Members metalheadUK Posted June 8, 2010 Members Share Posted June 8, 2010 Whew...well THAT was a weekend! The Gig was really good fun, but unfortunately for me, not trouble free. My borrowed Trace Elliot Bass combo started behaving really strangely during the first set...intermittently cutting out (which is a bugger for timing!) and by the end of the first set was pretty much dead. The input gain light was still flashing, showing that the amp was getting a signal, but nothing from the speaker apart from the occasional farty note. Obviously, being a friends amp, I have to get it sorted...I'm hoping that as it's a hybrid, that it may just be the pre amp valve, and that a replacement may sort it....we shall see. Of course, this meant that for the 2nd set, I was being DI'd straight to the desk...not ideal as I could hardly hear myself onstage, and being only my 2nd gig, I am not as familiar with the material as the other guys. Another minor problem was that Jo Jo, our resident queen of Funk, hits the drums like John Bonham in a really pissed off mood! The Bass Drum and mounted toms were moving forward about 3 feet, in spite of our best efforts with the trusty Gaffer tape (Duct tape). This resulted in me regularly pushing the Bass drum back mid song whilst trying to play, holding it with my foot, and even at one point sitting ON the bass drum to try and keep it immobile! But amazingly it didn't seem to put too much of a damper on the gig. The band were in good spirits, and the audience picked up on this and became increasingly enthusiastic throughout the night, even leading leading to genuine calls for an Encore, but time restrictions meant we didn't have time to play it. Oh well, Next time! We also did 2 new numbers that I had only ever played for the first time the day before, including a cool version of Canned Heats "On the road again". I thought the other guys were on fine form...Buffalo Bills amazing harp playing was as satisfying as ever, Charlie pulled out some FAB solos and licks from his CS Jeff Beck Strat and vintage Fender super reverb, and Jo really brought the Funk! A really enjoyable gig, and both band and an enthusistic audience had a thoroughly good time. Biggest downer in all honesty is the cost of repairing the amp, and the fact I got a ticket for speeding on the way home...couldn't really argue, as I overtook an unmarked Police car who was chasing someone else for speeding...apparently at that point I was doing over a 100 MPH, and the copper averaged following me at 94 MPH! I did utilise the opportunity to do something I always wanted, and said to the the cop "all right mate. you've got me bang to rights", but I could have done without the 60 quid fine and 3 points on my licence...oh well... Heres some pics folks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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