Spring is Here - Practicing Outdoors

Johnny K

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I took advantage the great weather here in the Annapolis area to annoy my neighbors for 2 hours. i switched up my 2up 2 down studio kit to 1 up 1 down to free up my 10" and 16" toms to make a bop kit. What you see is a 10/13/14/16. The snare is a 13" metal shelll Pearl Piccolo snare.

I hope some of you fellas are getting outside to do the same.

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Thought about doing that exact thing today! Problem with me is that my prospective setup areas all face the main country road here, and there is a lot of traffic. I wouldn't be able to play without friends stopping to listen - and talk, talk, talk. Even this brief setup for photos was taking a big chance!

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Live on the California coast. Frequently see someone set up on a bluff over the ocean. Need to try that.
Here’s the closest I’ve gotten so far...
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Would be kinda tough as I play hard rock with monster kicks...might be time to bring out the sticks & pad tho :icon_idea:
 

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I used to load my gear and drive up Angeles Crest Hwy to a favorite spot where I'd practice outside amongst the trees. Beautiful! One annoying drawback was the bugs. Hard to keep a steady beat when you're constantly swiping bugs from your face. My solution to that was to light up a cigar - kept the bugs away! But then I had to deal with smoke and ashes. Anyway, that all came to an end when a new law came along that made you have to pay a fee just to park.
 

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I was just thinking the other day, I'd love to play outside. Haven't Ever actually practiced outdoors. I may have to do that. :thumbup:
 

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No one called the cops! Neighbor two houses down was outside and thought I sounded like Buddy Rich (i was playing alot of swing). He may have been just being nice. LOL. I did ask him it was loud and he said no, not a bother.
 


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