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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By mikyok
Re: Off to see a potential Gadd-fest next month

Unfortunately didn't need the loo at that point and I was driving back after the gig so I couldn't have anymore!
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By mikyok
Re: Off to see a potential Gadd-fest next month

JT was amazing as usual, 3rd time I've seen him. Felt he should have headlined.

Didn't even notice the lack of solo in all honesty, but you stand in awe at Gadds pocket playing. None of the old...
Forum: Drums 07-19-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By mikyok
Re: Premier Made in England - Identity

They look more like Premier Elite drums. The resonators have resonator on the badge. Either way it's Premiers high end lines in the 70s. Good drums

You'll get the vintage warm low ends off them no...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By mikyok
Re: Lefty drummer problems

Naturally left handed in everything other than writing, learnt to play left handed and swapped at school because I was sick of swapping everything over.......23 years on I'm still right handed.
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Forum: Drums 07-18-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,035
Posted By mikyok
Re: Favorite high end drum kit- model and brand?

+1 and I never got on with Pearl until I got one.
Forum: Drums 07-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,035
Posted By mikyok
Re: Favorite high end drum kit- model and brand?

I made the investment on my old Ludwigs, mainly because all my favourite drummers use/used them. My first project kit as well so I've looked at them as like having an old car, most of the fun is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By mikyok
Re: To rack or not to rack?

I had one about 15 years ago when I had a chrome kit, it looked cool but definitely easier to use stands.

You don't see them that often nowadays, when I saw Portnoy last week that was the first...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By mikyok
Re: Off to see a potential Gadd-fest next month

Gutted, he only played with JT but man he's still got it in spades! The sound, the feel, there's only one Gadd!

It was cool to see him on a kit with old played in heads on a hot summers day with a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By mikyok
Re: Aches in my hand

Have you ever tried open handed drumming? It's playing controlling the stick in the back of the hand so it gives your thumb a rest. Or the first 30 seconds of this:
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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 797
Posted By mikyok
Re: Do guitarists generally dislike rests on drums?

It's not just guitarists, you'd be amazed at the number of musicians that can't count and/or keep time and I include drummers in that.

It's usually us poor souls who get the blame for an idiot...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 87
Posted By mikyok
Re: Can a very (!) cheap drumset sound ok..?

If they have good heads and are in tune then definitely. If you can hit the things properly then bonus.

Hardware, Snare and cymbals have to be good quality.

My main gigging kit is a 350 poplar...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By mikyok
Re: I wish I didn't care when I was younger

Isn't being a young musician all about wanting to be the fastest most technical player ever? AKA before you learn who Buddy Rich was. It's not a bad phase, it gives you the chops to keep in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By mikyok
Re: Passing On Experience

* Respect and listen to your elders who've been there, seen it, done it and have a wardrobe full of t-shirts. It saves you money in the long run!
* Keep a drum rug in your car at all times
* Keep a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By mikyok
Re: Dying Live Scenes, tale of two gigs

We all said to each other at the end of the night thats the best gig we're playing this year.

Had the contracts come through for a couple of weddings and been proven right!
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By mikyok
Re: Trouble finding musicians

The grass is always greener...........

Keep the day job until your music allows you to do otherwise, bills don't pay themselves. That's what any professional musician would do. Once you're a pro...
Forum: Drums 07-10-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 814
Posted By mikyok
Re: Need some help choosing a snare.

I'd vote for a used 400. 402s are just as good but Bonham isn't renowned for using a 400 so you'll save yourself a few quid straight off the bat.

Spend what's left on a strainer upgrade if the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,965
Posted By mikyok
Re: Get better Andy!

Saw the FB post mate, hope the family are ok and glad to hear you're on the road to recovery.

I used to work on a Neurological Rehab Ward for 18-60 patients and you've been very lucky, I've seen...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By mikyok
Re: Dying Live Scenes, tale of two gigs

It's embarrassing for me because more people saw me switch off for 2 sets playing covers than came out to see a drummer who is a respected hall of famer and recorded some of my favourite albums....
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By mikyok
Dying Live Scenes, tale of two gigs

Probably a load of similar threads on this but here goes, still scratching my head on this one.

I played a massive annual conference on Saturday, ridiculously big venue (and yes I used a Pearl...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By mikyok
Re: Boxy Sounding Drums?

The irony here is Glyn Johns produced the first 2 and a bit Eagles albums. The drums sound great. On the Eagles documentary one of the reasons they got rid of him was because he didn't mike each drum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,539
Posted By mikyok
Re: Does anyone actually do gigs with large bass drums any more?

Funny you should say that, even my guitarist is thinking about getting a tele, they seem to be occupying the middle group between a strat and a Les Paul.

I'm enjoying the technological advance...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By mikyok
Re: Have you ever have someone in the audience tells you your playing a song wrong?

Best way to be, one way to get rid of them is to ask do they gig and why aren't they gigging tonight. Make your escape as the tumble weed goes past.

Only had one self righteous douche myself, some...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By mikyok
Re: merch

Our old uni band used to have a web t-shirt shop. We were called 'The New Originals' after Spinal Tap.

I think the web shop took most of the money but we only did it for a laugh.

I've still got...
Forum: Drums 07-04-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By mikyok
Re: 5 Inch Deep Snares

I use my 400 for everything. I wouldn't buy a snare that couldn't handle any situation. I rotate my 400/402/Steambent depending on how used the heads are.

The 400 records really well, last time I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By mikyok
Re: New Drummer Needing Advice

Keep it simple is the best advice. When you start out it's very difficult to get sucked into all the marketing bullshit that drum companies come out with and we all lap it up. Hindsight is a...
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