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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 780
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

+1. They can't influence me- I'm unique! Thats what my wife says anyhow....
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By bigiainw
Re: So you're going to a band audition...

Its just a shame you are so far away Mary, I'd happily play with you. Cincinnati is a bit of a commute from Scotland though!
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bigiainw

Me too, Phil was the reason I started to play at all. Vivid was the record that really made the biggest lasting impression on me though. Will Calhoun is the man.

And of course, anything by the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Band at the wrong gig. Full report - videos & photo's

All 3 tracks sound great- not sure at all about the stiffness you mention, it was all good to my ears. A nice Siouxsie/Joy Division kinda vibe but with a rockier edge. Oh, and really nice playing as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Giving bandmates rides to gigs!

Speak to him and get it sorted out. I've been in the same position many times and if you don't say something early on, then you'll end up resenting him for what is essentially your inability to act.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By bigiainw
Re: I think I'm losing it

The human voice naturally lowers with age, it can't really be avoided. Some are luckier than others and it's not so pronounced, but for most of us we just have to deal with it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By bigiainw
Re: The power of nostalgia

I get the same feeling when I see a set of 70's Premiers for sale. Then my wife tells me that the next drum that comes through our door comes with divorce papers and I decide that it's a no go...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,674
Posted By bigiainw
Re: The being fired or quitting thread

Like most of you, I had been in bands that simply came to the end of their natural lives. I recently however left my regular gig of 10 years because, succinctly put, the front man rhythm guitarist,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By bigiainw
Re: & here I go again :) :(

Well, if nothing else Andy, it can only get better from here on in.... ;0)
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Shoes and Gloves

Not necessarily. I have no sweat at all from my palms, due to carpal tunnel and subsequent surgery (bilateral). I find if I don't wear gloves I grip the sticks too tightly and this leads to blisters....
Forum: Drums 11-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By bigiainw
Re: 22x20 kick playability

My Saturn Bass drum is a 22x20. I have had shallower drums in the past and to me there is no discernible difference in the feel from the depth. How much tension you have in the head and whether the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By bigiainw
Re: What's the Hardest Position to Fill in a Band?

In my last band, the big issue was always bass players. We did have a number of excellent players go through the band, but they never stayed for any great length of time. Auditioning them was another...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Phil Collins' Equipment July 1984

Phil has, since returning to Gretsch always used 8, 10, 12 15, 16, 18 toms.

Just saying...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By bigiainw
Mary O- Update

Hi Folks,

Mary asked me to make contact on her behalf as she can't post to the forum currently- she can't remember her password and hasn't been able to reset it- mods, if you can help she would be...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,188
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Who does this, really?

In contrast it seems to everyone else, my drums never leave the cases except at gigs- I have no practice space at home and we rehearse at a studio where there is a basic kit provided. I would never...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,712
Posted By bigiainw
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,208
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Hahahahahahahaha :)

One of the comments under the last video that Andy linked says "His thoughts are as random and sporadic as his drumming".

Says all that needs to be said I feel. He reminds me of one of those...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,208
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Hahahahahahahaha :)

He's back. A post on facebook this am, seemingly trying to justify his previous performance as having been told to "go for it". On that basis, he would be well advised to leave "it" alone and walk...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 882
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Real Band Dilemma....

I'm really lucky. I'm in a band that has 4 members all with similar priorities. We all work and we all have families. Funnily enough a previous bass player was a cop and he had no difficulties in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,208
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Hahahahahahahaha :)

That is so bad my teeth are itching...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,653
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

I have a couple of things that may help.

Ear plugs- Because I use in-ear monitors with my band, if I'm simply playing drums I need to use plugs or my IEM's to get the balance right. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,790
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

I'd much rather see a bad band than a good DJ.

Just sayin'...

Of course a good band would be better, but if I have to choose....
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 186,049
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Tom angles!!!!

These are brilliant! Don't let Jack White's drummer see them, he'll "ruin his keyboard" .... Ahem...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,448
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?
3 essentially, 1 main band, a pub rock band playing covers and a few originals. My main gig for the past 10 years
1 rehearsal band (at present) just started with these...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Shoes with Elastic Bands: Yes or No?

I need to wear shoes- I hate the feeling of a pedal on my foot without one, but that's where any specifics stop. I don't like very grippy soles as I move my foot about on the pedal a lot- how anyone...
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