Many reasons. Here are some
1. Walking arm-in-arm with bassist/keyboard player/guitarist through a song
2. Underpinning and supporting singers/breath instruments
3. Making strangers dance/bob
4. Shimmer,crack and punch
5. All that shiny chrome
In my quest for a kit that'll fit in the boot of a Prius, I have stumbled across the Gretsch Catalina Club Street. It was released about 10 years ago with a split 16x12 bass drum, 10x6 rack tom, 13x11 floor tom, 13x5 snare
Does anyone have experience of playing/transporting one?
I use sticks less and like using brushes more. I still like to use sticks when I can tho. I'm rarely in a situation where I'm struggling get enough volume. Never quite liked flix from limited playing time with them
I have been playing in a restaurant and get shushed by the head waiter every...
Confused I am.
The Ruff/Drag difference is confusing as hell. I always thought they were the same thing but might rework the Ruff as a dirty Flam
The 4 stroke Ruff is a completely different concept to the the Ruff as an adornment ??
18"14"12" 14" Snare
20"18" 14" Hats 8" Splash
This fits in the boot of an estate with a clear rear window
I got to thinking last night whilst driving in spirals getting to a gig through bus gates and one way systems. With the push towards no car towns, it's getting harder...
Tosco 16" crash ride meets rivet
I picked this up a little while ago as I thought it would be a handy portable cymbal with big hats potential. It looked nice and sounded good in the shop but find it a bit boring as a ride. I have been gigging at small gigs with hats, pancake bass and snare...
I cannot define a 'woody' tone. Lower undertones? Less bark more honk? From where I'm sat I can mostly hear the top head and hoop.
Hitting any snare dead centre with the butt of the stick seems to get a good short, dark, low tone
I have a 14 x 5 steambent cherry snare with re-rings and
- 8 hole...
I noticed the notation for the NARD 26 standard rudiments is all leading with the left hand
Whereas the PAS rudiment are all right hand lead
Is the NARD notation outmoded or did they have a reason to write it...
I don't like it. I like to know I'm witnessing the music being made in front of me, not rolled out
If an iteration of a song sounds different from what I expect that's good in my books. A song can be a living breathing evolving thing that doesn't become set in stone when recorded and released
I practice with Vic Firth SD2 Boleros mostly for comfort. They are maple so lighter wood
I gig mostly with hickory 7a nylon tips
the differences don't look like much on paper but the difference in the hand is dramatic. My hands...
1. Foot jingle - in case of hihat failure
2. Repair kit- https://www.drummerworld.com/forums/index.php?threads/emergency-repair-kit.183779/
on a big (for me) gig I'll take 2 snares and use the one that sounds better in the room
Progress can be slow but that bit where you break through and your technique suddenly steps up is worth the the regular focussed practice time. I'm sure you have felt this with guitar
I find a metronome useful as a way of quantifying improvement by tracking a BPM you can play cleanly with good...
I have been using 3m worktunes connect at work
They make a nice seal and I can listen to music at comfy volumes whilst using strimmer, blower, chainsaw. The boss has to scream pretty loud for me to notice. The Bluetooth is very stable, the battery...