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ccmetz2020
01-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Hey guys, i have a question. My friends are thinkin about starting a band but i have this big fender rumble 100 amp that is going to be a real pain to move back and forth to the drummers house. Do any of you have a similar problem where you have some kind of really big item to move back and forth to band practice. Any suggestions to make it easier and not as annoying? Oh, and is a 100 watt amp good enough for a bass guitar to be heard with drums?

iamnothermanli
01-02-2008, 06:41 PM
I had this problem when I started playing in bands, basically you can either move the amp back and forth, or hire a practice room out for a few hours, they usually charge something like a 1 extra for drums & amps and don't cost that much.

BrokenStrings
01-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Suck it up? Thats wat I do... The other guitarist and i just laugh about how annoying it is.

pandora_grunt
01-02-2008, 07:33 PM
you could ofc ourse leave you big ass amp out there, fix yoruself a cheaper practice amp for at home. and voila problem solved.

BrokenStrings
01-02-2008, 07:35 PM
you could ofc ourse leave you big ass amp out there, fix yoruself a cheaper practice amp for at home. and voila problem solved.

You could...but then would you be a true guitarist?

sakura'sdarkest
01-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Yes...You'd just use a smaller amp to practice with.

BrokenStrings
01-02-2008, 08:01 PM
Yes...You'd just use a smaller amp to practice with.

:rant:

chill...jk i do the same thing every once in a while...those starter amps are handy to have :haha:

axemanchris
01-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Get the singer to help you slug your gear. He isn't doing anything!

hahahahahahaha

CT

Southeast Exit
01-02-2008, 08:38 PM
just leave it there.

Zycho
01-02-2008, 09:42 PM
I carry my amp back and forth all the time. I mean, it's just from the house to the car and then from the car to the drummer's house. A hundred feet altogether?

BrokenStrings
01-02-2008, 09:46 PM
I carry my amp back and forth all the time. I mean, it's just from the house to the car and then from the car to the drummer's house. A hundred feet altogether?

+1 exactly

take_it_t
01-02-2008, 09:51 PM
Buy a drum kit. But seriously theres not a lot to it just get used to it, people seem to be asking for tips for everything lately. If its heavy, than lift some weights make yourself stronger so its not as difficult to carry. Theres no special answer here.

Patrick Curley
01-02-2008, 10:13 PM
I have to lug a whole PA to every gig and I soon went and bought a small trolley. May not be very cool but it's saved my back.

I am at a slight advantage though, being cool stopped being an option for me many years ago.

SSDDPunkRocker
01-03-2008, 12:51 AM
1. Hire a roadie.
2. Buy a practice amp.

or.

3. Quit complaining and carry it. It's a part of being a musician.

Spazz128735
01-03-2008, 02:13 AM
why do you need an amp at home? is it difficult hearing yourself above the neighbor's dog or something? leave your amp at his house, practice on your bass at home.

P.B.
01-03-2008, 04:54 PM
i just leave my rig at the drummer's place, then practise at home with a smaller amp.

however, when i've just met a new musician i will never leave my gear there until i've gotten to know the guy better.

Hammerzeit
01-03-2008, 05:28 PM
My 180 watt is ok with a drummer playing normally but when he blasts or fires off double bass i get drowned.

Ask your drummer to buy brushes and tape them up.

and with the amp, just work out loads and it shouldn't be an issue. You'll get used to it.

cjb2293
01-03-2008, 06:06 PM
i have a similar problem with my marshall halfstack, and i just lug it with all the time because after a while of doing it, it seems like nothing to take it, you'll have to get used to it for shows and stuff anyways and it helps you with how fast you can do it or whatever! JUST SUCK IT UP AND TAKE IT!!!

RedMoonMan
01-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Band practice used to be at my house so it was nice, could imagine how the drummer felt though. But he lived out in the boonies like half an hour to 45 minutes away from us all so my house was easier.

Ramco
01-03-2008, 07:17 PM
You could...but then would you be a true guitarist?
Amp size <> penis size.

lolmnt
01-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Can you leave it there?

axemanchris
01-03-2008, 10:03 PM
But seriously... when you buy gear, chose gear that suits your needs. Among these needs might be space and portability. It is for this reason I only have a 2x12 cabinet. I didn't have room in my car for a 4x12, and to this day, I am glad I'm not slugging a 4x12 everywhere I go.

Beyond that, I think it's the old, "you bought it... you own it." Suck it up, grab a handle and go.

Geez.... I remember having my guitar in one hand, my backpack over my shoulder, my amp in the other hand (about 50W), and running for the bus with my bus pass bobbing up and down between my teeth, bouncing off my chin....

hahahaha

CT