Mayhem in church...

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Mayhem in church...

Postby bassmayhem » Sun May 16, 2010 4:56 am

Today, Sunday the 16th of May, Hans Persson Band with yours truly behind the four strings plays a great concert with the choirs of S:t Johannes in Norrkoping, Sweden. Just in case you are passing by...

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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby LaneOnBass » Sun May 16, 2010 8:29 pm

Bet that was a fun gig!

And that's a beautiful church!
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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby bassmayhem » Mon May 17, 2010 9:11 am

A good gig!

A LOT of singers in different constellations, a crowded house, to the last seat. Then BBQ.
Yes, a nice gig. Like a Sunday walk in the groove park. The church is really nice too. My girlfriend is deacon there...

We got a lot of old churches over here in the old world. The cathedral next to my office, Linköpings Domkyrka, is around 1000 years old. Not the oldest in Europe, but still VERY old from an American point of view. The oldest medieval church in Sweden, btw.

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Our band does a lot of church gigs, like the one yesterday, but also masses and ceremonies. As well as totally profane gigs. The party gig era is over, we do more concert and show gigs. Much more fun, not so much drunkards in the audience. I like that...

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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby TobiasMan » Mon May 17, 2010 10:20 am

I totally understand!

A room full of drunks is not the most appreciative audience, nor the easiest to deal with. Haven't had beer spilt on my cabs for years now. :dance:
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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby jmcgliss » Mon May 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Beautiful church, Roger. We have a painting of the Swedish church where my grandfather was confirmed, built in 1150.

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Varnhems_kloster,_den_13_juni_2007,_bild_6.jpg
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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby bassmayhem » Tue May 18, 2010 3:15 pm

Jeff, this builds up to a really good story...

The church - and former monastery - of Varnhem has a central role in a really, really good trilogy by the Swedish author Jan Guillou. Just follow this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Knight ... es_trilogy)
Then READ THE BOOKS...

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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby jmcgliss » Tue May 18, 2010 4:49 pm

Thanks for the link, Roger. The family will be interested.

The churches where you play must have some awesome reverb.
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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby bassmayhem » Wed May 19, 2010 6:59 am

Reverb, yes...

There is no meaning using otherbasses than four strings, use no low boost, only use 112's - a heap of them - at moderate level. I stack them vertically to get more "line array" effect and keep down the volume. As little ground coupling as possible, NOT standing in front of a wall or in a corner. That will do the bass biz...

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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby LaneOnBass » Wed May 19, 2010 10:19 am

Had to laugh when I read about the age of the church.

Last time I was in the Netherlands, someone asked me, "is it true that, in America, when a building reaches 200 years old, you put a plaque on it and make it a shrine?"

He was pretty darn close to the mark, so I had to say, "yes, it's true."

He laughed and said something about "young countries"... then took me to see the original wall around Maastricht...
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Re: Mayhem in church...

Postby Bassmann1968 » Wed May 19, 2010 2:02 pm

I usually play Tuba in church.
The biggest one I played in has an echo for more than 10 seconds.

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And you have to love the organ. Longest pipe is 10 feet. Deep, deep, deep! :D 4141 trumpets are playing here.

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