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    So this past weekend my 80's band played a late gig Friday night and an 8:30 hit Saturday. We normally like to space gigs out as we're building a following but the Saturday gig dropped on us a few weeks ago and no other dates were offered for the venue so we had to take it or leave it. The Friday gig was important to us because it is a new, top-tier venue in the area and the owner owns another big club as well, so we wanted to make a good impression. We decided to promote the hell out of the Friday did and not announce the Saturday gig until a few days before.
    So Friday I get to the venue early and the first band is setting up. There's a house kit but the drummer decides to use HIS hardware for some reason, which made me a little concerned that the changeover would take longer. That band started a little late but finished around 10, which was supposed to be our start time. We finally started around 10:30 and at the owners request, instead of doing 2 sets with a break, we played straight through to 1 AM. We were well received and had the crowd dancing. At the end the owner said we were good, different, and that we play music no one else does. He definitely wants us back in this club or possibly his other club. The sound man did a great job, even the cell phone videos sound great.
    Gig number 2 was at a place we had played once before. There's a tight window for load in and set up, and I had to bring my kit, but there's a sound man there as well and he wires everything up. We had a decent turn out again, including a late influx of people who immediately started dancing and went nuts over Come On Eileen. I also got to try out my 16" K Custom Dark Crash which had just arrived earlier that day.
    Now to the casualty. A new friend of mine who is a rep for Evans, a drummer himself and tech for The Smithereens, came to the gig so I gave him a tour of my kit. He goes, "Oh man that sucks you got spider cracks in the snare!" I hadn't even noticed! Not even sure when or how it happened. He said it shouldn't affect the drum, but it's right where the throw off is mounted, and on closer inspection, there's a crack from top to bottom. I don't know if there is any way to fix it. I just went ahead and ordered a new snare on ebay, as I know they're not plentiful. That was a real bummer. But my friend really liked us and he said he'd send me a set of resos since I never changed out the stock ones!
    Over all a good weekend, but it's tough coming off tour...

    2017 DW Design 6 piece Tobacco Burst
    Evans, Remo

    2016 Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 piece Chrystal Ice

    2010 Tama Superstar 5 piece Birch BPG
    Evans, Aquarian

    200? Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 piece Black and Silver Sparkle

    1980 Slingerland 7 piece Poplar/Maple White

    Yamaha DTX532k

    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad

    Alessis Sample Pad

    Tama SLP Black Brass snare

    Tama SLP G Maple snare

    Tama hardware and pedals
    DW5000 double bass pedal, single bass pedal and high hat


    13" New Beat High Hats
    14" New Beat High Hats
    6", 8", 10" Fast Splashes
    16" A Fast Crash
    18" A Rock Crash
    18" China
    18" A Medium Thin Crash
    19" A Rock Crash
    20" A Ride

    14" A Custom High Hats
    12" A Custom Splash
    15" A Custom Crash
    17" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Custom Projection Crash
    20" A Custom Ride(X2)

    14" K Custom Dark High Hats
    15" K Custom Dark Crash
    16" K Custom Dark Crash
    17" K Custom Dark Crash
    18" K Dark Crash
    20" K Ride

    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics

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    We did 2 last Friday... 4 to 5:30 at Angel City bike rally in Unadilla, GA. then drove an hour up to Macon to Grant's Lounge for a 45min set. It was a good day/night at both places.

    I shared the other bands drummers set and cymbals at Grant's which i was very thankful for. Just used my own snare seat n sticks.

    He plays a 3pc set.. no rack tom just a snare kick n floor. It was fun playing on it. He had a set of Zildjian S series on the hi hat. They sounded pretty good.
    Last edited by slinky; 04-16-2019 at 12:41 PM.
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