Dbase w/ The Last Exit Party Band @ St. Theresa's Lawn Festival 6/22/17 now with Video

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by dbase, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Played a 3 set gig at this lawn festival/carnival and boy am I tired... Too old to lug this crap in and out but the wives helped also. I don't know how BassCliff does it to tell you the truth. I pulled everything out of the closet for this gig and it paid off. Just look at all the
    wires laying all over the place, somebody call OSHA. My Hartke sounded great, If you notice my LH500 is sitting in the wings because I still don't trust my new TX600 and wanted backup. The Tx600 sounded great.. secret was turning the main all the way up to 12 and adjusting the gain accordingly. I was pushing some air to the point the guitar player had the nerve to tell me to turn down the bass and turn up the treble.. I said then that would make me a guitar player not a bass player.
    Here's the venue.

    Lead guitar uses a 1965 Fender Band Master headwith a Marshall 2x12 cab.
    2nd guitar players amp
    We started at 7 but when it got darker we had a full house

    Check out the menu .. cheap
    I had the pizza and washed it down with a double cheesesteak


    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Ooooh! Kielbasa, no kraut, please! :woot:
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  3. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    Nice report. One day I have to slow down and take more pictures, so I can be like you guys.
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  4. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice report, dbase!

    May the giggage be with you.
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  5. raluxs

    raluxs Guest

    Jul 14, 2016
    Nice, got me hungry though
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  6. Great stuff! You got any action shots? :)
    Also I like how the drum kit has your rick on it!
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  7. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    What's the matter with your cord??? It's all.....TURQUOISE!! (Just kidding..). Nice report, nice gig, next time get some CHICK shots, or at least some of you playing!! ;) :bassist:
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  8. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Nice report Bill! Almost dinner time here and the food shots made really me hungry!

    I haven't played a three setter in several years. Most are one set gigs and some with two. I'm always tired after set up, two sets and tear down. Used to do three or four sets several times a month no problem, but I was much younger then. ;)
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  9. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Actually they are mike cords. They had xlr plugs on the ends and I changed them to 1/4 in plugs. Radio Shack was going out of business so I bought out the entire drawer of 1/4 gold spring loaded plugs for 70% off. I like microphone cable because it's thinner and more flexible then instrument cables, plus I liked the color. The chicks were cute but it was family night so the husbands and kids where there also.. I had to behave myself. ;)
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  10. ...wait...what?
    "turn down the bass and turn up the treble?"
    That's heresy.

    Thanks for the gig report, dbase. Looks like you had a great turn out for the event.

    Are you running vocals only through the P.A.?

  11. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Yeah... just for vocals although we might start miking the guitars.
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  12. Hi Mr. @dbase!

    Woo hoo! Way to go! Nice report!

    I see you leave your cabs on your cart. Man, you must be getting old! ;) But that's a great looking rig.

    How do I do it? It seems like half my gigs are backlined or use IEM only. These two things make me happy. I'm not getting any younger, ya know.

    Tell your lead guitar player to get a good cabinet to go with that awesome amp. Every Marshall I've ever heard sounded like a cat fight.

    Thanks for sharing Mr. @dbase! I hope you guys gig more often. That looked like a fun little carnival. Nice food shots! But, wait. Ketchup on a cheese steak? Is that normal?

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  13. I hear you @dbase about getting too old. At this point I am only playing plug in gigs and I can no longer manage moving an amp in/out and then playing. Getting old is a frikking drag.
  14. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    I think I know where that is.

    Gotta love church fair food. Usually pretty good and, like you said, CHEAP!
  15. I'm not going to let old age stop me. I need to design a powered wheel chair with an integrated platform to haul my gear in and out, with a lift on my truck to put me back behind the drivers' seat. Or just hire a roadie.

  16. I am considering having an understudy just to have a roadie to assist with moving equipment. It is sad because i used to be the first one there to set up my stuff and the PA, helped everyone else load in and out and the last to leave after loading my gear and the PA. Now I am good to get a bass and pedal board to a gig.
    I am already taking Uber or Lyft to a lot of gigs to cut down on walking.
  17. Brad, not trying to make light of your situation at all. I feel your pain. Hang in there and keep playing when you can. I think an understudy/roadie is a great idea.

  18. I appreciate that Mark and my feelings were not hurt.
  19. hermetic

    hermetic Guest

    May 10, 2016
    Yeah, but it sure beats the alternative. Just keep playing.

    Nice party dbase, enjoyed the pics, and the food, you ate all that. wow.
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  20. Playing yes, gigging,,,not so much.
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