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I'm Defecting.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Mar 3, 2021.

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  1. Fuelish

    Fuelish Tele-Holic

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    Have had mostly fine experiences with drummers, except in the first band ...... we'd do Wipeout, and he'd speed up and slow down, repeat.....was painful, but, hey, we were kids, and all.
     
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    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    It is only defecting if you get rid of your guitars...do NOT get rid of your guitars ;)
    I was sneaky about my double life with the drums, bought a kit for my son. ;)
    I have probably used them more than he has. I have also played Alto Sax and Piano over the years.

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  3. bigbean

    bigbean Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Of course, Bernard Purdie! The BB King album "Completely Well" was the first record where I went "Wow, who is playing drums on that?"

    One of those internal midi roll guys A very tragic cat but what a player. Check out the drum track on BJ Stevenson's "My Maria" or Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown. The guy was "the pocket" on two legs:

    Very fun and wacky video with Bobby Whitlock talking about working with Jim Gordon and Jim Keltner plus Don Johnson, Michal Parks and Edward James Olmos

     
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  4. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    So your “I’m with the band” shirt has to say “drummer” on the back now.
     
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  5. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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  6. Jowes_84

    Jowes_84 Tele-Meister

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    As a native drummer, meaning that’s the only instrument I actually know how to play well, congratulations! Don’t get frustrated. Practice step by step. Sloooow it down at First.

    Drumming taught me patience, concentration, serving the band and being the „goalie“.
    Nothing let’s you forget troubles as easily as playing your drums for a while.
     
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  7. maxvintage

    maxvintage Poster Extraordinaire

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    I used to have a kit set up in the basement and really enjoyed trying to learn to play. There are so many bad drummers that when you run into a good drummer, it's like the desert blooming after a sudden rain. A good drummer is so musical: a good drummer pulls everything together in a magical way.

    I learned a lot from playing the drums and I still now and then look at electronic kits: get one of those and practice quietly when the family is sleeping....
     
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  8. Ignatius

    Ignatius Tele-Afflicted

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    I am too! I often check TDPRI when I'm on the throne.....oh wait, you said DEFECTING. Sorry.
     
  9. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I play drums and bass way better than guitar lol. Seriously, if you get enjoyment out of it, go for it I say.
     
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    johnnylaw Tele-Afflicted

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    The drummer is the engine pushing the bus down the road. The bass player steers the bloody bus. The “lead” player is the one who knows the song backwards and forwards, and carries the band through the song (with ir without a solo). He/she is the navigator.
    The rest of the band are passengers.
     
  11. loopfinding

    loopfinding Friend of Leo's

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    agree 100%. i've even been in 3 different long-term duos with just drummers. if you can wrangle solo guitar fairly well, and know how to construct basslines like an actual bass player, i don't even think bass is essential for certain types of music. part of the reason i've always wanted a baritone or a seven string.

    that hasn't been my experience at all. every band i've been in except for the first one in middle school, the drummers have had their stuff together musically more than anyone in the band. when i'm writing for a group, it's basically me and the drummer laying it all out, and then everyone else comes in later and does their part. but then again, the first thing i choose for a project is a drummer.
     
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    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    Oh! I thought you meant the real dark side!!!
     
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    I've defective. I've always thought of the drummer as the heartbeat of the band. A good one is worth his weight in gold.

    Oh, and here's a great song by a drummer, called The Pilgrim:

    Count out the main body. Fun in 7/8.

    Bob
     
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    I always wanted to play drums but I don't know a drummer who grew up in an apartment like I did. I never even asked for drums 'cause I knew it was never gonna happen.

    Later I did get Roland V drums for my kid and I probably played them more than he did. Had to sell them to get more space though.
     
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    I have 3-7/4 drum kits. My drummer even uses one of my sets when we are forced onto tiny stages.
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    This set packs into a hockey bag and a baseball bag.
     
  16. Toto'sDad

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    I read the thread title as something else. I thought you were bragging about having a bowel movement. After reading your post, maybe it would have been better if I had been right the first time! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That is a gorgeous kit!
     
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    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Have fun, OP. Here's a good beginner lesson for you:

     
  19. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I could be wrong on this,
    but I'm pretty sure that this Rogers kit has been a quest over years for my buddy to find ( thru CL, FB, dealers/shops) to put together this period correct, matching kit.

    In other words he did not get all the drums together- he just bought a la carte, and it took years. I know he loves it!

    He has other vintage Gretsch, Ludwig, and possibly Slingerland kits.

    Hell of a drummer too- we play old fart '60's R&R/ R&B, blues, Country- he just knows this music
     
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    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I could never figure out what would make someone want to give up music and take up drums. LOL
     
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