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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:08 pm

drumminal wrote:All these are great. How about this one:

- I get to the show (full nighter) early to set up, so no one is in my way. Guitar player gets there an hour later and says; "can't you move over a few feet?"

F-in classic!
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:14 pm

Bad sound guys, Thieves, knocking stands over, breaking sticks, drunk bandmates.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:24 pm

The band that comes to town that had a hit maybe 20 years ago and insists on back lining on a stage barely big enough for one band. Arena rock ego's don't belong in the small club scene.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:07 pm

TLT1 wrote:
bunnybunny wrote:I hate playing someone else's kit during a gig


hell ya!!!....especially when the set-up is different than yours. Or the drums arent tuned right and it sound like crap.


I refuse to. Its in our contract rider. I only play my kit regardless of the venue's plans, period, bottomline.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:15 pm

Hate it when other people that like your style of playing all of a sudden want to be your roadie and try to help you tear your shit down when you dont need the help. They just end up getting in the way and messin shit up!
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:29 pm

JasonS2C wrote:
TLT1 wrote:
bunnybunny wrote:I hate playing someone else's kit during a gig


hell ya!!!....especially when the set-up is different than yours. Or the drums arent tuned right and it sound like crap.


I refuse to. Its in our contract rider. I only play my kit regardless of the venue's plans, period, bottomline.

Smart play, as long as you (and the band before you) has a good crew.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:42 pm

Being forced to play a show with a "Death metal band" (I mean scene kids if they were real death metal then its all good).
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:45 pm

[quote="TDrumTX"]
F.O.H. Engineers that put mics on your kit the way they want, eventhough they're in your way and the cables are strewn across your kit and looks like a mess.

F.O.H. Engineers that cop an attitude when you have your own mixer for click, sequences and your own monitor mix. There's plenty of channels dude, all i need is one send! [quote]





I know your pain. For any sound men out there who might be spying in on us drummers, you should read, read, and re-read
this post . I do all the sound for my band, period, simply for the reasons stated above, SOS engineers who have not a clue as
to who controls the show, and seldom have a degree any where close to being callled an engineer at anything. I was trained
by an old man who retired from Warner Brothers in the sixties, and his philosophy was always get the drummer happy first, and make damned sure he stays happy. He was a real Engineer, not some yo yo who claimed to be one, and always had a
perfect mix for any drummer, anytime, anywhere. If that drummer wanted to use a special mix, he always had the equipment
available, and if that drummer did NOT want any miking, that is just what that drummer got,period, and never did I here nothing but praise from musicians about his work. To this day, I will not work any show without control of the sound, to me, it
is My show, and I treat it accordingly. Luckily, there are many sound men who do understand, and they are a joy to work with,
and I respect thier professional experience.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:47 pm

Well I have only gigged twice so far, and last Saturday was the probably the worst when we went backstage after the gig, and I found a drunk playing on my drums when I came back. Luckily I knew him and he was playing very softly on them. The bassist had less luck though and some beer was spilled on his amp, luckily it didn't hurt any electronics or so. Could've gone really wrong.

Number one on my list would be, rather than 'drunks on stage'; guards that do not throw drunks off the stage.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:11 pm

E) All of the above :evil:
I was told to change my signature due to foul language...
So I did.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:16 pm

Robobob wrote:E) All of the above :evil:

Haha!
Oh, and too bad! (your signature) :lol:
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:26 pm

E dog wrote:I havn't played many showes, but I hate when guitarists think you have to play quiet. thats why shows are loud, the oonly way to play fast, heavy mteal music, is loud. that why shows are so f@#king loud, thats why some manufacturers are making an 11 knob on the amps. and, when people who have never even touched a drum set in their life, try to give you advice. thats what I hate the most


Yeah indeed I agree - I'm getting really frustrated with this "Emil try to play a tad quieter" or "We need to lower the sound level" - yeah tell that to a drummer who has drummed for 3 months, how am I supposed to play THAT fast THAT quiet? This is also why I started the 'snare drum too loud' thread earlier because I felt I should look into it a tad. I lowered the volume a bit due to making the snare quieter thus playing a bit more softly on the other drums too.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:27 pm

Bong wrote:
Robobob wrote:E) All of the above :evil:

Haha!
Oh, and too bad! (your signature) :lol:

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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:22 pm

1. Ugly old lady slut's who show u there nasty boobs..haha
2. bad sound guys
3. My guitarst beating my cymbals, and breaking my boom stands.....so many beatin to death...
4. People who just sit there and :shock: show no emotion, what so ever
5. That guy who shuts off ur stuff when goin out the door..
6. sucky ass bands
7. drummers who try to show how fast they can play, but suck it all up.
8. no one helping to get ur shit in the truck
9 playing first
10. playing at 2 in the morning
etc..

so much more!! :shock:
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:54 pm

I don't like opening bands.
I don't let anyone play my kit either.
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