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Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 823
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Open Mic Nights - How To?

Things to keep in mind:

A: Be easy going, be patient waiting your turn, listen to everybody, and be supportive of the great local talent pool.
B: Don't get bummed if you don't get asked to play,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 823
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Open Mic Nights - How To?

I play many open mics in my town. Here is how they usually go. You show up. I bring my drums or play a house kit provided by the guy running the show, who is always a musician with a great P.A. and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By RockNGrohl
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

For me, i'm a seasoned open mic nite vet. I can feel out the part to play by what rhythm is being played, but the arrangements can get me, if there are tempo changes and starts and stops in weird...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
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: 822
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: 535
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: 6,258
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: 1,483
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: 1,483
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: 899
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: 580
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: 1,121
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: 1,776
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: 1,495
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: 4,416
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: 1,265
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: 490
Posted By RockNGrohl

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: 1,420
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: 2,484
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: 1,821
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: 666
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: 499
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..
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,670
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: 4,112
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: 750
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!
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