I played my gig last night in Albany NY.
But, I didn't video record the show...
...after a brutally physical long day at work I just wanted to slam a few drinks and go Animalistic all over my kit like a sloppy low-fi garage band. :toothy7:
20s are awesome. With a 20 you get the best of both worlds (punch, and lower frequencies than an 18 or a 16.
After switching to my next drum I reckon I can retire the 16 back to its floor tom origin, or keep it home as a coffee table! :angel9:
In this wee hour (4:14am NY time) I went on Reverb and ordered an Evans 16 inch SoundOff mesh head from a vendor in New Hampshire... it will arrive to me by midweek.
Although I like Evans drum heads (especially their clear red Hydraulic heads) the Evans logo will get removed, or obscured by...
All good points, thanks for everyone's input.
Indeed I must protect the bearing edge,
so any head up front is fine.
Someone asked "why have a front head at all?"
I want to try the mesh head, because the mesh is open like a window screen allowing air and volume to escape the drum shell...
I'm not a big fan of open-front kick drums except when it's done in a recording studio.
So, I'm thinking about replacing my
Reso head with a mesh head...
I really don't wanna cut a port hole
into my current reso head which is the
beautiful clear red Evans Hydraulic batter head that has my band...
Ditto, same here.
Although I like the sounds and thuds of 22" kick drums, I really love the
punch and tightness of my 16" kick; and it's easier for me to carry around.
It's true that a kick this size can belch out a good volume when tuned right,
and has good beaters and heads, AND a good kick...
Well, my band didn't make it into Round #4 of the Nippertown March Music Madness contest.
It was a fun contest, nonetheless; and it got our band name out to more of the masses.
I send out good luck vibes to the remaining bands in the contest.
I don't mind my band participating in a contest...
A song from my band's stream show in Hudson Falls NY last Friday.
The house kit I was playing on is a beautiful Natural Wood Yamaha Stage Custom...
(more video footage of songs from this show can be seen in my YouTube channel)
This song is titled "Midnight To Six Man" and it is a cover that we...
MUSIC INSTRUMENT CATALOGS have changed... derrrrrA$$tically! ...ugh!
Twenty years ago i enjoyed receiving physically published paperback magazine-style music catalogs
by mail from Musician's Friend, and other music instrument retailers... reading material while I
have a snack or sit on the...
Yes the carts are expensive to replace; that is why supermarkets now have
GPS electronic devices to locate them if they get taken off the property.
Before that happens, the wheels automatically lock, the moment a cart gets
wheeled off the property... the parking lot has sensors, if a cart gets...
During the past year my band has played two private party gigs (Safely); had two Studio Recording sessions;
weekly rehearsals as usual (because Rehearsals AIN'T stopping for Rona, lol); and two incidental gigs
at a venue with limited capacity; meanwhile my band's CD album "Apocalypse Wow!" has...
Shopping carts are all the rage, man! You know how folks go shopping
at their local market, and haul their groceries home in a shopping cart
and they abandon the cart on the streets...
...I grabbed a couple of carts. I cut one down to make it into a flat-bed dolly
to haul my hardware in a...
Are you bands participating in contests held in your city?
If yes, what are you waiting for... don't be shy, get your band
signed up into a contest in your city and get your followers to support you!
It's good clean fun for all the bands, and everyone gets to see
and hear new music in town by...
My band, The VaVaVoodoos stream show in Hudson Falls NY next weekend...
... and in other news... my band is now in Round #3 of Nippertown's March Music Madness contest.
...so, for those of you who reside in...
The largest kit I've ever played was a 7-piece kit, hauling it on foot in a shopping cart,
to a venue right around the corner from home. I was lucky I lived just a walk away from the venue.
But after that, I bought a used 4-piece (20" kick, snare, 12" rack tom, and a 16" floor tom)
and was able...
If I can buy good-condition drum gear from private owners on Craigslist and Reverb, I will.
I buy Used, because I believe in practical use of the item rather than just flaunting it
just because I could afford it.
Not all musicians behave in that superficial flaunting manner, just the small...