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    My cover band has a cool gig this Friday night -- we are at the State Fair opening for Vince Neil (Motley Crue).
    Should be a hoot !

    We play 6:45 until 7:30.......................VN starts @ 8PM.
    He is touring his Motley show without Motley -- he has actually hired Slaughter to be his band for the tour.

    We had the same gig back in 2013 opening for 38 Special -- photos below from that night....................





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    right on! i thought his 2 solo releases were really good. Exsposed and Carved in Stone. Id want to hear that stuff way more than the Crue stuff.

    have a good show
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    That's ridiculously awesome! Way to go! Hope you guys have your best show yet....I KNOW you'll have fun.

    I think you need a drumchat.com shirt to wear on stage...
    -Brian

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    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    right on!...................have a good show
    Thanks, slink.
    Should be a great night.

    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    That's ridiculously awesome! Way to go! Hope you guys have your best show yet....I KNOW you'll have fun.
    I think you need a drumchat.com shirt to wear on stage...
    I have this one...................

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    That's totaly awesome Ricardo !!! Make sure somebody takes a lot of pics and recordings. Have a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderjig View Post
    That's totaly awesome Ricardo !!! Make sure somebody takes a lot of pics and recordings. Have a great time.
    Yep..............thanks spider....................I am looking for someone to shoot a video...................and others for still shots.
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    Sounds like a great gig! Vince is/was a nice guy. I met and hung out with him at the Long Beach Grand Prix about 25 years ago when he was a race car driver. Have fun and be safe!

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    That's really cool Ricky! Go knock 'em dead!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    That's really cool Ricky! Go knock 'em dead!!
    Thanks, Rich.
    To top it off, the new snare is expected to be on my porch this afternoon.
    If all is right, we will give her a memorable maiden voyage tomorrow evening !

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    Looks like its going to be a blast for you guys!
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

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    tasty snare! man that'll sound awesome outdoors or anywhere...
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    Thanks guys.......................we are looking forward to a short and lively set.

    The good news is the snare did show up at 5pm yesterday.....................and it is a bronze beauty.........................HOWEVER............ .
    The (minor) bad news is that the snare butt is faulty on one small (but necessary) part.
    I had to disassemble yesterday evening and I reassembled and added extra support on that one small part with some golf club glue.
    It is a male/female connection that is a forced-pressure assembly.............I put a drop of glue in the female and then added the male and the forced pressure.
    I'm allowing it 18 hours to set and then I'll reassemble everything.

    Other than that one little flaw, the drum checks out perfect.
    If everything looks like it is working and stable by 3PM, I'll take it to the gig tonight.
    And as I always do anyway, I'll have a backup snare with me, just in case.
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    How did the show go?
    Six piece birch Mapex kit, a Black Panther Blade snare drum, Sabian cymbals, and Vater Drumsticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    How did the show go?
    Really well.
    As you could guess -- the sound reinforcement was beyond excellent -- same for the stage lighting...............crowd was about 1500.
    The new snare drum was the highlight of the stage sound last night -- the bandmates love it..............it is louder than I expected.
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    That's awesome, glad you had agood time and your snare worked out....now enough with the small talk, were's the pics and videos

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    We had a photog-friend roaming around and also a video camera back at the sound booth.............so more to come.
    Also a GoPro (tinny sound) hanging on a truss at stage right.................this is the only vid I have at this time...............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBSafIkfwcg
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    Nice Job!!!!, everything sounded great...more..more....more....more

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    You guys sounded great! Congrats on the gig.
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    Nice pocket Ricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderjig View Post
    Nice Job!!!!, everything sounded great...more..more....more....more
    Quote Originally Posted by OldeEnglishD View Post
    You guys sounded great! Congrats on the gig.
    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Nice pocket Ricky!
    Thank you gentlemen...............it was fun.
    I'm expecting better photos and videos at some point down the road.
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