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Tim Weaver

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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2015, 07:25:21 pm »


Sorry - missed that. I probably could have put one of the DSR12s on the stage area floor facing out to the side of Chris (bass player). He could then have put his processor rack on top of it and pretended it was part of his rig. If questioned why vocals were coming through, I could have argued it away by explaining that we always run some vocal through the bass rig …mmm ;D

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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2015, 10:05:49 pm »

Did the GM explain the "No lights" policy? 

I would think the audience would have been complaining all night they couldn't hear or see the band.


I like the secret L1 rig idea. I can just imagine the Gm telling the other bands how your band makes it work.

A story about chains/corporate entities:

Back in '77 I was recruited to play bass in a 5-piece bluegrass band that had landed a "plum" of a gig playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at a downtown eatery/bar owned by a locally based but fairly international hotel/travel chain.  Downtown St Paul pretty much rolled up the sidewalks at the end of the 9-5 shift, so not much was happening, but after several weeks we were packing the place.

After several months of SRO crowds we were let go.  Turns out the corporation was running the chain at a loss for tax reasons to make their over-all balance sheet work out better.  When this particular one got successful in spite of their not having enough help to actually serve the customers, something had to be done.

No more live music...
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Bob Leonard

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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2015, 11:49:44 pm »

I had a similar thing happen to me as well Dick. Local bar looking to go chapter 7 that brought us in because we charged the most of all the bands in the area. Didn't work because we packed the place so after a couple of weeks we were out and a really bad DJ was brought in. They lasted another 4 months.
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2015, 10:07:04 am »

I had a similar thing happen to me as well Dick. Local bar looking to go chapter 6 that brought us in because we charged the most of all the bands in the area. Didn't work because we packed the place so after a couple of weeks we were out and a really bad DJ was brought in. They lasted another 4 months.
Isn't chapter 6 a singing group?

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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2015, 10:11:33 am »

The GM called us personally today and said every bar in the franchise does things this way. 

As some one else mentioned I wonder if perhaps the GM is miss informed. Could you check out another franchise in this chain or get a forum member to do it for you?

Philip
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2015, 10:49:53 am »

One more thing - I kinda shot myself in the foot really by getting the patch in to work properly. If it hadn't, we would have had no choice but to use my DXR12 speakers - yeah thought about that after I realized the in house system was inadequate…..
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2015, 10:03:22 pm »

As some one else mentioned I wonder if perhaps the GM is miss informed. Could you check out another franchise in this chain or get a forum member to do it for you?

Philip

Perhaps - I don't think I should mention the name of the bar though but i'd be intrigued to find out if the GM does have it wrong.
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2015, 12:23:43 am »

My brother recently moved to Reno, and a few months ago he gave me a tour of the clubs and casinos of the Reno-Tahoe area. There were bands in a lot of them, and they were all set up like Debbie is describing - perched on small stages, minimal lighting, running through quiet installs.

Their purpose was much like the artificial waterfalls that permeated these establishments: provide atmosphere, and not get in the way of the primary activity (gaming). Only two had actual dance floors, and no one was using them.

That said, the bands were all very good - which amazed me since they were playing what in reality was little more than background music.

The rooms were all set up in similar fashion - and it was all very deliberate.

So Debbie's situation was not unique, but I was wondering if (without mentioning it's name) if it was something like this.
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2015, 12:29:41 pm »

Stealth PA!  Reminds me of the day when we plugged the microphones into the 2nd channel of the guitar amps.  Maybe run modelers and everything direct including vocals into a stack of PA speakers, no conventional instrument amps.  So they don't know what is coming from what.  Miniature version of the Grateful Dead wall of sound.
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Re: Tonight's show - miniature scale
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2015, 12:35:39 pm »

As some one else mentioned I wonder if perhaps the GM is miss informed. Could you check out another franchise in this chain or get a forum member to do it for you?

Philip

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