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Sending 60 brochures to PAYING clubs today

Hope it drums up some gigs. Been getting calls from places wanting us to play for half the door for a one hour set. Doubt if our people will want to drive to some random club to pay $10 to hear us for 45 min. I'd need 80 of our fans to even break even. These club owners tell me it would be good for "exposure." I got exposure, show me the money to pay my guys and we'll keep the place hopping and fill it up with people that want to party more than 45 minutes with us, before hearing some other random "God I hope they don't suck" lineup that we have not picked ourselves.

I play with some of the best players in Phoenix and they spent fortunes on education and equipment. I can't blame them for wanting to get paid to load up and play. I'd play for free, but I charge at least $100 for myself to load up all my equipment and drive to play my ass off. WTF!

Traded my Line 6 for real pedals and a tube amp

Gal had me listen with a discerning ear to the sound of my Line 6 vs. his tube amp and pedals, had to admit the right pedals sound much better coming from a tube amp. Which led to three months of auditioning pedals and amps.

Went with: Laney Lionheart Amp (single 12") a Shur Riot Distortion Klon Centaur Overdrive Wampler EGO compressor TC Electronic delay, reverb, flanger, vibrato, and tuner and finished with a EVH Cry Baby

I am in heaven! I may never need to buy another pedal...lol, yeah right!

Line 6 HD 500

just traded in my bigass amp and effects for a Line 6 HD500. spent all week dialing in my settings. So far I am loving it. Will see how it goes this weekend. We have two gigs.