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The Next One - NEAR-Fest XXI - May 5 and 6, 2017 => NEAR-Fest XXI - May 5 and 6, 2017 => Topic started by: Bri on March 30, 2017, 10:46:25 PM

Title: The sound of crickets......
Post by: Bri on March 30, 2017, 10:46:25 PM
Not a lot of chatter here so far for the next Fest. Anyone besides me looking forward to it?

Bueller...........Bueller.........Bueller............


Bri
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: N1ERF on March 31, 2017, 07:38:31 PM
More Cowbell!!!  So let's get this party started!  Who's in? ;D
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: KB1NZN on April 01, 2017, 01:35:30 PM
Yup!   Will be there with the same setup as in the fall, including the monitors. Looking forward it because that would mean that it's "officially" spring. The way things have gone this spring it's a good thing that the 'fest is later, now we just need the snow to STOP and the sun to come out!  8)


Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: DrOptigan on April 07, 2017, 03:26:17 AM
I'll be there, in all likelihood. Will bring the Big Red Farfisa™, plus my usual accoutrement of claviers de fromage, errm, cheesy keyboards. I'll also be willing to wander up to the mic, if you can stand it. See yas there!
-Adam
aka Dr. Optigan
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 08, 2017, 07:32:28 PM
Hi Everyone!
Did some upgrades to the HamJam Drum Kit.
Check out this link for a picture:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/86xat21msq168dj/Simmons%20SD5K.jpg?dl=0

Bought a parts kit off craigslist for $50 and put the best of the two together.
New Frame & Clamps
New SD5K Pads
New SD5K Hi-Hat
Ready To Jam!
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: Bri on April 09, 2017, 11:38:00 AM
Fantastic Rick!
Adam Caldow and Bill McGrath will be psyched I'm sure.
I plan on being there. Might bring some new toys to play with.

Bri
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: KB1NZN on April 14, 2017, 06:59:47 PM
Nice Rick!   ;D
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: Bri on April 16, 2017, 11:31:34 PM
Is anyone bringing any actual talent to the fest?
Ben, Do you think you could give me a little more "talent" in my monitor mix?

Jus' Kiddin'

Bri
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: DrOptigan on April 17, 2017, 06:10:25 AM
Is anyone bringing any actual talent to the fest?
Ben, Do you think you could give me a little more "talent" in my monitor mix?

Jus' Kiddin'

Bri
As long as we're more careful than this guy, I think we'll be fine:
(http://tcttest.iawti.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/SuckKnob1.jpg)
 ;)
Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: KB1NZN on April 25, 2017, 02:20:15 PM
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Ben, Do you think you could give me a little more "talent" in my monitor mix?


I asked about the "Talent Option" when I bought the new mixer, unfortunately the only ones they have available were made in China and did not integrate well. Since support was outsourced to India, I was concerned about being able to troubleshoot problems in a noisy environment.

-Ben
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Title: Re: The sound of crickets......
Post by: Bri on April 26, 2017, 11:26:20 PM
Well then..
There's gotta be a mic out there that can make me sound like a gerbil's being boiled in honey BBQ sauce.
Right now I'm looking for the Whole-ee Grail guitar pick to make me play like I got 20 fingers on each hand.
So far I'm all thumbs. Sure it's a plus for hitch-hiking, not so much for playing.

Can anyone yodel "Flight of the bumble bee" in a reggae 5/17 time? Tuned down to G# Maj-9 b5 of course...
By the way Cowbell is so yesterday. Triangle is so "the Shit" now with the Webertude world wide superhighway internet savvy millennial generation. Can't wait to hear that solo.

Wha Hey!!

Bri