My 1976 black label 20” ride. It was a gift from a guitarist I worked with back in 2018.
His church had bought a new kit, cymbals and all, and stored the old one in a closet for years.
When they renovated they gave the kit and cymbals to the guitarist who in-turn parceled them out to friends and...
I often joke to people at gigs that “I’m not one of the musicians, I’m just the drummer, so I only ‘hang out’ with musicians.”
Always gets a chuckle, and a kind correction from them and from my bandmates. It’s a small thing but it’s always nice to hear them immediately defend the drummer. :)
I have used both for years now and have a definite preference for the Tune-bot.
I still use the drum dial for tuning my bass drum heads as it just makes it quicker and easier as there is a little more room for differences between lugs on an EMAD with the damping ring. So no need to dial in...
Recently seen a video interview with Steve Lukather where he was asked to show his contribution to Beat It by Michael Jackson.
He laughed and said he could, but it would cost them. Of course he was referring to the copyrighted song and the fact that it would require the producers to pay to use...
Honestly don’t know, the reso head isn’t new and has a few months on it, but it drops from 380ish to 360ish within a week or two regularly. Stretch? Surely it would have broken by now if that’s the case. But it does lose tension over short time periods. Always stored in its padded case in the...
Played 2 gigs this weekend.
One on an outdoor patio, wood backdrop, wood floor, open air, crowd of about 75 people, drinking, enjoying themselves
The other, same scenario but inside the bar, all wood floors and walls.
Fridays patio bar gig went great. Played our 3 sets and the crowd was...
Thank you! Well for each count I’m playing four strikes in a 4/4. (At least that’s how I count it in my head) On that last count at the end of those verses I double those for the final count (on the four).
But I’m no music major. I could be wrong.
How often do you use 32nd notes in your drumming?
When my band plays this version of Johnny Cash’ ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, at the very end of the verse, on the 4, I go from 16ths to 32nds for a single count.
It’s the only time I use them that I recall.
How about you folks...
The larger the room (or outdoors) the more you will pick up on the differences.
I first spotted it reviewing an outdoor gig playback.
The last nights outdoor gig had me switching back and forth to hear the difference. It was there.
Sounds like you know my pain! Lol.
Yeah the leg shaving. Cyclists loved to attribute it to making it easier to clean up road rash, but the reality is they all liked the look of their muscularly-defined legs shaven vs hairy.
In cycling it was always things like spending hundreds on a titanium...
The last few gigs I have picked up a noticeable difference in my snare drums resonance dependent upon 2 things.
First variable my left leg, resting against the snare or not.
And the second is whether I snug the basket up (making positioning the stand easier later in the gig), or leaving it...
I currently own 2 drums I bought, tuned up with new heads, and have never played.
One is a Natal 12” hammered steel snare, I picked it up when the drum shop owner asked me if I would want it at below his cost as he picked it up at NAMM. The price was so good I thought why not.
But by the time I...
Each of my 3 kits are complete down to the hardware, pedals, cymbals and throne. Even bags and cases for all, stick bags and sticks, nothing shared.
2 of them are for gigging (one regular size 5-pc and my smaller Tama club gig for tiny venues).
This just makes it so much easier to pack and go...
My audition for my current gig got a nice compliment from the artist.
We ran through 4 or 5 songs he asked me to work up and he smiled at me and said,
“You know how I knew you were a pro?” “Because you can play soft!”
He didn’t know the term for ghost notes but that’s what impressed him over...