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aduayer
07-16-2012, 10:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oimUaUdY7E&feature=g-user-u

So guys, first of all I didn't know where I should post this, but I think this is one of the right places.
As some of you may know, I work as a guitar tech for a band called O Rappa (www.orappa.com.br) and we are going the be at Lollapalooza 2012 in Chicago on the August 3rd and in Miami on the 5th at the Fillmore.
Xandao, O Rappa's guitar player (http://www.prsguitars.com/artists/profiles/xandaomeneses/index.html) is a PRS hard core fan, so he has amps, guitars, cables, etc in his set up. He looks like a PRS outdoor...LOL. Anyway, we are not taking our amps to US (because of shipping costs) neither guitars. Since Xandao main guitar is a Modern Eagle 1, those with Brazilian rosewood necks, we are not flying with it. So we are getting out of the box 3 "H" heads, a US Tremonti, a SE Catanese and a SCHB for this shows.
The heads and the SCHB are stock, the Tremonti has a special finish and the Catanese has some passive pick ups, but that's it.
I will try to shoot a video and post latter here, but those guitars and amp will arrive to me a day before the Lolla concert and since we trust so much in PRS, we will open the boxes, soundcheck and rock! I am sure everything will works fine and we'll have lots of fun.

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07-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Hey Alex, get me an address and I'll ship Xandao my hot rod Singlecut Modern Eagle for the show. It has 59/09's, a 1-piece trem, and brass saddles.

It's a faded blue-jean monster.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SinglecutModernEagle1/SCTME.jpg

aduayer
07-16-2012, 10:42 AM
Wow, you rock, Hans. I will tell him about your offer and I am sure he appreciates it. Thanx

Shawn@PRS
07-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Xandao has been a tremendous supporter of PRS products across the board. It's always great to see him touring with his Modern Eagle I, but it will be equally interesting to see him playing a Singlecut Hollowbody and Catanese during the show in Chicago. I hope the O Rappa set is flimed by Lollapalooza folks, I'd love to see some video from the show.

One day I'd love to see O Rappa playing at the PRS Experience. Now that would be an experience!

Jet Whitey
07-18-2012, 10:18 PM
I have a few that'll knock his socks off as well....let me know !

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07-19-2012, 12:24 AM
I have a few that'll knock his socks off as well....let me know !
Prove it, "Branco".

Jet Whitey
07-19-2012, 07:32 PM
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aduayer
07-22-2012, 11:42 AM
Xandao has been a tremendous supporter of PRS products across the board. It's always great to see him touring with his Modern Eagle I, but it will be equally interesting to see him playing a Singlecut Hollowbody and Catanese during the show in Chicago. I hope the O Rappa set is flimed by Lollapalooza folks, I'd love to see some video from the show.

One day I'd love to see O Rappa playing at the PRS Experience. Now that would be an experience!

Man, it would be awesome to see them at the PRS Experience. Thanks to everybody who offered a guitar for Xandao to replace his ME1, but he wants to go with the US Tremonti that is already ready and waiting for us. That will be his main axe for this 2 US concerts and the Catanese will be his spare. The SCHB, Falcao, the singer is going to use.
I will do my best to take pics and shoot some videos.
Once more thank you very much

vchizzle
07-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Thanks for posting, I'm listening to some samples now and love the style! Great, great stuff. Wish I spoke the language but I will likely buy an album anyway, the music as a whole speaks to me even if I don't understand a word of it.

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07-24-2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for posting, I'm listening to some samples now and love the style! Great, great stuff. Wish I spoke the language but I will likely buy an album anyway, the music as a whole speaks to me even if I don't understand a word of it.I'll tell you when it really gets fun... when you know their songs well enough to TRY and sing along. I need lyric sheets. I am sure about 60% of the sounds coming out of my mouth are complete gibberish. :D

If their Bass player ever retires, I'm applying for the gig!!!

Shawn@PRS
07-24-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm with you Vaughn. I only speak enough Portuguese to order a beer and some feijoada, so I don’t really understand the lyrical content. But I feel the music and vibe are strong enough to carry the songs. Not an easy thing to do in my opinion.

Plus the entire band and crew are just the nicest guys in the world, so it makes it easy to like them. It's a real treat to see them play live. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it.

aduayer
07-24-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm with you Vaughn. I only speak enough Portuguese to order a beer and some feijoada, so I don’t really understand the lyrical content. But I feel the music and vibe are strong enough to carry the songs. Not an easy thing to do in my opinion.

