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Forum: Drummers 05-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,953
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

That's the major issue I have with him.

Phil was the inspiration for me taking up drums. His playing, particularly on Duke and before was just immense. He got me into fusion with Brand X and his...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Playing Someone Else's Kit

I quite like playing on unfamiliar equipment. If the set up is different to mine, provided it's not a million miles away, I like the challenge and the way it makes me play differently. I do draw the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,403
Posted By bigiainw
Re: What is your drum setup pet peeve?

My pet peeve is guitartists that say they will give you time and space to get set up and then proceed to impede you in every way possible and noodle constantly at high volume while they do it!
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By bigiainw
Re: New find! 80's Wailin Smash video = ultimate epicness :)

It was like driving past a car crash. I didn't really want to look, but I couldn't look away either...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,300
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Forum demographic

Falkirk in Central Scotland, 49 years and feeling it more every day!, experienced but not necessarily that good, amateur/semi pro (ie, sometimes I get paid, but I have a real job too that pays the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Gig this Saturday by the beach!

More new drums- do tell!
Forum: Drums 05-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Premier Aviation Spitfire Series

The only camouflage snare was Nicko McBrain's custom Aces High snare.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By bigiainw
Haven't we all felt like this at least once?

Sorry if this is old news or has been posted before, but I just saw this today and have lost count of the number of times I have been tempted to reproduce this over the years....
Forum: Drums 04-25-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Should I convert 14" and 16" toms to floor toms?

I seem to be in a minority of one, but I have floor toms currently and I wish they were mounted. I found it so much easier just to hang the tom on my rack with the one mount. I didn't have any issues...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Band leaders

In the band that I played with for over 10 years, there was a gradual decay in the ethos of the band. At first it was fairly democratic- there were some fairly big personalities, but an air of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Injury stories while drumming

I had bi-lateral carpal tunnel release surgery in 2005/6. I had my right wrist done first followed by my left in early 2006. The recommended recovery period without playing was 4 weeks with a...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By bigiainw
Re: buying all new

8 lugs on the 14" tom for a start. I had a 6 lug 14" tom on my old Rockstar Custom and it was a pain for losing it's tuning in comparison with 8 lug drums I've owned.
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Posted By bigiainw
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

I saw him do a Tama drum clinic back in the 80's and then only a couple of weeks ago when he and his band played Ronnie Scott's. I wasn't there in person- it was livestreamed, but was great- he has...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
Posted By bigiainw
Re: RUSH retirement rumor

I witnessed the 2007 Genesis "Turn it on Again" tour.

Retire and stay retired, that's my advice.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By bigiainw
Re: "Museum piece" kits

I kinda get the museum piece thing, but it's not for me. Cars, aeroplanes, drum kits, whatever area your interest lies in, I much prefer seeing things used as they were intended, drums played, cars...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By bigiainw
Re: In with both feet!

To be fair, any band worth their salt isn't going to expect 55 songs down before the audition. When you get their list of what they want you to do for the audition, make sure that they clarify what...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By bigiainw
Re: James Taylor & Steve Gadd yesterday night

I've seen James 4 times now, he never ceases to impress me with his musicanship and his humanity. The last 2 times he spent the entire interval chating to and signing autographs for fans at the front...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Last Minute Gig Fees

I look at learning the set as my investment in getting called again for other deps with the same band. To me it's like turning up on time with working gear dressed appropriately for the gig. If they...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Hi-Hats: Tight or loose????

Gibraltar quick release clutch- no screw to loosen! See above, clearly great minds think alike. I now have 2, one for my gigging kit and one in my stick bag fro rehearsal room kits.
Forum: Drums 02-23-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Premier kit 1970's ?

My guess would be an Elite from the late 70's or early '80's. Birch with beech re-rings and in a 22-13-14-16 configuration. Looks like polychromatic gold with added pinstriping on the shell (probably...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,884
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Two floor toms....

I have 3 floor toms, a 14/16/18 combo. The 16 came with the rest of the kit and I added the 14 and 18 later when the finish was discontinued. I've only used 2 floor toms occasionally and never all 3,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,435
Posted By bigiainw
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

I, like many was a singer early on. I sang solo as a boy soprano and I guess that's where my love of music, and of performing came from. My first awareness of being aware of drums as an instrument...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Using a PA

We put everything through the PA as otherwise we end up with excruciating levels from the backline on stage. Beware the guitarist with access to a volume knob....
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By bigiainw
Re: How many times have you been asked...

The only person i worry about damaging my kit is me generally. I hit pretty hard, so if it survives me, it will pretty much survive anything...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I have lots of acoustic kit and a few pieces of electronic gear (DTX multi 12, pads, pedals etc). I have owned 2 electronic kits over the years an analogue kit was my first kit in the previous...
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