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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: As if THAT ever happens...

It happens more than you think... it's also good form for the band to offer to take a cut in pay in the event of a particularly SLOOOW night. When everyone works together it's a good thing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Outdoor Shows - Head and Humidity

+1 for the fan... probably as important as my throne for every gig -- especially outdoors. and of course hydrate - when you think you drank enough water, drink some more - then have another...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: The ubiquity of smaller kits

If you can't say it with a 4pc -- it doesn't need to be said.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Singers and percussion

Better that they KNOW they can't do it -- than a singer who THINKS they can!!

I've played with a singer who was constantly going to Tambourine, shakers or (horror of horrors) cowbell --- and could...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 786
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: New product idea again

I play heel-up probably most of the time - but constantly switch back and forth between heel-up and heel-down, sometimes within the same measure... not sure an angled so-and-so like you describe...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,907
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: GRETSCH BROOKLYN mediocre bad quality?

Wow, that's really surprising... I've loved the few Brooklyn kits I've come into contact with (sound and appearance) - but this is enough to scare me away.

Good luck to you in finding a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Grateful Dead Announces ‘Unprecedented’ 80-Disc Box Set

I'd be tempted to buy this ridiculous box-set if they could guarantee me that for the remainder of my days I would never again have to be subjected to another one of their meandering, plodding...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,007
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Stage Etiquette

Interesting Andy -- I'll take that under advisement, I almost always have carefully removed the mic's and placed them somewhere safe while moving my kit off the stage. I think I got into this habit...
Forum: Drums 04-30-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,237
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Some Pearl Vision Porn ;)

Hmmm, worked for No Doubt:

Forum: Drums 04-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,237
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Some Pearl Vision Porn ;)

OH MY -- my eyes, they burn!! It's 'different', I'll give you that! :-)
Forum: Drums 04-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,237
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Some Pearl Vision Porn ;)

I believe they sound fantastic... I've had great experience with Exports on up in the Pearl line - but please, I beg you, wrap them in a nice silver sparkle or something!! ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,300
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Can you read sheet music?

Can I read sheet music? Yes...

Am I fluent enough to Read/play at a reasonable tempo? No, I can't... I admire guys that can sit down throw up a chart and play -- I can't see myself ever...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,965
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

I never really liked the feel of them -- they do feel a little different. I've had them go flying off the stick as well on occasion... I'm kind of on the fence as for the difference in sound --...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: 15 for 30 challenge!

Life's too short!! literally... Still, impressive
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Ever forgotten your hihat clutch?

in the past 30+ years I've got more use out of my spare bass drum pedal than probably anything else... broken chain, springs even a bent beater shaft. Broken snare heads are probably next in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Ever forgotten your hihat clutch?

Almost... but luckily I found it at the last second! Since then I have like 3 of them in my stick bag.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Is this "Unprofessional"

I wouldn't say 'unprofessional' -- maybe a learning moment for the drummer. Always bring everything you think you might need -- I've had a pair of brushes in my bag for years and have used them...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: For you Ludwig fans!

the seller doesn't have ALL of them -- there's at least one here in Central PA:

Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: In with both feet!

Congrats! You're putting in the work up-front and that'll surely pay off. Go in there and do your thing and hopefully it's a good fit.

Good Luck and welcome back to the drums!

Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,979
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

I THINK it was Starcastle, Kansas, Yes in Harrisburg, PA around 73-74 maybe... the details are awfully foggy
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,576
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Exactly what I was getting ready to say... I'll admit, I don't really 'get' the whole vintage drum thing -- every vintage kit I've dealt with was trouble, some sounded better than others but they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,570
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: For those who play at church or not.

Not that I need another reason -- but this serves as one more reason to stay the He-double hockey sticks out of church!
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,004
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

Hot Space - Queen

Up until Night at the Opera (maybe half of Day at the Races) they could do no wrong, in my opinion...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Two floor toms....

I've often try 2 FT's -- 14 and 16... I like it, I like the looks of it, it opens up the creativity a bit... However, I find myself 'forcing' myself to use the extra floor tom early on... then...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: So how's this for bitter?

I'm surprised by how many live sound people act like their world is collapsing around them when confronted with a full BD resonant head! On the flipside, it's a joy to run into someone who doesn't...
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