PaulJay wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2024 3:16 pm I appreciate your reply about the cab, but more importantly, I am a long time viewer of lost sailor videos on you tube and always go back to them to watch.Just great playing. Wondered what happen to you guys. And glad to know you are still playing. Will be catching up on your new band.Aww, thanks man. Really appreciate that.
It's been a long strange trip for sure. Lost Sailors was an amazing 20-year journey, and playing with the same folks for so long is the best formula for musical magic and chemistry. Looking back now, it really kills me that I never achieved the proper gear/setup to make it what it could really be. Thought my tone was “OK”, but now that I’ve had the real thing, I do cringe a bit. We were playing mostly small-medium sized rooms. We were pretty early adopters of in-ear monitoring (1995), and our rhythm guitarist mixed us (all analog) from the stage. So, we decided early on to run instruments direct to board to manage ambient stage volume, and give him a fighting chance of dialing in a good mix (which he did). I had all the right preamps, OBEL, effects, but I never got to the point of using a McIntosh/JBL combo on stage. Cabinet emulation was not what is now, and I couldn't swing a Fractal when they finally arrived. Would love to go back in time and play 20 years with my current rig.
Anyway, these days, I've got the rig of my dreams. It is NOT grab 'n go! But damn it sounds great! And more importantly, I really believe that the way it sounds has helped me become a better player. The nuance and clarity, the springy clean low-end, the resonance. It all requires touch. But it also inspires it. Hard to explain, but I know my playing has evolved in a good way.
There are a few decent clips out there of the current band. I wish we had more video available. Finding it hard to capture good video worth posting. I will say that the our live gigs are REALLY fun and special. Great vibes. I like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVicWaV_d4M
Troy Post Wolf / Phred Liger / Mayer SilverSky SE >
1x12 JBL K-120
MXR Phase 100
Lexicon MPX1 (delay+)
Thanks again for the kind words. Look forward to hearing what you settle on with a grab ‘n go rig!
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