We’re 100% a cover band, but a lot of the same thought processes can be applied to lesser-known covers as with originals.
Occasionally someone in the band will suggest a song that’s fairly obscure. IMO, that’s a no-go, even if the song is good. The problem is the majority of the audience won’t...
Completely gig dependent, IMO. We played an outdoor gig (concerts in the park kind of thing) last week in the heat. We all wore shorts and tasteful shirts.
Pretty sure we wouldn’t do the same if it was an outdoor wedding.
Both of my main Strats are MIM - a 2012 I converted to HSS and a 2021 which was stock HSS. I’ve always said I really struggle to understand how an American model could be worth so many times the price. I love mine.
Rush was too prog based for mass consumption. Moving Pictures and part of Permanent Waves we’re about as suitable for a general audience as you get. IMO that’s a big part of it. Prog can really go over a lot of people’s heads.
…at practice last night. I had a great tone for the new song we were doing (Smooth - Santana) but the humbucker in my HSS Strat was a little bright.
So I turned the tone knob down.
For the first time ever.
And it was good.
That is all.
Snark all you like, but I’ll tell you this: every time we play Wonderful Tonight, the dance floor gets packed. Even it’s been a relatively slow night.
We don’t play it every gig, but when we do it always goes over well.
Not trying to start the age-old debate about tired...
I have never looked at straps as fashion accessories, LOL - they’re a functional item. That being said, each of my guitars has the same cheap-ass Levy black polyester strap, and each has a set of Dunlop Straploks on them.
Except for the strap I have for my Taylor - no Straploks there.
I’ve used a bit for songs in my church’s band. They very often change keys and being able to do so on the app is extremely helpful for practicing. Admittedly I haven’t done much with separating tracks though.
One niggle I do have with it is when I first downloaded it a few months ago, I could...