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 #118528  by Cmnaround
 Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:32 pm
Caught the show in Philly tonight - awesome time. Bobby had a foot switch hooked up so it would trigger a bass drum and he was keeping the beat by tapping while playing acoustic. Just thought that is a really cool idea for playing solo and helping to keep a driving beat going. Anyone have any suggestions on how to set something like this up?
 #118542  by jkstraw
 Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:54 am
Cmnaround wrote:Caught the show in Philly tonight - awesome time. Bobby had a foot switch hooked up so it would trigger a bass drum and he was keeping the beat by tapping while playing acoustic. Just thought that is a really cool idea for playing solo and helping to keep a driving beat going. Anyone have any suggestions on how to set something like this up?
I don't know what he is using currently - at TRI he was just using a mic'd rack case cover and tapping his foot. Do a google search for "acoustic stomp box" and you will see a bunch of these.

If he has moved to true bass drum trigger he would likely be using either a. drum machine with a footsiwtch or b. midi triggered sample.
 #118834  by Deadhead85
 Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:52 pm
When I saw Bobby's acoustic show in Pittsfield MA, he was stomping his foot on the lid to a road case. Sitting roughly, maybe 5 feet away, against the stage was a mic that picked up the sound and bassiness of his foot tapping the case. Ingenious way to add your own "kick drum" IMHO!