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Luke Landis

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Craigslist Soundman
« on: April 27, 2011, 03:50:14 pm »

I've seen this a few times in the local CL..LOL


LIVE BAND P.A. for rent - $90 (Decatur, IN)
Date: 2011-04-27, 11:13AM EDT
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]
Do you have a good band, but a not so good P.A. system? I can help. My price Varies, but most guys with this much gear charge $150 to $200 for a 4 hour gig, and half of them should be roadies! I should know, I'm not really a sound guy. I'm a 28 year old musician who, finally has a full P.A. after 16 years of playing, and my band only uses it once or twice a month. I also play multiple instruments and sing, so I know what a good mix should sound like.



MY GEAR: 2 - 18" subs 4 - 15" mains 4 - 12" monitors 3 power amps = 7500 watts 18 ch mixer vocal effects drum/vocal mics drum sheild 18 ch 50 ft snake



my price range: within 20 mi = $90 40 mi = $110 50+ mi $120 and up for a 3 to 4 hour gig YOU CAN'T BEAT THESE PRICES!!!
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Geoff Doane

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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 09:43:20 pm »

Quote from: Luke Landis
YOU CAN'T BEAT THESE PRICES!!!


And I don't wanna beat those prices!

GTD
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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 01:09:49 am »

A classic demonstration of "you get what you pay for."
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Patrick Campbell BMI

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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 07:52:08 am »

A classic demonstration of "you get what you pay for."

Another wanna-be driving down prices !! Thanks for living far from me ! and please don't move .......... ha :-)
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Luke Landis

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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 09:54:32 am »

I should know, I'm not really a sound guy.

The best line ever!
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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 09:59:25 am »

I should know, I'm not really a sound guy.

The best line ever!

My favorite thing to do when I see these ads is to call them up and ask for their insurance information to give to my lawyer for the claim I'm filing for tripping over one of their cords at their last event.........
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Simon Ryder

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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 01:33:40 pm »

I should know, I'm not really a sound guy.

The best line ever!

My favorite thing to do when I see these ads is to call them up and ask for their insurance information to give to my lawyer for the claim I'm filing for tripping over one of their cords at their last event.........

Evil, but fair enough! 8)
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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 03:25:19 pm »

So, pay this guy to bring the gear and sit down. Then pay a real soundguy to run it. The total price should end up in the traditional range. (And if you are lucky, maybe the mix will too.)

It seems like every industry has a bunch of low budget wanna be's. My state has an over abundance of rednecks with a pickup truck and a ladder. They call themselves construction contractors.
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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 03:58:30 pm »

I've seen this a few times in the local CL..LOL


LIVE BAND P.A. for rent - $90 (Decatur, IN)
Date: 2011-04-27, 11:13AM EDT
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]
Do you have a good band, but a not so good P.A. system? I can help. My price Varies, but most guys with this much gear charge $150 to $200 for a 4 hour gig, and half of them should be roadies! I should know, I'm not really a sound guy. I'm a 28 year old musician who, finally has a full P.A. after 16 years of playing, and my band only uses it once or twice a month. I also play multiple instruments and sing, so I know what a good mix should sound like.



MY GEAR: 2 - 18" subs 4 - 15" mains 4 - 12" monitors 3 power amps = 7500 watts 18 ch mixer vocal effects drum/vocal mics drum sheild 18 ch 50 ft snake



my price range: within 20 mi = $90 40 mi = $110 50+ mi $120 and up for a 3 to 4 hour gig YOU CAN'T BEAT THESE PRICES!!!


Give him time. My first show was $75 (not that I advertised it). It wasn't long before I realized it had to be ten times that just to cover costs.
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Re: Craigslist Soundman
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 07:54:55 pm »

I should know, I'm not really a sound guy.

The best line ever!

+1!

I also like

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I also play multiple instruments and sing, so I know what a good mix should sound like.


He never says he can give you a good mix, just that he knows what one should sound like!


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