Stupid question (hey, I'm polish), but was looking to get a little discussion going on set playing. That, and I could use the therapy, lol. I'm walking out the door soon to purchase my new kit (Tama Starclassic Bubingas) and could use the support.
Influences? Groups you play with? Equipment?
My current setup is... Tama Starclassic Performers in Red Sparkle Fade 8"; 10"; 12"; Mounted 14"; Floor Tom 14"; Snare 22"; Kick
Cymbals.. 13"; Zildjian K/Z Combo Hats 20"; Zildjian K Custom Dark Dry Ride 22"; Sabian Paragon Ride 17"; Zildjian K Dark Crash 17"; Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash 6"; Zildjian A Custom Splash 8"; Zildjian A Splash 10"; Sabian Paragon Splash (I think its a 10";) 12"; Sabian AAX Splash 12"; Wuhan China 10"; Wuhan China 16"; Zildjian Oriental China Trash
I play in a group called Fez Fatale on a juicy Maple Masters Custom by Pearl - usually 5 pieces, sometimes 4. Mostly K Zildjians with an A custom here and there. We do funky stuff, loungy jazz, some country, rock...sort of all over the road, but that's one thing I love about it. I just wish I had more time to practice...
I like listening to most drummers. Some of my favorites are Billy Martin, Stanton Moore, Bill Stewart, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, and Herlin Riley.
Enjoy your new kit! Drums are fun. :)
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over 12 years ago
I've always drummed on a Pearl Export or similar level set because playing live changes the game. As long as you're not duct-taping socks to the heads (and a lot of people do!) the sound booth is the big difference in drum sound.
My insignificant micro-claim-to-fame was playing in a band called PMG that opened for terrible bands such as Bad Company and Dangerous Toys in the early 90s. Influences: Tim ";Herb"; Alexander, and other little-known cats like Neal Peart, Stewart Copeland, and Will Calhoun.
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about 12 years ago
Now now, Bad Company is some serious classic rock. It doesn't get any more classic.