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Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Making $ playing drums

In the Washington DC area there are different tiers of payment to break into.

I have been in a cover band in this area for almost 10 years. The below is based on my experience. We are a 5 piece...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,347
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Drum Shields??

I also want to note that a small venue does indeed require a drummer to play quietly unfortunately. You can't just slap up a shield and play however you want. Just another point towards the fact that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,347
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Drum Shields??

I don't believe shields are for cutting the stage volume (well in a way) nor are they to be used to simply quiet a drumset in smaller settings. They should only be used when the sound engineer does...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,589
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: The drummers who just go for it

Travis Barker doesn't know any rudiments? That's laughable. I can't be sure he can read music but I would bet that he can.

Meg White though is a true story. However, I think the question is more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Improper use of drum equipment

I have this exact item in my backyard. It's the first snare I ever had and my mom gave my wife and I an herb garden using it. It's all rusty now from being outdoors but I actually love it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Backstage at Dave Matthews Band in Arkansas!

This is awesome! My son's middle name is Carter simply because I started playing drums because of Beauford. God that had to be almost 20 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,900
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Stage Etiquette

This is exactly how it should go. I actually hate it when a sound person says "OK play the whole kit". I understand it is needed at times but I still do a simple groove with linear fills simply so...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,900
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Stage Etiquette

The Number 1 for me is stage noise. Set your equipment up, get tuned and then get off the stage until showtime or soundcheck (hanging on stage to warm up with no noise is acceptable). A guitar player...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Mounting a Personal Mixer behind the Kit

OK, as promised here are a couple of pics. SPD-SX is on a stand and i used a small percussion tray to mount the mixer next to it. Not only does it work well but I think it looks pretty sweet!
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Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,839
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Playing w/ a Click Live... Concerns:

I love playing to a click in the studio but for live performances I only use one when a loop, sample or sequence is needed. Otherwise we tend to stay in time pretty well with each other.

It is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

Another vote for Protection Racket from my end. Every time I get a new drum or piece of equipment I just go ahead and buy the matching P.R. case.

I will say that after years of lugging my kick...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: What is the best rack mixer to get to support my drum triggers?

I run a Roland SPD-SX with two external triggers directly into an RCF Livepad 6X mixer. Its a 6 channel mixer and has built in effects. I think I paid 125 bucks for it and I love it.

I basically...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Monitoring an SPD-SX

My band actually went all out and got a wireless rig for us all to use. Unfortunately that got stolen a few years back. The plus side is I still have my custom ear buds. They are the sensaphonic 2max...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Monitoring an SPD-SX

I use the SPD-SX with two BT-1's as well. Just like TonyW said, a direct box is a must. I keep the Master volume about 70% during sound check so I still have some wiggle room on the fly.

You...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Mounting a Personal Mixer behind the Kit

OK after about two months of compiling this rig I finally have it complete! New Sampler to replace my old SPD-S as well as external pads and a personal mixer for in ear monitors. I will take a few...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Mounting a Personal Mixer behind the Kit

I like that stand! Unfortunately it does seem like it would be too big for a 6 channel mixer. The thing is only 8inches wide so this one may be overkill.

However, it is highly possible I am being...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By GrimmReefer
Mounting a Personal Mixer behind the Kit

Hi Guys!

I have looked high and low for a solution to this with no luck. Long story short I recently upgraded my Roland SPD-S to an SPD-SX with external pads etc. To incorporate click it is time...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By GrimmReefer
New Teaching Position ***NEED ADVICE***

Good day to all!!

I work full time for a technology company and have an opportunity to change careers and teach drums full time. I have taught in the past but it was for a summer camp when I was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,584
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Any big name drummers do something to rub you the wrong way?

I certainly won't say that Scott Phillips from Creed or Alter Bridge is a bad drummer but I can not stand that fact that in every song he hits that "and of 4" on the open hi hat with the left hand....
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,274
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: how much do you charge for gigs

Here in the US we are pulling between $1000 and $1200 per night. We also do the covers gig and definalty started two years ago at about $350 a gig. As the demand for you rises, so does your price....
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: The gigging scene in your area

We only use an agent about 30-40% of the time. Some of these high end clubs will not even talk to a band directly. However, getting into some of these agency booked clubs opens to door to a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: The gigging scene in your area

Oh, sorry for not saying. We are actually a cover band called KleptoRadio. The good thing about Balitmore DC area is that an hour in any direction gets to a pretty popular area. Weplay a lot in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: The gigging scene in your area

It's funny because we have finally gotten to the point of playing the big named clubs (just to name a few, Clarendon Grill, Cancun Cantina, we just played Seacrets in Ocean City) and those are the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: The gigging scene in your area

My band is from Maryland, directly in between DC and Baltimore. The live music scene here is amazing. We could literally play a brand new venue every weekend and not be able to fit them all into a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,759
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Looking for input on In Ear Monitors

Thanks to both of you. I actually found a system that allows ambient sound to be picked up and mixed into your in ear mix at the level you want it.

This requires an extra belt pack and is a...
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