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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2013, 11:10 PM
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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: 3,933
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: 4,896
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: 3,622
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: 3,622
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: 3,622
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: 3,622
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: 2,189
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...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,189
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Looking for input on In Ear Monitors

Thanks a lot for the input. This helps a lot. So the biggest draw back is the isolation from band members possibly trying to say something to you in between songs.

I assume this also can be a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Ideal live set up for Drummer

I use a 15 inch Yamaha Floor wedge. I have the 15 inch because it pumps the bass so i can throw some kick and snare into it as well and its no problem ( i do this so i dont feel the need to play...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,189
Posted By GrimmReefer
Looking for input on In Ear Monitors

Whats up guys and gals? This post is really just for feedback on what i can expect more than asking for advice so i can make a decision. My band has already made the decision and is putting money...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 26,993
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Post your current and your dream kit with Kitbuilder

Here is my current set up and my Dream set up. Basically just a few additions to my current kit which will hopfully happen someday soon.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,042
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Playing songs by ear.

I have been learning by ear since I started playing the drums. I have learned to sight read but in my current band (a modern rock/hip hop cover band) learning by ear is the best method.

Basically,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,756
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Strange Drum Habits

I am also one of those drummers who meticulously make sure each drum and cymbal is perfectly set up each time. My cymbals are level and my toms are all on the same slight tilt. I have to keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,249
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Kick Drum Trigger LIVE

So after thinking through it, it would be way to much hastle to have the sound guy mute my kick mic whenever i need to use the trigger sound only. So I believe my setup will include a pad for snare...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,249
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Kick Drum Trigger LIVE

These are good points. My reasoning is that i play rock and hip hop covers. We might be playing Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry (in which i use all acoustic drums) and go into Lets get Retarded by the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,249
Posted By GrimmReefer
Kick Drum Trigger LIVE

I have settled on a trigger set up that i would like to use and need some guidance on whether or not it will work.

I am going to get a pad for my hip hop snare sounds and get a kick trigger for...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,888
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: drum fit in car....

I fit this Kit and my girlfriend in my Nissan Versa to every gig. I could prob even fit a couple more pieces if i wanted.
Forum: Drums 05-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: SJC Custom

I was actually recording a record at The Blasting Room in Colorodo. The next band to come in was No Trigger. Their original drummer is the co founder of SJC drums. I got to sit behind his kit that he...
Forum: Drums 05-11-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,524
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: TAMA superstar hyperdrive SK SL??

The SK Customs are wrapped and the SL Customs are lacquered. I have an SL Custom and they look amazing. The black Nickel plated hardware looks great and the sound is amazing. I am not 100% on the...
Forum: Drums 05-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,965
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Your first set?

The first kit i ever owned was a 5 piece Royce kit. Someone once told me that Royce had some affiliation with Pearl but don't quote me on that. I have never once researched that. I bought them with...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,227
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Making Bass Drum hits independent from Hi-Hat

Just a little story that may help you. In my first year or so of drumming, i remember spending about 2 hours or so sitting in my parents garage in the 110 degree heat, sweating my butt off. I had the...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,726
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: 2nd Snare Set-Up

Here is how i have mine set up. Pretty much the basic way. I only use it for hip hop and basically do double strokes with just the right hand for fills.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,990
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: Help!! drumline

Like everyone else says. PRACTICE.

I was in the Baltimore Ravens Marching band for 2 years just after high school on the snare line. Every practice was RRRR LLLL RRRR LLLL RRRR LLLL for a good 3...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By GrimmReefer
Re: overhead snapshot images??

Try googling Kit Constructor. You should be able to find it that way.
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