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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have the chance to play on a cruise ship this coming winter. I have been told that I will be albe to play everything from the Beatles to Van Halen. The money is surprisingly good. for three months work I could leave with about 12 grand. ( well that's alot for me ). meals and some drinks would be payed for as well as my lodging. I would have to play everyday,,, but I see that as a bonus. I think I am going to take the gig.... any comments or advise?????
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 03:38 AM
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I have heard many many many times that this is the best gig going for musicians. Decent pay and good times. Jump on it!!
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you must be mad if you let this chance pass you by.jump on it
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Go for it man!

What's better than being paid to play guitar and party? Throw in meals and accomodation and it's a hands down winner for dream job.

Rock on!
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Just gotta hope you don't get sea sick

Just make sure it's not a cruise for old age pensioners

And if it goes wrong....you could always "jump ship"
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Thanks for the input, It sounded like a great oppertunity. I took the job this morning.
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Bring protection. Lots of it
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Bring protection. Lots of it
You mean like sun tan cream, lifejacket, bodyguard, things like that??
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You mean like sun tan cream, lifejacket, bodyguard, things like that??
Sure, that too
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Thanks for the input, It sounded like a great oppertunity. I took the job this morning.
Eh hem.....we expect plenty of pics!!!!

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The term "voyeur" is not allowed in this thread!!! But let it be known that "term" and "pics" are in no way related

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Congrats. Where are you? Maritimes or BC?
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm living in Alberta right now, but I was born and raised in Victoria B.C.
Any thoughts about how the ocean air could affect my guitars.
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Keep an eye on the neck, with the increased humidity you may be doing some truss rod adjustments. And bring lots of extra strings, they will corrode faster.
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Polish and micropore cloth... watch your hardware and wipe down religiously. You may want to tear down the electronics after you're finished as well and make sure there's no corrosion in the wiring and whatnot. If you're inside and it's air conditioned it shouldn't be too bad though.

Who's supplying the amps/PA? If yours, you'll need to keep an eye on them as well.

Small price to pay... what an excellent gig, you lucky sod
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thanks for the all the tips and info. The ship has a house PA, I'm gonna take along my Marshall JVM215C and some pedals.
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