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Chris Forbes


From:
Beltsville, MD, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2016 3:59 pm     Reply with quote

Bill Buntin, of course the loud part was the correct part. At one point the singer named a song, I saw a blank look on the drummers face, I said it's a lazy blues shuffle..... the blank look didn't go away.
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Roger Osbourn


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Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 27 Dec 2016 5:05 pm     Reply with quote

I have always said that it's hard to find a drummer that doesn't think he is a one man show. That's all I've got say about that.
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Lee Barber


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Sweeny, TX, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 6:43 am     Reply with quote

Session 400 or 500 facing the drummer will do the trick
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 7:14 am     Reply with quote

I played with a drummer who had a Session 500 facing out, amplifying the kick drum. No question about who was in charge.
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Jim Smerk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 9:11 am     Reply with quote

"Most drummers are not musicians!"

That is a pretty insulting comment to a drummer, and I take offense to it...Mad ....it is like saying all the steel players I have played with are drunks, too loud and arrogant to boot......unfortunately I HAVE played with too many of them in real life.

Read Brooks comment and say that. The drummers in my area do this most times. Drummers get a bad rap, and most times it might be true. But to say drummers are not musicians is just a clueless comment..... Cool
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Dustin Rhodes


From:
Owasso OK
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Jack Hargraves wrote:
I have actually had to tell a drummer that drums are not a lead instrument and shouldn't be heard above the rest of the band, including the vocalist. Of course, it ticked him off and he quit, which was fine with me.


Depends on the music and the band. Despite the prevailing sentiment here there is more than one way to music.
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Doug Palmer


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 3:30 pm     Drum. Noise Reply with quote

Jim Smerk, sorry if it hurts. If most drummer's are musicians then I'll say most guys who own drum kits are not drummer's!
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Dustin Rhodes


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 8:01 am     Re: Drum. Noise Reply with quote

Doug Palmer wrote:
Jim Smerk, sorry if it hurts. If most drummer's are musicians then I'll say most guys who own drum kits are not drummer's!


Most guys who play almost any musical instrument aren't "musicians". There are plenty of people who have steel guitars who are more "steel player" than musician. People who play drums are not special in this regard.
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 8:48 am     Reply with quote

You got that right Dusty!
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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 9:00 am     Reply with quote

I've played with some very loud drummers in very loud rock bands. Most of the time, they were hitting hard because they were trying to keep up with me! This is 30 years ago, though.

None of the drummers I work with or associate with today have that issue.
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 9:08 am     Reply with quote

Right you are Mike! I feel as you do and try not to associate myself with most harmonica players. Wanna know why?
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 9:47 am     Reply with quote

Bud Angelotti wrote:
Right you are Mike! I feel as you do and try not to associate myself with most harmonica players. Wanna know why?


Bud, I'm a harp player, I'll take the bait. Why? (and I'm betting I'll agree with you).
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Jim Smerk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 11:35 am     Reply with quote

Bill Miller wrote:
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you guys are funny.
here's a drummer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T39ZaFT1kA0

Name me one popular country artist whose music is primarily based on drums and bass and I'll think about backing down.


Backing down from what? An opinion? No need for that we all have them! LOL!
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Wayne Quinn


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Cape Breton.NovaScotia
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 11:57 am     Reply with quote

Most drummers that i giged with through time think that loud is the answer to great sound.even had one drummer that wore ear plugs when we played. and to h..l with the rest of us. but then again had a lot of 6 string lead players that played way to loud to, so in all where does it end or does it end ,. Mad
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 12:07 pm     Reply with quote

Then you already know he answer Brooks. I better not. Best to keep it clean. Smile And by the way, it's harmonica, not harp. Angels play harps. Harmonicas' played by, well, harmonica players. Laughing
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 12:42 pm     Reply with quote

Bud Angelotti wrote:
Then you already know he answer Brooks. I better not. Best to keep it clean. Smile And by the way, it's harmonic, not harp. Angels play harps. Harmonicas' played by, well, harmonica players. Laughing


LOL-- disagree, it's harmonica if you're playing in polka band, it's harp if you're playing in a blues band.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2017 12:49 pm     Reply with quote

....and like I said, I most likely agree with you, nothing has me and my band mates muttering "oh shit" under our breath more than a guy approaching the stage with bag of harmonicas .
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post Posted 13 Jan 2017 5:19 am     Reply with quote

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nothing has me and my band mates muttering "oh shit" under our breath more than a guy approaching the stage with bag of harmonicas

Hey Brooks - It could be worse.Much worse.
Someone could approach the stage with a bag of banjos. Laughing
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Jim Fogarty


From:
Phila, Pa, USA
Post Posted 13 Jan 2017 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

I was talking about this thread this weekend with just about the best drummer I know.......a guy who's done Nashville master sessions and toured with A-list legends. He's not quiet, by any stretch, but he's ALWAYS under control and musical.

His response?

"Screw them. I lost most of the hearing in my right ear from the damned STEEL guitars!!!"


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Dave Hopping


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 13 Jan 2017 1:39 pm     Reply with quote

I DON'T have a problem with loud drummers.Not for long,anyway. Winking
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Bill Miller


From:
Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Post Posted 14 Jan 2017 8:48 am     Reply with quote

Quote:
"Screw them. I lost most of the hearing in my right ear from the damned STEEL guitars!!!"


Oh right, but his hearing was unaffected by his own racket. Rolling Eyes
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Gaylen James


From:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 24 Jul 2017 4:27 pm     Reply with quote

There is a solution. My basement band was suffering from drummer itis, especially from the cymbals.
I replaced my in house set of drums with electronic drums which I run through a bass amp. Problem solved.
Not only can the volume be controlled, the direct out of the drum controller allows for recordings that are not micked. Very Happy
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David Nugent


From:
Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 25 Jul 2017 3:53 am     Reply with quote

I sensed trouble from the start when our new drummer put on a pair of heavy leather work gloves before picking up his sticks. He now resides behind a folding plexi glass screen at most club jobs, end of problem.
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Terry Barnett


From:
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Post Posted 25 Jul 2017 5:24 am     Reply with quote

Some pretty rash comments...play with good drummers with great dynamics and you'll have nothing to talk about. Anyone who even tongue in cheek, says that drummers aren't musicians has been working with the wrong guys. Or maybe they are playing at the exact level where they belong.
Go to The Drummerworld forum and read what they have to say about steel guitar players. Oops, not much! This is an incredibly petty and self serving thread boys. We're better than this.
My mother's a drummer for crying out loud...
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Gaylen James


From:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 25 Jul 2017 7:31 am     Reply with quote

OK, OK,
I had a drummer in Reno that played with 2 sticks in each hand. Talk about loud
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