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Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,519
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Hahahahahahahaha :)

That is so bad my teeth are itching...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

I have a couple of things that may help.

Ear plugs- Because I use in-ear monitors with my band, if I'm simply playing drums I need to use plugs or my IEM's to get the balance right. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,602
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

I'd much rather see a bad band than a good DJ.

Just sayin'...

Of course a good band would be better, but if I have to choose....
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 175,307
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Tom angles!!!!

These are brilliant! Don't let Jack White's drummer see them, he'll "ruin his keyboard" .... Ahem...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,815
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?
3 essentially, 1 main band, a pub rock band playing covers and a few originals. My main gig for the past 10 years
1 rehearsal band (at present) just started with these...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Shoes with Elastic Bands: Yes or No?

I need to wear shoes- I hate the feeling of a pedal on my foot without one, but that's where any specifics stop. I don't like very grippy soles as I move my foot about on the pedal a lot- how anyone...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,476
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

That'll be me too- I can't get it consistent enough to do more than that and I don't have enough time to practice to get any better at it, My hands are rubbish as well...

But then, drumming is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,019
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Tell me if this is a stupid idea

Wow, it's like drummer's gloves without the gloves!
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Insulting a member on the bandstand

I depped on a gig on Saturday night, a friend's soul band, playing a wedding. I knew the tunes but wasn't sure of their arrangements, so the bass player and singer counted off the tunes to give me an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By bigiainw
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

I have chronic rheumatoid arthritis so I usually feel like I've been run over by a truck the day after...

I still do it because I love it, and we don't play that often so I have time to recover in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,642
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Do you ever stand back from your drums...

If that kit was a horse, they'd put it out of it's misery...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,337
Posted By bigiainw
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

Time to break out the windchimes and cowbell! You'll be fine, remember, anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but, oh man, I'm so glad it's not me!
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,365
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Why ya' gotta be so dark?

According to my wife, you definitely can!
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Here's an idea

I understand where you're coming from Bo, but if you had shut me in a room with a pad for any length of time, you would have turned me off. For me the pad and the teaching came later. I just wanted...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,185
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Need a bit of help.

I looked on my iPhone 5 running ios 7.1.1. It looks great, so much better than the majority of web sites that I have looked at on my iPhone. It all works very well, no gripes and since I'm coming to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By bigiainw
Re: I feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

You think that's bad? I've turned up to gig where the kit was supplied and it wasn't as good as this....
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,180
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Anyone ever wonder if it's all worth it?

No, never. Drumming is like sex, you don't need to be that good at it to enjoy it.... ;0)
Forum: Drums 05-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By bigiainw
Re: 1 up, 2 down question


I have a full set of toms for my Mapex Saturn from 8" to 16" including a 14" floor. The only reason I can think of for going to 2 floors is looks. Ergonomically it doesn't work for me, it just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Help I bought a cracked cymbal off ebay

No, they offered to pay the postage out of the blue- all I did was open a dispute, but by that time the seller had offered to cover it, which he did. but then, he seemed to be an honourable man who...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,365
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Why ya' gotta be so dark?

I have owned 3 pro level ride cymbals in my drumming life, all at the bright and pingy level- a 20" Earth Ride (no longer with me and I really wish that is was) a 20" K Custom and a 22" Z3 Medium...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,279
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Just curious -----------

If I'm honest, I'm not convinced my snare technique is anywhere near up to it.

I am to rudiments what Giant Haystacks was to ballet!
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Help I bought a cracked cymbal off ebay

From my recent experience of a similar issue, Ebay will pay the return postage, although my seller paid in the end.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Playing sick (the show must go on)

I've played with the flu before, but I play in constant pain these days due to arthritis. Actually, the playing is the easy bit, its the setting up and humping gear that is really taxing. But if I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,238
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?

My new favourite config is 10/13/16/22. That extra inch really makes a difference... :<o
Forum: Drums 02-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By bigiainw
Re: Please tell me what Premier drum kit this is.

The later version of this kit was known as the elite, the shell construction and hardware was the same- it differed by having the oval post twin tom tom holder, but is otherwise the same. A great set...
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