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Hospital Rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by drpepper, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. I ran with the ultra-mini vertical stack yesterday, ha!

    A good friend is in hospice, and I hadn't truly realized until a few days ago what it had meant to her to have the band (drummer's wife) rehearsing at their house as she was declining. In the past several weeks, we had actually moved things to the family room and did a few unplugged shows just for her.

    Yesterday, I decided to ask if it would be okay to bring in some acoustic music for her, and the hospice said that would be fine. Problem is, I don't have an acoustic bg, and felt that even though I can turn the volume down, the appearance of bringing any cabinet in would have been alarming.

    I put my M-Audio speakers in a bag with my headphone amp (iRig level apparently wasn't high enough), and worried not a single person while walking down the hall...just a couple of guys with guitar cases.

    For what we were doing it was perfect...absolutely perfect. Playing along with an acoustic guitar, some light hand percussion and a few voices, it actually sounded good.


    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  2. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Glad it sounded good, but it wouldn't have mattered if it sounded like crap, my man, the important thing is you guys made her happy! Good on ya' for taking your time and making someone else's time here more enjoyable! Well played, sir...:thumbsup:
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You are a good man!
  4. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
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  5. This is true :)
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  6. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    That's pretty sweet, Doc.
  7. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Bless you man.
  8. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Well done!!!!
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Music can make a world of difference in taking folks to a different place and helping them feel better. What a wonderful gift!
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  10. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    Mixed driver speakers?! You need more good deeds to make up for that.

    Jk. You rock.
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  11. I agree with all the thumbs up.... you definitely are pro quality in the human relations department. But I gotta say it SUCKS that your friend is in hospice. I'm sorry... :-/
  12. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    That's fantastic. What a wonderful thing you did.
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  13. ZonieBass

    ZonieBass Send Lawyers, Guns and Money... Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Awesome that you could do that. Sorry about your friend. Sometimes the right words are hard for me to find. You did good! Salute!!
  14. L Anthony

    L Anthony

    May 14, 2009
    This is one of the most wonderful things I've heard in a while!
    Bless you and all the joy and love you give to your friend!
  15. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Way to bless someone! Love the rig. When I go see the kids in the local hospital I take my pignose, that way I can set up anywhere
  16. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Well played drpepper, you rock!
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  17. Aww shucks... ya done teared me up.

    That's way cool of you, man.
  18. Artobass


    Jan 21, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    You are a true friend! God bless you and your band-mates.
  19. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    A couple of years ago my Dad was in hospice care at home and had never gotten to see my Band play so we set up our entire rig in his back yard and played for 3 hours for him and his neighbors. He was thrilled as I am sure your friend was. It is always worth whatever it takes to make someone happy. Just seeing them light up is worth it. Good on you for making them happy .
  20. That's just awesome!
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