It's 42 degrees and I'm playing outside today

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  1. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Any tips?

    Four hours in this weather should be interesting.

    :huh
     
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    fingerless gloves. don't knock it till you tried it.
     
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    With a muscle shirt, lol
     
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    I used some of those instant heat pack things and it helped a lot. Keep them on your amp or put them in your pocket. Otherwise, warm your hands over those cooking power tubes!!
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I had my wife make me a pair this morning!

    Seems like it'll work.
     
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    My trick is to wear long johns, which are invisible to the casual viewer and keep the whole body warm. Who booked an outdoor gig in October?
     
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    Where're you playing? It's supposed to get up to 59 in southeast Iowa today. It's just 41 right now though.


    Tom
     
  8. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    It's a local business owner's b-day bash.

    When my buddy booked it, I didn't know it was outside!
     
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    I agree...but I hope your being smart with the gtr you are using. Got to be worried about finish checking unless its a poly. Those are the gigs that Squires, Xaviere and Agile gtrs were destined for.
     
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    We're playing Central Park today and the weather is calling for Rain and GALE FORCE WINDS!!

    The gig is rain or shine though. Funny thing is we played the same event last year with the same weather.

    Steve
     
  11. clemduolian

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    When I was your age we played gigs in 42te BELOW, with snow above the tops of Marshall cabinets...and we had to carry our stuff for miles just to get the stage and...

    You kids today....:mob:mob


    Hope you have a great gig ;)
     
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    Ive played outside in bad weather too usually under a tent or a canopy. I always wondered why the rain water seems to accumulate and run off the heaviest near my gear more so than anyone elses. I always bring the "I dont really care what happens to it" gtr and amp combo for these jobs and I will always throw a large plastic tarp in the car so I can quickly cover my stuff up if it gets that bad.
     
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    +1 for pocket warmers and long johns. Layers are key....and plenty of whiskey.
     
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    Around here we have outdoor concerts on NY eve.
    I pity the guitar players.
    I watched, on tv, the April Wine show from Barrie, ON (look it up) last NY and it was cold, snowing and steam was rising from the head of the drummer. I think the one of the guitar players had FINGERED gloves on...some fun.

    (I know steam is actually invisible but the colloquial use of the term applies to rising water vapor....sheesh)
     
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    We have a gig outside in early November. Really looking forward to it (not). We are debating whether or not to leave or guitars in the band trailer outdoors WITH our guitars inside so that they will already be adjusted to the temperature, versus taking warm guitars outside & having to retune for awhile.
     
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    geesh - I played a gig last week outdoors on Long Island, guitar was not liking the cold, tuning was fun.... as I was playing the strings were warming up and stretching, then we played alternating sets with another band, so there was over an hour between sets so guitar got cold again and started tuning issues all over.
     
  17. gkoelling

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    My arthritic hands couldn't tolerate playing outside this time of year.
     
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    I guess I shouldn't mention the fact that it is 80 degrees and sunny here in Los Angeles today. I got a sunburn this morning at the kids soccer games that I am trying to deal with.:boxer
     
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    Quit the band?
     

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