Trikata "Benefit Bash" - 8-26-11

zambizzi

Platinum Member
Here's my crazy-loud rock band, Trikata, performing at a benefit for local schools. Attendance was "OK" for a new, unknown, original band....maybe 60 people. It was our first "real" gig after 6 mo. of writing and rehearsing, so we were pretty stoked and had a great time.

Sound was a little echo-heavy and distorted upstairs, where the camera sat. It was much better down on the floor. Let me know what you think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrg1gfZB1Oc - Blue Lucy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83yL48epIiM - 18 Wheels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI_Qtg8xuhc - Simple Minded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyMJFlTG10o - The Mile

That's just a few of what's up there.

I'm finished with 2-legged hi-hat stands, BTW. I was cursing that stupid POS the entire time I was playing. :D It seems like they bounce and spazz out, no matter how well you adjust them.

Thanks!
 

zambizzi

Platinum Member
Very cool heavy blues vibe. I dig it. Reminds me a lot of Clutch. Nice playing man!
Thanks! The guitarist writes almost all of the music. He knows I'm a huge Clutch fanatic and he tries to make it interesting for me. ;) Some of the other tunes are more pop/punk and uptempo, yet others are slow and sludgy w/ a hint of AIC. We don't really have "our sound" yet.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Very solid stuff there, & your bass drum sounded superb!

BTW, I have no issues with two leg HH stands. Both my Yamaha stands are totally solid, but yours was waving at me in those clips, lol! Guess you've caught a bad one!

Enjoyed your playing, despite the moving target issue!
 

zambizzi

Platinum Member
Very solid stuff there, & your bass drum sounded superb!

BTW, I have no issues with two leg HH stands. Both my Yamaha stands are totally solid, but yours was waving at me in those clips, lol! Guess you've caught a bad one!

Enjoyed your playing, despite the moving target issue!
Thanks, man! I wish I would have brought the Classic Maple kit for that gig, but I shared my kit w/ two other bands, since we headlined this one, and no one else wanted to mess w/ a 24" kick. Hell...I'm still not sure I want to. Here's a vid in rehearsal, w/ that kit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFWpdAu0ho

The Saturns are nice drums, but I still prefer the Luds. That Saturn kick in the video is wide-open, no muffling, save for the 3" hole in the resonant head. Those drums are so dry that muffling is pointless.

The hi-hat stand is a DW 9000, which has really smooth action - just need the 3-legged version and I'll be set. I hear Yamaha hardware is great, too. Might have to think about that.

Thanks for checking it out!
 
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