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  • #16
    I am totally confused.

    Why would you have gear backstage, unless you are playing an arena, and need to warm up?

    The only gear I keep backstage is guitar/amp cases, and if I'm lucky, a cooler full of adult beverages.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by squealie
      I am totally confused.

      Why would you have gear backstage, unless you are playing an arena, and need to warm up?

      The only gear I keep backstage is guitar/amp cases, and if I'm lucky, a cooler full of adult beverages.


      Most of the places I play don't even have a backstage.

      But if you were to play a bigger venue (not necessarily an arena, I have played big theatres and other large venues like that where this is true) in a multi-band performance, all your gear is in fact backstage literally, usually set up right behind the opener or preceding band's backline, so it can be moved up into position quickly between sets.

      Basically it was just a way to work "backstage" into a generalized rig thread's title.



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      • #18
        Originally posted by Brian Krashpad


        Basically it was just a way to work "backstage" into a generalized rig thread's title.



        Yeah. Because we needed another 'what junk do you drag to the show' thread.

        Typing it out reminds me to much of load in/out. And I hate that part.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by squealie



          Yeah. Because we needed another 'what junk do you drag to the show' thread.

          Typing it out reminds me to much of load in/out. And I hate that part.



          I'm glad my guess was correct, it was kinda presumptious of me to answer that question!

          But I know what you mean about load-in/out. I have become a big fan of casters in recent years.



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          • #20
            I always have my Black Warmoth Strat with Bill Lawrence pups. It's generally accompanied by one of a variety of HB guitars, often my '78 LP Standard or Gibsonized Epi Flying V with Duncan '59 and Jazz pups. I've also just grabbed an Ash bodied Mexican Tele and put Lollar '52 pups in it, and that'll be coming along as well.

            Lately I'm playing more Fender clean than Marshall crunch, so I'm carrying a Fender Deluxe RI (running 6L6's for some additional headroom) and my POD XT and Shortboard. Most of the time I'm bypassing all amp and speaker modelling on the POD and just using the POD effects into the Fender. I use the Marshall JTM-45 Model for my rawk tones.

            Beer is either Heineken or Budweiser, and I do not roll without Jack Daniel's and crunchy water to soothe the larynx.
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            • #21
              Personnally, I don't ever see myself needing anything more than what I already have:

              Marshall 50w half-stack
              Gibson Les Paul
              Fender Strat
              Shure wireless
              Wah pedal
              Tuner pedal

              I hate load in/load out too, that's why I love my rig: throw the pedals and wire in the milk crate (literally), put wireless received and transmitter back in carry case, roll half-stack to the door (get help from the singer to take if off stage). As for load in, I'm usually ready to rock in 5 minutes.

              Anyway, anytime you feel like whining about load in/load out, take a look at your drummer and be glad you're not him!
              What is this sorcery?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Hardtailed


                Anyway, anytime you feel like whining about load in/load out, take a look at your drummer and be glad you're not him!


                Haha, true dat. My daughter's 12th birthday was yesterday so Monday I had to take her drum set I'd scrounged up (and had been hiding at my office) out to my van, then wait for the kids to be asleep, then haul it all out of the van and set it up next to Wall O' Sound out in the garage @ Casa Krashpad.

                Wotta pain.

                Worth it for the look on her face the next morning though. Toatal shock and amazement. I'd convinced her that no way in heck was she getting a drum kit.



                Pray for me.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Hardtailed


                  Anyway, anytime you feel like whining about load in/load out, take a look at your drummer and be glad you're not him!


                  Depends.

                  The longer my drummer spends packing his crap, the longer I get to wrap his mic cables, so he can eventually help pull down the lights, FOH, monitors, and then push all of it up the truck ramp.

                  I would NEVER whine if all I had to do was setup/teardown my personal gear.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Brian Krashpad


                    Haha, true dat. My daughter's 12th birthday was yesterday so Monday I had to take her drum set I'd scrounged up (and had been hiding at my office) out to my van, then wait for the kids to be asleep, then haul it all out of the van and set it up next to Wall O' Sound out in the garage @ Casa Krashpad.

                    Wotta pain.

                    Worth it for the look on her face the next morning though. Toatal shock and amazement. I'd convinced her that no way in heck was she getting a drum kit.



                    Pray for me.

                    BK


                    Awwww....you're a good Dad!

                    Being a glutton for punishment, I bought my daughter a violin...after several years of her getting her technique together to where she no longer sounded like cat being anally probed with a soldering iron, what does she do?

                    She decided to learn to play my congas and bongoes, and is now my percussionist!...although she does play fiddle on a few Celtic medleys we perform.
                    God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Terry Allan Hall


                      Awwww....you're a good Dad!

                      Being a glutton for punishment, I bought my daughter a violin...after several years of her getting her technique together to where she no longer sounded like cat being anally probed with a soldering iron, what does she do?

                      She decided to learn to play my congas and bongoes, and is now my percussionist!...although she does play fiddle on a few Celtic medleys we perform.


                      That's cool! My daughter's already on notice that if her younger brother wants to play the drums she has to share because we don't have room for a second kit.

                      I reckon between the 2 of them I may end up with a drummer somewhere along the line.



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                      • #26
                        Backstage for me would be some alley behind the pub...

                        Gear wise, I usually bring two guitars of a dozen or so that I rotate, no rhyme or reason as to what two I'll bring or even play on a particular song.

                        My amp's a Marshall AVT150 combo. If the venue's big enough or outdoors, I'll bring the extension cab. Needless to say I rarely need the ext cab.

                        I use a AKG guitar bug wireless and that's basically my entire rig.

                        Water is my drink of choice during a show.
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