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dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

getting ready to play the wiz at Peoria Players going to use my new alembic signature blue leds in the pit sweet!
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 5:52 pm:   Edit Post

The great yellow tractor is calling. (where i live they are the almighty) Going into the theater to play Music Man for Caterpillar Tractor inc. musical play. Nine pc. orchestra and 1 m.k. signature 5 string. It will help pay for the Europa on order. Good justification ...eh?
811952
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Post Number: 1506
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 5:54 pm:   Edit Post

The money has to go *somewhere* doesn't it? Might as well help fund the addiction!

John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 6:21 am:   Edit Post

First gig (of Many) this Sunday with praise and worship band at Harvest Bible Chapel. 2 services about 600 people strong..gonna be a good time, lots of good musicians.Only one problem, gotta be there at 6:30am Do my fingers function that time of day? Going armed with the new Europa fretless 5. John
dadabass2001
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Post Number: 983
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Ah, but it's a chance to wake up and make music... And thats not bad :-)
Mike
fmm
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Post Number: 250
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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

The Wiz & Music Man: both fun shows!
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

Mike, your right ,it was a great time waking up and spending the morning making music with other musicians. First time out with the new Europa and the sound through the P.A. was awesome. Here in central Illinois the Alembic drew a lot of inquiries.Was happy to share the Alembic history. Next stop; back to Peoria Players Theater for "Annie Get Your Gun." John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 63
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 2:24 pm:   Edit Post

Taking the Europa into the orchestra pit to play the regional premier of Rent at Eastlight Theater in Peoria il. Practice starts later this week with opening night August 7th. I think this is the biggest score i have seen since i have been playing shows. Also, still doing the early A.M. Harvest Bible Chapel thing and we have grown to about 800 people between two services. The comments continue about how great the Alembics sound. You know it! thanks, John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 64
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Today could be my biggest gig yet. I am going to walk down the aisle and give my daughter away..Oh Boy... John
artswork99
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Post Number: 772
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 7:41 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations John! Best of luck today, may this day be filled with wonderful memories (past and present) for you and yours. Art
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 77
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, November 06, 2009 - 2:25 pm:   Edit Post

Taking MK Signature deluxe to Rent Encore. Re-setting show for NEA director coming to Peoria tonight.
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

Weekend in Peoria Players Theater for the production Tom Sawyer. Using Fretless Europa which is one year old now.
dadabass2001
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Post Number: 1318
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hey John,
Play well, have a great weekend, and happy birthday to your Europa!
Mike
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Currently practicing for the regional premier opening Dec 10th of the musical White Christmas based on the movie. great walking bass lines. I will be using my 5 string fretless Europa. Man, the blue side leds sure do come in handy. Happy holidays and i"m dreaming of a White Christmas(especially after hearing the song a thousand times) . John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 109
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Final night of a 9 day run playing Avenue Q. Last night the drummer asked me if i liked my Alembic more than my kids. uhh...Obviously not, but i wonder what made him think that? Maybe the way i held it and stroked it for the the last 8 nights? Oh well, next stop a run of Joseph and his dreamcoat and then West Side Story. Plus, all the usual Sunday stuff. Lots of Alembic time, loving it! John
sonicus
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Post Number: 1917
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 6:38 am:   Edit Post

O Yes ! Your a lucky man ! Enjoy and Congratulations ____________
pauldo
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Post Number: 630
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

Good times John!
Your drummer must have noticed the subtle signs of affection that you show to your bass! :-D

Sounds like you have a summer full of fun ahead of you - ENJOY!
811952
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Post Number: 1963
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post

I would love to play West Side Story again. Great book!

John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 123
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 2:07 pm:   Edit Post

In the middle of a run of the regional premiere of Titanic the Musical. A very haunting musical score. The bass score isn't difficult but, chord structure makes the hair on your arms stand up. Basically play the whole time and some parts of the show i feel like the bass line is the pulsating of the engines in the boiler rooms.
pauldo
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Post Number: 765
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds very cool!
What kind of amplification do you use in the pit?
How big is the theater?

Paul TDO
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 124
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 8:12 pm:   Edit Post

I use a Carvin BR515 in the pit for my own monitor (pre-ordered a new Orange amp combo BT500C to replace the Carvin) with a sans amp direct box to the soundboard. Peoria Players Theater was established in 1919 and is one of the longest continuous running theaters in America. It seats about 650 people per night .I think Titanic is sold out now. My next show in later March is Children Of Eden and it is at a different theater called Eastlight Theatre and it seats about 1200. Then back to Peoria for the musical Chicago and Then in June i move to an outdoor theater called Cornstock which is in a big tent for Hello Dolly. Sadly, the Alembics don't go to that theater because of the weather.
dlbydgtl
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Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 125
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 9:15 pm:   Edit Post

o.k., as in previous posts, the goosebumps come from playing an Alembic. Someday hope to get a series one fretless. With some dark woods for great low end sustain.
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2012 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

Europa in hand, heading out to opening night of Next To Normal a newer musical with a rock score. Love the new stuff.
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 144
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:53 pm:   Edit Post

Since last posting have played Fiddler on the Roof, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and right now playing Tarzan the musical score written by Phil Collins, Fun rock score..Also, the usual Sunday a.m. Stuff. Have been using series one on Sundays and it really punches out front....John
dlbydgtl
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

Since last post, played a run of Grease,again.Now, playing Great American Trailer Park, a great rock score. Then, Shrek the musical, a very fun score. A couple weeks off then the classic Guys and Dolls. Good to be busy with the Alembics.
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1132
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

John,
I have to admit I envy you (and the other regular Pit Guys around here). The one and (so far) only time I played in the pit was an absolute high point of my muscial career (Chess the Musical)- I keep scanning for more auditions/ openings around the Milwuakee area but haven't seen much.

Suppose I should get proactive and start knocking on theater doors - after all they aren't going to come knocking on mine . . .

Enjoy the Pits and like Chalie always says:
"Keep it low and stay out of treble"!

:-D

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