Dave Trenkel wrote: > >Hello, > > > >hey I will be playing my first outdoor gig tommorow in Bloomington, In >at > >5:30pm . I will be playing regular guitar and guitar loops done on the >fly. > >My question is, what are the acoustics like outdoors. i have only played > >indoor gigs? Need mroe volume? > > > > Outdoor acoustics are generally great. I love not having to deal with > room reverb. Of course, that's not always the case, I once played an > outdoor festival in a park across the street from a large glass and > steel building, the whole gig had a 2 second acoustic echo that was > really annoying. > > One thing to keep in mind is that under direct sunlight, most LED and > LCD displays are pretty much unreadable. If you depend on being able > to read the displays of your effects, synths, etc., make sure you're > in some shade. > > Good luck on the gig! > > dave, i guess the challenge then becomes to use it somehow rather than fight it? :-) i'm reminded of rick walker's inspired use of room acoustics on the bass looping tour... i was in navada's valley of fire (impressive wind-sculpted rock formations near vegas) once a long time ago, car camping. someone had an old harmonium going several camsites away. i couldn't rightly make out the notes, but the natural reverberation was enough to elicit hallucinatory bliss (i did say it was a long time ago...). lance g. ps listened to *acidflesh* last night. great sounds! will delve deeper.