Three smallest things that make you wanna scream

SkinBeater

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mine..

1. Dropping my drum key while tuning and not seeing where it went.. only to find it later under one of my pedals.

2. Finally getting a good sound on my snare then trying to get a better sound..only to screw it up and wishing i left it alone when it sounded good.

3. When my bass drum beater gets caught under my pant leg when jammin with jeans on.
 

Johnny Cat

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Oh boy. Number 3 on your list REALLY pisses me off too. I know a few people that use a bicycle clip to solve this problem.

The same with the drum key. I call it BTP: Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon, because I'll be damned if I can ever find the drum key again until the end of the show. So I bring spares.
 

Scott_Hurford

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haha i know how to solve no.3, use the sock method, tuck your jean bottom into your socks, easy :) lol
i also agree with 1 and 2, they really annoy me!!
theres loads of other things tht annoy me, cant think atm tho
 

Alcyon

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Jeez number 3! Damn I hate that. I'd play in shorts all the time if only winter didn't exist. Now I see why Lars Ulrich always wears those damned spandex pants.

I always seem to lose wingnuts when changing cymbals...
 

BJGOV

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I can agree on all of the above and these:

Creeping bass drum / hi-hat

Constantly changing my drum stool height, and seemingly never getting it just right


I'm sure there's more but yeah, that bass drum beater in the pants leg is one of the worst!
 

Tmac

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BJGOV said:
Constantly changing my drum stool height, and seemingly never getting it just right


This one was my biggest problem heres how i fixed it.... I measured the height of my stool where i thought it was most comfortable then i took an old barstool and cut it down to that height, mounted my seat to the frame and thats it...
 

Dale

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SkinBeater":1dqrm33a said:
mine..

1. Dropping my drum key while tuning and not seeing where it went.. only to find it later under one of my pedals.

2. Finally getting a good sound on my snare then trying to get a better sound..only to screw it up and wishing i left it alone when it sounded good.

3. When my bass drum beater gets caught under my pant leg when jammin with jeans on.

These problems have sollutions.

1. Have a few drumkeys attached to your kit. Glue some velcro to each key. Do the same with your kit. Then attach the keys to the kit. If you drop a key, there will then be others to use and you can find the dropped keys when you pack up after the gig.

2. Learn to tune and fine tune during the show.

3. Wear more suitable attire.

Other problems: Seat height. Use good memory locks.

I can't say much for the missing wing nuts falling from cymbal stands. That's usually just bad luck and as far as I am aware, there is no all purpose remedy. I'd be interested in hearing one if someone knows.
 

screamkevin

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3 things, eh? Well, let's see...

#3: Playing in a tribute to 80's metal and rocking out, only to have some dork in the crowd yell "PLAY SOME SLAYER!!!!!!".

#2. Playing in a tribute to 80's metal and rocking out, only to have some dork in the crowd yell "PLAY WIPE OUT!!!!!".

#1. Playing in a tribute to 80's metal and rocking out, only to have some dork in the crowd yell "FREEBIRD!!!!!".

:wink:

As far as the wing nut issue goes, try these, I use 'em, they're cheap and work well:

http://www.interstatemusic.com/webapp/w ... y_rn=40201
 

G-Rad

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1. dropping a stick and it getting caught up in one of my kick pedals.

2. playing with so much aggression my beater snaps back and hits me in that bone on my leg (and it happenign consecutively)

3. stick breaks and it flings back and hits you...
 

MaxDrummr1

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1) A cocky/bi-polar-asshole/douche bag lead singer/keyboardist.
2) A cocky/bi-polar-asshole/douche bag lead singer/keyboardist's crazy/psycho mom.
3) A cocky/bi-polar-asshole/douche bag lead singer/keyboardist's crazy/psycho/dumbass/drunk dad.

yea..band just broke up cuz of those three reasons.
 

Dale

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G-Rad":16blhk7q said:
1. dropping a stick and it getting caught up in one of my kick pedals.
That is a nightmare!

Well spotted.

1 thing I did learn to hate was a stool that creeps backwards. Especially when it's creeping to the back of the riser.

I can tell you from experience that this problem can end a song very quickly indeed. ;)

Another thing I hate is a stage that cannot support the weight of a kit. I was once playing a gig when the drumset, along with me, went through the stage.

By the way, it really hurt!
 

ChiefJustice

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Funny topic so long haha now my heaviest nightmare on stage for a couple of years. we play live an loud and hard and fast and so on, than I want to chaange from the rightside of my drumset to the leftside, on the way try to hit a crash cymbal, BUT I NEVER TOUCH IT, because I wear glasses and hook up under the right side of the glass and kick the whole glass trough the club and also hit me hard at the head, Okay between this,there were some disharmonics in my play haha...but this had never happend again. :lol:
 

G-Rad

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I have honestly played a show where my kit didn't fit on the drumriser. I had a different set back then, but had the displeasure of playing on a 4' by 4' riser where my kit extended too far off the side.. My drum rack was half-way off the thing which made it unbalanced.
 

reefer

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I have to agree with all three, and # 3 is definately the most annoying. Now I just roll up the pant leg if I know its going to get caught. I make sure I always have extra drum keys in different places like in my stick bag, and on me in a pocket somewhere. I also keep a bag of wing nuts and felts in my stick bag at all times... you never know when you're going to need them. I had that seat problem until I got a good seat with a solid memory lock - memory locks are great.

Here's another thing I'll add to the list although its not really a problem but something I've noticed: my cymbals are always in the exact same position on the stand so that they always get beaten/worn in the same place - they don't seem to turn or swivel much, and even when I turn them they eventually go back to the same position. Anyone else ever notice this?
 

Dale

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reefer":1ef5v80r said:
Here's another thing I'll add to the list although its not really a problem but something I've noticed: my cymbals are always in the exact same position on the stand so that they always get beaten/worn in the same place - they don't seem to turn or swivel much, and even when I turn them they eventually go back to the same position. Anyone else ever notice this?
Yeah, I think it's because some cymbals have weight differences within them. Eventually it can cause problems with the hole going out of round and then you're really up shit creek without a paddle!
 

stevo

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Another thing I hate is a stage that cannot support the weight of a kit. I was once playing a gig when the drumset, along with me, went through the stage.

By the way, it really hurt![/color][/quote]

lmao, i have to say that is one of the funniest drum stories ive heard.


i dont really have a problem with any of them, i have a ton of keys around, and one around my neck, i cant get a good snare sound anyways lol, and wear long jeans.

one thing that does piss me off though is when im belling on my hihat without a clutch and my stick gets stuck in the tightener.

or when your really relaxed and your stick keeps flying out of your hand.

but probably the thing i hate the most is a "bad chops" day.
 

Steve@NDC

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Venue owners/managers who have no concept of what the band needs in order to play. I.e., adequate space, clean power, etc...
Band members who pile all their gear into the spot where the drums will get set up. Moving stuff twice is retarded.
People yelling "play some Skynnard" during a set.
 
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