musicians friends new gig bags/ Carvin gig bags (cables)

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Twang, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 13:40:51 GMT, jimmyd <jjdolcqa@enter.net> wrote:

    >>Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the only
    >>possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street corner
    >>so you can panhandle and play guitar.

    >
    >I don't understand the gig bag thing either. I'm never putting any of
    >my 6 string razors in something that offers minimal to zero
    >protection. It's hard cases and the weight period.


    On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 13:40:51 GMT, jimmyd <jjdolcqa@enter.net> wrote:

    >>Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the only
    >>possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street corner
    >>so you can panhandle and play guitar.

    >
    >I don't understand the gig bag thing either. I'm never putting any of
    >my 6 string razors in something that offers minimal to zero
    >protection. It's hard cases and the weight period.


    Only a farkin' moron would bring a pricey axe to the kind of sleazy
    dives I like to play in. Lemme put it this way - I'm disappointed the
    dirt floor clubs are disappearin'. Therefore, for me, gig bags offer
    considerable advantages:

    1. One-trip load in/out.
    2. Two of 'em fit behind the seat of my Caballero.
    2. Store easily at the gig.
    3. Adequately protect solid-body instruments.

    Texas Pete

    ps - If you've never busked don't knock it. It's an education in
    itself. Tell the truth, y'alt.guitar folks sound like a bunch of
    sissy momma's boys. Do you even perspire?
  2. Nil

    Nil Guest

    On 18 Aug 2003, Pete Kerezman <petekerez@aol.com> wrote in
    news:7o12kvo11ms06nk9m077l6asn8gqompv8r@4ax.com:

    > ps - If you've never busked don't knock it. It's an education in
    > itself. Tell the truth, y'alt.guitar folks sound like a bunch of
    > sissy momma's boys. Do you even perspire?


    I perspire just thinking about it!
  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    The hardshell cases for my guoitars are in the basement....I use gig bags for
    everything. Of course, they're being transported by me, in my vehicle, not
    thrown into some truck with all of the band's gear. In THOSE days, I useed
    hardshell cases!

    The gig bags are easy and light, they free up your hands, and they're easy to
    stash away in clubs that have little space for case storage.


    SEFSTRAT
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  4. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Ed wrote:
    >
    > Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the only
    > possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street corner
    > so you can panhandle and play guitar.


    They also come in handy when you're riding your motorcycle to your
    guitar lesson :) Minimal protection is fine for a $100 Strat-copy.
  5. Ed

    Ed Guest

    "Gary" <the_g_mannospam@nospamexcel.net> wrote in message
    news:3F41393E.1494@nospamexcel.net...
    > Ed wrote:
    > >
    > > Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the

    only
    > > possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street

    corner
    > > so you can panhandle and play guitar.

    >
    > They also come in handy when you're riding your motorcycle to your
    > guitar lesson :) Minimal protection is fine for a $100 Strat-copy.


    UNCLE! Okay dudes! I'll admit that gig bags definitely have their uses. If
    you wanna take your guitar to a gig in a gig bag because it's easier to
    transport, then more power to you. Personally, I feel that if a club is so
    small that a guitar case is going to take up too much room, then somebody is
    going to have to hold my guitar case on their lap. Going to a guitar lesson
    on a motorcycle is a different matter. That's where a gig bag is essential.
  6. As Pete Kerezman <petekerez@aol.com> so eloquently put:
    [] 1. One-trip load in/out.
    [] 2. Two of 'em fit behind the seat of my Caballero.
    [] 2. Store easily at the gig.
    [] 3. Adequately protect solid-body instruments.

    I like how you have two number 2 steps there. Saves time, eh bro?

    Caballero?

    "Main Entry: ca·bal·le·ro
    Etymology: Spanish, from Late Latin caballarius hostler -- more at
    CAVALIER
    Date: 1749
    1 : KNIGHT, CAVALIER
    2 chiefly Southwest : HORSEMAN "

    DUDE!! You keep a horseman to carry yer gear? Tres kewl!

    Of course, he too appreciates the gig bags, I'm sure.

    Chris

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  7. As howldog <howldog-AINT-NO-SPAM-MAGNET@yahoo.com> so eloquently put:
    [] On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:12:37 +0900, "Ed" <gwbush@whitehouse.gov>
    [] wrote:
    []
    [] >Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the only
    [] >possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street corner
    [] >so you can panhandle and play guitar.
    []
    []
    [] i've got one of the double-capacity gig bags. strat on one side, tele
    [] on the other, throw it over your shoulder with the strap. haven't used
    [] a hardshell case in many many gigs now.

    Wow. Panhandling has got complex lately.


