My names Kevin and I don't have a problem

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  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member

    I've told him on more than one occasion EXACTLY where he can plug his drum mic in, let me tell you!

    Let me guess...somewhere that gives a much better low end response?

    :-D
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member
    edited March 30



    @"Screaming Dave" so your name is Dave?!

    No, it's Norman
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,889Member
    LOL. (The Dave comment.)
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member

    LOL. (The Dave comment.)

    Sounds like a hard-hitting, late-night investigative journalism programme
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,889Member
    It does !
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    edited March 30
    "Tonight... on The Dave Comment... We meet Pat and find out why he needs so much testing...We take you deep inside the bass bins and find out where they go during the week... PLUS a DAVE COMMENT EXCLUSIVE ....What is with all that screaming?...stay tuned...over to you, Norman"
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member
    Thank you, and good evening. Well, first of all on "The Dave Comment" tonight, we talk to a man who has conducted research which he says proves beyond all reasonable doubt that the more LED's an effects unit has, the better it sounds. Good evening, Dr Franz Flickenlichten. First of all, Dr Flickenlichten, who the Hell funded such a pointless piece of research?
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    Guten Abend, vell, I vould like to sank you for letteeng me arn dees show. Dees projekt you speak off vars farnded by a few leetl teeny veeny books dat I have published. Particularly, zee bestseller "Tiny Changes you can make to your guitar that nobody will hear but you" and my favourite, "Only Wimps Play Vit Strings Lower Than 11s". You can find zem at any bookstore...
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member
    Ah yes, I believe Eric Johnson wrote the foreword to your book "Tiny Changes You Can Make To Your Guitar the Nobody Will Hear But You". And I believe you have a new book out soon, "An A-Z of 9V Batteries and How They Will Affect Your Sound".
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    Yah yah, dees ees troo...my new book also comes mit a tiny secrew driver to adjust your pedal back plates to exACTly ze right place to get ze maximum tone. Yah. Is guht, no?
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,889Member
    edited March 31
    *Heckles from the audience*

    "Tell us about the Bigsby scandal !"

    ------------------------- "Will you be signing the Right-to-Relic petition ?"

    "Freedom for experimental pups !"
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 764Member
    edited March 31
    Now, now .... calm it down, ladies and gentlemen. Give the good Herr Doktor a chance to defend his crimes against guitar-dom .... sorry, to explain himself.

    So, come on, Doktor Flickenlichten, or should I say ..... Professor Deathmetal!!! Yes, we know it's you, professor! Come, on, what about the Bigsby scandal, eh?

    (turns to camera)

    Well, we got the good Doktor/professor, to take a lie detector test earlier .... we'll be back with the results after the break ....
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    o o
    ___
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,889Member
    edited April 1
    *Further heckles from the audience - after many 'oohs' at the 'Deathmetal' reveal*

    "Stop the fiddling !"

    Cuts to advert about whiter than white washing powder

  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    We had a rehearsal one sunday afternoon a few weeks ago and a couple of young lads came along and videod some of the action, single mic on the camera and then they created a montage of moving images to accompany the sound.

    Quite good use of the technology, they did a nice job for school kids.



    I'm the fat ugly bloke with the 335.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,889Member
    More talented than Bananarama.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    Where the fat ugly bloke? Is he hiding beyond the talented gentleman getting his groove on?

