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Old 01-12-2009, 01:06 AM
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Drummers with 3 bass drums, 7 toms and a 12 cymbals and never use more than the hat, snare, two basses, four toms and two crashes throughout an entire concert.
Ya, I think I'd elevate that one to a crime -- such a waste of good equipment. Maybe less serious but still upsetting is when drummers use a floor tom as a towel rack or drink/food tray.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:16 AM
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...when a drummer at a show drops a stick...
You would have loved the Elton John show I saw a million years ago, shazaam. Nigel Olsen either dropped or broke a stick, then made a quick gesture of panic to his side. A drum roadie raced over, placed a new one up against the ride cymbal in playing position, and Nigel put his hand on it and continued playing. I think they should have let the roadie play the rest of the gig.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:26 AM
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... What I really hate is when I'm playin' a real nice long peice; everything is flowing perfect and you've got a nice big lead up to an chorus... and an uncomfortable 8th of silence takes over as your stick passes right on by your crash. <= Suck.
Didn't you know, there are drum Gremlins around? They make bass beaters slip down to jam the pedal, crash cymbals come flying off the stand, bass drums creep away, the legs of floor toms loosen so the drum tilts over, and cymbal stand tripods collapse.

I wouldn't be surprised if they moved your crash out of position when you weren't looking.

Oh ya, and making drum thrones fall apart when you're sitting on them is pure evil.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:26 AM
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Oh ya, and making drum thrones fall apart when you're sitting on them is pure evil.
Luckily I still use a swivel office chair with no back and no arms. It's pretty damned durable. But when I make a throne purchase (based on this post), I'll be buying the most sturdy double or triple braced throne available.
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Ha-ha I really dig this thread!

I love the Gremlin story, I had my fair share of those.
Even last weekend they moved my high hats away from me till my (extended) rod interfeared with my ride cymbal , unknowingly I had shifted forward on my seat to accomodate the slightly different position.

Also (like mentioned before in this thread) building up to a superbly timed crash accent and then only to miss it (the cymbal) alltogether by a couple of millimeters, and then try to quickly hit something else in close vicinity, in my case a cowbell, while pretending this was the idea from the onset!

Once when playing in a school band I was playing on a stage which had also a sunken orchestra pit. One of the legs of my high hats jumped over the little upstand of the stage floor after which, in midplay, the high hats slowly angled forward and tumbled down in the pit with an allmighty crash!

I had to fifnish that song first without high hats and retrieve them later, before starting with the next song.
The audience laughed their head off.

Cheers and happy drumming,

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Sounds lame... thankfully I've never seen that.
You'd be surprised my friend. Just look for little red clip on the toms when you're watching.

And Shazz, what is this a bi#$h thread or a justify why you shouldn't have a bi#$h thread. Get your grumpy old man on and lets see some complaining!!
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Haha the gremlinsssssss. I had my first experiance of them during the christmas carol service at a local church i drum for. :P ... Basically stick missed the cymbal and flew right out onto the stage...mmm the guitarists couldnt stop laughing. Kinda ruined it slightly. xD

Triple bass pedals. >.< Like that dualist thing. Just sounds crap...
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Ha-ha I really dig this thread!
Once when playing in a school band I was playing on a stage which had also a sunken orchestra pit. One of the legs of my high hats jumped over the little upstand of the stage floor after which, in midplay, the high hats slowly angled forward and tumbled down in the pit with an allmighty crash!
That's awesome...
I once saw a wedding drummer drop a stick in the middle of "Wipe Out", but had a stick bag right there... he never missed a beat, and blew me away with his accuracy. I think I was young enough then that I was just beginning on drums. Now thinking about it, his enthusiasm in such a great recovery may have actually been my inspiration.
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You would have loved the Elton John show I saw a million years ago, shazaam. Nigel Olsen either dropped or broke a stick, then made a quick gesture of panic to his side. A drum roadie raced over, placed a new one up against the ride cymbal in playing position, and Nigel put his hand on it and continued playing. I think they should have let the roadie play the rest of the gig.
haah. If you watch a video of aaron spears I think at modern drummer his hat stand tips inward n yea, a roadie had to run over and get it back in place as spears kept goin with his solo/groove piece lol.
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Yeah I saw brain mantia do that with one of his crashes during a tommy the cat solo with primus here. Choked it then spun to let go and threw the thing right off his rise. Those roadies can move fast, when they want to.
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