Members Mr_GoodBomb Posted March 3, 2010 Members Share Posted March 3, 2010 I put on a free show last night to bring out an audience for a music video I was shooting. I put my two bands on the roster because we have a decent following locally and, mainly, because I knew they'd show up. My one band didn't want to open (I didn't care, the guitarist did), but the other band's drummer hadn't loaded in yet. So, we played, and the guitarist was in a foul mood from the get-go. After some equipment failure, he threw his guitar and... well, we played the whole set, but it was rough. It seemed to be a problem with his pedal tuner cutting out and telling him he wasn't in tune when it worked, so he spent a lot of the set wildly out of tune. On to the next band, where the real problem occurred. As we're loading in, I said the van looked surprisingly like the way we loaded out after our last show last Thursday. The van is the lead guitarist's personal van, he drives it to work every day. I always tell him to take the guitars inside, as both the backup guitars, the rhythm player's main (until his gets repaired), and the bass are all mine, leaving basically just the lead's main. He generally takes them out and sits them in his apartment, but this time... for five days, they sat in the van in the freezing cold. I started telling him, if he can't take care of other people's things, he can't use them anymore. They use my stuff because their stuff is junky, broken, or otherwise just not as good, but the day all my things get as lousy as theirs, there'll be no point. He just said "I dunno what to tell you, man, I forgot." No apology. We played, and were either constantly going out of tune from the several days of cold to the warm stage, or out of intonation (both guitarists use a capo for almost every song, one in an open C tuning, the other in standard). I assume mostly intonation. So, three of my guitars and my main bass need worked on, as well as the lead's main, an Epi Emperor II. And he owes back rent into forever, or else I'd make him pay me to have them fixed. I'm a bit upset. I wanted to vent. Thanks. Looks like I'll be making a deal with a local tech to intonate and adjust five guitars soon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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