Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Funky54, Jun 17, 2019.
Right...Left.....behind. anywhere but out front is ok with me.
We rehearse in a circle. I love standing right across from the drummer. When things click, I find we follow each other and have little musical "side conversations"
Same. I have significantly less hearing in my right ear because drummers have always been loud and to my right.
Whatever side the hi hat is on.
Favorite: to the right of the drummer.
Least favorite: center stage, in front of drummer.
Usual position: next to bail bondsman, drummer in drunk tank.
Stage right, and I have no idea why. That's just where I always wind up.
Though it doesn't matter to me. I've never been in a band where things like that mattered. Sometimes we'd put the drummer out in front just for fun. Sometimes the drummer would be in the back behind us. It all depended on the size and shape of the stage. Sometimes there would be an interesting prop we could use, like a hand rail that made a nice ping when struck. If so, we'd put the drummer next to it. Or if there's a piece of scaffolding I could use as a slide, I might stand next to that.
I rarely have a chance to look at anyone else on stage anyway. I'm usually busy enough pedal jumping, while singing, and trying to nail these riffs that I always tend to make too complicated for myself because I never seem to remember that I'm going to be singing while playing these things.
Stage left like The Who or Zep so the drummer and bassist can see what I'm playing when I turn to my right.
I prefer the hihat side, but in the past two years....I have been dead center, which sucks because there is a lot of drum bleed in the vocal mic, so the higher they turn up the lead vocal in my monitor the harder it is for the sound man to keep it from feeding back. A really good noise gate could help, but having a sound man that understands how to gate, then compress, then tiny amounts of slapback and reverb, and knows how to ride the vocal mic and delay levels.... they are rare as...
I was thinking....a few degrees off center, whichever side he crashes most would be the best.
It's worked out that I'm stage right in all three of the bands I play with. With one band I would be on stage left in some venues, stage right at others, but with our new bass player wanting to always be on stage left, I'm now stage right most of the time.
Drummers always on my right.
Does one side pay more than the other? No? Ok, I don't care. ;-)
Left, right - heck I've been on both in the same band (though I was in that band for a decade and we had a lot of changes). Currently, I am middle right, steel to far right, other singer on my left. Bass, who doesn't sing, is far left and back. Not sure he watches the drummer too much, I know when I play bass I do, so I want to be right off the high hat. but I only gig bass once in a blue moon these days.
Blues trio, bass was usually on the hat side, though we did a multi band thing, for some reason they put the bass amp on the other side. Who knows. I put my amp stage left and stood out front. I don't know, it didn't make any difference to me.
Drummer on my right...never really thought much about it, but I have been doing it that way for years. Default setting!
I prefer being on the hi hat side; with a right handed drummer, that means to the left of the bassist, who, IMO, should be right next to the drummer. That's how we do it in my 8-piece r&b band. Other guitar and keyboard are stage right...
On their right side because it is a more difficult throw to hit me with leaning backwards to throw across their body.
Drummer to my right. Most of my heros were on that side - Page, EVH, Perry, etc. so it seemed an obvious choice.
Stage left for me if I have a choice.
I'm not a lefty (my brother is but he doesn't play) and I prefer Stage Left because:
A) I'm a very rhythmic player and I like seeing the high hat
B) All my hero's (EVH, Neal Schon, Joe Perry, Keith Richards & Jeff Beck) are on Stage Left - only Alex Lifeson is on Stage Right.
Yeah my hero’s seem to be over there with the hi-hat side too.
Whichever side the plexi shields are higher on...