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My original gig...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by alanolynn, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    So, I've mentioned in some other threads, I'm a drummer first. However, the drum forums are quite full of foul language and mouth breathers, so I tend to stay away.

    I scored some fun new toys to add to my kit IMG_20190209_185628.jpg and felt like sharing with you folks.

    I keep my setup simple, but with enough bells+whistles to make the groove happen. Let me know what you think? Criticism is always welcome
  2. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    I like it....let's jam
  3. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    Haven't been to Canada in well over a decade. Would love to make some noise across the water!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007

    what sounds do you use with the sample pad?
  5. BassChuck

    BassChuck Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    That's the kind of kit that would impress me. Well, maybe 2 less cymbals, but I know drummers who use them effectively, and cymbal samples never really make it. It would be all about what you're triggering with the pads, and how they are used.
    I had a drummer tell me once, 'if you bring a drum to a gig, you're gonna hit it', and why not?
    When I taught school (36 years) I always had a jazz band. I kept the drummers kit small (snare, ride and HH) and only allowed added stuff when they could keep time with the 3. Limitations are the key to creativity.
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  6. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Charlie Watts only needed four...:D

    Seriously though that's a nice tidy kit
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  7. What, no China Trash? You can't be a serious Drummer without a China Trash!
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  8. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    I've got a nice little trashy stack to the far right. Nice and Staccato so as to not overpower, but still emphasize.

    Small stuff. I play in a bar band with kringle77 and we do all covers. Stuff like an 808 bass boom, certain electronic intros, background noises from tracks that you don't realize you need until you don't hear the song with them. For example "Jump Around" (yeah, its fun) that fun little squeal noise is mighty handy when you want people to recognize the tune and stick with you. Its also a perfect example of needing an intro with the horn section starting it off. Or the "whoosh" noise in Black Betty. Always fun.

    Two of the cymbals on the right are rides. That way I can move back and forth as needed with a softer sound with some wash on one, or a heavier "ping" for the louder/more rockin' tunes on the other.

    Thanks for the feedback fellas.
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  9. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    Also, stuff like claps, clicks, finger snaps, jingle bells, tambourines, cowbells, etc. Nice stuff to just put in every so often to keep it interesting and fresh. Like deodorant for my drums. :thumbsup:
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  10. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    Woops, looks like my thread got moved to a different forum. Can I blame it on me being a drummer?
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  11. i dig it
    Our drummer has the same sample pad. He keeps it off to the left of the hi hat. It’s fun. We use it more so for filler between songs. Mostly funny stuff like audio clips from 40 year old virgin, Talladega knights and stuff. Lightens the mood a bit and fills time between every few songs for everyone to tune or switch guitars.
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  12. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Inactive

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody notices
    "...cause you like the band coldplay" then come in hard with a coldplay jam. Right? I freakin love that movie.
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  13. Jim622


    May 27, 2012
    Philadelphia, Pa
    This is great! 12 post and nobody fired the drummer yet.
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  14. Looks like your brass needs cleaning.
  15. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    I like the trigger pad there. Sounds like it earns the prime real estate most drummers aren't willing to sacrifice. Guys who use one on the extreme left never get the full musical benefit of it.

    Using it for the intro noise on "Black Betty" is super-cool.
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  16. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    Nice setup! Drums are my primary instrument, but I play bass and hand percussion as well. This is the kit that I usually gig with.


    This past week end I didn't want to load the DWs in the car when it was 17 degrees, so I used a set of 1975 Slingerlands that I keep just for such occasions.


    It's still early. :D

    It's always nice to see another drummer here.
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  17. BigBear77

    BigBear77 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2017
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  18. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Sweet rig! Big fan of more stripped down setups. PTSD from years of playing with metal drummers with enormous kits. I am learning drums, and drum obsessed lately.
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  19. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    It’snot the size of your kit, but what you do with it that I’m interested in.
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  20. alanolynn


    Aug 19, 2012
    Those are the "Big and Ugly" series from Sabian. They look that way on purpose. Lack of additional lathing and polish helps to calm them down and keep the nasty overtones at bay. Leave the high freq to the guitars.

    Yeah, I was one of those. Its nice to grow up!

    Thanks a lot, I'm in love with that Slingerland! Of course, those massive DW's caught my eye pretty quick too. Good to see another drummer on here!
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