What do non-drummers say about your gear?

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Lorneyc
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:40 am

Another one, the first proper gig I ever played, when I was about 16, the sound guy came up to me after the show and said "I have never seen anyone hit the drums as hard as you do! But you didn't even break a sweat!" What can I say, I learned my technique from the best! I consitently get comments about how hard I hit and how loud I am (though I can play softly when I really have to), yet I have never gone through a head and I have never broken a cymbal. I play with 5As and each pair lasts on average about 4 months.
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Lorneyc
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:43 am

Hahahaha oh yeah, another common one is my students will look at my sticks and go: "You need new sticks, these ones are all worn out!" only to have me tell them that I've only had those for a couple of weeks. I have one kid who I think is pretty close to obsessive compulsive, he goes out and buys a new pair of sticks when he gets more than a couple of little dents in them, once a little chip comes off them, they're done. All my other students get a fair amount of free, almost new drum sticks :P
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Steven McTowelie
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:22 am

do you have to play so loud?

can i play your drums?

you seriously have to tune drums?

those are the ones i usually get lol.
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:34 am

you shouldnt hit too hard, beating the shit out of your drums cuts the rosonation and makes them sound tatally dead
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:01 am

"aaahhhh! so no wife and kids then yet?"


from a sound guy at a festival i did a few years back...

"wow, your snare sounds really kewl, its cutting through wonderfully and that Bass drum sounds perfect too! i really appreciate a drummer who knows how to play and tune their gear...." (then i woke up and came back to reality :D )
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:13 pm

lol they say stuff like cool set, rock on with your drums, sick bass thing,
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:30 pm

Why didn't you bring the cowbell? (Anyone and everyone who knows that I own a cowbell)
Get a piccolo snare! (My friend/bandmate who also records us)
I like how there's one black head... (Talking about my one Black Gold Evans Hydraulic)
I love your floor tom. (Matt Allen, and pretty much only him)
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:10 am

"That's a really nice kit" and "how much did it cost" are regular comments from audience members.

"I've not seen a drummer like you since Keith Moon" after playing at The Cavern in Liverpool. Was quite chuffed with that although I have no desire to die young of alcoholism.

"Mate, that floor tom is the destroyer of worlds" Franko - our sound guy.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:17 am

"Aluminium?" (hrhr, funny about this is I really have problems saying aluminium in English I always stumble over it, very funny)
"Hey your snare is so small and *twitch* damned it's loud" (my mediumhigh pitched 12")
"You broke your cymbal." (yeah, I know, buy me a new one, and don't remind me of breaking lots of monetary units)
"Tune? There's no string" (well)
"Your kit is huge" (No. It's not.)
from a drummer: "That's hard work what you are doing there.." (hell! yeah!)
"That's cymbal is wrong, it's upside down" (no, it's an icebell)
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Lorneyc
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:38 am

Well, I don't hit quite as hard as I used to. Anyway, you can hit pretty damn hard without choking your drums as long as you get a good rebound and glance off your cymbals properly. But yeah, I do agree.
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