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  1. lol @ Gary - looks like you`re "looping" in the forum as well http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif
  2. It seems to me that the General Public don`t have any idea about what a disco/Dj does, what he/she has to learn and remember, what he/she has to spend to set up a rig and the outlay to keep it going. I feel also that they all seem to "know someone" who would do the gig for thirty quid but they`re otherwise engaged that night. I reckon most of them already have a price in their head when they ring you, and expect that price will "buy" you for the whole day if need be. Next time I get a wozzack on the phone I think I`ll tell `em "you can have my services for £15 an hour, as long as you provid
  3. If anyone complained to me that Tina - The Best was in any way offensive I would tell them they were small-minded and petty. Same happens here when I play "You`ll Never Walk Alone" - I get the Evertonians and Liverpudlians kicking up a fuss. I just tell `em it`s only a bloody song, and anyway, Everton was singing it before the Kop took it over. (That`s a fact, by the way). . . One day I`ll get me nose bloodied http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif There are some Irish songs which are steeped in sectarian tradition - I think "Kevin Barry" is one. So you do have to be a bit c
  4. QUOTE (C.S @ Jul 16 2004, 04:17 PM) ........its frustrating to go home alone especially with the price of batteries........... Aaaarghhhh!! ROTFLMFAO... must try that one http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/thumbup.gif
  5. How do http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/042.gif
  6. Hiya matey. Welcome. You`re in a good place to make friends and learn. See ya around http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif

    WHAM !!

    Mastermix Issue 215 has a great Wham! mix. Slap it on, watch the floor fill, and nip off to the bar http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/thumbup.gif
  8. Friday night - BBQ in the back garden. Just me & the missus, some steak, burgers & Guinness..... luvverly http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif Saturday, 50th anniversary. Nice gig... small function room over a pub. Had coloured pars around the ceiling wired to a couple of bulgin cables just waiting for my S2L controller. And a pair of linked Datamoons either side of the dancefloor. Now I`m more determined than ever to get some of those http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif The "do" was a good`n. About 80 - 90 guests from such diverse places as
  9. I recently found a whole pile of "ballroom" style CDs in the charity shop around the corner. I got a 4cd box set, (Victor Sylvester I think), a 2cd set, "Sapphire in Sequence" and several individual discs. Got the lot for a tenner and so far haven`t found a duff track. ---------- For standard Waltz, Fox-trot, Quickstep etc you can most likely find dozens of tracks which are already in your collection. For instance, Fairgound Attraction`s "Perfect" is a Quickstep... listen out for others of the same tempo. You can apply this to a lot of stuff... listen to a Foxtrot, or a Tango, or whateve
  10. Here`s my twopennorth.. I answered "No". It makes no difference where you live or what you pay for parking, petrol etc etc. What matters is this........ Let`s say all the pro DJs agree on a set fee, or band of fees to suit occasions. It would take a while to thrash out and would end up with a few now charging more than they used to and a few, unfortunately, charging less than they used to. But hey, we all made an agreement didn`t we?? Well, actually no! Probably around 5% of all the guys playing music at gigs would fill all the criteria... fully pro (producing accounts), PLI, PAT, no

    Prodisk 47

    I usually defend the Mastermix stuff but I have to agree this time. Some people wait for and rely on Prodisc to keep them up to date, but this month`s offering was more than a tad tardy. I suppose it`s not too easy picking 20 tracks out of the (probable) dozens of new releases every month. Maybe they should make it a double CD and charge a bit more?? What d`ya think?? http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif
  12. Hi and welcome Nikita. I hope you enjoy your stay with DJs United. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/042.gif
  13. My Studiomaster Mixer and McGreggor Amp are both 12 years old and have never given a day`s trouble. About once a year I strip them, clean them and check for dry joints, loose nuts & bolts and suspect wiring. Every time I think of upgrading a mate buys new gear and has loads of problems - so I hang on a bit longer....... then a bit longer... etc.. My guitar amp for when I do the odd live music gig is a Roland JC-120 which I bought back in 1984/85 so that`s knocking on 20 years old now - and I wouldn`t swap it! And my guitar is a June `69 Fender Strat which I`ll never let go. In order to
  14. Chris, you light up my life http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif
  15. Chris. I have just (last week) been refused bookings at a local hotel because my gear does not have a P.A.T. / safety certificate provided by a "bone fide company of electrical engineers". My own 25 years servicing electronics counts for nothing to them, and as I don`t run a business any more I can`t officially produce a test certificate. You can P.A.T. your own gear for your own peace of mind but I`m afraid it doesn`t cut much ice with (a) some venues and (b) your Insurer should there be a mishap. I`ve been looking into this very closely and find that, unless my annual P.A.T. bill is quite
  16. Well done that man! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif I`m quite happy to chuck in an order for a thou if it helps you get a good deal. Lemme know. Cheers Ian http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif
  17. You can`t get any more professional than a surgeon, and they`ve all got at least two jobs. ;)
  18. QUOTE (Loz @ May 21 2003, 07:52 PM) http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/oops.gif nono: Sorry guys forgot about the direct competition rule. LOL LOZ http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif Actually it`s not about competition as such, cos competition is healthy and Chris`s prices would take some beating anyway. It`s simply that Chris (aka Congleton Sound and Light) finances this website and forum out of his own pocket, so it`s more about good manners and etiquette. Anyone can make a mistake (made a slight slip-up meself a while back), so I reckon he`ll forgive you (this t


    I don`t think Chris sells this so........ You can buy UV-active paint from various disco suppliers but, why not go to Tesco and buy some UV-Actvie Brylcreem?? Works a treat for writing signs, and for "hidden" messages at kids` parties. Oh yes - it`s cool on yer hair as well http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif
  20. EQUITY - The Actor`s Guild has an "Variety" membership section. I am a member of Equity and have been for years. When I first tried to join I was told that as I was in a band I had to join the Musician` Union. So I tried again, only this time I told them that I was the band`s lead vocal and as such this made me a "Presenter", especially as I was often required to compere a whole show. This they accepted and I got me bit-parts on Brookie http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif - So what I`m saying is this - if you`re a DJ, you`re a presenter/compere. Maybe in some cases a come
  21. Use a karaoke track and get the victim`s family to sing it to them. At the same time set up your Minidisc or camcorder to record the event. Could be useful in the future. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif From what you say it sounds like you have the Mastermix DJ Box. (Disc 1, track 11). That`s the one I use most times.. serves the puprpose.
  22. QUOTE (Chris_Pointon @ May 12 2003, 10:48 PM) Wrong - if it was open circuit it wouldn't work at ALL, regardless of whether the resistor was in circuit or not http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif I`m sorry Chris - I thought that`s what he was saying?? >Although they have hardly ever been used "I use my Proels" , I have never heard the horn give out any sound ? the 4 tweeters , yes, so I have opened them up for a look I found wired in line with the Flared Horn, a small oblong ceramic component about an...........<
  23. Have you checked the resistance of the horn??? It may be open-circuit. Sorry to disagree with the expert, but I would never advocate driving the horn in a full-range cab without the limiting resistor. If it wasn`t needed it wouldn`t be there. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif
  24. Must have been a bag of mixed emotions there. Angry at the treatment. elated at the one-upmanship, and then deflated at the thought of the lost work. Maybe you should send them a bill for the extensive counselling you needed afterwards? http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif
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