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  • in reply to: Sydney DVD #1126150
    corybant
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    Are they not gonna try and sell this beyond those who attend the gigs, as surely id buy one. Im confused?

    in reply to: Sydney DVD #1164812
    corybant
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    Are they not gonna try and sell this beyond those who attend the gigs, as surely id buy one. Im confused?

    in reply to: Warning – Guitargeek content. #1164082
    corybant
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    i had one, it could do that warbling sound on 99th dream, but i sold it.

    in reply to: Warning – Guitargeek content. #1125420
    corybant
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    i had one, it could do that warbling sound on 99th dream, but i sold it.

    in reply to: Jimmy’s Les Paul #1124658
    corybant
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    From what Ive seen of him and in the photos Ive just googled, Jimmy uses what looks like a pair mid-late 70’s Les Paul Customs.

    The Telecasters look like either a mid 70’s Fender Telecaster Custom (with humbuckers and the big scratchplate, or what looks like a 70’s American one, but Im guessing that from the headstock logo.

    When I saw them at Dingwalls they seemed to have a lot of guitars.

    Here’s Jimmy on Guitargeek
    http://www.guitargeek.com/rigview/64/

    Heres my blog:
    http://jeztone.com

    in reply to: Jimmy’s Les Paul #1163320
    corybant
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    From what Ive seen of him and in the photos Ive just googled, Jimmy uses what looks like a pair mid-late 70’s Les Paul Customs.

    The Telecasters look like either a mid 70’s Fender Telecaster Custom (with humbuckers and the big scratchplate, or what looks like a 70’s American one, but Im guessing that from the headstock logo.

    When I saw them at Dingwalls they seemed to have a lot of guitars.

    Here’s Jimmy on Guitargeek
    http://www.guitargeek.com/rigview/64/

    Heres my blog:
    http://jeztone.com

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1159422
    corybant
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    I think they will eventually, if they dont want you to smoke….why let you go deaf.

    I like a good loud band but always have a beef with bands being too loud out front as in recent years the trend has been for quieter onstage volumes what with in ear monitors and the like. Also modern guitar amps are much more controllable in terms of getting the tone at a manageable volume. Doesn’t help if someone wants to run a 1966 Fender Twin on 11 I suppose, but I think you can sound huge at lower volumes.

    About 6 years ago I auditioned for a weird kinda “Britrock” band as second guitarist for a US tour and although I didn’t get the gig, I remember being impressed that the drummer sounded amazing, really huge and punchy, but was so quiet. I was in a tiny rehearsal studio in Croydon on a wet tuesday morning standing in front of a Marshall half stack and my master volume was on 2 & a half. His kit was perfectly tuned and dampened down, so when he was on stage, it was very controllable.

    But thats a whole other debate;)

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1120760
    corybant
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    I think they will eventually, if they dont want you to smoke….why let you go deaf.

    I like a good loud band but always have a beef with bands being too loud out front as in recent years the trend has been for quieter onstage volumes what with in ear monitors and the like. Also modern guitar amps are much more controllable in terms of getting the tone at a manageable volume. Doesn’t help if someone wants to run a 1966 Fender Twin on 11 I suppose, but I think you can sound huge at lower volumes.

    About 6 years ago I auditioned for a weird kinda “Britrock” band as second guitarist for a US tour and although I didn’t get the gig, I remember being impressed that the drummer sounded amazing, really huge and punchy, but was so quiet. I was in a tiny rehearsal studio in Croydon on a wet tuesday morning standing in front of a Marshall half stack and my master volume was on 2 & a half. His kit was perfectly tuned and dampened down, so when he was on stage, it was very controllable.

    But thats a whole other debate;)

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1120743
    corybant
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Tiger

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    Originally posted by adam.enoch
    Err.. Tiger, were you standing about six rows back roughly between Adam & Jimmy? Because I believe that might’ve been my pint of beer that was knocked sideways by some over-excited twat (can’t blame him though, I was pretty excited myself). If so, soz to your mate, I did apologise at the time.


    yeah that was us, no probs about the beer accidents happen. think he was more pissed off that i literally didn’t get one drop on me, and was laughing; and that his jacket stinks of beer[:D]

    Jez sullivan, good to meet you in the queue before you disappeared for a beer as your mate couldn’t be arsed waiting. will check your myspace page soonish


    Heh heh no worries chap, I apologise our drummer is married and he’s kept on a tight leash, so there was a quest for beer that continued back on the train North, the bar round the corner was fullof peaches Geldof lookalikes so that was interesting;)

    Regarding loudness, I sort of already have partial hearing damage, so I’m sensitive to more exposure. I guess it depends. Its kinda rock no roll to be loud and my band are pretty loud but I think even we are trying to turn it down these days. I reckon itsonly a matter of time before Health & Safety in the uk start policing events more for volume. Sad but true…

    What was nice was all the really nice people we spoke to in the queue. I thought everyones spirits were pretty good despite the queue. What a nice bunch of people Swervedriver fans are. I could of had a pint with anyone in that queue and maybe even the big Maori bouncer;)

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1159405
    corybant
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Tiger

    quote:


    Originally posted by adam.enoch
    Err.. Tiger, were you standing about six rows back roughly between Adam & Jimmy? Because I believe that might’ve been my pint of beer that was knocked sideways by some over-excited twat (can’t blame him though, I was pretty excited myself). If so, soz to your mate, I did apologise at the time.


    yeah that was us, no probs about the beer accidents happen. think he was more pissed off that i literally didn’t get one drop on me, and was laughing; and that his jacket stinks of beer[:D]

