Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. This episode marks the second edition to our Sweet Spot Invasion series that we are doing on the show. SO…how did this one go? Well, put simply, I really like bro down episodes. I mean, they are as natural as can be and the experience simply flies by. This episode is that, in spades and it will definitely go down as one of those memorable episodes/nights for me.
So right off the top, no pun intended, we get into his Pimp Fang/Clutch series with Sweet Spot Clutches. Aaron and Rob have worked together to create some very distinguishable hardware. After we get the lowdown on how the Fangs and Pimp Fangs came about, we get into how Gavin Harrison and Gary Chaffee pretty much blew Aaron’s mind and changed his course with drums forever. Aaron can’t keep away from the weird stuff.
So Aaron has been running a YouTube account for six years and he is one of the grand daddy’s of online drum videos. So we talk about the process of building Aaron Edgar Drum and what made him decide to do that. Then Drumeo enters the picture. Aaron was the FIRST satellite instructor for Drumeo and to this day he still works with Drumeo on a weekly basis. Drumeo’s production edge taught Aaron how to make high-quality drum videos and perform live video sessions while interacting with the audience in real time. Hearing the story of how this all began with Drumeo is a great story.
So Aaron is known for his biblical Sonor collection. It is godly. I normally don’t discuss gear on this show, unless it is in fact about gear, but in this case we HAD to gab about gear. So Aaron tells us the story about how he found the Sonor sound and how he never looked back once he heard it firsthand. We learn about the “Jet Set” and how it was the most expensive wooden drum set ever created.
We then get into the Drum Fam Questionnaire. The questions for this week were…………..
Cameron Fleury - How long have you been making videos for and what is the most difficult part about gathering a fan base, especially considering how saturated the market is.
Robb Ryan - How has studying Gary Chaffee’s material changed your outlook on drumming and what do you do to make that material your own. Also….when in the hell is Third Ion coming to Hamilton or Toronto?
This is an epic podcast episode. I am very happy with how natural and comical this episode is. It does feature language that some may find unsuitable but regardless I feel that it was just on auto pilot the whole time. Aaron is a fantastic dude to talk to and he is a pure monster on the drums. Until next week, stay happy and stay drumming.