First gig report, but not my first gig:

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ELG60, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    My friend, Christopher the trombonist, asked me to act as bass player for his turn as host bandleader at Pete's Place South. This is host, Shawn Brown's Jam.Shawn has played for the Blues Bros and is very prominent in our musical community.

    As an aside, I believe that the Bay area has more open jams than just about anywhere else in the U.S. . . . Definitely per-capita.

    We were joined by Pappa J (Jason Rosen) from NYC on guitar and vocals, Eddie Guion (who can play any instrument on stage, and well!) on sax, the house drummer, Ricardo Floyd, with whom I've always enjoyed playing, Christopher's wife Felicia, and son, Jr., on percussion, and a conga player whose name I don't know. Also, Jessy Rose sat in on trombone as well for our opening set. Shawn Brown did host duty on his B3 and Leslie cabinet.

    I learned 10 songs for the gig, and between the opening and closing sets, we got to 9 of them iirc. Definitely some were out of my wheelhouse. but I had fun learning them, and even more fun playing with these cats, although I think that I've played with all of them over the last year or so, as I typically attend 3-4 jams a week.

    My drive to the venue (15min or so):
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    I chose to bring this rig:

    My chow (grouper bites and slaw):

    Some screencaps from my videos which I'll post a link to my YouTube channel once I upload them later today:

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  2. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    Looks like you had fun, that’s awesome. Nice rig too!

    We were on the verge of going back to regular gigs just a few weeks ago then we had a outbreak of Delta and were back in lockdown. At least another four weeks we’re told but will probably be to the end of September.

    Haven’t played a gig for a year and a half, gee I miss it. Thanks for the great gig report.
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  4. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Thank you for checking it out.
  5. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    I understand your frustration.
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  6. I'm jealous. This area has no interest in live bands. Definitely no interested in paying to see live music. And what live music does come to the area is highly controlled and filtered by some clowns called "Iron Horse Entertainment Group". I love when I get to visit Florida, Texas, Nashville and other places where live music is appreciated and doing relatively well. Is it hard to get gigs there?

    Congrats bro!
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  7. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    I'll be posting tonight's accidental gig shortly.
  8. Hi @ELG60,

    Good stuff!

    Man! I gotta get me a vertical 410 (or 412) setup. Is your rig sitting on an acoustic de-coupler?

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  9. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Yes, a Grama mat.
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  10. Laptop is down but from my phone that Conga player looks like renowned percussionist Allan Lott from Old West Tampa. He's a legend around these parts.If you get to see him again and that is him-get his number. He's the guy you want to build a rhythm section around. A stage and studio pro.
  11. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Thank you! I most certainly will.
  12. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Here's the link to my accidental gig of the following evening:
    The accidental gig
  13. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Probably a subsidiary of Whitey's old outfit. ;) . . . Allegedly
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  14. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    My favorite gigs. Got a feeling whenever I get to start up again those days of the 15 minute commute might be over, but that’s fine. I’ll drive to play.

    So I have equal parts envy and terror of your vertical stack. Not having bass shot into your knees has got to be great. But that looks like exactly the kind of setup I would pull down/knock over by the first set. I gotta come clean; I’m both a klutz and have genuine inner ear balance issues. How stable is that setup, in your opinion (it obviously works for you, but picture a stumbler like me - how would I do with it?)

    Good first gig report!
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  15. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    That's a legitimate concern and I share it to some extent. In my case, drunken patrons and/or buzzed players would be the issue. I would only stack it this way if it were somewhat protected . . . Against a wall or out of the way.

    The cool thing about the Barefaced Two 10's is that they can be stacked vertically or horizontally although the latter gives a boomier, or slightly darker coloration and if I understand their website correctly, the vertical stack provides better linear dispersion.

    @alexclaber can certainly provide better insight should he choose to do so. ;)

    To answer your actual question, obviously it will be a lot more stable with a lower, wider center of gravity, but it's not wobbly or unduly top-heavy with my class D stuff and the power conditioner weighs almost nothing.
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  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    great setup/rig you have going --- and you look like you're handling the objective really well in those pics! "grouper bites and slaw" is perfect and looks 'yum'! ;)

    the whole evening sounds like too much fun, thanks for sharing that gig experience! :thumbsup:
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  17. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    You don't need to stack the Two10S cabs vertically - in fact I'd argue that they should be stacked horizontally (ie landscape on landscape) unless you're having trouble with the room sounding boomy. That's why the badges are that way around. Stacking them vertically doesn't change the dispersion, it just shifts part of the Hybrid Resonator tuning, tightening up the lows, changes the baffle step frequency so there's a bit less low midrange and changes the floor boundary reinforcement slightly.

    I notice many people who own Two10S cabs use them vertically and I do wonder if they've really tried them the default way around, or if the problems with conventional 2x10" cabs have led them to believe that this different 2x10" has to be rotated to the vertical for decent polar response? Trust your ears, not your eyes!
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  18. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Thank you for your elucidation!
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  19. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Nice RIG.
    Thanks for sharing.
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