Musicians! Describe Your Rig!

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J Johns's Comment
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Your musical equipment in useful detail, please!

I found some great threads on the subject of music, but none yet on the equipment best suited to the environment.

Mark P.'s Comment
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Your musical equipment in useful detail, please!

I found some great threads on the subject of music, but none yet on the equipment best suited to the environment.

I have a Kurzweil SP88x stage piano at home. Too big for the road. Want to get a 73 or 61 key Korg or Roland workstation for the truck so I can save new musical ideas.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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I'm a bit of a bass player but not much room for all that. Thinking about getting a classical guitar and learning that. Or a fiddle.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Cool thread.

Mark do you gig with that Kurzweil? I've got a buddy who's a loyal Kurzweil fan. I've always thought that Korg makes the best pianos, my dad likes Yamahas. With the advent of modelling technology though I don't think mult-sampled digitals hold up anymore to the modeled pianos.

When I thought I was gonna have to go OTR , I was planning on taking my acoustic guitar and laptop with Reason and Live installed. One mic for recording my guitar. One small midi keyboard (with it's own mic pre to also act as an audio interface with laptop) for triggering my software instruments. Set of headphones. Done.

Funny enough, I don't use my studio anymore even though I get home everyday. Combination of working 10-12 hour days and having a young family. I have enough time to pursue music on my weekends, but I just wanna spend time with my two kids and wife. I work and spend time with my family - I'm content. Maybe when the kids get older I get back into music. I don't even gig anymore.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I'm a bit of a bass player but not much room for all that. Thinking about getting a classical guitar and learning that. Or a fiddle.

At least you're not a drummer!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I'm a bit of a bass player but not much room for all that. Thinking about getting a classical guitar and learning that. Or a fiddle.

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At least you're not a drummer!

Hey!!! Leave us drummers out of it!smile.gif

yes, I have often wondered how a little 5pc set would fit, but never got beyond the "only in my dreams" phase. I am also a classically train saxophonist, but plan on leaving it home. I am however, buying a portable DJ setup, that I believe should fit decently. During my 10, and or 34hr resets I will mix my time away. Or I may find other, better things to do. But one of these days in the future, if you here a saxaphone blaring out of nowhere, it may be me.

Stay safe

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I'm a bit of a bass player but not much room for all that. Thinking about getting a classical guitar and learning that. Or a fiddle.

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At least you're not a drummer!

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Hey!!! Leave us drummers out of it!smile.gif

yes, I have often wondered how a little 5pc set would fit, but never got beyond the "only in my dreams" phase. I am also a classically train saxophonist, but plan on leaving it home. I am however, buying a portable DJ setup, that I believe should fit decently. During my 10, and or 34hr resets I will mix my time away. Or I may find other, better things to do. But one of these days in the future, if you here a saxaphone blaring out of nowhere, it may be me.

Stay safe

Drums were my first instrument, so I'm allowed to poke fun!

Daniel Sage's Comment
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There's nothing like getting the green light at a shipper , going in to the office, finding out it's going to be at least another hour; going BACK to the truck, turning your amp all the way up and letting all that energy/frustration out though your guitar. I was able to fit a small 10 watt amp, two electrics and an acoustic under the bunk of a freightliner. Before I got into this, I lived off income from live shows and CD sales. It was even rougher than trucking in a lot of ways.

People told me stories of some Vlogger who did sessions at truck stops (in his truck); recording other trucker musicians. I never found it, maybe someone knows who I'm talking about? Great idea anyways. Punk, Country and Metal seem very much at home in a big rig.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Liam M.'s Comment
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Here is a list of gear i use i play guitar

Marshall JVM410H amplifier head
2 Marshall 1960DM Dave Mustaine Cabinets
Rocktron Prophesy Guitar System
Shure SM57 and a Sennheiser 421
Digitech GSP1101
Shure PSM 700 In-Ear Monitor
zoom G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature pedal
Dean VMNT Angel of Deth electric guitar and an ESP KH1 main stage guitar

i also have a 1960 Fender Stratocaster and a Martin acoustic i use i play with a metal band sometimes when i am home i normally play metal and rock but enjoy playing some blues on my acoustic and on my old Fender with a nice tube amp.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
J Johns's Comment
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Oh man, we have some great stuff already! I'm a classically educated cellist and my partner/team driver is a drummer, whose twin is a guitarist. Obviously the time is ripe for me to explore my fascination with bass. How's that for chemistry in the rhythm section?

Might buy this one, cost-effective without being cheap

Replace the strings ovbiously, get some rechargeable batteries, strap locks, etc

Then get a mini pocket guitar amp or tube drive. Has anyone used one of these?

Next, I have to figure out a way to (1) keep it safe in a hard case or possibly hanging behind one of the seats and (2) eventually get occasional lessons online. Comments? Suggestions?

Also looking at putting FL studios on a laptop & getting a small korg midi keyboard to record my partner's musical ideas. We haven't bought anything yet because it didn't make sense to do it before training.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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