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  1. Drumbeav

    Looking for 1930s - style hi-hats

    Sorry so late to the party but I'm a brand new member. My suggestion to achieve that 1930's hi-hat sound would be to seek a Wuhan 11" or 12" splash for the top cymbal and the same for the bottom or better yet, cut down a larger, cracked cymbal to match your Wuhan. The cymbal will sound somewhat...
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    New Blue Man Group Drummer Describes Brutal Audition Process ... Is Being Blue a High-Dollar Gig?

    Green Bay woman becomes Blue Man. I love it. Orange you glad you Red this story on how to Pink outside the box?
  3. Drumbeav

    Gig nightmare!!! Submit yours here...

    Back when I was first starting to gig out regularly (around age 19), one night I found myself sweating so much that I could barely keep my sticks from slipping from my grip in both hands. Squeezing tighter only created stiffness and cramping; I got so desperate, that I moved the sticks to in...
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    Gig nightmare!!! Submit yours here...

    I once played at loosely assembled, summertime outdoor party/jam/boozefest type of thing. Nobody was getting paid, so I hesitate to label it a "gig." Anyway, the musicians' performance area was on grass and under a huge, makeshift tarp tent with flaps held up with wooden boards to allow...
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    How important is versatility for you?

    Exactly! Just like the classic Hollywood actors who when auditioning for roles got asked "Can you ride a horse/shoot a gun/dance...etc., simply replied "Yes" to anything, then promptly went out and took lessons on whatever was relevant.
  6. Drumbeav

    How important is versatility for you?

    At 54, I am semi-retired from active gigging but there was a time when I deliberately sought the most wildly divergent situations I could find to challenge myself to stretch and learn. It is so much fun and rewarding to immerse yourself in a totally different circle of players and styles. In...