Gig pics and a question

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Crusher47, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    We played at a new venue for us and had a great time and sounded really good. My question is, first time being blasted by a fog machine, it covered everything to the point I couldn't even see the fretboard for a couple of seconds. I used my MIC Warwick Streamer, which I believe is a normal satin finish.. do I just use a damp cloth to clean my bass & strings? Thanks

    Streamer w/Fender Rumble 500 combo...

    The venue...


    Couple of band shots...

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  2. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    I'd just keep a dry cloth. Water is never good applied to instruments.
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  3. Yes sir. Damp cloth and a dry cloth to wipe it off with is almost always the best place to start. For spot cleaning, I’ll often fog up an area by breathing on it and wipe with a dry cloth.
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  4. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thanks guys!
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Going forward, you need to have a talk about the fog. Sounds like you need to turn it down.
  6. Look into a hazer, rather than a fog machine.
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  7. Only once; And that was use on introducing the band-members and nobody liked the fog.
    Then we switched to some sort of smoke and again somebody complained even when ending the show.
    Band-leader decided to improve the lights. Best decision ever, and he paid for them too.:thumbsup:
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  8. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    That looks like a cool little place to make some noise. Thanks for the pix!

    I have been known to spray some Lemon Pledge on a cloth and use it to clean my axe. Then the strings get wiped off with a spot of alcohol applied to a cloth, or use one of those little alcohol wipes in the packet if you have them.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  9. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Gerlitz Smudge-off is my fave cleaner for the neck, headstock, and body. I get it on Amazon.
  10. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    What? Fog is awesome. You can never have too much. ;)
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    In a bar gig?
  12. StudioGC


    Sep 20, 2015
    better a fog machine then a bubble machine.
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  13. Now what will you use to clean out your lungs? That's my problem playing with a fog machine, whatever the chemical is that they use to make the fog, it makes me sick.
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  14. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Dave’s world of fun stuff has an episode about cleaning guitar/bass. It’s been a while but I think it’s titled “DNA Removal”. Probly damp cloth dry cloth is good start.
  15. Hehe, first real show I played (drums) 30 seconds into the first song they blasted the fog machine to where I couldn't see past the bass drum. Couldn't see the other 2 guys at all. It cleared pretty quick, but WHAT THE HECK. I have it on VHS somewhere.
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  16. shodan


    Mar 23, 2005
    Central Midwest
    Naphtha is always a good cleaner for any finish. Won't harm poly or nitro.
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  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    My reaction ...

    1 - I hate to see guitar players use a bigger amp then the bass player
    2 - if you are worrying about damaging your Warwick ... then play a cheap bass at the bar gigs ... try a 5 string
  18. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I remember that on TOTP in England.....

    Also recall reading that Charlie nearly drowned because he couldn't get his head above the bubbles.....:woot:
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  19. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Why, Lung Brush, of course...

    Lung Brush
  20. We actually played a venue called Somewhere else Tavern in Greensboro, NC that had bubble machines lol wasn't like that though it was just like regular type of bubbles kids play with but they had a few machines hanging in the air. Think that venue is still open. Super small but had a cool vibe.
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