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Rick Knight
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Jun 25th, 2018 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We recently played outdoors at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life. I decided to use my wireless so I could move around on a big stage. After we finished, it occurred to me that I probably didn’t move more than a couple of steps from my original position the whole time.

The stage was covered, but open on all sides. It rained while we played and parts of the stage got wet. Maybe the wireless served a safety purpose, but I had to laugh at myself for thinking I would use it for mobility.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 12:18 PM, Jun 25th, 2018)

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Jun 26th, 2018 07:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We were a 5 piece band and we were playing a lot of small venues targeting the "mature adult" (we live in a college town). My space was elbow was touching the high hats and the head on my P bass was touching the wall. If I stepped forward one step I would "goose" the female singer...the harmonica player on the opposite side of the stage was almost the door man because he was so close.

I went from a 20ft straight guitar cable...to a wireless unit simply so I did not trip over my cord any longer.

The things we do...

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Jun 26th, 2018 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Saturday night I had the same experience as Rick, without the rain though since it was indoors. I had planned to at least walk out during the sound check....but we didn't even get a sound check. There was a band that played before us, and *most* of the sound was already set, so we (2nd band) just kinda went up there and started playing. Anyway, I never walked out into the crowd like I had planned, either. My 20ft cable would have probably been unnecessary also.

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Jun 27th, 2018 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My space was elbow was touching the high hats and the head on my P bass was touching the wall."

I've done jobs like that, but with a left handed drummer. I set up to his right, so a wrong move meant smacking a cymbal with the head of my bass. It was so tight in one place that I literally stood sideways to the audience the entire time. Had I faced them, I would have either hit cymbals or our female singer. All that space on the event stage was so inviting that I ignored the fact that the 2018 version of me doesn't move like I once did.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 11:20 AM, Jun 27th, 2018)

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Jun 27th, 2018 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One of my buddies (never been anything but a performing musician for all of his 60 some years) uses a wireless.

If logistics permit he often wanders out into the venue among the crowd on an extended guitar solo run. The crowd seems to get quite a kick out of having him out there.

Usually these are not big stages per-say, but he will move around the room at times.

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