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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 18 2012, 03:32 PM
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Hello guys!! How are you??
Today I'm having a show at the Beach with my band Cirse. The show will take in around 6 hours... and I'm a bit anxious about it because we rarely play in the beach (we did it twice I think...).
It's a very good way to be seen by new people that wouldn't go to specially to a concert but is just in the beach and casually hears your music. The main cons for me is that the guitars and equipment could be damaged because of sand.

I have two questions about this...

Have you ever played in the beach? (pros and cons?)
Have you ever discovered a band/musician that you liked playing in the beach?




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post Jan 19 2012, 07:50 AM
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I've never done it before, but it sounds like a great experience,

Let's hope they set the stage properly and no technical problems arise, other than that, I don't think it's any different from an open air gig


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post Jan 19 2012, 10:29 AM
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It definitely sounds cool but unusual..

I'd quite like to do it but metal isn't really the kind of thing that would be well received by the general public wink.gif


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post Jan 19 2012, 11:51 AM
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I had about 4-5 gigs on the beach and yes, sand had to be cleaned from my pedalboard but the feeling is awesome, UNLESS biggrin.gif you get to play late at night when it gets colder and the humidity will bother you incredibly..


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post Jan 19 2012, 04:54 PM
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The experience was great!! the day was beautiful and people really liked the show. smile.gif
We played many of our songs and two covers... "Sunday Morning" by No Doubt and "The kids aren't all right" by Offspring.



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post Jan 19 2012, 05:58 PM
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hey!! let me share this nice video of yesterday's show... this is very emotive because an old bass player friend called Marcelo Yakko could share stage with my band! He was the bass player of my first "professional" band called Damnation, we used to play power progressive metal.

check it out! he is an awesome bass player.



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post Jan 19 2012, 06:28 PM
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very nice man! I am going to the beach tomorrow smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif and on saturday we are going to see to Bruno mars huh.gif huh.gif


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post Jan 19 2012, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (El Fortinero @ Jan 19 2012, 02:28 PM) *
very nice man! I am going to the beach tomorrow smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif and on saturday we are going to see to Bruno mars huh.gif huh.gif



that's cool mate!! We won't go to that show... we were going to play there but finally we couldn't! it would have been so amazing to play in that big concert with Bruno Mars and Babasonicos...


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post Jan 19 2012, 10:04 PM
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That is awesome smile.gif I don't think sand will be a problem, but it all depends how the stage is made. I played on the beach once, but it wasn't on the sea, it was on the lake (we don't have sea here tongue.gif biggrin.gif ) We even played once in the zoo (that made some animals scared huh.gif biggrin.gif )


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post Jan 19 2012, 10:42 PM
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I played many gigs on the beach, it's something special,every time!!And a word of warning: Never leave the equipment out over night by the sea, although it is safe: Morning iodine destroys mixer and speakers sad.gif !!


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post Jan 20 2012, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jan 19 2012, 09:42 PM) *
I played many gigs on the beach, it's something special,every time!!And a word of warning: Never leave the equipment out over night by the sea, although it is safe: Morning iodine destroys mixer and speakers sad.gif !!


I once played at about 4 in the morning, during a festival in 2005 and my guitar was incredibly sticky laugh.gif


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post Jan 20 2012, 05:49 PM
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Weird news.... I had a new gig yesterday at a rocker bar and my Mesa Boggie was working weird... it has much less gain so I had to set it in 10 to have the gain that I need... I changed cables and nothing was fixed... do you have any idea of what could happen??



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post Jan 21 2012, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 20 2012, 04:49 PM) *
Weird news.... I had a new gig yesterday at a rocker bar and my Mesa Boggie was working weird... it has much less gain so I had to set it in 10 to have the gain that I need... I changed cables and nothing was fixed... do you have any idea of what could happen??


I'm thinking it's the tubes most probably - when were they last replaced?


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post Jan 21 2012, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 20 2012, 04:49 PM) *
do you have any idea of what could happen??

It could be a small amount of moisture has gotten into it. Leave it somewhere dry and warm to try to evaporate any retained moisture. You could also try putting one of those small 'Silica Gel' packs in the back to absorb anything too.
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post Jan 21 2012, 11:58 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 21 2012, 06:03 AM) *
I'm thinking it's the tubes most probably - when were they last replaced?


I've never replaced them in 2 years....

QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 21 2012, 10:09 AM) *
It could be a small amount of moisture has gotten into it. Leave it somewhere dry and warm to try to evaporate any retained moisture. You could also try putting one of those small 'Silica Gel' packs in the back to absorb anything too.
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thanks friend! this could be also possible... tomorrow I have the last show. Let's see what happens... mellow.gif


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post Jan 23 2012, 05:57 PM
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Hey guys! I had the last gig yesterday and the amp worked perfectly! It's ever weirder... blink.gif


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