocal mics for everyone.



                          After all this is done, I set up my gear. My Egnater Rebel 30 goes direct into the board. I check the monitors, then soundcheck the mains. The whole process usually takes +/- 1 hour. Teardown time is right around 45 minutes.
                          Originally Posted by caveman


                          I'll bend over backwards to make things work but I'll be damned if I'll bend over forwards.



                          Digital Me

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