    Those singers sound fantastic! Great harmonies.
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    We had a mid week holiday camp gig last week, this time of year it tends to be pensioners getting cheap deals there but we have to keep the agent happy. We went down very well and have one more later into the season on a sunday evening.
    Anyway my pedal board starts with a Radial input switcher so I can mute all inputs or tap the other switch and select a guita, pick it up and start playing without that nasty pause and Kqqqqllliccckkkkzzzzz as you plug in. Well the selector switch failed so I was back to mute and swap the lead, thats the second time one of these units has failed on me in the same way so the decision was to go wireless. I had emailed a small independent maker called smooth hound earlier this year about multiple transmitters and a single receiver and he explained it was common and people did it with his system all the time. Online reviews seemed good and service got a big thumbs up. So £300 later I have ordered three transmitters and a receiver Fridal late morning. Ten past eight Saturday morning the package turns up! the units are alreagdy 'synced' together and talking to the receiver. Push the on button for one second and the transmitter is live, push for off and pick up the next guitar, push for one second and it's now the live guitar.
    Not used it in anger yet but the signal easily gets around my little house.
    So a bit of GAS there that i got excited about. Smoothhound are based in Cambridge if anyone else is interested.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    Cambridge is just down the A14 for me. I'll have to check them out.
    That's a really interesting story, because I've toyed with the idea of using a wireless for a while. I swap a couple of guitars and a bass around a lot when I'm looping and can end up with a nice pile of spaghetti at my feet if I'm not careful. A wireless would certainly help cut down on the trip hazards and distractions that will make me lose my place.
    I usually need to know my place...or so I'm told.
    Three transmitters into one receiver sounds like a good plan. I'll watch this space for the Used in Anger segment. (love that phrase :) )
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    This week will be steady activity. I provided the PA for the local raft race Sunday, tomorrow is rehearsal refresher for the country band who are gigging Friday. Thursday is rehearsal with the funk band and a new keys player before A full session in the studio Sunday. The following Friday I have a gig with the func band at the same venue as the country band is at this week, better wear a different set of spandex else they'll smell a fish.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    edited June 5
    Cor you are kept busy!
    I think I'd rather not know that your spandex smells like fish....
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    Well last booked gig of the year tomorrow (as things stand atm). A beer festival in deepest Essex, 3pm start and 5pm finish, what could be nicer on a sunny afternoon. Except it will be cloudy with showers....But Funk it!

  • LesterLester Posts: 1,536Member, Moderator
    All the best for a pleasant gig for both the band and the audience.
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    Time to post something of an update.
    I've taken up with another country rock type band (new venture all round and no gigs booked) all styles and experience levels present so we'll see how that develops. I have some doubts but lets see what comes of it over time.
    Last Friday was World Aids day and I went against my gigging principles of playing for free and doing tiny pubs.
    http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/15694594.The_Old_New_Inn_Pub_host_party_for_World_AIDS_Day_tonight/
    We took the funk band into a small pub in Colchester, no room to swing a cat! I took my little Marshall AVT20, my main pedal board and just two guitars. The strat and the Aria, it was just like the old days, I gigged just these two for a couple of decades or more before the kids grew up and splashed out on more guitars. The Marshall isn't all things to all men but it can do a lovely basic sound for the pedals. The strat probably misses the singing of a valve and that little bit of extra brightness, although I'm the only one that would notice. The Aria on the other hand made me smile, the the old friend was back in my hands and she sang all night long. Those japanese humbuckers actually sounded quite thick and warm through the little marshall 1x10 combo.
    Despite all my reservations the crowd were fantastic, the landlord provided free drinks all night and pizza for the band at the end of the evening. Parking was a PIA and I had to walk half a mile to a multistory once I'd unloaded. But the band sounded great, volume was controlled and the croud were fantastic, I had a great night even though I had a heavy cold. Sometime you have a great time in spite of yourself.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    That does sound like a great night out. Too bad I missed it! Glad you had a good time.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,868Member
    Sounds like a terrific evening! I know what you mean re the parking thing ES - venues often don't seem to consider the parking needs of performers at all, been there myself. I know you've said before, but remind me about the Aria guitar you mention please? :)
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    The Aria is my original PE1000, which looks a bit Les Paul(ish) but plays a bit brighter in tone. My Photobucket account is frozen so my pics don't show now.

    Heres a link to that other place where the photos seem to show from the google search of images
    http://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/9498/aria-guitars
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,868Member
    That is a lovely guitar ES - I always thought that flowing line from the upper shoulder to the cutaway Aria came up with was inspired. Looks beautifully made too, a bit of quality there - not one you'll be selling any time soon I imagine!
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 830Member
    I've had the guitar from new so about 40 years now Graham, I think if I was going to sell it that would have happened long ago. It is stunningly well made and was to compete with the Norlin made Gibsons of that time.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 713Member
    Sweet mother of all that is wooden, that is one beautiful guitar. Are they stock pickups in it still? That is one you need to keep, no matter what!
    The Matsumoku factory made some great guitars.
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