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Location: Portland, Oregon
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Rogers Parklane Cocktail Outfit Irony


I'm really enjoying playing brushes in a "quiet" dinner band. We play in a number of venues during dinner hours, like 6:00 PM to 9:00 or 10:00. Thus, we are an "acoustic" band: acoustic guitar and bass run through a Bose PA. Nothing fancy, and nothing fancy needed in the way of amplification. Right? Wrong!!!

We've undergone a lot of discussion about what kind of drumming we prefer. I signed on to play in an acoustic trio, and the preference, agreed by all three of us, is brush playing 99% of the time, and sometimes a cross stick here or there. I play a 1960 Rogers Parklane cocktail kit with various noisemakers: cowbell, sambago bells (jam blocks) and a Vibra-Slap. My two cymbals--a Paiste 18" flat ride and Zildjian 15" medium crash have sizzle chains. I use some 1930s paper thin 11" Zildjian hi-hats. I use a little egg shaker with handle that offers a maraca effect. That little shaker is often the loudest item on the kit!

Here's the dilemma: the drum setup is designed to "SCREAM QUIET." And with the Bose PA micing the vocals, bass and "acoustic" guitar, they are much louder than I am. I'm literally not heard! So, I need to mic the snare (SM57), bass drum/floor tom from underneath (Audix D6), and overheads (Rode NT4 stereo condensor), as well as vocal (Shure SM58).

Thus, I haul more microphones, cables, mini mixer and other claptrap than I would if I were playing with sticks on a "real" drum set! Setup time is longer and more difficult than for one of my 5 piece kits with proper bass drum!

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Re: Rogers Parklane Cocktail Outfit Irony


Sounds like a fun gig and worth every minute of setup!

Jack
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