FGK3
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Band to Join, Saxophone, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Other Percussion, Other, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Trumpet, Trombone.

ABOUT

Hey what's up guys? My name is Floyd. I'm a drummer and have been playing for 15 years. I was a percussion major at NSU. I used to be in the National Guard Band for 1 years just to play drumset for the rock band, jazz band, and combo band and in the percussion section for the concert band. I was also the fulltime drummer for Highland Park Baptist Church Praise and Worship Band for nearly 4 years until I started going to another church. I used to teach and write music and cadences for Tioga,Winnfield, Pineville, LaSalle Drumlines. I had many of my students go and become music majors, college drummers, etc. Right now i'm in a rock band with some buddies of mine. i'm wanting to get known in the Monroe/West Monroe area either to play a gig, be a fill in drummer for a gig or record drum tracks for CDs or Demos. I also give lessons where I teach theory, playing techniques and approach to drumming and music. I work full time and have a family but I still want to keep drumming. If anyone just wants to jam, need drum tracks recorded or to fill in on a gig, just call or email me. I play anything and everything from country, jazz, funk, big band, rock, etc. feel free to call me at 318-372-5286 or email me at fgknighten at either or .

Screen name:
FGK3
Member since:
Nov 15 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

GOD
Buddy Rich
Gene Krupa
Bernard Purdy
Neal Peart
Jeff Porcaro
Zoro the Drummer
Dave Weckl
Steve Gadd
Stanton Moore
Chad Smith
John Blackwell

Foo Fighters, Weezer, Metallica, Dream Theater, Rush, Nickelback, Incubus, RHCP, Galactic, and the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

EQUIPMENT

I have 2 sets: I used to have 7 at once then I got married.

Pearl Export EX Black;

20' bass
8,10,12,13,14,16 Toms
I don't use all the toms for gigs. This set is either for recording, small set gigs, and practice.

Pearl Masters Maple

24' Bass
12 and 16 Toms
This set is for bigger set gigs. I used it when i played in the National Guard Jazz/Big Band. Great sounding set.

Snare Drums:

Pearl Steve Ferrone Signature
Pearl Maple Free Floater
Pearl Sensitone Black
Pearl 13' Sensitone (side snare)
Pearl Free Floater Piccalo
Pearl Maple 10' Popcorn Snare

For cymbals I use Zildjian As and Ks. I have 2 hi hats, 4 crashes, 1 sizzle, 2 rides. If you wanna know more detail of what i use email me and i'll email you back.

I use Remo Coated Ambassador heads for my Masters set and Evans EC2 Coated on my Export set.

I have a huge collection of Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.
I use many sticks for many different styles and different situations. I mainly use Buddy Rich, Dave Wekl, Steve Gadd, and Zoro Signature Sticks. Rutes and Steve Gadd Signature Brushes.

Hardware: I use Pearl Cymbal and Snare Stands.Tama Iron Cobra Bass and Hi hat Pedals.
Also mic stands Roc and Soc Throne

Sure Microphones

HQ Practice Pads

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