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August 4, 2014

New Dynablock in da Hood!

Blue Mtn Crowd!

Blue Mtn Crowd!

twas a great weekend of 3 shows with TooNice & we had a new piece of equipment with us as well.  we managed to score a slightly used Traynor Dynablock 400 from a moving sale in the days prior to the shows.  we played an acoustic night with it, then a big stage the next afternoon & then as part of our live rig with a soundman later that same night.  essentially, running it thru our bassic usual paces & it passed with flying colours!

Traynor Dynablock 400!

Traynor Dynablock 400!

we are still getting used to the finer points of the controls & finding our sweet spots with it but that will come with time.  already though, the low frequency expander seems a bit silly to us.  a “sound” investment that we hope will last a lot longer & with a lot less headaches than our previous Markbass Little Mark II head.

best buddies!

best buddies!

January 14, 2013

January Shivers

time to do some catching up!

the Mightabins show late December was a great honour to be a part of.  we miss playing original music to ppl & with ppl who play & appreciate the same… if that makes any sense.  Mightabins in true Ramonesque style laid down 13 blistering songs in 30 mins flat. great venue at the Hard Luck & all the other bands on the bill impressed.  for something thrown together last minute during a busy holidazed period, t’was nice to see it work out in the end!

mtn dukes are rawkin’ & a rollin’.  fresh off our first ever all nighter (ie: a full nite of mtn dukes) even thou we did have an interlude featuring some very special Unlikely Guests.  the night had its peaks & valleys but “the good” far outweighed “the bad” & rumours are that we will be back again sometime very soon to Eton House. mucho thx to every1 who came out & danced the night away with us! great learning experience for us as a band.  onwards & upwards!  here’s the setlists from this historic event!

all nighter setlist

had the pleasure of hitting a few open mic/jams over the past weekend with some free time on our hands.  invaluable experiences to play with & see some different artists.  fun times & a great learning experience.

next show is with Raised on Promises, our acoustic duo.  the show is at The Local Gastropub in Barrie the first weekend of February.  if our recent jams are any indication, it will be a stompy, singalong hootenanny!  new songs & some tighter arrangements will make this a very memorable event!

gear wise, we’ve finally found the sweet spot between our little mark bass head & the telebass.  the magical moment happened sometime during the 2nd set of songs during the last mtn dukes show.  we kept tweaking & tweaking & tweaking til we got it right.  likely something we should have done at home but now at least we found it, memorized it & it’ll be ready next time.  load off our minds indeed! the other funny thing was that for the first time ever, our head kept moving on the cab as we were playing.  its soo light!  we kept having to readjust its position after every song as it was close to falling off.  that was until we got fed up & just put the darn thing on the floor.  gotta think of a better solution! open to suggestions here.  hint, hint

one day we’ll likely jot down a post about exercise.  for now, lets just say we have a snow addiction.  its tough to balance that with everything else when the snow is only here for a short while.  with that in mind, we gotta go.  the outdoors is calling! thx fer dropping in!

October 20, 2011

big bassy debut!

well we survived our debut with mollys chamber.  learning 30 new trax in 2.5 weeks was a daunting task to say the least and we put our best foot forward.  some missteps along the way but we kept things pretty bassic and low key in order to put the best sound out.

here’s a pic of the stage that night:

mollys stage at black cat

it was nice to have some light at the back but also odd to have some light if u know what we mean.  good times and good ppl at the venue and can’t wait to return!  the black cat pub and grill on dundas has a sweet menu and plenty of wellington on tap so that made the evening even better!  a few songs into the night though we developed for the first time a thumb blister:

thumb blister after the first set

we’ve been trying to incorporate more thumb into our playing and we think the mix of the outburst of energy and lack of a decent callus gave us the blister.  we worked around it for the rest of the evening but it was defo difficult and the thumb was burning hot by the end of the night! on the advice of just about every1, we did not pop it and have let it heal on its own.  so far, so good.

peggy at the jam space

in other big bassy news, our 2×10 ampeg has found a new home at the jamspace for Mollys Chamber.  it suits the tone of the band nicely and puts out just enough to keep up with the jam volume.  peggy is a heavy one so hopefully she stays put for awhile!

current rig

our current rig for shows:

eb3 with tu3-sft-bassballs-bf2 into a little mark 250 and a 1×15 fender bassman

lots of headroom and sound.  we can dig! can’t wait to take this rig out again soon!