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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,362
Posted By mcbike
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

one of my tricks is if we do one of these big endings I tell the other rhythm section players we will end it with a hits and the number of hits will correspond to the syllables of the title of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By mcbike
Re: Jazz Band Tryout

I had a really crazy time with jazz band tryouts. Going into high school as an incoming freshman we had band auditions before band camp and I guess I did bad because I was put on cymbals for the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By mcbike
Re: Stupid Newbie Tricks

This is a really weird one but it really stuck with me.

When I was first playing drums I bought a Modern Drummer magazine and I was reading an article about "micing" drums. I had no idea what that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By mcbike
Re: Being a drum tech

I personally know a few drum techs and none of them JUST tech.

One of them is also a photographer and videographer, so he sets up drums, tunes them, then shoots photos and video and is a master...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By mcbike
Re: What's the worst kit you've had to play on?

I had to play a gig on a converted floor tom kick/small kit with no cymbals. I used a mic and beat boxed all the cymbal parts. it actually stole the show and was really funny everybody loved it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By mcbike
Our Bonham

I was talking to my buddy the other day about Bonham and a stroke of inspiration hit me and I wrote this. I posted it on facebook and one of my fans created the image.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,450
Posted By mcbike
Re: Acceptable reasons for you to get up from the drums mid song?

I've never done this mid song. One time the bar owner wouldn't let us take a break, he kept saying just keep playing, we don't want to loose this crowd. he kept bringing us drinks too.

about 2...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By mcbike
Re: Ok, who's playing over the festive season?

We have been really busy. We played our first private party on december 1st. Usually we take off the weekend before or after christmas but with christmas falling on a tuesday and kind of in the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,367
Posted By mcbike
Re: Hello, Goodbye...2013 expectations, 2012 memories...

2012 was both high and low.

-I played 126 shows and stayed very busy. I can only remember having 1 weekend off the whole year.
- west coast tour, 2 east coast tours, 1 tv appearance, 1 uk tour...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By mcbike
Re: high velocity fans for drummers

I have an older model Lasko blower and it was great. It actually just broke last week only because somebody yanked the cord out of the wall and left behind one of the prongs. I had it for 3 years and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By mcbike
Re: Custom Drums

I have a snare from c&c and I wouldn't recommend them. The wrap finish was done horribly and came with glue coming out of the seams, the finish was also ragged and uneven up at the top which was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,791
Posted By mcbike
Re: What's the Appeal of Vintage Drums? You May Be Surprised.

I have two vintage kits, I bought my 73" ludwigs in 2001. I had a ton of experience with ludwig from the drums we used in high school. I wanted a kit with a big bass drum too so I got a 24/12/13/16...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By mcbike
Re: Affordable and appropriate micing for cover gigs

I'm confused, you are the one that brought up outboard mic pres? Nobody in this thread said they were important for live sound.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,920
Posted By mcbike
Re: Working musicians, a young man's game?

I'm 31 and I gig more now than ever. In my band we have from 24 to 44 so age doesn't really matter. I do think the road thing would be hard if I had a family. It takes a certain level of selfishness...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By mcbike
Re: Affordable and appropriate micing for cover gigs

I don't think anybody is suggesting outboard mic pre's for live sound. People will use a nice avalon pre or ssl pre in the studio, on kick, snare, maybe overheads but it's not needed live, any...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By mcbike
Re: Affordable and appropriate micing for cover gigs

I play bar gigs and we bring our own sound system so I am responsible for micing my own kit. I have this set of Digital Reference DRDK7 7-Piece drum mics. They sell for $199. It has 4 clip on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,430
Posted By mcbike
Re: Famous drummers you have met

Jim Keltner
Joe Morello
Greg Bissonnette
Terry Bozzio
Jim Chapin
Tony Williams
Travis Barker
Tito Puente
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,910
Posted By mcbike
Re: How much will you compromise when sharing another drummer's kit?

As long as they aren't left handed I can make it work with pretty much anything. Usually when I am sharing a kit it is only for a short set, 45 mins at the most and I can make anything work for 45...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,656
Posted By mcbike
Re: Is it possible for my drums to be holding me back?

I think the sizes of the drums are slowing you down. I used to have a huge ludwig kit with 2 24" bass drums, 15, 16, rack toms and an 18 floor. I would play that for a while and when I switched to a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,752
Posted By mcbike
Re: Why would you quit drumming?

I don't know if could ever quit. I have been playing since I was 13 and I am 31 now. I have had a gig or a rehearsal almost every week of my life since then. I have only taken 2 vacations in that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By mcbike
Re: Drum mods

Larry I like that car trash bag on the floor tom idea!

I am always putting my wallet, phone, pocket dump on the floor and then drinks get spilled or its dark and I have a problem finding them.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,084
Posted By mcbike
Re: Do you ever overplay the bass pedal?

I only do it if I am trying to show off.

I usually under play the bass drum. If you get to play big clubs and big theatres with rocking subs you kind of learn to balance out the bass drum and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By mcbike
Re: When was the last time you made a fool of yourself behind the kit (or other percussion)?

outside of mistakes and missing changes:

About 3 years ago we played at this biker rally and it was pretty terrifying. All the bikers riding around out in the field, really rowdy crowd. They...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By mcbike
Re: Setting up side stage.

One of the bars we play at pretty regularly I set up to the far right, bass player by my left side, guitar/vocal, violin, then lead guitar farthest away. We kind of set up in a line. I make it work,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,717
Posted By mcbike
Re: Poll: Can you practice drums whenever you want?

I can I just have to drive to the practice space 15-20 minute drive. I can be as loud as I want 24 hours a day there. at my house. I can't even play rock band drums with out the neighbors complaining.
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