Episode 16: Bass Drum Mic Positioning, Bill Bachman’s Quintuplets Article, Gerry Gibbs, Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand Ride, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss different ways to position a bass drum mic, and then they dig deeper into Bill Bachman’s article on quintuplets from the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Next, they give some additional background on jazz drummer Gerry Gibbs, who’s featured in the December issue. In the gear review section, Johnston details the differences between Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand ride and his signature Transition ride. The duo concludes with their picks of the week, which include an iPhone accessory and sticks designed especially for practicing.

Show Notes

December 2015 Issue:

PASIC Live Stream:

Gerry Gibbs:

iPhone Tripod:

Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips:

Dom’s Pad Sticks:

See what's in the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dom Famularo

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