Too old to "give it some" - my birthday weekend.

keep it simple

Platinum Member
Danke for the info! I've been wanting a Q8 for quite some time, and hadn't looked into the Q3 at all. I appreciate the first-hand info on the two. One more Q - I loved the sound of your ride cymbal (in fact, all your cymbals. Wish we had access to Amedia). How would you compare your ride to the Sabian AAX or HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride in the flesh?

GeeDeeEmm
Very different to the AAX for sure - much more complexed. I can only compare it to the HHX, not the raw bell version. This Amedia Vigor 22" ride is one heavy beast yet it's not a one trick pony. I use it a lot, but especially in unmic'd gigs where I need it to cut through big sounds without being overly bright / glassy. Amedia are distributed in the USA. I can hook you up with the main guy if you wish.

First let me say Happy Birthday Andy. Second, the playing was refreshing and had lots of energy and the fills were sweet. I am 57 now and feel I am playing better then I ever have so let me tell ya, you have a whole lot left....
Great of you to chime in Bob, & thank you for your words of encouragement!

Happy Be-lated Birthday Andy!

My best thoughts while you grieve....

...and am looking forward to the recording of how that drum sounds when hit ; )

...I bet it is...sweet...(sorry)
Groan - yes, sweet indeed :)
 

Otto

Platinum Member
Happy Be-lated Birthday Andy!

My best thoughts while you grieve....

...and am looking forward to the recording of how that drum sounds when hit ; )

...I bet it is...sweet...(sorry)
 

bobacwrd

Senior Member
First let me say Happy Birthday Andy. Second, the playing was refreshing and had lots of energy and the fills were sweet. I am 57 now and feel I am playing better then I ever have so let me tell ya, you have a whole lot left....
 

gdmoore28

Gold Member
Thank you, & yes, the sound is just the camera mic's. This particular gig is very stripped back for us. The kit is completely unmic'd. We're just using two of our PA tops, & only keys + vocals going through it. Crucially, the camera is behind both rear line & PA, so the sound would be much better out front.

Camera is a Zoom Q8. It has a 4 channel capability, so able to take a desk feed as well as the built in condenser mic's, or aux mic's as required. On this occasion, we're just using the built in mic's. You'll get just as good audio results from the cheaper Zoom Q3HD using the built in mics, but the Q8 has more facilities & is useful for it's wide angle lens facility too. Common to all Zoom cameras, the audio is unsurpassed using built in mic's, but the video element is poor by comparison to a regular video focussed camera.

Thank you :)
Danke for the info! I've been wanting a Q8 for quite some time, and hadn't looked into the Q3 at all. I appreciate the first-hand info on the two. One more Q - I loved the sound of your ride cymbal (in fact, all your cymbals. Wish we had access to Amedia). How would you compare your ride to the Sabian AAX or HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride in the flesh?

GeeDeeEmm
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
That's great! I am a huge Martin Chambers fan. I played a gig last weekend and we had a guest harmonica player who can really blow. He wanted to do Middle Of The Road, and I just love, love, love the drum part on that tune. That was fun.
Sounds like fun, & I know what you mean about the drum part. Simple, but really drives the tune.

Oh - look who's sneaked onto a Guru kit ;)
 

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8Mile

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We played our version in front of Verden & also Martin Chambers from the Pretenders (another local band) last year. Absolutely no pressure ;)
That's great! I am a huge Martin Chambers fan. I played a gig last weekend and we had a guest harmonica player who can really blow. He wanted to do Middle Of The Road, and I just love, love, love the drum part on that tune. That was fun.
 

keep it simple

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We all age but only a select few become vintage. Welcome.
Does that mean my (spurs) legs are mostly useless? ;)

Welcome to the double-nickel Andy!
Dennis
Thanks Dennis :)

I've always liked your approach to crash playing Andy. Of all the things to pick from.
Indeed, but I'll take it :) Now you mention it, that set of clips is somewhat crash laden.

I love that you guys do Mott The Hoople. I'd love to cover that tune in a band some time.
It's a great tune! Our approach is sort of somewhere in-between the Mott & Bowie version, but powered up & with a piano solo refrain. Of course, Mott the Hoople are a Hereford hometown band, so there is a strong local connection. Additionally, our bassist used to play with Verden Allen. We played our version in front of Verden & also Martin Chambers from the Pretenders (another local band) last year. Absolutely no pressure ;)

On a side note, I've picked up a few choice English words after talking with you guys. I say punter, bugger (off) & now knackered. haha! Oh yeah, and wanker...can't forget that.
The ban hammer is hovering as I type this ;)

It would seem drums are a good release.
Yes, a good tub thumping guarantees mood improvement, for a while at least :)

Epic Cake.
Epic indeed. Andy was mucho impressed!

Happy Belated Birthday Andy. Sorry you had a crap week leading up to it but glad you were able to have a good weekend out of it. And the video clip is great as well.
Thank you, & yes, the balance was much needed :(
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
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Happy Birthday - the cake is really cool, but it needs 50 more candles - ha ha.



On a side note, I've picked up a few choice English words after talking with you guys. I say punter, bugger (off) & now knackered. haha! Oh yeah, and wanker...can't forget that.
Trying to follow some of their conversations is like a foreign language to me.
Even after I do a search for some of the terms used - LOL
 

Mart61

Silver Member
Happy belated birthday, Andy. Just watched the videos and you looked like you were having a blast. ��

Sorry to read of your woes tho. It would seem drums are a good release.
 
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