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Who else saw Wayne Krantz at Yoshi's in San Francisco last night.

Glowing Tubes

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Man what a rough night. Show time got changed from 7:00 to 8:30 about a week ago. The show was then delayed due to a prior show running late.
Was after 9 before I got seated, show starts about 45 minutes late. Surprised to find out there is an opening band so Wayne does not get on until much later. Opening band finishes, Wayne and band have to pretty much set up themselves.
He gets his pedalboard set up and plugs into what must have been the house Marshall and its acting up, basically not playable. I heard the prior bands guitarist offer up his Mesa to use, Wayne politely returned to trying to get the Marshall working. :rotflmao. To no avail, unfortunately.
House guy gives him a fender (twin, I think) so now he has to revamp his sound to the fender. He then starts the set. Got to give him props for not letting all this get him down.
Oh, then one of his pedals stops working and his strap lock pops off.. :huh
What a rough night. He still sounded great and overcame all this with a smile.
Seems like a great guy.
Love his playing and his tone was still very Wayne Krantz. Not wild about all the weird robo octave sounds he uses, much prefer the clean and driven tones.
 

AlChuck

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I was there. Good summary. I was in the first row and I can confirm it was indeed a Fender Twin, a brand-new one if I understood an overheard comment from the house tech to Wayne. Wayne did handle it all very well. He made some humorous comments in his initial apology for putting us all through this.

During most of the first number I worried a bit that the problem had gotten to him and he wasn't going to really click, but after a song or two it was as if all was perfect and the music just caught fire. Very satisfying.

I want to say a little more about the opening act. It was the Chris Cortez Trio from Houston. Excellent group - really terrific drummer and bass player, and they all locked in nice and tight. Much more "standard" of a sound than Wayne's stuff, but then not everyone can be as singular as Wayne Krantz.
 

s_wolf

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Saw him at the Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz the Thursday before. No problems, the Marshall worked just fine, the evening went without a hitch. There were only about 50 people there, but he and the band kicked a** despite that. He sounded grateful that we made it out. He's truly inspiring in terms of his playing as well as the way his bank "works." The band's working environment seemed very interactive and engaging for the players. Never a dull moment in the set.
 

Lucidology

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Saw him at the Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz the Thursday before. No problems, the Marshall worked just fine, the evening went without a hitch. There were only about 50 people there, but he and the band kicked a** despite that. He sounded grateful that we made it out. He's truly inspiring in terms of his playing as well as the way his bank "works." The band's working environment seemed very interactive and engaging for the players. Never a dull moment in the set.
No kidding ... didn't even know he was at Kuumbwa ..
Had that night off ... would have so been there ...
Such a great room ... everyone has good seats and up close too ...
great place to play too ...
 

trap

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What a nightmare!!!! I would have been really pissed off and it would have affected my playing. But I'm a hot headed Italian from NY not a cool laid back north westerner. Oh man dude, like... wow... like what a bummer man! ;)
 

freedom's door

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He has some solo pieces on his first album Signals, different from what he does now but still brilliant.
There's also a solo piece on an album he did with Leni Stern called "Separate Cages"- i forget the name of the solo piece though... :bonk
 






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