The run-up to Thanksgiving inevitably means a flurry of activity, but today was a record, I think. Amongst the various and sundry chores that pop up when you take an extra day off of work, I had to make an amp run to Uncle Albert’s this morning. It has nothing to do with the Cursed Venue, but I have a new amp that requires a little work. Other than a noisy preamp pot and a little associated static, this Trace Elliot 2×10 combo sounds fantastic, and between it and the Ampeg B15N, I think I’m good on amps for a nice, long time. Here’s hoping I get it back soon – I’ve always liked the sound and compactness of a 2×10 combo, and I want to start using it ASAP.
Especially considering we’re in tech week for the ACT’s Country Christmas Cabaret, where my old amp will be residing for the next month or so. Rehearsals have been going fairly easy, as the material isn’t that challenging, but there are still the little kicks and endings to hash out.
The holiday podcast is also ready following a rush job – recorded, edited and uploaded (well, uploading at the time of this writing) all in one day (with the appropriate attention to detail and quality, of course). I’ve been playing with some of the compression and effects settings to hopefully make the podcast sound even better. Now that I’m submitting WAV files to the radio station, there’s a little more room to enhance the sound quality.
And, just in time for the air travel, my music and tech magazine subscriptions flowed in en masse today. I am ready for the travel. Everything’s coming up Bass Geek!