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    Hendrix without the genius of Boxcar Willie"
    -- Mark Garvin
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  8. As "Ed" <gwbush@whitehouse.gov> so eloquently put:
    [] "Gary" <the_g_mannospam@nospamexcel.net> wrote in message
    [] >
    [] > They also come in handy when you're riding your motorcycle to your
    [] > guitar lesson :) Minimal protection is fine for a $100 Strat-copy.
    []
    [] UNCLE! Okay dudes! I'll admit that gig bags definitely have their uses. If
    [] you wanna take your guitar to a gig in a gig bag because it's easier to
    [] transport, then more power to you. Personally, I feel that if a club is so
    [] small that a guitar case is going to take up too much room, then somebody is
    [] going to have to hold my guitar case on their lap. Going to a guitar lesson
    [] on a motorcycle is a different matter. That's where a gig bag is essential.

    The "gig" in the "gig bag" thing is something of a misnomer. People
    use these for non-gig events. Gary mentions the guitar lesson thing. I
    pack a cheap tele in a gig-bag when going on a cabin-bound vacation
    because room is tight in the 'wagon (wut with the blues jr, smokey joe
    bbq, cooler an' all).

    Also, people are saying things like "eeze alright, for solid bodies",
    but people who tote acoustic guitars on hike-in camping trips use gig
    bags with shoulder straps. It's all good.

    Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    camping trip" Sherwood

    ----
    "...there would have been no Holdsworth or
    Hendrix without the genius of Boxcar Willie"
    -- Mark Garvin
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  9. "Not A Speck Of Cereal" <XchrissherwoodX@Xcomcast.netX> wrote

    > Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    > camping trip" Sherwood


    When busking in the woods, does the change
    hitting the inside of the guitar case make a sound?

    I always wondered that.

    --
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  10. Ed

    Ed Guest

    "Not A Speck Of Cereal" <XchrissherwoodX@Xcomcast.netX> wrote in message
    news:6e63kvcg07hoto231qansf0tl52ivicm9k@4ax.com...
    > As howldog <howldog-AINT-NO-SPAM-MAGNET@yahoo.com> so eloquently put:
    > [] On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:12:37 +0900, "Ed" <gwbush@whitehouse.gov>
    > [] wrote:
    > []
    > [] >Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the

    only
    > [] >possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street

    corner
    > [] >so you can panhandle and play guitar.
    > []
    > []
    > [] i've got one of the double-capacity gig bags. strat on one side, tele
    > [] on the other, throw it over your shoulder with the strap. haven't used
    > [] a hardshell case in many many gigs now.
    >
    > Wow. Panhandling has got complex lately.


    Never gig without a backup.
  11. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 03:33:05 GMT, Not A Speck Of Cereal
    <XchrissherwoodX@Xcomcast.netX> wrote:


    >[] i've got one of the double-capacity gig bags. strat on one side, tele
    >[] on the other, throw it over your shoulder with the strap. haven't used
    >[] a hardshell case in many many gigs now.
    >
    >Wow. Panhandling has got complex lately.



    you aint kidding. now i need a double-sized-double-neck capacity gig
    bag so i can panhandle Stairway To Heroin.


    I forgot to mention, i wont use a gig bag if i'm bringing a Gibson to
    a gig. The guitar looks sort of ... vulnerable in there, the headstock
    joint unsupported and stuff. Fenders, no problem.... but i seldom take
    a Gibson to a gig anymore.
  12. "David and/or Rena Covell" <covell@jps.net> wrote in message
    news:WUO%a.6701$Nf3.3385@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net...

    > "Jeff Liberatore" <jliberat@columbus.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:VZM%a.15830$IQ2.350@fe1.columbus.rr.com...


    > > LOL... That's my absolute favorite sound! I love the way my
    > > amp sounds when...


    > I miscommunicated; I like the hard-floor reflections too. What
    > I meant was that I've used a gig bag as a pad beneath my amp,
    > mechanically decoupling it from an overly-resonant wood floor.
    > I like bouncy surfaces, but I hate things that buzz or rumble
    > when I hit certain notes. Distracts me too much


    Yeah, I caught what you were saying David. Also, I had this one Marshall
    4X12 cab and one of the handles rattled. I ended up having to stick a towel
    in the handle thingy. Took me a month or so to figure out what was rattling.
    It's funny, once you've been through all this stuff about a million times,
    it makes a lot easier troubleshooting problems, eh?

    Jeff
  13. On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 03:29:49 GMT, Not A Speck Of Cereal wrote:

    >As Pete Kerezman so eloquently put:
    >[] 1. One-trip load in/out.
    >[] 2. Two of 'em fit behind the seat of my Caballero.
    >[] 2. Store easily at the gig.
    >[] 3. Adequately protect solid-body instruments.
    >
    >I like how you have two number 2 steps there. Saves time, eh bro?


    I lose track *so* easily.

    >Caballero?


    GMC version of an El Camino, 1985 model.

