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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Turned down a sub gig

I always try to help a fellow drummer out when I can, but there's a limit to everything. 100% right choice man!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 641
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Your approach to supporting a solo.

I'm generally a bit of A and B combined, depending on the tune. When playing covers, my approach tends to be dictated by the original if we are playing it fairly close to the original, but if we are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Headphone Amplifiers

I use a Shure P6HW wired in-ear system which has a limiter built in, along with an ART myMonitor as I do backing vocals as well, and I can adjust my voice against the rest of the mix. I always have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 817
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Do you have your own sound?

I'm not sure that I have my own sound as much as I have a particular way of playing the drums that make me unique. I sound like me even on a set that I haven't tweeked because of the manner in which...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Drummer- the only musician that can't mess up?

If you think you have messed up, simply do it again and people will believe that it was meant to be that way!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,530
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

I still have a set of quickbeats. They are my spares these days and adorn my daughters kit, which I still play from time to time and i still like the way they sound...

Although I own one and still...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 47,559
Posted By bigiainw
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Latest purchases are a 20" Zildjian A thin Crash, lovely cymbal, very clear voice and a delight to play, and a new Pearl p930 demonator type pedal for the princely sum of 38 new in a sale. The pedal...
Forum: Drummers 05-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,333
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: 1,810
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: 117
Views: 3,880
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: 656
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: 2,589
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: 568
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: 770
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: 807
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: 740
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: 642
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: 745
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: 748
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: 924
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: 1,753
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: 673
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: 560
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: 526
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: 832
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...
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