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  • Timmy, you don't need a 30pc drum kit on stage...

    The names of the guilty have been changed to protect the innocent.



    Lets say that Timmy, your drummer in your good time party band, wants to bring every pc of drum kit he owns on stage at every gig. That kit includes a rack of 4 cowbells, 5 toms, rototoms or something like that, a bunch of other crap, electronics, and a hundred and thirty seven cymbals.



    And lets say that the band is not a Rush tribute band. In fact, the band's biggest focus is being fun and relatable. Hell, lets just say that the band just wants to fit on a stage and not have 90% of it covered with drums.



    Any advice for some guys who are failing at speaking effectively to "timmy" on not...well, not trying to convince everyone he has a huge...'drumkit' by bringing a huge drumkit?
    Wampler SLOstortion- $175 shipped

  • #2
    Just let him load it in at every gig and after a while he will get the message.!!! Ask him what the weight is, every now and then.

    ...it all has a way of sharpening the mind on these matters.

    GtrGeorge

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    • #3
      Just let him load it in at every gig and after a while he will get the message.!!! Ask him what the weight is, every now and then.

      ...it all has a way of sharpening the mind on these matters.

      GtrGeorge

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      • #4
        PS: remind Timmy that the girls cant see him at all behind all those tom toms...

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        • #5
          PS: remind Timmy that the girls cant see him at all behind all those tom toms...

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          • #6
            One of the drummers I play with brings 11 cymbals to every gig.

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            • #7
              One of the drummers I play with brings 11 cymbals to every gig.

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              • #8
                its very easy to deal with a drummer like that ,,,,, tape a picture of a drum machine to his snare on break.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;you mess with him and you mess with the whole trailer park&quot;</div><br>

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                • #9
                  its very easy to deal with a drummer like that ,,,,, tape a picture of a drum machine to his snare on break.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;you mess with him and you mess with the whole trailer park&quot;</div><br>

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                    One of the drummers I play with brings 11 cymbals to every gig.




                    I have qualms with the in this instance. Assuming the drummer does what he needs to do in terms of getting set up - and is ready to go at the appointed time - do I really give a **************** about how many cymbals the drummer brings? In my mind this is the drummer's decision ... period (provided hes' hitting his target setup times).
                    The SpaceNorman

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                      One of the drummers I play with brings 11 cymbals to every gig.




                      I have qualms with the in this instance. Assuming the drummer does what he needs to do in terms of getting set up - and is ready to go at the appointed time - do I really give a **************** about how many cymbals the drummer brings? In my mind this is the drummer's decision ... period (provided hes' hitting his target setup times).
                      The SpaceNorman

                      www.facebook.com/SuperstarsOfRock
                      www.souldoutrocks.com

                      Keyboards and Tone Generators: Yamaha CP300, Kronos 88, Roland AX Synth, Motif ES Rack
                      Keyboard Rack: Samson SM10 Line Mixer, Motu MIDIExpressXT MIDI Interface, Shure PSM200 IEM system, M-Audio Wireless MIDI, Live Wires IEM ear buds, iPad wOnSong.
                      Stage Amplification: Stereo via 2 Yamaha DSR112s

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by undercool
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                        . Hell, lets just say that the band just wants to fit on a stage and not have 90% of it covered with drums.?




                        SpaceNorman, I think you missed this part. You're used to using lots of stuff, would you like having to minimize your rig because the drummer insisted on setting up a jungle gym? I hate cramped stages but they're out there.
                        Gear: a room full of really LOUD plastic crap

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by undercool
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                          . Hell, lets just say that the band just wants to fit on a stage and not have 90% of it covered with drums.?




                          SpaceNorman, I think you missed this part. You're used to using lots of stuff, would you like having to minimize your rig because the drummer insisted on setting up a jungle gym? I hate cramped stages but they're out there.
                          Gear: a room full of really LOUD plastic crap

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                          • #14
                            I've not posted here nor am I currently in a band. I am somewhat involved with drumming. A good percentage of the "moar" crop of drummers besides being self taught amateurs is not so much posing as it is, sigh ... __not fully accomplished__.



                            Variety of percussion is the key to their musicality. You've all experienced or are to some degree, (I include myself in both groups) these guys. Most of the time their excesses make for an acceptable rhythm section - competent musicians who know their zones and the appropriate musical behavior. The condition is not curable. It is largely creative talent and if the drummer is not willing to direct that into craftsmanship, you gotta get one who is. Maybe it's not that serious for you but IMO that's the heart of it.
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                            • #15
                              I've not posted here nor am I currently in a band. I am somewhat involved with drumming. A good percentage of the "moar" crop of drummers besides being self taught amateurs is not so much posing as it is, sigh ... __not fully accomplished__.



                              Variety of percussion is the key to their musicality. You've all experienced or are to some degree, (I include myself in both groups) these guys. Most of the time their excesses make for an acceptable rhythm section - competent musicians who know their zones and the appropriate musical behavior. The condition is not curable. It is largely creative talent and if the drummer is not willing to direct that into craftsmanship, you gotta get one who is. Maybe it's not that serious for you but IMO that's the heart of it.
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