Posts Tagged ‘Andy Summers’

Q: How do you tune your drums?

A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)

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Dave McClain Machine Head (Rotterdam 2009)

Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?

Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)