The lovely wife put a BB under the tree for me. She got a recommendation from our local Sam Ash manager. I watched some demo videos - I’m sure from many on the forum - and then plugged into a Roland AC-30 after doing the initial install. Wow! The sound was very live and the ideas for capabilities beyond “something to practice with” started bubbling.
I play in a 2 guitar group - bluesy rock, Stones, originals, etc. We lost our main drummer / percussionist a year ago. Sometimes we get our buddy, a darbouka player out with us. Seems to me the BB can help us out with both rehearsal and live performances with tools and practice. We mix up fixed arrangements with jam tunes.
I also do a few gigs a year with my family - always without drums. Would need another kid. In this group we do classic rock and a bit of country with very set arrangements.
Both seem like good BB opportunities.
We immediately ordered the foot switch. Then after listening to the included content appropriated the Complete Collection (thanks Goran! - so much great stuff in there).
I’m starting to find lots of user content which will be useful for performances as well as for learning and fun. I’ve read lots of the pros and cons on the forums and have also been overloaded with ideas.
I see my priorities as:
- Learning to be facile using preprogrammed multipart songs and one push songs
- Improving my playing with a drummer that will not adapt to my adrenaline
- Deciding how to ultimately control the device - I’d like to see my tunes and be able to control them at eye level. WiFi with my BlueBoard? MIDI Maestro? Onsong on iPad?
- Making a few simple BB arrangements for a couple of originals in BBM and give it a shot with the band and then get more complex as time goes on.
- Try looping rhythm guitar. I have a Boomerang III and sidecar… somewhere.
I have very, very limited free time. Being on the frontline healthcare team COVID has actually decreased my free time. Any suggestions regarding the above priorities? I know the forum is full of info on how to do many of these things. I’m just looking for general advice on how to get rolling while avoiding mistakes or wasting time.
The Maestro seems like a no brainer (money aside). I’d love the ability to vary accents in a tune, back up to prior parts etc.
Anyhow, thanks for all the info and the amazing user content in the forum, and thanks to the Singular team for their cool products and ongoing development.
Happy New Year!!!
All pointers welcome