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Day 406 - Dresden - And how about a Rock Show. for a Change?

**** Ponderings ****

Survival is a choice heavily inspired by instinct.

**** End Ponderings ****

Which brings about the subject of food. To eat is a choice which is highly complementary to survival of the individual. Sleeping and breathing kind of fall into this same general category. There are few general "rules of thumb" which seem to apply globally to things that are alive. If you keep them "Well fed, well slept and secure in the fact that the next breath will be available in a relatively reasonable amount of time, they tend to be more fun to hang out with than if you take those things away.

**** Legendary Delectable Euphoria ****

That is why the celebration culinary delights called "catering" really pushes us roadies to new heights of exuberance. Come feast your eyes upon this mouth-watering collection of pure temptation:

Though I realize that when something is so beyond tasty, there is no need to go further, yet still, yes there was more

**** End Legendary Delectable Euphoria ****

Some people just absolutely love to look at knobs. So here today I present you none other than a collection of knobs for those that seek the view to bask in. Long awaited, much requested and not forgotten, here we have the in it boldest "show all" Mr. Silver Jubilee amp to left and what we call "rig #1" in soundman speak

Stepping up next to show it all in full glory, we have the big boy weighing in at 200 tubular watts, Mr. Marshall Major

Not to be left out but still left out of all but 1 or two songs each night, rig #3, the powerhouse driven by Gretch, the twin brother to rig #1, show your stuff Mr. Other Silver Jubilee

**** Roadie Research Segment ****

Roadies, like other critters don't always get along harmoniously. Competition for desirable mates, feeding grounds and other important roadie issues often drive roadies to spar and mark their turf. Also, on occasion, in order for roadies to gain status in the herd, it is necessary to elevate oneself at the expense of another roadie. In roadie speak that 'stepping on another' to elevate is commonly referred to "throwing under the bus."

Fortunately, Peppers roadies are much more civilized than that and know how to work out their differences in more practical ways.

**** End Roadie Research Segment ****

Yep, back to the dome stage. Fortunately someone put a pole in the middle of the audience area.

Light it up, make it loud!

Tear it down, drive away. Deja Vu, Deja Vu, Deja Vu.

Off to where ever we are headed. oh joy!

Dave Rat

P.S. In case you were wondering, the 4th of July is not much of a party in Germany.


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Chris on :

Hey Dave, thanks for the pics of John's amp heads. What is the little cable for from the top right input to the bottom left input on the Marshall Major?

Cyril on :

Ponted input ;) 4 input at all (2 low input and 2 high input) i think For a biggest sound Thanks For All Mr Rat (Pedalboards,Mics List,Now Amps List and Amp Head Pictures) You are a God :) What's speakers using John in her Marshall Cabinet ?? Celestion G12t75 or Vintage 30 ??

dan mac on :

It's deja vu all over again!

howdthattaste on :

hey, those are some nice head shots! Chris, i believe the mini cable is commonly referred to as a 'jumper' cable to alter the performance of the amp (i forget in what matter exactly, more gain?). line-six modeled this head being used in this fashion.

Matt Raw on :

I believe that most amplifiers have 2 inputs, a clean input and a gain input. One plug gives you a really clean sparkling guitar tone, the other is a bit dirtier but has more oomph. That cable just means the signal is going into both inputs, thereby you get the best of both worlds. or so I think, I could be wrong....

Anonymous on :

Matt, this particular amp has 4 inputs. and john is plugged into the top left. the other two that are 'jumped' i believe, yes, gives you a different sound. i feel strange not being able to find any online resource about amp and its jumper cable. i start to wonder how i even know about it, I think EVH was famous for being one of the people who did it. Maybe he explained it in an interview once (or whoever that person was)... go john!

Fabreeze on :

Hey Dave, Thank you for your great blog! I'm from Switzerland & I saw you at the gig in Zurich. See you next time in Zurich. ;-) Fabrizio

Ben Dring on :

Hey Dave! Cheers for the pics of the John's heads! Is Rig #3 also used for John's Les Paul??

Butchie on :

Is that your rig? Rat boxes?

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