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Ehrin
09-24-2016, 09:38 AM
I took my Midtown to an audition for a pop/rock cover band last night and got exactly the reaction I was expecting. When I got the call to audition they told me there would be a kit there but I let them know I would just bring my travel kit because that's what I'm comfortable playing. When I showed up the guys in the band offered to help me bring in my kit so handed the 2 Midtown bags to one guy and the hardware and cymbal bags to the next. The last guy looks at me and says, "Where's the rest of your kit." I just smiled. I got inside and set my kit up (before the guitar player BTW) and got the sort of sideways look I was expecting. My kit looked tiny next to their full size rehearsal kit but I wasn't worried. I clicked off the first song on the audition list and watched 3 jaws drop to the floor. It was obvious that they weren't expecting such a huge sound to some out of my tiny little kit. We played through the set and then got to talking. The topic that came up was my tiny kit. I assured them that I had a full size kit and would be willing to bring it but before I could finish my sentence the rest of the band stopped me and told me that my Midtown kit was perfect. So, there you have it, if you're wondering if this kit can hang with the "big boys" the answer is a resounding YES.

MusicMan
03-21-2017, 03:52 PM
I took my Midtown to an audition for a pop/rock cover band last night and got exactly the reaction I was expecting. When I got the call to audition they told me there would be a kit there but I let them know I would just bring my travel kit because that's what I'm comfortable playing. When I showed up the guys in the band offered to help me bring in my kit so handed the 2 Midtown bags to one guy and the hardware and cymbal bags to the next. The last guy looks at me and says, "Where's the rest of your kit." I just smiled. I got inside and set my kit up (before the guitar player BTW) and got the sort of sideways look I was expecting. My kit looked tiny next to their full size rehearsal kit but I wasn't worried. I clicked off the first song on the audition list and watched 3 jaws drop to the floor. It was obvious that they weren't expecting such a huge sound to some out of my tiny little kit. We played through the set and then got to talking. The topic that came up was my tiny kit. I assured them that I had a full size kit and would be willing to bring it but before I could finish my sentence the rest of the band stopped me and told me that my Midtown kit was perfect. So, there you have it, if you're wondering if this kit can hang with the "big boys" the answer is a resounding YES.

Good story. :)

StickS707
03-21-2017, 10:00 PM
That's awesome!

SebA90
03-25-2018, 04:26 PM
Great story!

I converted my Midtown to an electronic drum kit with some triggers mounted inside and mesh heads as soon as I bought it. Now I'm curious what it sounds like - I may have to convert it back to acoustic at some point!

MusicMan
03-25-2018, 04:33 PM
Great story!

I converted my Midtown to an electronic drum kit with some triggers mounted inside and mesh heads as soon as I bought it. Now I'm curious what it sounds like - I may have to convert it back to acoustic at some point!

Good kit to make into electronic or hybrid :)

dale w miller
03-27-2018, 10:30 AM
My 8x10, 10x13, 14x16 GMS Grand Master kit always gets the same reaction. It surprises everyone how big a little kit can sound.

Did you get the gig?

Ehrin
10-16-2018, 08:38 PM
Just realized people were replying to a two year old thread... but to answer the question, yes, I got the gig and still have it. It's just a cover gig but we get a lot of good gigs and it keeps me busy so I can't complain.