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Too Much to drink technical difficulties

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by sevenyearsdown, Feb 26, 2008.


  1. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Ever have a little too much, and then pull some dumb ass moves and blame your gear.....only to find it wasn't really a problem with your gear?

    I used to throw on my tuner pedal to mute during a long guitar/vocal intro in a paticular song in a band I was in years ago. I would usually light up a smoke and stand off towards my side while the guitar player/singer kinda did his thing. One night when I was half in the bag and that big crashing moment comes were the whole band kicks in.......um.....why is there no sound coming out of my amp :confused:

    Finally after checking everything other than the pedal I noticed the meter bouncing all over the place on the thing. I kicked it back on.....then played with the connection on my head hoping no one would no the difference.......:scowl:
     
  2. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator

    Mar 26, 2006
    CHI/NWI
    Haha. I did that once. I was acting like my usual mutant dufus self and popped the tuner mute. Since there was 20 seconds left in the gig, I did an Ashlee Simpson jig while ripping my brand new strings off my bass. It felt great, but looks stupid on video.

    I have had a few "too drunk" moments lately. Mostly when I show up at 7 to load in and don't go on 'til 12...Suckage. I played 2 shows totally sober and felt way better about myself afterwards. I'm still learning that whole moderation thing...
     
  3. I can remember being in a session with a keyboardist friend of mine practicing a song. Now I'd been at a fancy lunch meeting most of the early afternoon and had been drinking a LOT of red wine.
    So I come into the session more than slightly drunk. I set up fairly quickly despite this and began to play. I got no sound out of my amp at all so I switched off the amp, turned it back on and tried again.

    This went on for ten minutes until I realised that I'd knocked off the volume switch of my bass.
     
  4. Well, when i broke up with my last missus we had a show that night at a pretty large venue in front of a lot of people. I was a mess so i decided to drink my sorrows away. I ended up throwing up twice before we wnet on stage and then three times when we finished the set. I will never do that again..........lol, until last week when i showed up to a day show hungover and wondering whether i was gonna poo myself or throw up first. I ended up throwing up which was quite terrible as it smelt like scotch and there was a lot of people looking at me like i was some sort of junkie. Not reccomended for anybody.
     
  5. bonzo4880

    bonzo4880

    Sep 16, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    a real man never blames his gear. a drunk man might, but thats because, well, he's drunk. And easily confusable.

    A few years back when I still played the drums a good bit, I had a typical bar band covers gig at a dumpy little place in my hometown. Probably did the gig 10 or 15 times, never had more than 25 or 30 people. The bar had a bad rep, for some reason. I only saw one fight in 10-15 gigs, so I didnt get it. Anyways, I was underage at the time and they were strict enforcers, so I would get a little bottle of JD and keep it behind my kick drum and pour it into my soda as the night went on. One night, definitely too much. I FORGOT HOW TO PLAY THE INTRO TO WHITE ROOM !!!!! ***??!?? I totally forgot the tom part, I just kind of sat there looking confused and kept time with my hi hat foot trying to figure out what I was doing. Pretty sad moment.
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Shoot, I can do that without drinking at all. When I took my new Glockenklang rig to my current band's first gig, we played a set, then went on a break. When we got off break we came back and couldn't get a sound out of my rig. I tried everything, and no sound. Well, almost everything. Fortunately, I had the good sense to bring along my Walter Woods as a backup, and I hooked it up and played the rest of the gig in a pretty bad mood ... my brand new head was on the fritz. So after the gig was over, I plugged the Glock back in and noticed that the tune (mute) button was pushed in. I disengaged it and everything worked fine. So I was pissed off and happy at the same time, no booze involved.
     

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