Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Paulabass, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    We did our first covid gig. An audience free show for the Acton Leathertown Festival.
    10 bands were shot in our choices of venue. Joe Mancuso and the Mill St. Band chose a funky old blues club 'The Juke Joint', which has hosted some of the best of the blues, and is one of our favorite venues. We wanted it to look like a smoky bar room, full of junk, posters, and memories, by the time we got the lighting going we got that effect. Despite being over 100 degrees in the not air conditioned building we pulled off a pretty neat show. By about the third song we were remembering to look at the cameras, and pretend there was an audience.
    I will supply some clips later, but the television company owns all the video until Aug. 8, at which point we can put it on YouTube.

    Getting the big blues machine rolling after almost four months-
    I was surprised they shot with DSLR's, but I suppose with ten venues to shoot we didn't all get the $50,000 cameras. That's the house gear stacked up sidestage.-
    I brought a couple of basses, but the Alembic got most of the air time. Simple rig, one GK cab, and a GK MB500 head-
    Bandleader Joe looking blues approved-
    Barb always looks lovely-
    Bill, after four months of haggis and netflix came ready to play-
    Erik, our misery whistle player works outside, so he never broke a sweat-
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  2. Bassed in NZ

    Bassed in NZ search of the impeccable groove... Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Nice one - bet it felt good to play! What’s the headless fanned fret bass in the background? Looks intriguing.

    Look forward to seeing the finished product in a month!
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  3. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Ibanez EHB1005MS. Just got it last week, and I'm very impressed- Chambered, contoured, graphite neck reinforcements, Bart pickups, roasted maple neck, and super light weight.
  4. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    Consider that almost all the great performance photographs you've seen through the years were shot with 35mm SLR or 35mm rangeifinders. (And some Speed Graphics.)

    DSLR is more than needed, frankly, if the photographer is an actual photog and not just a "spray and pray" type.
  5. SubHuman


    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    I dig your bass! My son has hosted several similar shows and hoping this is the launch pad back to the real thing!
    I liked the "tip jar" too! Ha!
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  6. Bassed in NZ

    Bassed in NZ search of the impeccable groove... Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Looks tasty - how have you found the adjustment to fanned frets?
  7. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    In transit
    I think she's referring to shooting video with DSLRs. It's pretty common and cost-effective these days, actually - even some major films have been shot partially on DSLR in the past few years.
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  8. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Up to about the 14 fret you don't notice a difference, but after that it gets weird cause if you down at the neck you see the fret end, but your fingers appear to be behind it. I used it on the gig after one rehearsal.
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  9. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Yes, video. each camera had a mic for sync only, and the main audio was recorded to a Zoom handheld. All together they used a wide angle for the whole set, and close up camera, and 2 Go Pros. It took them about 15 minutes to set up, and one rolling camera case. They had 10 shows to do.
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  10. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    In transit
    15 minutes! That's tidy.
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  11. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    It was very slick. They asked that we be soundchecked when they got there, with stage type lighting, not studio lighting, and just play our sets like always. I do our soundchecks, cause it's what I do for my 'legit' living, and our piano players husband baby sits levels.
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  12. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi Ms. @Paulabass,

    Seems we've seen you in the Juke Joint before. That is a funky cool place. After four months of haggis I'd be a little concerned about your drummer. :p

    I guess the DSLR cameras do well enough for internet broadcasts. Mix that with the audio from your board and you've got a show! :D I'm looking forward to a few clips. Thanks!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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