Playing a small club or dive bar can be one of the most challenging gigs a drummer can do. This article will help guide you towards choosing the best bass drum beater for these types of situations.
Choosing the right bass drum beater for the music you’re playing is a critical and underrated way to take your sound to the next level. In this guide, we’ll talk to some Low Boy jazz artists about which beaters they use and why. The answers might surprise you!
In the very first episode of the Sounds From Below podcast series, Bay Area jazz drummer Scott Amendola tells us about the time he made a huge mistake while packing for a gig. We also hear from two successful drummers – Whiteville, North Carolina’s Matt Dudley and Scott Pellegrom of Grand Haven, Michigan – who shunned the bright lights of the big city, choosing to stay and play in the small towns they call home.