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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 11:41 AM

Snare Slapstick

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Johnny Rabb,


Johnny Rabb


Collective Soul

Drumming since:

1975 (lessons began @ 8 years old) at least 28 years.

With MEINL since:



February 29, 1972

Benny Greb


Benny Greb


Benny Greb's Moving Parts

Drumming since:


With MEINL since:



June 13, 1980

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22 responses to "Snare Slapstick"

Jesse Moore posted on Feb 10, 2014 - 18:37 PM

Very funny and entertaining although im quite sure that the guy on the left is actually Martin Short.

norbert saemann posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 12:12 PM

it seems like as if many of you have been waiting for this video. well, here it is. it turned out great and captures the fun and excitement the two guys have had perfectly. it was filmed using four cameras for different viewing angles. then the raw-footage has been cut and edited by matthias dangel, a friend of benny and ambitious amateur film-maker. thanks matthias for the great job.

we have made a second video of johnny and benny, which will go online in about a week.

and to all of you now, please enjoy and have fun watching :-)

Matthias Dangel posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 14:16 PM

I had as much fun editing this video, as Johnny and Benny had playing...

Isaias Gil posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 16:28 PM

Matthias RULES! Your editing (as well as you playing) is Top Notch! This video is GREAT!!!!

ingvar posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 18:54 PM

wow.. sooooooo amazing and hilarious.
will their be a "meinl drum festival 2008"-dvd ?
i would love to buy it.
will their be more vids of johnny and benny together or single performances of johnny as well?

norbert posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 21:15 PM

hi ingvar,
no, there wont be a festival '08 dvd. we have however recorded every festival so far (four of them) both audio and video. all of that footage is safely stored away. maybe at some point down the road we are going to come out with a compilation dvd of all festival, who knows.
there will be one more johnny/benny duet video coming next week.
johnny's masterclass will be available also at some point. it takes lots of time doing this video thing, and we got tons other things to do too. so please be patient and check back often. it is all coming sooner or later.

Victoria posted on Oct 16, 2008 - 7:56 AM

This just made my day =]

TJ posted on Oct 16, 2008 - 14:04 PM

Very funny movie! Thanks to Bennie , Johnny and Matthias !

thomas posted on Oct 16, 2008 - 15:12 PM

the best example of it that those the best at all are

Ian Vidovic posted on Oct 16, 2008 - 17:24 PM

WOW! This guy isn't legal! By far the most creative drummers I have ever seen!

randy posted on Oct 17, 2008 - 20:31 PM

i dig this. it's always fun to watch musicians who are having a good ol' fashioned good time.

Felix posted on Oct 18, 2008 - 16:23 PM

SO funny and cool (groovie)

i love this two guys!
so cool!
I like the snaresound of Johnny Raabs Snare!!!!!

Felix posted on Oct 18, 2008 - 16:24 PM


Johnny Rabb posted on Oct 27, 2008 - 6:01 AM

I usually do not comment on videos that I am a part of, but I have to because of Benny. Benny Greb has been a very big inspiration to me as a musician, friend and just all around human. Thanks to him and MEINL, I got to have a ton of fun playing!! All of you that attended the event were absolutely wonderful as an audience. THANKS!!


Don Posey posted on Nov 11, 2008 - 23:14 PM

This is simply awesome-thanks for sharing it!!

Johnny and Benny have a new fan, as well as Meinl.

Andre posted on Nov 20, 2008 - 14:15 PM

I think you can hear the people there are drummers when they clap... when you hear a concert each clap is a bit longer couse not everyone claps at the same time

Andre posted on Nov 20, 2008 - 14:19 PM

why are these DW snares not cheaper they are so great...

mauro posted on Jan 23, 2009 - 11:39 AM

mio dio. che animali.

Felix posted on Mar 21, 2009 - 11:55 AM

Johnny Raab is a funny guy!!!!!
he could be a comedian to!!
Benny is a excellent improviser...
Johnny too...

Marin Zhelezov posted on May 05, 2009 - 22:23 PM

They just show what music is all about - having fun...

joey posted on May 04, 2010 - 17:12 PM

yeahhhh, i see me !!! great video !

herber posted on Jun 04, 2010 - 8:52 AM

i love the mont from 6:13-6:15 !

zzing-zzing !!

one of the greatest drum-performances i've ever seen !

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