Jenks's post about his pedal spring has me wanting to hear many more moments of near woe. So what mishaps or close calls have you had at gigs? And what lessons, if any did you escape from them with?
For me, it was playing a gig with my dads old kit, with that late 70s Ludwig Tube hardware, with 6mm cymbal posts. Halfway through a really heavy southern jam in the vein of Freebird, the post just snapped for the ride, and the cymbal went crashing to the ground. Luckily, it was undamaged, and I was able to go right to riding the larger crash without stopping the song.
Lesson there: Always use more metal, dont skimp on hardware to save weight. And always prey your cymbal lands on the soft rug.
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