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Disenchanted - Ron Grassi

Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Ron's gear list and write-up below photos.

Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Below: The Dootle Machine (description below)

Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Drums:

  • Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Shell Pack - Raven Black Finish

Snare:

  • Yamaha 4"x14" Recording Custom Brass Snare Drum

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride
  • Zildjian 18" A Thin Crash
  • Zildjian 14" A Hi Hats
  • Zildjian 12" A Thin Crash
  • Zildjian 10" A Splash

Hardware:

  • Ludwig Series Single Kick Pedal (L415FPR)
  • Yamaha Hi-Hat Stand (HS-650WA)

Percussion:

  • LP Trap Table
  • LP Aspire Bongos
  • LP One-shot shakers (two - taped together)
  • Ratchet
  • LP 26-Bell Tree (LP450)
  • Grover Metal Slide Whistle (W10)
  • LP 36-bar Concert Chimes
  • LP Vibra-Slap (LP209)
  • Miller Machine with Alan Abel 6" Symphonic Triangle
  • LP Mounted Castanet Machine
  • LP Cyclops Mounted Tambourine (LP179)
  • LP Li'l Ridge Rider Mounted Cowbell
  • LP Jam Blocks High & low (Blue/Orange)

Electronics:

  • Roland SPD:ONE PERCUSSION Pad (for "gong" sound)
  • EV ZLX-12P Powered 12" Loudspeaker
  • "Dootle Machine" (custom built - see below) for sampled sound effects - timpani, chirping bird, Westminster chimes

Lumber:

  • Vic Firth "Steve Gadd" Signature Drumsticks with Nylon Tips
  • Vater KT-MAL-S Yarn Mallets (specifically for the MalletKat, custom built by Vater)
  • Vic Firth M6 Hard Keyboard Xylo/Bell Mallets, Black Phenolic - 1" Ball

    The Dootle Machine:

    "Disenchanted calls for a few sound effects which were unavailable to the Sound Tech, so the Dootle sound guy (based in Sammamish, Washington) designed and built a simple sound effects device for me.

    This unit (a compact orange metal box) houses a timpani 'comic booinnnngggg', a chirping bird, and Westminster chimes. For you tech people, this unit is based on an Arduino microcontroller which has a few switches connected to its GPIO pins. A subroutine polls them for a button-press event, and when triggered, sends a command to a DF Player module to play the appropriate sound file.

    Programming is quite easy - you plug the device into a laptop and you copy the sounds (in wave file format) to it. This machine is the prototype, and I'm assured by Mike (owner of Dootle) that several improvements are on the way."

    Disenchanted - Regional - Ron Grassi
    February 2022

    Ron Grassi's setup for Disenchanted at the Steel River Playhouse, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

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    Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
    "After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
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    "The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
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    "If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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    Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
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    Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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