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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Zickos
Re: for sale - east coast

Send them on. They can't be worth that much anyway.
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Zickos
Re: Taking the wrap off

I took the wrap off of a no name set. You could tell it was a re wrap in the first place, and a poor one at that. The wrap was over some holes that were left in on the tom mounts. Also, the...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,909
Posted By Zickos
Re: for sale - east coast

If the East Coast is still for sale I'd like to buy it and ship it to Oklahoma to soak up some of this water.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Zickos
Re: Hihat Problem...

I think it's the blue socks. Change to red.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By Zickos
Re: Other than practice- quickest way to improve?

He's the lead character in "The Music Man" Knows nothing about music, yet around the turn of the 20th century tries to hoodwink the good people of Gary, Indiana into buying band instruments. Great...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By Zickos
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By Zickos
Re: Other than practice- quickest way to improve?

Dr. Harold Hill's Think System.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,960
Posted By Zickos
Re: Can you read sheet music?

Boomka, I can read your chart easily. I'm sure if we both played it mine would be a little different from yours but the gist is there. I would be able to get through it without a rehearsal.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Zickos
Re: Terry Bozzio Clinic

Going to a Bozzio clinic in Tulsa on April 24th. Can't wait.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,960
Posted By Zickos
Re: Can you read sheet music?

I play in a 17 piece Glenn Miller style big band. We haves several thousand charts and travel with at least 1000 (yes that is 4 places). Takes a small suitcase to carry mine. As jhostetler said,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,774
Posted By Zickos
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

Back in the day, when I had to walk twenty miles to school through three feet of snow uphill both ways, I used nylon tips because I liked the definition. Today I use wood tips because I like the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Zickos
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

At one time or another I have probably forgotten every thing except the shell pack. This includes sticks, bass pedal, cymbals, hi hat clutch, music, I can't remember what else (pun intended). Most...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,775
Posted By Zickos
Re: The power of smiling

My wife used to tell me that, when I was playing, I looked miserable. I didn't believe her until I saw some pictures of myself. Now I put on my "drummers face" and look I am having a good time and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,389
Posted By Zickos
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

Never did. I surmise it is somewhere in South America by now.

Played that kit tonight. No one even noticed I played a different kit. Horn players. As soon as the weather gets warmer (maybe in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,389
Posted By Zickos
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

I kind of did. I have a foreign made 4 piece kit that is in pretty good shape(no label). It had a hideous blue wrap and I have been reading all these posts about stripping them. I used a painters...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,389
Posted By Zickos
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

Congratulations to you.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,389
Posted By Zickos
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but, I just had my second gig tonight. Though things went OK, I was just a little off the mark. I have more gigs coming up and I expect to get better. The good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Zickos
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Zickos
Re: When playing one up and one down...

The snare pretty much is between the toms but a little to the left.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Zickos
When playing one up and one down...

...do you put the small tom left or right? Why? I normally play a 5 piece and am thinking about going to 4 and would like some ideas.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,440
Posted By Zickos
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

I started beginning band in the 6th grade. My school was small so we marched 7th through 12th grades. By the time I was in the 9th grade I was the top drummer which wasn't saying much. We got a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,429
Posted By Zickos
Re: Great car for a drummer

That's what I use, too.

66587

I can also fit a small kit and a pair of tympani. Unfortunately they have been discontinued so they are only available used.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,075
Posted By Zickos
Re: Post your youth pics here.

Circa 1963 on my back porch.

66572
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By Zickos
Re: Big Band drum thread.

Here it is unless the moderators want to pin it.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By Zickos
Big Band drum thread.

I think we need a Big Band drum thread here. Anyone who plays in one or wants to play in one please contribute. I'll start.



I play in a 17 pc. Glenn Miller style Big Band called Talk of the...
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