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Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

I think it has to do with tube amps. I play guitar myself in addition to drums. Amps tubes on a stack (the amp head) really open up at ear splitting volume. That's the harsh truth. But thanks to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: hi hat dis-assembly

I heard a story once from musician friend. He knew of a drummer who had a big chevy van. He had so much space all to himself, he would never take apart anything! Cymbals on stands left spread open,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: A Possible Gig with Acoustic Guitars - A Query

I play open mics twice a week. I'm always playing to acoustic guitars. I use smaller drums, in a jazz/bop configuration. 12" 14" 18" bass with 14" snare. But I tune them deeper than a jazzer would. I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,877
Posted By RockNGrohl
A recent Modern Drummer interview with Robin Diaz...

A recent Modern Drummer interview with Robin Diaz talked a lot about this. He is now officially Daughtry's new permanent drummer, but started as a session guy for them. He 's ghost drummed on many a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,291
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Seriously? This can't be real.

Reminds me of I guy I sell to at my office supply store job. He takes a $40 4-pack of basic grey metal folding chairs and pops the metal sheet back rest out of them. He then takes the curved top bar...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,291
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Seriously? This can't be real.

Oh wow.. just.. uh, wow.. lol! He didn't even tune the drums first? And how cheap a mic is he using? The one built in to his camera not made to record loud drums without distorting? And beginner...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Only in the '80s....

I had one of those little "kits"! It's what got me started.. It broke pretty quickly and never sounded that good. Funny what Buddy would do for a buck.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Bonzo snare to be auctioned

Maybe it's overpriced. It seems to me to be the matching snare from his famous Amber Vistalite kit that he never used playing out on stage, because we all know he favored a Ludwig Supraphonic steel...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Session work gear must haves?

Love your storage case. I don't gig without these lifesavers. I have a lot off the same stuff and should all have it in a nice box instead of a ragged ziplock bag.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Stupid Newbie Tricks

Here is my newbie story. I was living in Memphis, Tenn. in the mid nineties. I had just started out and was into the band 311 and their drummer Chad Sexton. I also loved other nineties rock bands...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,324
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Has this every happened to you?

Look under the kick drum. Seriously. Everything that hits the floor rolls under the kick drum. I found a friggin sandwich under there one time! j/k!
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,948
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

I have a 14x5 brass sensitone. It's my my number one snare, use it for everything, just cleaned it up and replaced the worn out strainer. Yes, It's been used and loved that much. It's my sound. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: College clones?

I think of originality as that one quirky thing you do that is uniquely you and you play that way without realizing it. There is this fear that I've had myself, that if you don't do the same dang...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: TAMA SILVERSTARS & TUNING

I get nothing but compliments on mine. They do tune up really easily and the birch shells sound great. I'm even using the stock heads, no need to change a thing! My only beef is the just slightly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,342
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: My story about competing in the International Blues Challenge

I'm a New Englander, Boston born and raised. But my dad's job put us in Memphis for ten years. From age nine to nineteen. I both loved it hated it for different reasons. The Bar B Que was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,239
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: What's the worst kit you've had to play on?

I was living in Virginia outside D.C. at the time going to college. Was eating breakfast at an IHOP restaurant and the waiter noticed my Zildjian t shirt. Long story short, his band needed a drummer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,698
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: What's the weirdest thing you ever broke on your kit during a gig?

I'm not a hard hitter so i've never broken anything. My pre show ritual is to check that everything on my kit is tight. Not so tight that you can't ever untighten it, though. (Learned that lesson at...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Flying with a snare

"This is your captain speaking.. We're in our final descent and will be landing shortly.. "BUZZZZZZZZZZZ Ba-Dum Pish! "And we've landed safely in Cleveland! And to the passenger in seat C3.. was that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By RockNGrohl
R.I.P. Sid Caeser with Buddy Rich

A great video of a classic Sid Caeser bit! As much a s we'd all love to be right next to Buddy, it has it's drawbacks... lol..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvpjyQtmojs
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,572
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Do drummers lose points for disassembling the moment the show is done?

I just take apart what I have to and hustle it all off stage to the "green" room area and then pack it up there. Lifting a bass drum with the toms mounted on it will do ya in! But I make it quick. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,923
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Michael Beinhorn fires drummers.

It's Mr. Beinhorn himself.. please derail! lol..
I totally understand a drummer being replaced if they can't cut it. I also now appreciate his comments regarding bands that will change their sound...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Shawn Pelton to Yamaha?

He sure does! Talk about fun gigs! Hanging out at his house and playing music with friends. Doesn't get much better!
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,923
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Michael Beinhorn fires drummers.

I've always wondered how producers and labels can do that. I'm with Patty Schemel. I've seen her movie. Makes Bienhorn seem like kind of a jerk. I hear stories of control freak producers who have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Does Used Gear Fetch More If.....

I agree. This could apply to vintage snares as well couldn't it? If say a famous session drummer was selling his super clean, but lovingly worn supra phonic and he stated this one sounded extra sweet...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Gadd ... playing Evans?

I bet you could buy a cheap beat up CB kit from Craigslist put those heads on there, tune it up and Steve would still sound like himself. It has very little to do with the heads.
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