    Texas Pete

    >"Main Entry: ca·bal·le·ro
    >Etymology: Spanish, from Late Latin caballarius hostler -- more at
    >CAVALIER
    >Date: 1749
    >1 : KNIGHT, CAVALIER
    >2 chiefly Southwest : HORSEMAN "
    >
    >DUDE!! You keep a horseman to carry yer gear? Tres kewl!
    >
    >Of course, he too appreciates the gig bags, I'm sure.
    >
    >Chris
    >
    >----
    >"...there would have been no Holdsworth or
    >Hendrix without the genius of Boxcar Willie"
    > -- Mark Garvin
    >Remove X's from my email address above to reply
    >[These opinions are personal views only and only my personal views]
  14. On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 00:15:12 -0500, "Tukin Fourscan \(and seven years
    ago\)" wrote:

    >"Not A Speck Of Cereal" wrote
    >
    >> Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    >> camping trip" Sherwood

    >
    >When busking in the woods, does the change
    >hitting the inside of the guitar case make a sound?
    >
    >I always wondered that.


    To find out we put a battery-powered minidisc recorder in the woods
    along with the busking guitarist. No sounds of change hitting the
    case were noted, however a tree could be heard falling in the distance
    along with sounds of a bear taking a dump.

    Texas Pete
  15. Twang

    Twang Guest

    "Pete Kerezman" <petekerez@aol.com> wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 00:15:12 -0500, "Tukin Fourscan \(and seven years
    > ago\)" wrote:
    >
    > >"Not A Speck Of Cereal" wrote
    > >
    > >> Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    > >> camping trip" Sherwood

    > >
    > >When busking in the woods, does the change
    > >hitting the inside of the guitar case make a sound?
    > >
    > >I always wondered that.

    >
    > To find out we put a battery-powered minidisc recorder in the woods
    > along with the busking guitarist. No sounds of change hitting the
    > case were noted, however a tree could be heard falling in the distance
    > along with sounds of a bear taking a dump.
    >
    > Texas Pete


    *sheepish grin*

    that was no bear.

    sorry.

    Twang!
  16. Twang

    Twang Guest

    "Not A Speck Of Cereal" <XchrissherwoodX@Xcomcast.netX> wrote in message
    news:6e63kvcg07hoto231qansf0tl52ivicm9k@4ax.com...
    > As howldog <howldog-AINT-NO-SPAM-MAGNET@yahoo.com> so eloquently put:
    > [] On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:12:37 +0900, "Ed" <gwbush@whitehouse.gov>
    > [] wrote:
    > []
    > [] >Why do people with cars bother with gig bags? From what I've seen, the

    only
    > [] >possible use for them is when you're riding your bicycle to a street

    corner
    > [] >so you can panhandle and play guitar.
    > []
    > []
    > [] i've got one of the double-capacity gig bags. strat on one side, tele
    > [] on the other, throw it over your shoulder with the strap. haven't used
    > [] a hardshell case in many many gigs now.
    >
    > Wow. Panhandling has got complex lately.
    >


    panhandling is standing around asking for money.
    playing your guitar with the case open isn't panhandling.
    It's what you do at ever gig you'll ever play.

    *s*

    Twang!


    > ----
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    > Hendrix without the genius of Boxcar Willie"
    > -- Mark Garvin
    > Remove X's from my email address above to reply
    > [These opinions are personal views only and only my personal views]
  17. On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 20:33:13 GMT, "Twang" <twang49@earthlink.net>
    wrote:

    >> >> Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    >> >> camping trip" Sherwood
    >> >
    >> >When busking in the woods, does the change
    >> >hitting the inside of the guitar case make a sound?
    >> >
    >> >I always wondered that.

    >>
    >> To find out we put a battery-powered minidisc recorder in the woods
    >> along with the busking guitarist. No sounds of change hitting the
    >> case were noted, however a tree could be heard falling in the distance
    >> along with sounds of a bear taking a dump.
    >>

    >*sheepish grin*
    >
    >that was no bear.
    >
    >sorry.


    How many times I gotta tell ya - Stay the hell outta the woods!

    Mom
  18. As Pete Kerezman <petekerez@aol.com> so eloquently put:
    [] On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 00:15:12 -0500, "Tukin Fourscan \(and seven years
    [] ago\)" wrote:
    [] >"Not A Speck Of Cereal" wrote
    [] >
    [] >> Chris "who once carried a hard-shell acoustic case on a hike-in
    [] >> camping trip" Sherwood
    [] >
    [] >When busking in the woods, does the change
    [] >hitting the inside of the guitar case make a sound?
    [] >
    [] >I always wondered that.
    []
    [] To find out we put a battery-powered minidisc recorder in the woods
    [] along with the busking guitarist. No sounds of change hitting the
    [] case were noted, however a tree could be heard falling in the distance
    [] along with sounds of a bear taking a dump.

    Oooooo, drenched in reverb, no doubt.

    ----
    "...there would have been no Holdsworth or
    Hendrix without the genius of Boxcar Willie"
    -- Mark Garvin
    Remove X's from my email address above to reply
    [These opinions are personal views only and only my personal views]
  19. "Pete Kerezman" <petekerez@aol.com> wrote

    > To find out we put a battery-powered minidisc recorder in the woods
    > along with the busking guitarist. No sounds of change hitting the
    > case were noted, however a tree could be heard falling in the distance
    > along with sounds of a bear taking a dump.


    I set 'em up, you knock 'em down, Pete.

    Damn, that was good.

    --
    If Toucan, four can
    Six bits, a dollar.
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