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Poll/ Who Plays Out Live.. Who Plays Only At Home?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by Rod, May 19, 2011.

Who plays out live and who plays only at home?

  1. Musicians that play out in live performance

  2. Musicians that play only at home

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  1. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Just curious about all Gear Page Members these days.. Who plays out live and who plays only at home? :huh
    This isn't any judgement call, I'm just curious
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  2. mdme_sadie

    mdme_sadie Member

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    Sadly only at home these days. A band is too big of a commitment and work doesn't offer that sort of time off. I love playing live and keep telling myself that I need to find time to set up/join a new band but the modern hectic workaholic lifestyle doesn't offer the possibility for workerbots to stop and smell the roses.
     
  3. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    I filled in for a bassist recently and had such a blast I'm putting together a duo.
    Well have 2 great singers, one full time guitar and a utility guy (me)
    Well be doing wineries, coffee shops and dinner clubs.
    No more 2:30 bar gigs for me, though. Nasty.
     
  4. forum_crawler

    forum_crawler Member

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    I play out, though not every weekend but often enough for my taste. Naturally, I also play at home as I like to learn all my stuff before getting to band practice.
     
  5. coderKen

    coderKen Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I'm a worship leader @ my church and I play every other week at least. I guess that counts as playing out. And, of course, I also play at home quite a bit.
     
  6. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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  7. Chadley

    Chadley Supporting Member

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    I NEVER play at home. Have two kids under 3. I happen to be lucky enough to be a full time musician/pastor at a church and I get to play a lot. Things would be different if I had a normal job.
     
  8. coderKen

    coderKen Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    My playing time is pretty much always after the kids bed time and only in headphones at that point. Occasionally I'll get to play through my amp here at the house but it's not very often. Ah....kids. ;)
     
  9. Jim Soloway

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    After gigging for a long time, I stopped playing a couple years ago to focus on our little guitar building venture. These days I only play out on special occasions and guitar and amp shows. I'd like to go back to doing some gigging later this year. I'd love to see what the POD HD/QSC combo would be like for playing out. I think it would be great for my sort of gig. It sounds so good at low volumes.
     
  10. forum_crawler

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    That is what modelers are for... keeping the volume down :)
     
  11. Lespaulsignature 74

    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    I play out once in a while in the local bars with a cover band, we play Classic Rock and Blues covers. It's getting harder all the time as I get older !
     
  12. jlynnb1

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  13. CRBMoA

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    Longest break between live gigging has been about 6 mos once and about a year once since about 1980. Currently have not played out since December, but since I have been playing most of my life, I'll go with that. ;)
     
  14. DGTCrazy

    DGTCrazy Moderator de Emporio Staff Member

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    Didn't Tweedbucket just do a poll on this???:huh
     
  15. jgribble57

    jgribble57 Member

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    I'm an English teacher in South Korea and I play at church every week and with my two person piano pop/rock band. We have 3 gigs this month but may be doing closer to 1 per month. Back in the States I played weekly at church which is why I got a modeler (X3 then HD500) for playing at the appropriate volume and stage volume. For my situation this has been the perfect gear.
     
  16. guitarnet70

    guitarnet70 Member

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    We are not pro, we play mostly for fun but quite a lot if you consider that all of us has a "normal" job. 6-8 gigs a month
     
  17. smilefan

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    Live. With full modelling rig.
     
  18. ethomas1013

    ethomas1013 Supporting Member

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    Why limit this to the modeling forum? I'd be more interested to see what percent of the general Gear Page population plays.
     
  19. guitarnet70

    guitarnet70 Member

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    +1!! :agree I always forget about "analog" gearheads!:D:D
     
  20. 1wheel

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    I play out at my wife's sewing store on Saturday's (it is a 1927 stone/slate roof house with a big porch), play for free but I get lunch. Customer's like it and I get to play for 6 hours or so. I'm not quitting my day job.. I'd like to play out more... about 90% at home... :-(
     

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