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Peel me off of the ceiling

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by plankspanker13, Feb 27, 2004.


  1. Went on an audition last night. The usual "working 70s-80s rock band needs bassist/vox"-type thing. The bandless bassist doing hired gun work while working on an original acoustic project must always be on the lookout.

    I made the call, and the guitarrist asks me what kind of gear I use. I began my sentence with "I use Spector and Warwick basses, a lot of effects, and..."

    "..just bring a bass & we have everything else."

    Who was I to argue with an order like that? Not having to haul the GenzBenz halfstack was an appealing thought. I decided to break out the Warwick limited edition to impress. Good thing I did; their "everything else" was a new 300w (all-tube-yeah!) Fender 8x10 stack. Suffice to say, I was inspired to play well, and think that I did. Whether or not I meet their needs is another thing. I don't think much of most auditions that I go on, having learned long ago not to get my hopes up for anything, but I really hope that I get another callback, if only to sound godlike again. I have gotten so accustomed to my low-volume work as I age, but I felt like the proverbial kitten again playing through that rig. :hyper:

    Viagra? I don't need no stinkin' Viagra!
     
  2. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Keep yer eyes open buddy... that's what I'm doing! :ninja: Hope this one works out for you because it sounds like a workable situation... Just about every call I get for permanent bands is either for nu-metal'ish or DMB-like stuff and I don't want to play either. :spit: I just want to jam out on some Creedence and SRV tunes a few weekends a month at some local dives. Is that too much to ask?! :crying: :help:
    Hope that call back happens! ;)
     
  3. natrab

    natrab

    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Yeah, GL. Nice to not be the one providing all the gear (story of my freakin life).
     
  4. let us know if you end up getting that gig!
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That fender stuff is pretty cool these days! Did you know that that Bassman 300 weighs 75 pounds by itself??? Good thing you don't have to haul that! That's one of the reasons why I'll stick to solid state on anything over 100 watts for bass. They get too darned heavy! Hope you get the gig! Sounds like fun! In my last band, I provided nearly everything. All the tech work, all the hauling, almost everything. They all had little cars, and I had the truck. I hated feeling like the gear roadie/ho that also happened to play bass. That's what drummers are for!!! :D
     
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Sweet!
    How come no bassless bands around here have $3500+ rigs just sitting there...

    Congrats!
     
  7. ...and another one in the 17' trailer? I am still sportin' wood, not always the Warwick either. Gonna hafta occasionaly put the bump in the thread so I can find it come callback time. I really dug the guys as fellas too. The war storiy session was epic.