Plus the entire band and crew are just the nicest guys in the world, so it makes it easy to like them. It's a real treat to see them play live. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it.

thank you for your kind words.
and funny thing is, when I grew up, listening to american music, I felt the same way. couldn't get a word, but the music just got me. anyway, music is universal and as was written in a guitar add: "lyrics, what a waste of time between solos"...LOL

vchizzle
07-24-2012, 07:50 PM
I'll tell you when it really gets fun... when you know their songs well enough to TRY and sing along. I need lyric sheets. I am sure about 60% of the sounds coming out of my mouth are complete gibberish. :D

If their Bass player ever retires, I'm applying for the gig!!!
Lol! I say we get you good & drunk and have you sing along at Exp :)

I'm with you Vaughn. I only speak enough Portuguese to order a beer and some feijoada, so I don’t really understand the lyrical content. But I feel the music and vibe are strong enough to carry the songs. Not an easy thing to do in my opinion.

Plus the entire band and crew are just the nicest guys in the world, so it makes it easy to like them. It's a real treat to see them play live. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it.
Will do Shawn.

aduayer
07-25-2012, 09:42 AM
well, guys, O Rappa is not going to be at Experience this year, but I will. I say: let's party on!

vchizzle
07-25-2012, 10:51 AM
well, guys, O Rappa is not going to be at Experience this year, but I will. I say: let's party on!
I didn't mean to imply O Rappa might be there this year, would've been cool if possible...I was more talking more like pumping it thru the PA and giving Hans a mic. :) Sorry if anyone though I meant O Rappa would be there.

aduayer
07-25-2012, 11:02 AM
I didn't mean to imply O Rappa might be there this year, would've been cool if possible...I was more talking more like pumping it thru the PA and giving Hans a mic. :) Sorry if anyone though I meant O Rappa would be there.
it's a joke Shawn and I do all the time. We think O Rappa at the Exp would be awesome. Xandao have been at Experience once and at the factory a couple fo times, but it would be great to have the whole band jamming. But your idea with Hans is just awesome!I'd love to see him singing in portuguese.
by the way, this is the Lolla video with O Rappa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oimUaUdY7E

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07-25-2012, 11:16 AM
it's a joke Shawn and I do all the time. We think O Rappa at the Exp would be awesome. Xandao have been at Experience once and at the factory a couple fo times, but it would be great to have the whole band jamming. But your idea with Hans is just awesome!I'd love to see him singing in Portuguese.
by the way, this is the Lolla video with O Rappa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oimUaUdY7E
I'm going to need a dreadlock wig, my bass, a blue line SVT head, a bunch of hot Brazilian babes in the front row... and THIS song!

Meu santo tá cansado
Não vou dizer que tenho saldo sobrando
Não tô devendo, mas a vida de homem é assim mesmo
Uma lona de freio aqui
Um motor fazendo um barulho ali
Não vou dizer que não menti

Meu santo tá cansado
Que sou todo direito e sei a hora de ser covarde
Não pude ser tudo o que quis, armei umas e outras
Tomei e dei volta como o drible sem objetivo
Que se perde além da linha lateral
Como drible sem objetivo

Mesmo sem carteira azul, sempre fui trabalhador
Às vezes a gente reza a cartilha e sai de brita
Às vezes a gente corre atrás do finado
Tem jogo (vai!) que começa acabado
Já jurei, já jurei
Com dedos cruzados, com dedos cruzados
Não tô aqui pra ser herói cuzão
Pra pagar de otário
Não tô aqui pra pagar pau pra fardinha azul
Aqui não tem cabeça baixa, também não tenho pressa
Não sou bebedor de água benta,
Se liga nessa, vai, ajoelha e reza
Meu sangue mais de uma vez subiu
Como o céu azul, meu céu azul de abril
Limpo, lavabo, brilha no céu mais bonito do espaço
Depois das águas de março
Meu santo tá cansado

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07-25-2012, 11:22 AM
"Meu Mundo É O Barro" is also an amazing song! Fun guitar licks too!

aduayer
07-25-2012, 12:04 PM
"Meu Mundo É O Barro" is also an amazing song! Fun guitar licks too!

The distorted guitars on Meu Mundo é o Barro were recorded by me. no joke

Shawn@PRS
07-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Here is a live version of that song for you Hans. You better start brushing up on your Portguese! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Xh_eQztds

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07-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Here is a live version of that song for you Hans. You better start brushing up on your Portguese! :)

That would be unspeakably cool (literally). But... let's leave it to the professionals. ;)

Perhaps we can hope to see O Rappa at X-PRS-MMXIII. :p

aduayer
07-25-2012, 12:55 PM
I know Xandao and I would love it!

