Anyone else here busk? What's your set up?

I use a Pignose Hog 20, suitcase bass drum, and, a tin can microphone. The Pignose actually has two inputs on it but they seem to "split" the signal. I am planning on adding an ABY pedal for my mic.

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I want to see a picture of your set up.

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\uap>Here's the bracket that I made for my Pelican Case Bass. I am a medic and that Pelican case was actually my Controlled Substance storage during my deployments to Iraq / Afghanistan. Because I carried and kept morphine around on patrols I needed a secure lock box for my medication for myself and my squad.

\uap>I used to have a piece of wood screwed to the bottom that I clamped my bass pedal to but sometimes it would creep forward when I played it. My old solution was to gather bricks or rocks where I was and stick them inside the Pelican Case. As you would expect that rattled all over the place. So I whipped up this little bracket for the kick. It fits inside the Pelican Case nicely as well.

\uap>To be honest I am not terribly good at keeping rhythm and playing at the same time yet. I am thinking on building a foot operated 'tambourine' out of wood and bottle caps to add to that setup.

\uap>In addition to the CBG builds I also made the guitars you see in the background on the right and left. The black one in the middle is my Gibson Studio.

\uap>Most of my guitar stuff is packed because I am moving next week.

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\uap>Here's a close up of my mic. I took this pic a few weeks ago when I had all my stuff out. I like having a mic because a tin can mic naturally adds a little dirt, just a little distortion to the vocals and often I am singing fairly low and need a little amplification to get above the kick and guitar. The Shure SM57 is my clean mic and I don't use it terribly often.

\uap>Microcube, kicksnare, no microphone....decent sound balance. If you are too loud you'll push people too far away to want to give you money, so I rarely bother with a mic. On this occasion, mid tour with Mike Snowden, one hour's pre-gig work at lunchtime = seafood dinner for two and 4 pints of expensive Czech lager...probably around $60

Do you have a standard bass beater for the snare? I would imagine that snare to be pretty durned loud compared to a suitcase bass, at least when it comes to perceived volume.

I'm going to have to steal that milk crate stand idea, that's excellent.

Sweet set up and 60$? That's a nice haul!

I love playing "Chicken Stomp" so I guess I might owe Mike a little skrilla.

It's a standard kick pedal - the crate has a piece of 1/4" ply screwed to the bottom to give a lip for the pedal to mount onto. Yes it's pretty loud. How about this for tiny drum set-up..Lewis Floyd Henry. He uses a home made amp and carries the whole rig in a baby buggy, sometimes travelling by bicycle or Honda Cub. Check out his version of "Protect ya Neck"..top flight one man band. Have a look on YouTube for more of his stuff... the Hendrix vibe is amazing sometimes....

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