Even camcorders don't like bass solos

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Joel S., Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Joel S.

    Joel S. Reserved for future witty use...

    Jul 9, 2008
    Had a gig Friday night, and the singer brought his camcorder to record the set, or try to. Camera has a knack for randomly stopping when it's recording, don't know why, but it's quite annoying. We got the first 4 songs of the night, and chunks of a few others.

    Best part:

    We do an instrumental where I get a nice little solo section. The video records perfectly all the way from the beginning of the song to the first note of my solo, then stops recording. It resumes recording on the outro of the song. Damn thing cut out my entire solo. :spit: :bawl:

    No respect...
  2. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    blame Murphy.
  3. Chipsonfire


    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    Could it be that the vibes caused by the low notes' vibrations tripped something in the circuits, causing a short? Far-fetched, I know, but it could happen.
  4. mpm32


    Jan 23, 2009
    Is it a hard drive Vid Camera? If so, the vibrations may be causing it to error out. A mini DV camera would be better.
  5. mpm32


    Jan 23, 2009
    Not tripping anything in the circuits, but if it's a hard drive camera the vibrations could cause the heads to bounce on the platter making it error out.
  6. Joel S.

    Joel S. Reserved for future witty use...

    Jul 9, 2008
    Yea, it's a hard drive cam and the vibrations were the issue. I did a little researching after I posted this since the issue was fresh in my mind, and the problem was the loud music causing the camera to park the hard drive heads (has a drop sensor). They didn't unpark, so the buffer overflowed, and the camera stopped.

    The camera has a memory stick port, so I passed the suggestion on to the singer to get one.
  7. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    only bassists like bass solos... and even I don't much like them.
  8. Murphys Law

    Murphys Law

    May 7, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: SPECTOR® - Stuart Spector Designs, LTD.
    At your service.
  9. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    are you saying his solo brown noted the video cam?
  10. Steve!


    Nov 5, 2008
    Maybe the camcorder is a gui****...
  11. kcamsdog1387


    Jun 22, 2009
    Seacoast NH
    Yea this doesn't happen if you use a memory stick. The only prob I have is the speaker on mine doesn't like my bass and I can never hear any of my lines. Sounds great once its on the computer, though.
  12. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    Bass solos are funny.

    What I do instead is get the whole band to help me write bass-oriented music.