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Re: DOES YOUR TOURING RIG DIFFER FROM YOUR HOME RIG?
Interesting poll! I'm looking forward to hear about other player's
My gig/touring setup does differ from my home (rehearsal) setup only
in one aspect: I bring less instruments. As for the electronics I loop
and mangle with it's exactly the same. The physical instruments tend
to not go with me for gigs if they are too big, too heavy or too slow
to set up at the stage of any particular gig. For example, using
guitar at a busy outdoor venue has a low priority because there will
be difficult to keep your hands clean. And also, for playing guitar
you really need to keep your body relaxed and in balance. It will ruin
the music to play guitar with hands shaking after hauling heavy and
dirty gear. A lose-lose situation I avoid. Smaller instrument tend to
go out more often. Here's a listing of my instrument's frequency of
Alto Flute, EWI, Tibetan Singing Bowl, Tenor Sax, Fretless Sustainiac
Guitar, Stratocaster, Acoustic Guitar. The favorite small setup of
mine is Alto Flute + EWI. The EWI is both a synth and a MIDI
controller which makes it double as many instrument in one physical
shape, thanks to a bunch of virtual synths and samplers in the laptop
that also hosts the loopers.
Greetings from Sweden
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Rick Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Tim,
> Looking at the pix you guys put up (re: pix)
> your setup looks really cool, powerful and intriguing to me.
> Would you have time to explain to use what your rig is and how you use
> Also, I'm curious, (just because I'm auditioning lots of different
> for touring and playing festivals):
> How long does it take you to set this up and what does it all weigh
> If flown across the country (or to Europe, the UK, South/Central America
> would you bring this rig , and if not, how would you pare it down?
> In fact, it would be great to hear from others what there touring rig
> consists of
> and what their 'play my hometown or withing shot of an automobile" rig
> consist of.
> There it is: the theme of this thread (finally.....<smile.)
> WHAT'S YOUR TOURING RIG LIKE and how does it differ
> from your AT HOME RIG?