Mr. Nightime Posted June 5, 2016 Share Posted June 5, 2016 The bass player/band leader that I worked with on the road told stories of a guy he worked with that kept messing with him. The guy would reach over and turn a tuning key on his bass, mid song. He told him repeatedly not to do that, but the guy would not stop. The guy was the "Star" of the band. They would play a couple songs, then the "Star would run out, grab his acoustic guitar from where it was leaning against the rail, grab an eagle-claw G chord, and start strumming right into the vocal mike. In order to try to combat the tuning peg behavior, Wray, the bass player, one time duct taped the neck of the guitar to the railing, so when the "star" grabbed it, he almost sprained his wrist. Did not stop the tuning peg crap. Finally Wray had enough, and took a pair of dikes, and while the "star" was playing, cut every one of his strings. The fight was on, but the tuning peg crap never happened again. I don't condone destruction of equipment, but sometimes enough is enough. "In the beginning, Adam had the blues, 'cause he was lonesome. So God helped him and created woman. Now everybody's got the blues." Willie Dixon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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