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Drum-talk. Any club gig drummers out there? #2966455
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What kind of setup are you using for those tiny night club gigs? Regular kit? Trap kit? Questlove Breakbeats?

I've been looking around at some of the mini kits and a few companies have really come a long way. Ludwig's Breakbeats and Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz are two that come to mind.

I just started a summer gig and I'm playing a very minimal setup: 20" 60s Slingerland bass drum, 14" snare, 16" floor tom, hit-hats, 20" crash, 22" med-thin ride. It's a great setup but I'm wondering if I can lighten the load-in even a little more.


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Get rid of the 20" crash and 22" ride and replace it with a 20 or 18" crash/ride.


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Re: Drum-talk. Any club gig drummers out there? [Re: hal9000] #2966644
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12/16/22 kit. 2 stands holding 16” and 18” crashes and a 22” ride. Hi hats and throne. Snare.

Basic 4 piece rock kit. I gig 3-4 times a month with several different bands and rarely change the set up (other than switching up cymbals).

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It's the archer, not the arrow.

Just use a Roland TD-K1. It'll fit in your Prius.

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It's nice to have nice arrows.

This describes what a rock and roll drummer has to be:

“If anyone comes to the gates of poetry and expects to become an adequate poet by acquiring expert knowledge of the subject without the Muses' madness, he will fail, and his self-controlled verses will be eclipsed by the poetry of men who have been driven out of their minds.”

S/He needs to surprise his or her band constantly in a good way. You need that uncertainty.

Yes, rock is dead.

But it's the best form for that kind of drummer plato describes.


A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."
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Originally Posted by tenover
Just use a Roland TD-K1. It'll fit in your Prius.


You ride a Chinese Pop out don’t you?

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Originally Posted by tenover
It's the archer, not the arrow.

Just use a Roland TD-K1. It'll fit in your Prius.


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I consider a 16” cymbal either a hi-hat or a splash.

I sometimes mix things up and play the 18” and 20” combo. I usually gravitate toward the larger cymbals. If you’re not a basher you can play cymbals in a way that doesn’t make them overpowering.


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Spent most of the Eighties hauling around a five-piece Gretsch kit with a 24" kick, a full complement of cymbals, and cases. fooking cases.

Do what I did and switch to bass. :toilet

Seriously, though, I've seen some amazing portable sets - my friend has one that fits in a suitcase. The suitcase doubles as the kick drum. You can make a lot of noise with just a few pieces, why drag all that crap around? I asked myself if I wanted to be a musician or a furniture mover. So I got a violin.


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How is that going?


A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."
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Originally Posted by Witchipoo
Spent most of the Eighties hauling around a five-piece Gretsch kit with a 24" kick, a full complement of cymbals, and cases. fooking cases.

Do what I did and switch to bass. :toilet

Seriously, though, I've seen some amazing portable sets - my friend has one that fits in a suitcase. The suitcase doubles as the kick drum. You can make a lot of noise with just a few pieces, why drag all that crap around? I asked myself if I wanted to be a musician or a furniture mover. So I got a violin.



Those Gretsch kits with 24" bass drums are amazing! I have an obnoxious vintage ludwig 26" in red sparkle that. I play it at home mostly but it's one of the best sounding drums I've ever heard.

I checked out one of these yesterday and was impressed:
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I trip out on how a great drummer can sound great with sticks beating on the couch.

If I were a drummer I would just use an octa pad when I played life and make up for the shitty sound with my joyful execution.


A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."
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A drum thread needs drummer jokes......
(of course substituting any other member of the band will work sometimes)

How can you tell a drummer's at the door?
The knocking speeds up.

What do you do if you accidentally run over a drummer?
Back up.

Deep in the African jungle, a safari was camped for the night. In the darkness, distant drums began a relentless throbbing that continued until dawn. The safari members were disturbed, but the guide reassured them: "Drums good. When drums stop, very bad." Every night the drumming continued, and every night the guide reiterated, "Drums good. When drums stop, VERY bad." This continues for several days until one morning the drumming suddenly stops and all the natives panic and run screaming. The man asks the guide what's the matter? The guide looking very frightened says: "When drums stop, VERY, VERY bad," he said. "Why is it bad?" asked a member of the safari. "Because when drums stop, bass solo begin!"

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