Fake Cab Drama
Todd Simpson
Aug 16 2013, 01:50 PM
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Seems like I'm seeing more and more drama/trash about bands using fake guitar cabinets on stage. I must admit, at first brush it does smack of "POSEUR!" but cabs are heavy and expensive to transport and you only mic up one cab typically so paying to tote half a ton of unused gear does seem silly.

To wit, bands have been using one loaded cab and wands of dummy cabs. Here is a pick of BLACK VEIL BRIDES using 4 DUMMY CABS with not a real cab in the mix at all since they run direct now with axe effects. The cabs are just like their makeup. An affectation.

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What do you think?



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Slavenko Erazer
Aug 16 2013, 02:16 PM
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Black Veil Brides... That name already screams "Poser" itself laugh.gif

I think that Metallica Used this fake cabinets on stage too... They played thru Mesa Boogie Mark IIc i think, but on stage there were DIESEL amps! Marketing trick...

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Aug 16 2013, 02:18 PM
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Weird idea...who needs to be convinced of the use of more cabs? If the musics good who give a $%%&.. It would be worse if your favourite guitarist came on stage and played Air Guitar. laugh.gif

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jstcrsn
Aug 16 2013, 03:39 PM
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priest did this back in the day as well
The funny thing is I passed up this concert thinkin I will catch them later, never had another chance, dangity dang dang

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Aug 16 2013, 04:35 PM
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years ago I once 'roadied' for status quo and they had the same. I slagged them off for ages afterwards about it to anyone who would listen ...... then I found out that most ( if not ALL ) of my favourite bands done the same thing rolleyes.gif

I think Rush have the best approach with just having washing machines and crazy stuff like that instead of pretend amps.

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Jouve
Aug 16 2013, 07:18 PM
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And now for some news.
Maybe they don't just use 4 dummy cabs, but also faking the AxeFX running all guitars directly through zoom 505? biggrin.gif

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Aug 16 2013, 09:09 PM
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Saw this pic a while back and I said then that it was no big deal. It's been happening for decades. The only possible benefit for having multiple cabs on stage like that has only ever been visual, nothing more.

Other 'wall of amps' stage setups of note would be Yngwie Malmsteen in the late 80's and Slayer. But let's face it - a wall of Marshalls looks amazing smile.gif

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Todd Simpson
Aug 17 2013, 07:48 AM
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Very True smile.gif A wall of Marshalls is a beautiful thing. Yngwie actually hooks several up I hear so his stage volume can get a bit nuts but hey it's rock and roll smile.gif I'm personally not offended by the fake cabs, or by the fake hair colors, or by the sometimes fake tattoos. It's just theatre after all smile.gif But I was far more judgemental when I was first learning to play, even though I was a complete noob. Silly eh smile.gif



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 16 2013, 04:09 PM) *
Saw this pic a while back and I said then that it was no big deal. It's been happening for decades. The only possible benefit for having multiple cabs on stage like that has only ever been visual, nothing more.

Other 'wall of amps' stage setups of note would be Yngwie Malmsteen in the late 80's and Slayer. But let's face it - a wall of Marshalls looks amazing smile.gif

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Slavenko Erazer
Aug 17 2013, 08:24 AM
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Does Slayer use fake Cabs even on rehearsal in base? huh.gif

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I think that if you are going to have something back there, it should be something that actually benefits the band and the entire organizations.

For instance, Chicken Rotisseries...



Or, it's the perfect time to do everyone's laundry, with vending machines...


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Taka Perry
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It's all a visual trick wink.gif the PA speakers are whats really blasting out the sounds

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QUOTE (Spock @ Aug 17 2013, 09:25 AM) *
I think that if you are going to have something back there, it should be something that actually benefits the band and the entire organizations.

For instance, Chicken Rotisseries...



Or, it's the perfect time to do everyone's laundry, with vending machines...




Now that's given me ideas !

Y'all know now that I'm gonna have to have some Donut stands at the back ! biggrin.gif

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Slavenko Erazer
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 17 2013, 01:32 PM) *
Now that's given me ideas !

Y'all know now that I'm gonna have to have some Donut stands at the back ! biggrin.gif



Or you can come out on stage wearing a big donut costume smile.gif

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 16 2013, 08:09 PM) *
Saw this pic a while back and I said then that it was no big deal. It's been happening for decades. The only possible benefit for having multiple cabs on stage like that has only ever been visual, nothing more.

Other 'wall of amps' stage setups of note would be Yngwie Malmsteen in the late 80's and Slayer. But let's face it - a wall of Marshalls looks amazing smile.gif


Teenage dream...the wall of Marshalls...I also had it biggrin.gif

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Slavenko Erazer
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Aug 19 2013, 10:36 AM) *
Teenage dream...the wall of Marshalls...I also had it biggrin.gif


PICS , or it didn't happened !

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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Aug 19 2013, 09:17 AM) *
PICS , or it didn't happened !



I had a teenage dream...not the wall of Marshalls Slav! biggrin.gif

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Slavenko Erazer
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Aug 19 2013, 02:38 PM) *
I had a teenage dream...not the wall of Marshalls Slav! biggrin.gif


Damn, that's every teenager's dream, isn't it? cool.gif

Nowadays my dream is wink.gif

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Todd Simpson
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Slayers doesn't even use fake blood. So I"d say those are all hooked up and ready to make with the the angry deafening power of Slayer smile.gif
QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Aug 17 2013, 03:24 AM) *
Does Slayer use fake Cabs even on rehearsal in base? huh.gif


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