Originally Posted by jim_gregory
Oh and by the way. You did seem to be having fun with the snare. It sounded great and you kept smiling at it during that tasty solo. Now I know why! Sweet birthday gift! The next guys little piccolo whatever it was sounded annoying till I got used to it. The Black Panther had a nice roar to it that I had to forget before I could enjoy his work.
I thought the last tune was going to turn into "Good Lovin". No?
I was so happy with the sound of that drum that I was shaking with excitement after the first time that I hit it on stage!
I played the panther at a band practice the next day with another band.
I kept looking down and smiling at my snare all during the session!
Aside from a couple of cheap snares that I use for practice I only have one other good snare. It's an old chrome Gretsch 14x5.
I always wanted a good quality maple snare so I finally treated myself.
The Panther surpassed my expectations by a long shot!
Also, I got it for a good price. It was a demo from a music store. It was on an eBay auction.
It's the little things that make life worth living!
The last tune was a total mess. Rob, the acoustic player started to play "The Eleven". I think? Im not really sure! It wasn't on our planned set list. I picked up on it as The Eleven and I began to play the 11/8 time sig. Rob kept screwing it up. I want to forget about it! LOL! Just like it never happened! Perhaps it was Good Love that he was playing? I never asked him. I let it go.
You're right, The drummer that followed me had a nice kit but it didn't sound that good. I think that he has tuning issues. I remember thinking that I hoped that I sounded better than him.