#1
Hey Peeps!

How do you prep for a gig? We're playing this Saturday, and I love to listen to albums all the way through. Right before the gig I make sure I stretch like crazy because I move a lot, and I know my luck I'd pull a muscle. I rarely touch my guitar because I don't want to get my fingers tired before the show.

Do you stay away from music at all or do you practice your guitar non stop? Do you meditate?

I just thought it would be cool to hear what UG does before a gig.
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#3
Just relax.
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#4
Change my strings, tune up and go mess about with the other guys, then nicely chilled out, get on stage.

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#6
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This made me laugh because our lead vocalist has told me it is imperative to perform this before every show. He makes a big ordeal about it. Hah!
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#7
I like to play - wake the fingers up. If I were to just jump in to playing without having played at least in the past couple hours, my sweeps would probably be sloppy as shit. I need to warm up.
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#8
clear the chamber.

you wouldn't want to go off half cocked...

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#9
With the folk band, I don't really need to do anything except maybe re-memorise the solos and lead pieces. With the tech band where I play fretless bass, I always warm up for half an hour before, and play the hard parts a few times. Both because I _need_ the warmup, and it helps intonate properly.
#10
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This is actually quite important. I mean, you don't want to feel like hell's trying to get out of your ass in the middle of your awesome guitar solo.
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#11
Listen to some CDs on the way there in the car, set up and sound check. Get some water and a big mac then before I go on, tune up and make sure I have everything I need. I keep strings, winder, cables, spare straps etc in this bag behind my amp. Otherwise, just chill backstage and chat and also check out the other bands too
#12
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clear the chamber.

you wouldn't want to go off half cocked...


haha


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what i do, is i just lounge around, and joke, have a good time, and all he mean while play scales unplugged and get loose.
#13
We meet about two hours before our gigs to get all of our stuff loaded, and then we typically bro out on the ride to whatever dive bar we are playing at. We usually get there pretty early...get all set up, sound check, and then grab a beer and something to eat before we go on.

Our lead singer goes back out to the car and does vocal warmup exercises because we usually play 3 hour to hour and fifteen sets in a night and it takes a toll on his voice.

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#14
5 raw eggs in a glass. Punch some sides of beef. The usual.
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#15
Just relax, reread lyrics if you're singing, warm up about an hour before the show. Then the last 30 minutes before going on you should relax, talk with your bandmates, then rock!
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#16
I usually just hang out and stay relaxed then about a half hour before we go on I do some stretching and grab my guitar to do some excersizes just to get my fingers goin especially in the winter when its cold out. In the summer I may skip the excersize thing in favor of one of those callus builder things.
#17
my band's been playing a few shows, and every time, we practice our set about 2 times just work out any knots that we may have about a certain song, and then we go out for a band lunch, and then head over to the show. it's the same almost every time.

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#18
Smoke some swats, drink whiskey, and jam some tunes the whole way. Get there set up or sound check, and drink some more whiskey and swats. The we go on stage and rip it.
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#19
i glare at anybody who tries to come over to me, yell at my band when they leave the soundcheck before we're done and then stare at my fretboard pensively while playing the most of avant-garde bass solos i can think of.
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#20
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i glare at anybody who tries to come over to me, yell at my band when they leave the soundcheck before we're done and then stare at my fretboard pensively while playing the most of avant-garde bass solos i can think of.


Good man. you must play in a metal band.