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jnstrom

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Ive done quite a few outdoor gigs through the years (community day events, 4th of july jams, corp. picnics) My biggest problem was sweating all over my guitar. gotta keep that baby wiped down.

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I know..I know I'm playing my strat in this pic but was the only outdoor pic i could find. lol

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I've always said thats as a musician, you either LOVE to play outdoors, or you HATE it. There doesn't seem to be an in-between. I'm one that loves it, my bandmate hates it.

 

I've played outdoor gigs where it was well below freezing and near 100. Always and adventure.

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Funnily enough I played an outdoor festival last Saturday. Have never seen so many My Chemical Romance shirts in my life, truly was The Black Parade!

Gig was great, but there was a strong wind blowing the whole time which meant that I couldn't hear s*it for a lot of the time, but atmosphere was great!

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In snow, sleet, wind, rain and everything in between. I played in the first band that played the first outdoor gig at the Sturgis bike rally (Buffalo Chip) in 1982 (and yes, that would be the 'opening act'). Outdoors is h*ll on gear. (Sure wish I woulda had my $200 Switch plastic guitar in those days).

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I remember playing an outdoor party' date=' and if I moved 1 foot to my right or left I couldn't hear my amp even though it was cranked. If I stood directly in front of it, it was lous a hell. Wierdest thing![/quote']

 

I had a similar thing at rehearsal Saturday night. I was just to the side of my Marshall - and I thought it sounded creamy, just right.

 

2nd guitarist was about 20 feet away - straight in front of it, I dunno, in what must be "the lethal zone"... I didn't believe him until we swapped positions and he belted some riffs out on my LP. Holy smokes I thought I was gonna get a bleeding nose.

 

Poor bloke had been stood there for about 2.5 hrs, too! Ouch..!

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