Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

All about the next annual live event. Are you coming?. Discuss travel & lodging. Recruit band members, discuss equipment, setlists, etc.
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Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:01 pm

A thread for folks to talk about the gear that will be available at the show, the gear people will be bringing, etc.

I probably will be a bum and not bring anything. Sorry!

As per the hosting FAQ, ideally we'd have at least:

- a PA
- drum kit (kick with pedal, snare, hi-hat with pedal) with a stool and sticks
- 4-string fretted standard tuning bass with amp with cable
- 6-string standard tuning electric guitar with amp and cable and ability to be clean or distorted
- 6-string standard tuning acoustic guitar with pickup
- keyboard with a piano sound, stand, cables, bench/stool/whatever to sit on
- one vocal mic on a stand

Nice to have:
- more drum kit (ride cymbal, one tom, maybe even a crash cymbal and another tom)
- a second 6-string standard tuning electric guitar with amp and cable and ability to be clean or distorted
- 1-3 more vocal mics, and with boom stands rather than straight stands
- some capos
- music stands

Any or all could be provided by the venue or the local hosts or whatever, or if neither the venue nor the hosts have something critical we have in the past crowd funded the purchase or rental of needed items.
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by owl » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm

What I've rounded up so far is in bold below:

- a PA--covered, the Rigby has an 8000 watt Mackie DLM system, 2 tops and 2 subs, 10 channel mixing w/EQ & FX plus 2 sends/monitors. They stated they have a rack mount quad DI they can bring in if needed, but if 2 direct ins are all we need, the mixer actually has 2 built in.
- drum kit (kick with pedal, snare, hi-hat with pedal) with a stool and sticks--covered, Grumpy Mike will bring this but I don't have further details about the kit.
- 4-string fretted standard tuning bass with amp with cable--covered, Micah will provide bass and rig. I don't have the exact gear details for this either.
- 6-string standard tuning electric guitar with amp and cable and ability to be clean or distorted--covered, I'll bring my Telecaster and Fender Mustang modeling amp
- 6-string standard tuning acoustic guitar with pickup--not covered yet, but if worse comes to worse I'll borrow one or buy one before the show as I wouldn't mind having one. My husband has a nylon string acoustic with pickup and a steel string acoustic without. I think they are currently both not in the greatest shape.
- keyboard with a piano sound, stand, cables, bench/stool/whatever to sit on--covered, I'll bring my Roland Juno-DI
- one vocal mic on a stand--covered, the Rigby has 4 vocal mics and stands (mostly booms but one straight stand too), 2 instrument mics and stands, and kick mic.

Nice to have:
- more drum kit (ride cymbal, one tom, maybe even a crash cymbal and another tom)--Mike will have to speak to this
- a second 6-string standard tuning electric guitar with amp and cable and ability to be clean or distorted--I can probably provide this, but it might just be a small practice amp and a crappy Danelectro, so if anyone else has gear to volunteer that would be great
- 1-3 more vocal mics, and with boom stands rather than straight stands--covered, see above
- some capos--covered, I should be able to bring at least 2
- music stands--covered, I should be able to bring at least 2
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 pm

That all sounds great, thank you!
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm

Oh, I forgot something, sorry! Some folks may want to use a device with a headphone jack to provide themselves with backing tracks. So another nice-to-have would be a cable to plug a headphone jack into the PA. Although tbh this hasn't actually been needed the past two years so probably not a big deal if something like that isn't available.
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by owl » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 pm

1/8" to 1/4" adapter added to my list of things to bring!
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by ken » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 am

owl wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm
What I've rounded up so far is in bold below:

- a PA--covered, the Rigby has an 8000 watt Mackie DLM system, 2 tops and 2 subs, 10 channel mixing w/EQ & FX plus 2 sends/monitors. They stated they have a rack mount quad DI they can bring in if needed, but if 2 direct ins are all we need, the mixer actually has 2 built in.
Curious if they will provide a sound person to run the board or if that will be up to us.
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by owl » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am

My contact said: "I’ll most likely be bartending so I’ll be around to help as needed thru out the night. An actual soundperson isn’t really necessary as usually just run vox, kick, and any aux instrument needs. Super ez,system pretty much runs itself once checked." So I'd say we'll probably want to have a volunteer or two helping run the board once all the initial stuff is set up.
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Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

Post by fluffy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:13 pm

I will probably bring my laptop with Logic and a bunch of Native Instruments stuff, and a small MIDI keyboard.
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