    Jez sullivan, good to meet you in the queue before you disappeared for a beer as your mate couldn’t be arsed waiting. will check your myspace page soonish


    Heh heh no worries chap, I apologise our drummer is married and he’s kept on a tight leash, so there was a quest for beer that continued back on the train North, the bar round the corner was fullof peaches Geldof lookalikes so that was interesting;)

    Regarding loudness, I sort of already have partial hearing damage, so I’m sensitive to more exposure. I guess it depends. Its kinda rock no roll to be loud and my band are pretty loud but I think even we are trying to turn it down these days. I reckon itsonly a matter of time before Health & Safety in the uk start policing events more for volume. Sad but true…

    What was nice was all the really nice people we spoke to in the queue. I thought everyones spirits were pretty good despite the queue. What a nice bunch of people Swervedriver fans are. I could of had a pint with anyone in that queue and maybe even the big Maori bouncer;)

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1120717
    corybant
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    I loved Duress, but I thought

    A) it was way too loud, I had earplugs in and my ears are still ringing

    B)Jimmy’s guitar sound was a bit low in the mix

    c)I was amazed at the Scala’s security, I never knew how dangerous a bunch of 30 something middle class professional people could be?? As they rifled through my workbag I wondered if I’d left a knife or a Glock 9 in there…..fucking hell.

    We were outside forever and so missed Exit Calm, but (namedropper I’m supporting them next week) and Six By Seven (who although I like their tunes, my band supported them in March and Chris Olley kept disturbing our soundcheck by looking for a box of singles and then accusing the bands girlfriends of making off with them).

    It was nice to see them, but I still have better memories of Dingwalls in 98

    in reply to: SWD @ Scala, London #1159379
    corybant
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    I loved Duress, but I thought

    A) it was way too loud, I had earplugs in and my ears are still ringing

    B)Jimmy’s guitar sound was a bit low in the mix

    c)I was amazed at the Scala’s security, I never knew how dangerous a bunch of 30 something middle class professional people could be?? As they rifled through my workbag I wondered if I’d left a knife or a Glock 9 in there…..fucking hell.

    We were outside forever and so missed Exit Calm, but (namedropper I’m supporting them next week) and Six By Seven (who although I like their tunes, my band supported them in March and Chris Olley kept disturbing our soundcheck by looking for a box of singles and then accusing the bands girlfriends of making off with them).

    It was nice to see them, but I still have better memories of Dingwalls in 98

    in reply to: Music. Buy? Don’t buy? #1117615
    corybant
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    Originally posted by chevega

    it is fully possible for a band to spend $5-10k of hard earned cash-advance plastic dollars and get a great sounding and looking product, hire a decent publicist (for media), promo agent (for college radio [you can’t touch the clearchannel monopoly on major radio without a specialized agent ready to push around major payola bucks, but that’s another rant]), and booking agent (for touring, in case that’s not self-explanatory), and get decent levels of product out there. distribution is actually fairly easy. a place like the orchard (look ’em up) can get you everywhere from itunes, best bi, barnes and no-balls, well, everywhere, and it’s something like seventy bucks per release, a one-time fee for everything. there are others who do it even cheaper, too. does the public want to buy it then? well, how good is the product? relentless touring and a great live act will help build word of mouth and potentially create that buzz. all these things can get artists into their audiences niches without ever riding the usual channels.

    and if a band goes indie all the way, your twelve dollar purchase is almost all profit, and these savvy businessmen can make a decent living selling fairly modest amounts of units. so the majors probably will go bye-bye-bye. they’re currently in a free-fall and no one knows what the fuck to do about it.

    sorry if that was too much =]


    Thats exactly what my band has done, mainly after being let down by 2 small independant labels. We’re getting press in the UK now and its good, so yeah I hope EMI go to hellin a handcart. I’ve just been reading a book by a US Attorney on the Muic Business and most standard practices are just the financial rape of the artist. Its shocking…

    in reply to: Music. Buy? Don’t buy? #1156277
    corybant
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    quote:


    Originally posted by chevega

    it is fully possible for a band to spend $5-10k of hard earned cash-advance plastic dollars and get a great sounding and looking product, hire a decent publicist (for media), promo agent (for college radio [you can’t touch the clearchannel monopoly on major radio without a specialized agent ready to push around major payola bucks, but that’s another rant]), and booking agent (for touring, in case that’s not self-explanatory), and get decent levels of product out there. distribution is actually fairly easy. a place like the orchard (look ’em up) can get you everywhere from itunes, best bi, barnes and no-balls, well, everywhere, and it’s something like seventy bucks per release, a one-time fee for everything. there are others who do it even cheaper, too. does the public want to buy it then? well, how good is the product? relentless touring and a great live act will help build word of mouth and potentially create that buzz. all these things can get artists into their audiences niches without ever riding the usual channels.

    and if a band goes indie all the way, your twelve dollar purchase is almost all profit, and these savvy businessmen can make a decent living selling fairly modest amounts of units. so the majors probably will go bye-bye-bye. they’re currently in a free-fall and no one knows what the fuck to do about it.

    sorry if that was too much =]


    Thats exactly what my band has done, mainly after being let down by 2 small independant labels. We’re getting press in the UK now and its good, so yeah I hope EMI go to hellin a handcart. I’ve just been reading a book by a US Attorney on the Muic Business and most standard practices are just the financial rape of the artist. Its shocking…

    in reply to: Looking for UK Swervies #1116883
    corybant
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    I’m in the UK, I listen to all sorts and play guitar in Heroes of Switzerland, who you may like along with Terra Diablo who are rather good also.

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