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Old 10-08-2010, 10:25 AM
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I've been sidelined for a few years because of a couple of back surgeries. But I'm in a band and we have our first of 5 new gigs starting next Friday. I need some advice and where and how to attach the set list / notes. I'm a lefty. Right now I have a fan attached to my Ride Cymbal Stand which is in front and to the right of me, and a stick holder attached to my HH stand. Please share any good ideas you have for this. Thanks, Spiney-Dave

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:32 AM
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I just gaffer mine to the floor next to my hats.
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I just gaffer mine to the floor next to my hats.
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I once joked I was gonna tape it onto the guitar player's back.

Yeah I have never found an ideal place although our last gig was in a real tight setup and I had the bass amp right next to me (yikes!) so I taped it to that.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:40 PM
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I once joked I was gonna tape it onto the guitar player's back.

Yeah I have never found an ideal place although our last gig was in a real tight setup and I had the bass amp right next to me (yikes!) so I taped it to that.
Now thats an idea, small venue he should be close to me!
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:41 PM
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I once joked I was gonna tape it onto the guitar player's back.

Yeah I have never found an ideal place although our last gig was in a real tight setup and I had the bass amp right next to me (yikes!) so I taped it to that.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:45 PM
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Usually the list it's being attached on high-hat stand, check Bill Ward's (Black Sabbath) set list.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:58 PM
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For me, it depends on the gig and how much space there is.

I've taped the set list to my HH stand, the floor, my kick-drum-mounted cowbell, as well as used an actual music stand.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:11 PM
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I don't use one, but if I were to I'd probably set it on the floor next to my kick pedal kind of under my floor toms. That's where my drinks usually end up as well as my pocket items.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:56 PM
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i always put mine on the floor, usually under one foot of the hi hat stand. i figure it doesn't need to be right in my face because i only look at it between songs.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:36 PM
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On the bottom of the frame on my music stand or If It's a
non-reading gig I just tape it to the floor on my left.

Thanks for the Bill Ward pic Ian, that was cool!
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:54 PM
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A cool idea is to write the set list on the floor tom, haha. (Anyway I wouldn't recommend it unless you're endorsed and like to change heads a lot). :P

IMO next to the hats on the floor works just fine. Write with a thick marker and BIG letters and you'll be ok. ;)
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:42 PM
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I used to tape it to the post of a music stand (if you have to read a chart).
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:59 AM
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Hat stand, boom stand, top of kick hoop, floor beside HH stand, ceiling above you.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:31 PM
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I think you should write it backwards, staple it to your forhead and use a mirror. Do you think that's to harsh?
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:50 PM
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I think you should write it backwards, staple it to your forhead and use a mirror. Do you think that's to harsh?
Possibly, but I'll have to confess to getting a giggle out of it too. :-)
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:30 AM
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As a part time sound guy, it kills me when folks tape set lists over the monitor wedges. Personally, I put them on the floor with big type next to the hat feet. I need reading glasses for anything small or close so there's no way to manage that while playing. I think the set lists should be kind of only for the band. Taping it to the sides of the PA or someplace where everyone sees it, kind of blows the illusion for the audience IMHO.

Back when I played guitar in a cover band that brought in tons of songs every week, the bass player stood behind me and more than once taped lyrics to my back. I also taped them to the top of a thick bodied archtop guitar.

Plenty of places back behind a kit to hide things.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:33 PM
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I usually put in on the floor but if there's a box nearby then I tape it on ... apart from on wedges, of course :) ... it can be hard enough to get a good stage sound without sticking something over your lifeline ...
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:48 PM
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I put it on the freestanding stickbag from Peter Erskine - what a great helpful bag for sticks and also for setlist...when needed...

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Old 10-10-2010, 08:11 PM
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I take after our wonderful President of the United States of America and use a teleprompter.


Just kidding. He's not wonderful. ;)
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:26 PM
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How to discreetly record the set-list for your band's show:

You will need:
  • 1 Black Sharpie marker
  • 2 Arms
  • 2 hands
  1. Remove cap from your Black Sharpie marker.
  2. If you are wearing long sleeves, roll them back to expose your forearm. It is not necessary to roll up your sleeves if you are wearing a short-sleeved shirt, or no shirt at all.
  3. Rotate wrist counter-clockwise until the bottom of your arm is facing towards you.
  4. Neatly print the names of each song your band is playing in the order they are going to be played on the bottom of your arm.
  5. Lightly blow cool air on the letters to allow them to dry.
  6. Repeat steps 2-4 on your other arm if necessary.
  7. WARNING: DO NOT wet your forearms during your show. This will cause the set-list to smear and become ILLEGIBLE.

How'd I do, guys?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:28 PM
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If you use clear heads you can write it on the head itself with a dry erase marker. Thats what I used to do.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:08 PM
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I'm usually running tracks off my macbook so I use the "stickies" notes application.
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WARNING: DO NOT wet your forearms during your show. This will cause the set-list to smear and become ILLEGIBLE.
So how do you counter sweating under hot stage lights?
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Here's one: what do you do when there is no set list and you're on stage and the band starts playing?

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:35 PM
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So how do you counter sweating under hot stage lights?
That'll be fixed in Setlist4u version 1.1.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:34 PM
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I sometimes need lyrics in view so it's not always ideal to have these lying on the floor...well, until I memorize them. Since I have a cymbal boom attachment for my splash sitting in front of my snare, I simply use a hardware clamp and attach the set list/lyrics right on the boom attachment to the main cymbal stand or on the boom itself. I wanted to avoid all the sticky tape residue by using the clamp but it can slip off if it's not clamped right--like it did just the other night and had to fish around the floor while playing just so I could sing....not good.

If it's a song that doesn't need any tom work, I'll just clamp or tape right on top of the first rack tom.

There has also been the lack of lighting so I can see them. Just pick up one of those small flexible reading lights at the Walmart book section and you can clamp that on there too.
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:01 AM
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Nice avitar, Bo. Sililcone?
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