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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,362
Posted By alparrott
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Not specifically blues, but "backbeat music"... and no, nobody was, I'm supporting Larry's position (and yours too). I agree with both of you that creativity is not about the genre of music, or the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,362
Posted By alparrott
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Creativity, or the lack thereof, can exist in any form of music, on any size of drumset. Creativity exists solely in the space between a musician's ears.

I think it's hilarious to bash blues as...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By alparrott
Re: Liveliness in playing

I didn't watch your video as my wife is still asleep, but the true intensity of playing should be in your touch and tone, and not in any outward bodily movement. Groove has nothing to do with how you...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By alparrott
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

Well, tonight is closing night. And as I plan on being at the wrap party until it's time to start working on Monday morning sobriety, here's my final report on the show.

We've got this thing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By alparrott
Re: A new project

Sounds like it should be a dump truck load of fun. Good on ya buddy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By alparrott
Re: Insulting a member on the bandstand

I think it's very telling that musicians themselves have bought into the stereotype of musicians as drug-addled flakes and egotists and we get into bands pretty much expecting to get into a scrape...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By alparrott
Re: Insulting a member on the bandstand

Since I tend to think that I make too many mistakes playing live, I would never think of calling someone out for a mistake of their own in front of an audience. Having said that, even if someone on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,362
Posted By alparrott
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I don't feel that the size of the kit makes me any more or less creative either way. What it does do is change my approach to playing. I tend to sit at my large kit for more proggy, bombastic,...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By alparrott
Re: The side snare

I have used one for quite some time; for whatever reason I have had something to my left for most of the years I've played drums, whether a tom or a side snare, and without one it feels weird, to be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By alparrott
Re: Backline gear nightmares

See this post for details: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1068441&postcount=1082
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By alparrott
Re: West Coast Drum Shops

I second this. They are great guys, a deep selection of many major brands, and a great used parts area for tinkerers like me. I stop in there once or twice a *year*, and even still Rudy remembers my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By alparrott
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

I'm not sure there is an opposite. A real stop?

I agree with you, stopping early is almost as bad as not stopping. My personal least favorite is when the band stops on beat four and you get to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By alparrott
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

I'll agree with the arrangement being a bit more problematic for subs than the parts. Keeping the groove is the part, and in 90% of popular music that'll be 2 and 4, kick follows the bass. But stops,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,223
Posted By alparrott
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

Some drummers think they get a better sound by not having felts atop the cymbal. I myself cannot hear the fine difference, but horses for courses, as we say around here.

If you want the benefits...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By alparrott
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

Week Two is in the can, and it was a mostly satisfying run this week, minus a clunky go on Thursday. The actors have tightened up their game, the sound mix is finally sorted, and I'm to the point...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-10-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By alparrott
Re: What technique changed your drumming dramatically?

For whatever reason I never much played along to tracks previously, and when I finally started doing so it made a great difference in my feel and microtiming. I also had a serious evolution of my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 718
Posted By alparrott
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

I'll be looking for a second set of hardware, a pedal upgrade (my DW 3002 can go on the kit I'm not using atm), a few more cymbals, and a 6.5x14 snare (I love the look and sound of the Supralite)....
Forum: Drums 08-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By alparrott
Re: Drum capo?

I constantly make jokes about the "drum capo" with my guitarist friends who are throwing on capos. I usually accompany this by poking a tom head in the center to "change the pitch" as if tuning to a...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By alparrott
Re: Anyone else ever "split the kit"?

I commonly tailor my Yamaha 8/10/12/14/16/20 set to the needs of the gig. Not every gig needs that many drums. That's one of the best reasons to get a large shell bank, so that you can pick and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 909
Posted By alparrott
Re: Musicial drumming?

One question I'd like to ask is where you came at drumming from. If you picked up the sticks because of listening to popular music and you are starting out on your own, chances are you are...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By alparrott
Re: Multiple Kit Owners, Show Your Favorite Kit

No hesitation here. I'd ditch my Stage Customs and keep my Ludwigs. Then I'd search high and low to find a 12" tom and a 14" floor tom to match. I might even rewrap a 10" tom to build a shell bank.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,056
Posted By alparrott
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

I have a 1997 Yamaha Stage Custom which I played as a main kit for years in 8/10/12/14/16/20. Recently I was gifted a set of Ludwig Standards (3-ply vintage shells) in 13/16/22.

The Ludwigs lend...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By alparrott
Re: Open Mic Nights - How To?

In the past, we have had lefties sit in at our local blues jam. As the kit is a basic four-piece with a crash, a ride, and hats, normally we switch the floor tom and hats, move the snare over to the...
Forum: Drums 08-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By alparrott
Re: Need help identifying exact model of this starclassic snare please

Don't know anything about the snare, but Tama Starclassic maple snares are going between $400 and $800 on eBay. Seems like a moderately valuable snare if in good condition.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By alparrott
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

The reason I say I "hate" act two is the energy and tone seem very uneven compared to act one. It's still a great show and the way our cast plays it, there are plenty of awesome moments. But it's not...
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