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Forum: Drum Technique 07-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By bermuda
Re: hihat position: the glitch

I've always tried to make sure everything is positioned consistently, so that I could play with my eyes closed and not miss anything. That's why a rack is crucial on tour, so that 5-6 nights a week,...
Forum: Drummers 07-04-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By bermuda
Re: Clem Cattini

Certainly know that name and his work! There's a great/funny portrayal of him in the Joe Meek movie "Telstar" (a dramatic/gripping must-see movie for fans of early rock!)

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By bermuda
Re: Would You Match A Kit To Fit An Audition?

Obviously bring the right gear - # of pieces and the appropriate sizes - from a practicality standpoint. But it's also a signal to the band/artist that you known what you're doing. Don't oversell, or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,096
Posted By bermuda
Re: Silly branding things that shouldn't matter (but do!)

Don't forget amps, most of which have a suitably visible name/logo plate on the grille, and keyboards with the brand and model screened on the rear edge that faces the audience.

Guitars/basses may...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By bermuda
Re: Making $ playing drums

FYI, that's very good money! Maybe I'll move to Boston... :)

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By bermuda
Re: Making $ playing drums

Expenses always dictate what kind of money suffices as "a living." $500/week, while really just an example, is an okay income by most standards. $2000/mo - in cash - is like earning maybe $35,000...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By bermuda
Re: What's your process for coming up with drum grooves for songs?

Also an important point - listen to the vocals if possible. Not so much that you'd necessarily base a part to go with the vocal rhythm, but more about knowing where not to step on a vocal part with a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By bermuda
Re: What's your process for coming up with drum grooves for songs?

The bass line is a good place to start, you'll either want to lock-in to a point, or play around the rhythm a little. Don't assume that the kick has to duplicate the bass part, although for some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bermuda
Re: Blues jam session ... play simple - receive big applause

I've always said, don't treat a jam like an opportunity to cut loose... treat it like an audition. Play what you'd play on a gig. Other players are listening, and some of them need drummers. :)
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Forum: Drums 06-25-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,929
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

As I've stated, the Copper isn't really comparable to a specific Supra, it's got elements of all of them. If I had to say which existing Supra it's most like, I'd have to say a regular Supra, but...
Forum: Drums 06-23-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,929
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

Hold that thought... :)
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,248
Posted By bermuda
Re: Intersting article on Beats Headphones

7506 (and GK Ultraphones) are the only phones I use at home, in the studio, and on tour.

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By bermuda
Re: Turning Pro

The term professional is correctly applied in two ways. One, in the context of doing something as a profession, and two, as said of someone who conducts their self in a professional manner.

Being...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,248
Posted By bermuda
Re: Intersting article on Beats Headphones

There's a reason you don't see them in studios, where sound matters.

Bermuda
Forum: Drums 06-19-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ever seen Stainless steel Supraphonics?

Haven't seen one, but Ludwig admits to having made a few (not sure if they were seamless or not.) As for the magnet test, it won't stick to a brass or Ludalloy (aluminum) shell, and will also not...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By bermuda
Re: How to get better snare sound ?

I like the old original Puresound wires, but not the Blasters. Put some $9 Gibraltar wires on there and that's the first step to an improved, more 'normal' sound.

As for the ring, it depends how...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By bermuda
Re: Do you have your own sound?

Sound? No.

Style? Maybe.

But I do have an approach to sounds and parts that defines me, which is that I strive for the 'right' sounds and parts. While the concept of what's right is highly...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,929
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

Looks great, especially the single-flange hoops, classy!

I wonder how long before Ludwig offers the usual Supra options on this? Hammered, die-cast hoops, tube lugs... The lugs really show off the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By bermuda
Re: Drums ETC June/July edition

Excellent, thank you for the cool magazine!

Interesting that two separate companies used the word 'infinite' in their ads, both on the inside front cover. Good placement, I remember both brands...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By bermuda
Re: How can I make a shallow snare sound deeper

That's the actual 'trick', using an overlay that's almost as large as the drum's diameter. Having it extend to the all-important edge of the batter is part of the key to the sound (think about how...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By bermuda
Re: Click Tracks

In some cases, the songs will sound quite different if played in strict time. Listen to Honky Tonk Woman, and note how radically the tempo speeds up throughout the song, until it's several BPM faster...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By bermuda
Re: Click Tracks

This is commonly referred to as a tempo map, and may be implemented for various reasons, including to make a song feel more natural with (seemingly) imperceptible ebbs & flows. The advantage to that...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,929
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

Modern Supras/BB/Bronze all have subtle snare beds, and the CopperPhonic is made to the same specs as its Supra siblings. The only difference is the shell material (and lack of finish) and Ludwig...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By bermuda
Re: Tempo Training Program?

I see such exercises, and chuckle a little to myself. Indeed, if you have an intermittent (or very sparse) click, you will obviously be forced to learn time, although the attention required to do so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By bermuda
Re: HERES A FREE DRUM BOOK

Cool, a good excuse to get the Kindle app, I'll check it out shortly!

Bermuda
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