Rim Posted February 6, 2003 Share Posted February 6, 2003 My cover band just did a charity gig last night and since our drummer quit and we haven't found a replacement, we played without one. A few people commented that we actually sounded better than with a drummer! We play your typical rock stuff from 60's to present (though we focus on newer stuff), many of which is drum-driven. I've always felt our ex-drummer was very talented but one person said he wasn't "all that". Besides not having a drummer, I didn't use distortion so I didn't bring my amp. I used a Boss Acoustic Simulator pedal (very cool, BTW) to make my electric gtr sound like a modern acoustic gtr straight into the PA. The bass player brought his small Crate (I think) bass amp and plugged the direct out to the PA, too. We've done a charity gig with a drummer last year in the same bar - same PA, mics, etc. I'm still trying to figure out why some people would say we sounded better without drums? I started wondering maybe people didn't like my distorted gtr sound either? Dunno. I mean we played stuff like "I'm Just a Girl" (No Doubt), "All the Small Things" (Eve6), "Welcome to Paradise" (Green Day) which I figure are very drum dependent. We did rehearse our set list with our "unplugged" setup and we were pleasantly surprised that most of the songs we do sounded passable to perform publicly. But better than with a drummer? :confused: Anyone else run into this or have any explanation/insight? Thanks, Rim aka riffing Double Post music: Strip Down http://rimspeed.com http://loadedtheband.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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