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NELSON FULL BAND BACKLINE REQUIREMENTS for 2005-2006:

BACKLINE PROVISIONS/ REQUIREMENTS

PURCHASER must provide Backline equipment (see following list) at no cost to ARTIST. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS EQUIPMENT WILL ELIMINATE ABILITY OF ARTIST TO PERFORM SHOW. All substitutions MUST be approved IN ADVANCE with ARTIST or ARTISTís Road Manager or Manager. (See Contact Information Provided Below)**

 

  Drums:  
  A 5 piece professional kit, tom sizes 10"+12", floor tom sized 16", kick drum sized 22" or 24". No 20" kick please.
In order of preference:
 
    1.) DW  
    2.) Yamaha recording series  
    3.)  Gretsch  
  NO PEARL EXPORTS. Drums to have new coated ambassador heads all around, tuned, ready to play.

Kick drum should have a Remo powerstroke 3 on the beater head, if possible. If not available, a clear ambassador with an impact pad is a good second choice.

Cymbals to include: 2 crashes, 14" hi hats, 22" ride, a splash and a china type.

Zildjian A custom cymbals are preferred. No Z series please.

Also needed: a DW double kick drum pedal and a cowbell with a cymbal stand clamp type mount.

 
  Bass (Matthew Nelson):  
  1.) One Amplifier, type in order of preference:  
    1.) Ampeg SVT rig (head + 8x10 cabinet);  
    2.) David Eden Metro combo plus an additional Eden 4x10 cabinet;  
    3.) Trace Elliott head w/ either 2-4x10 cabinets or 1-1x15 cabinet plus 1-4x10 cabinet.  
  2.) Three D.I.'s, a Radial is preferred, if not available, then a Countryman is fine. note: 1 DI is split the bass signal to the board, the other two are for Matt Nelson's acoustic guitar pedals.  
  3.) One professional acoustic guitar with internal pickup and new strings, stretched, tuned, and ready to play. Instruments in order of preference are:  
    1.) Taylor  
    2.) Martin  
    3.) Gibson  
    4.)  Takemine  
  4.) One Fender Precision bass with new strings, stretched, tuned, and ready to play  
     
 

Lead Guitar (Cary Park):

 
1.)  One Amplifier, type in order of preference:
1.)  Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
2.) 

Fender Hot Rod DeVille

3.)  Fender Vibro King
4.)  Fender Twin (NOT 'The Twin')
2.)  One Fender Stratocaster with new strings, stretched, tuned, and ready to play
Rhythm Guitar (Gunnar Nelson):
1.)  One Amplifier, type in order of preference:
1.)  Matchless DC30
2.)  Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
3.)  Fender Hot Rod DeVille
4.)  Fender Vibro King
5.)  Fender Twin (NOT 'The Twin')
2.)  One Roland Jazz Chorus JC120
3.)  One D.I., a Radial is preferred, if not available, then a Countryman is fine. note: it is for Gunnar Nelson's acoustic guitar pedal.
4.) One professional acoustic guitar with internal pickup and new strings, stretched, tuned, and ready to play. Instruments in order of preference are:
1.)  Taylor
2.) Martin
3.)  Gibson
4.)  Takemine
5.)  One Gibson Les Paul with new strings, stretched, tuned, and ready to play.
Additional Miscellaneous:

Two (2) separate in-ear monitor systems for Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. (Artists will provide custom ear molds.)

Venue to provide either two Sennheiser EW300 transmitter packs and reciever units, or two Shure PSM 600 transmitter packs and receiver units.

Note: as backup monitors, venue should provide one floor wedge for each position, or at the very least, two sidefill speakers in case the in-ear systems fail to work.

One (1) Boss guitar tuner and cable for the backstage area, for pre-show tuning.

Important final note to backline provider: This rider is comprehensive, yet vital to NELSON's ability to perform its contracted sets. We ask that backup instruments be provided, for the fact that in all of our years doing this, there HAVE been occasions where the airlines have 'lost' our luggage (instruments) on our way to our shows... and without these backup instruments, everyone would have been hosed. It's on these rare occasions that the backup axes have saved all of our collective bacon. Thanks!

**ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS CONTACT: PUCKER PRODUCTIONS Gunnar Nelson/Matthew Nelson _______________

 

ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO on this ________ day of _____________, 200___
PURCHASER AGENT:
 

X_____________________________________ 

Print Name _____________________________

 

PUCKER PRODUCTIONS

X_____________________________________ 

Print Name: ____________________________

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