Shawn@PRS
08-02-2012, 07:16 PM
If anyone is going to Palooza in Chicago this weekend, go check out some PRS guitars and amps in action during O Rappa's set and say hi the world famous Skitchy from the PTC.

Shawn@PRS
08-05-2012, 12:16 PM
Xandao from O Rappa rocking some PRS gear at Lolapalooza

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/xandao.jpg

Fox77
08-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Xandao from O Rappa rocking some PRS gear at Lolapalooza

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/xandao.jpg

Wow, that's a cool looking Tremonti!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
08-05-2012, 03:40 PM
Alex, Did you and the band get caught up in the evacuation yesterday?

aduayer
08-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Xandao from O Rappa rocking some PRS gear at Lolapalooza

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/xandao.jpg
Xandao's original set up is amazing, but the new one is louder (2 x "H" 100watts), meaner, and looks even better. thanx to Shawn, Paul Miles, Bev Fowler and the PTC guys. We shoot a video and as soon it's ready I will post it

aduayer
08-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Alex, Did you and the band get caught up in the evacuation yesterday?

we left Chicago Saturday noon, so we found out about the evacuation when we were already in Miami. Skitchy was there

aduayer
08-08-2012, 02:17 PM
O Rappa's version of Hey Joe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeMkvg5UfyY

OsirisProtocol
08-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Love their cover. Great playing all around. Question though, Is Marcelo using the Lonestar as a moniter?

aduayer
08-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Love their cover. Great playing all around. Question though, Is Marcelo using the Lonestar as a moniter?

no, Marcelo Falcao would use the Lone Star if he plays guitar. Since nobody knows what O Rappa is going to play, we are always ready for anything. I mean, they always have a set list, but they never use it.

OsirisProtocol
08-08-2012, 05:18 PM
no, Marcelo Falcao would use the Lone Star if he plays guitar. Since nobody knows what O Rappa is going to play, we are always ready for anything. I mean, they always have a set list, but they never use it.

Sounds awesome. Must be a nightmare for their guitar tech(s) to not have a steady setlist to work with but it makes for an amazing and unpredictable show.

Shawn@PRS
08-08-2012, 05:48 PM
Sounds awesome. Must be a nightmare for their guitar tech(s) to not have a steady setlist to work with but it makes for an amazing and unpredictable show.

When Falcao, the lead singer, decides he's going to stage dive, he takes out his wallet and put it on the drum riser. At that point the crew scrabbles and calls security because they know in a matter of seconds he'll be crowd surfing through thousands of enthusiastic fans. It's never planned and they have no idea it's going to happen (except for the wallet coming out).

As a spectator, it's pretty entertaining to watch. :)

OsirisProtocol
08-08-2012, 06:05 PM
When Falcao, the lead singer, decides he's going to stage dive, he takes out his wallet and put it on the drum riser. At that point the crew scrabbles and calls security because they know in a matter of seconds he'll be crowd surfing through thousands of enthusiastic fans. It's never planned and they have no idea it's going to happen (except for the wallet coming out).

As a spectator, it's pretty entertaining to watch. :)

That's all types of awesome. I can only imagine the mad dash of the crew trying to make sure he makes it back to the stage safely.

aduayer
08-09-2012, 08:06 AM
Sounds awesome. Must be a nightmare for their guitar tech(s) to not have a steady setlist to work with but it makes for an amazing and unpredictable show.

it is. we never know what's next, so all the gear must be ready to rock and roll all the time...LOL

aduayer
08-09-2012, 08:08 AM
When Falcao, the lead singer, decides he's going to stage dive, he takes out his wallet and put it on the drum riser. At that point the crew scrabbles and calls security because they know in a matter of seconds he'll be crowd surfing through thousands of enthusiastic fans. It's never planned and they have no idea it's going to happen (except for the wallet coming out).

As a spectator, it's pretty entertaining to watch. :)
as a crew member too, since I never go to the audience to help him out. I am one of the guys that stays in the stage to help him climb it back. he stage dive 2 times in the same concert a couple of weeks ago. that one I didn't see it coming.

aduayer
08-22-2012, 03:50 PM
no matter where we go...
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Shawn is with us all the time!
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aduayer
08-22-2012, 03:50 PM
and we do love Maryland

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Shawn@PRS
08-22-2012, 06:20 PM
MARYLAND MADE


and we do love Maryland

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aduayer
09-05-2012, 06:34 PM
I dare to PRSh beat this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kUfK7riqp8&feature=youtu.be