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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by s5tuart, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If it's tiled cladding then you may be able to get the top and bottom tiles off to make a suitable working hole, especially if it's tiled on to hardboard or chipboard.
    If it's plasterboard then you should be able to cut out a section then neatly refill it when you're done.
    Send me a couple of photos if you like...
    Good luck with it! :D
     
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  2. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks for the input, Stu. It's painted plasterboard, and I'm an idiot because Hazel's office was the first room I decorated when we moved in five months ago. That was the time to think about cable runs!

    I think I've used up the original paint now, but I do have a large tub of skimming plaster just begging to be used before it goes off!
     
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  3. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Painted plasterboard should be easy to neatly cut a top and bottom access. Cut all the way across including over the battens. When it's time to repair use the same pieces, a dab or two of No Nails and fill the gap with Easifill or even Wickes filler. Both of those are dead easy to rub down. Then if you get a similar colour paint you should be able to blend in the repairs with a bit of careful mixing! :D
    Perhaps get a couple of those little tester pots to do some blending!
     
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  4. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's very kind of you to put so much thought into this, Stu. I've decided to go in a slightly different direction that will expand the range of data types I can link between floors, future-proof the installation and allow me to cut a hole without hurting myself!

    My solution is to put in a panel on the side of the boxed-in section that can hold as many connector wall plates as I am likely to need on both floors. That also allows me to cut a big enough hole though the plasterboard that I can get a drill and my hand in there. The end result should look pretty neat, so I think that's a win all round.

    At the moment, one of the plates will be behind Hazel's desk and the other behind a sofa, so they'll hardly be on display anyway. :)

    I'll probably use something like a couple of door finger plates as a cheap way of buying some metal panels. :thumb:
     
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  5. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  6. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There's a 150mm x 300mm hole in the wall now. Unfortunately, whoever boxed in the pipes had only built nuclear bunkers before, so there was a a completely superfluous piece of studding running vertically through the hole I'd created. Well, it had better be superfluous, because I've just sawed through it!
     
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  7. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've changed the version of I Don't Need No Doctor on the spreadsheet to the one from Rockin' The Fillmore, because this is the definitive one IMO, and also because it's at concert pitch, so easier to play along to. I've also changed the key to E, because that's how they played it. I'm never going to sound like Stevie Marriott, but we might as well get the rest of the arrangement as close as possible!

     
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  8. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just to let you know, boys and girls, the 3rd Euroguestock will be recorded on 8-track (well six tracks, plus a safety backup of the main stereo, recorded at a lower level). I've just bagged a Zoom H6 https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/h6-handy-recorder

    That means we can have a main stereo pair of mics, a secondary stereo pair of mics closer to the back-line, plus a stereo feed from the mixing desk. Hopefully, that will allow things like being able to give the vocals a decent treatment after the event.

    If things turn out really well, I'll start offering a low-budget commercial service to artists in my area.
     

  9. Miller67

    Miller67 Strat-Talker

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    I dont know what this means but I will share it with all my friends so that I sound cool!!
     
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  10. nutball73

    nutball73 Strat-Talker

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    I haven't put myself down for much but I'll learn everything so I can be a sub/rhythm/whatever if needed.
     

  11. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been saying it for a while now. Simon you are da man!
     

  12. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And you are the guy who comes all the way over from the USA, and turns our get-togethers into an international event. :thumb: If I can help to make it worth your while, I will. :)
     
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  13. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don’t totally understand the technical bits but it sounds awesome!!
     
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  14. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll have to make double certain I'm in practice. I'm spending far too much time working.
     
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  15. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Feel free to hop on to any of the parts I'm listed as doing and take my name off! :D :D
     
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  16. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'll probably ask for some more studio mics (SM57's?) then Simon for the instruments. I think they are supplied free.
    The better the inputs to the desk the more balanced the final result will be.
     
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  17. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Super cool. If you're talking to them, any chance you could find out the exact make/model of the desk? If I can read the owner's manual in advance, it will mean less time on the day messing about, and also mean I can bring the right cables.

    Also, a heads up on what keyboard we've got would be handier than an octopus who's found a bag of gloves and is trying them on. :D
     
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  18. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Leave it with me mate!!!
     
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  19. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The new recorder came today and it's the mutt's nuts! Although the little Tascam recorder I had was great for the money, this Zoom is built like a pro machine, with physical buttons for all the key functions you'll need on the day. Each track has an individual Engage button and a LED, Record is a big button you can't miss, all the levels are set with physical dials... Basically, it's designed so that it'll happen!

    There are a couple of music venues near me, so I'll go down there are see if I can make some test recordings for free. I don't know any other musicians in this town yet, and I'd like to road test the recorder, so that sounds like a win/win.

    I've spotted one venue with a blues night and another with a jazz night. Overall, I prefer recording jazz, because it tends to have more acoustic instruments. Blues gigs are louder. If I can get good results from both, then I'll be set up for March. :thumb: