Today I’ll be playing back to back gigs beginning in Langley at 11:30 am.
My first performance will be a solo rumba flamenco guitar gig at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre for a two hour “Random Act of Kindness” event hosted by the property management company. I’ll be there at 11am to set up and be finished at 1:30 pm.
Then I’m off to play for an open house event for a law firm out in Surrey. For this one I’ll arrive at 5 pm for a 5:45 pm start and it will finish up at 7 pm.
For both gigs I’ll be using my RC50 loop station and I’m also trying another little experiment with my guitar sound.
Today I’m plugging my flamenco guitar into my fishman aura 16 pedal then into my Bose T1 mixer. Nothing to new here however, I’m going to use heavy compression on the guitar to control any feedback and to give my guitar more presence.
The problem I’ve experienced lately is that my guitar sounds distant and thin. Any time I use volume to hear myself better I get feedback. So using heavy compression seems to really help. At least it appears that way in my studio. So we’ll see what happens today.
So the gig at Willowbrook started out great however my RC50 quit half way through my performance! It was no fault of the RC50 as boss products are built like tanks. My chair leg was on the power adapter cable and that shorted out.
So it’s off to the local music store between gigs.
For such a big foot pedal the RC50 is powered by a 9volt dc power adaptor. So purchasing a new adapter was easy and not to expensive.
My next gig was a law firm out in Surrey. This was a really nice event to play as my client was a friend and fellow guitarist. Again this was a fairly short performance, around 2 hours. So I usually play the whole time. I’ll take breaks if the gig is 3 to 4 hours.
Btw… The new guitar set up using heavy compression is sounding really good. Tomorrows gig will be another good test for this new set up as it will be a trio performance for a very large corporate event.