All the time. Way back I used a 5B for my right and a 2S in my left when I needed more oomph on the snare. Forever (country, jazz) I have used brushes etc in my right while working a stick with my left.
Good to see David Wilcox on the full list. I saw several gobsmacking gigs with Whitey Glann on drums.
Curious that Motherlode doesn't make the list. Their song "When I Die" was a one hit wonder. But a really good one hit wonder. Goofy video, but there's the song:
I'm pretty happy with these.
Front row (l to r).
Tama Artstar White Piano Lacquer,
Tama Mastercraft Rosewood 1980,
Home built snare with Premier hoops (one of my go to's)
Ludwig Supra 1966 refitted with P86 strainer and die cast batter hoop. (a constant, never fails)
Carlton pipe band...
Bobby Graham played Carlton drums. I've often wondered whether we heard his Carltons on early Kinks and DC5 records. I used to envy the pipe band with Carlton snares when my pipe band landed a deal for Ludwigs. I have one old black oyster Carlton that has the same dark interior finish...
I was gigging light gigs with my arm in a sling at 4 weeks. I could not move my gear by myself. And I only started up again after my pt said just what I could do at that point. Things got back to normal gradually after that. Good luck
I would expect JB to get exactly what he wanted from his drummer or he's off the bus. Such skills seem to be in the wheelhouse for most of the drummers I have seen playing gospel. If they want the gig. I had to learn similar lesson when I got good country gigs. Play less, don't crowd the singer...
I tried to write on the road through the 70's. It was hard to write on the road and stay sane with all the stuff that went on day to day with a road band. Submitting stuff, I'd be using return addresses three gigs down the road. I never got anything over the transom during that time, but I got a...
Really nice guy. An inspired and inspiring drummer. From a gearhead vista, I saw him play one of those Yamaha pedal floor toms, he really knew how to have fun with that. I loved catching him whenever I could.
I work with a guy regularly who plays marimba at our jazz gigs. Sounds great. Standards. I don't always like the mechanical sound of vibes which reminds me of bad plumbing or that one organ stop nobody pulls. Have fun and good luck.
Agogo bell's mounted on the hi hat stand. (Easier position for me than regular hoop mounted cowbell holder. ) I always have a shaker and tambourine in my gig bag. Other stuff (triangles, bongos,etc.) comes and goes as needed.
When I could still buy used Volvo brick wagons, my car and drums (used Gretsch and used Ludwig) came about as close to some sort of harmonic convergence. Now the drums are the same and I'm driving a (bought new) Caravan. Easy to load, boring to drive.
I've had both my shoulders done. Pain wasn't a constant for me after about 4 days. I could easily induce pain driving, reaching up, etc. That calmed down with time and PT. Racked up shoulders can really mess with your sleep. Good luck.