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Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By alparrott
Re: How do you guys learn a song?

Reposting a bunch of links to other threads, in case a helpful tip for you is buried in one of them:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56789&highlight=learn...
Forum: Drums 10-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By alparrott
Re: I want to add another small tom

I have done a lot of Neil-style setups. At one point, I was using a set of LP mini-timbales with Pinstripes on them for that high-pitched sound up there. Later, I bought a 6" tom to sit up next to my...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By alparrott
Re: Bee Gee's Night Fever hi-hat question

I wrote out the straight-16th notation to clarify that the "e" is being left out... no KC here.

Alternately, ghost the "a" on the snare...? That can lift a straight disco-style money beat into...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-14-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By alparrott
Re: Bee Gee's Night Fever hi-hat question

If you were doing straight 16th notes, the count would be:

1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a

So for me, in order to get the "a" on two and 4, I'd just keep the right hand constant eighths, 1& 2& 3& 4&, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By alparrott
Re: Going from tight hi-hat to ride cymbal during songs - ride cymbal ideas

One of these bad boys next to your other pair of hats, maybe?...
Forum: Drums 10-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By alparrott
Re: Snare question: 8 vs 10 lug differences?

Lower-priced drums tend to have fewer lugs to keep down cost, but there's no direct correlation. And of course, what you do with the snare is far more important than what you pay for it.

One of my...
Forum: Drums 10-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By alparrott
Re: Rock snare under $200

Yes, the Musashi is good for rock. As is any snare, with correct heads, tuning, and playing touch.

If wood is not a hard-and-fast requirement, pick up an Acrolite and have a blast.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By alparrott
Re: What would you appraise my kit for?

As I'm sure a bunch of folks will go into detail about later, you will get more if you piece it out as a shell kit, individual cymbals, and hardware. That's a pretty large kit and you'll give folks...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By alparrott
Re: I'm in a Band - And I Have a Problem

All good advice that has gone before this. I would add my $.02 on being in two bands; it's great if your personal situation, the situation of both bands, and the local scene allow for it.

If you...
Forum: Drums 09-29-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By alparrott
Re: Identification of kit

Hi there, it looks like what you have is one of a few million nameless or minor-brand made-in-Asia kits produced in the late 70's and early 80's. It seems that your drums in the white pearl wrap were...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By alparrott
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

Thanks Lar. Amazing what a sprinkle of cinnamon in your coffee will do, eh wot?

It occurs to me how in music and often in sports there's this competitive drive to be the best that we simply don't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By alparrott
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

Every time - every time - I've compared myself to another drummer, it's been a losing proposition, not in terms of me being less of a drummer than he or she, but being less of a mature person.

It...
Forum: Drums 09-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By alparrott
Re: What exactly do I have here?

They don't look to be in the best of shape -- looks like some pitting on those lugs. Are they in round? What sizes are they?

You'd be doing well to get the whole trio off for $100-150, I think......
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By alparrott
Re: How long does your snare cord last?

I tend to use the mylar strips when possible. When not possible, I use thin athletic shoestring.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By alparrott
Re: Applications for 13" tom

I am not partial to 13"s in a 5-piece or larger. My Yamaha set runs even sizes 8" to 16". My Ludwig 4-piece, however, is a 13/6/22, which sounds huge and round and great.

The church set which I...
Forum: Drums 09-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By alparrott
Re: Anyone prefer standard depth?

Up until very recently, all of my snares were 5" but a recent reimagining of my sound led me to acquire a 6.5" deep Sledgehammer. It's not for loudness or not-loudness, but for, as Bermuda said, an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 905
Posted By alparrott
Re: "Play something." What do you play?

I do a kick-snare one-two and put the sticks back down. I charge $25 per hour past that.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,360
Posted By alparrott
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

Lots and lots of threads on this discussion...

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54546&highlight=cover
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88293&highlight=covers...
Forum: Drums 09-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

I agree, and the only real reason I hopped on this trade so quickly is because I had two 5" deep metal snares and needed a 6.5" voice (at least I told myself I did). If my Sensitone had been the 6.5"...
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

I've been re-embracing my lots-of-notes childhood. The Luddies will take center stage again ere long, no worries.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

Here's a couple of better pics... and now, for some dumb reason, I have the Ludwigs and the Yammies set up back-to-back... Don't judge me.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

A little OT, but yeah, they're all discontinued, to coincide with the departure of Sakae and the move to the Chinese factory.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

Pulled the trigger on the trade. He loves the quick, snappy bark, I like the nice low slap... we're all winners!

Please excuse the horrible phone pic...
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

We just know you've become a shill for Pearl ;) might as well embrace it!
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

I'll second the Sensitone -- they are really great drums. The fact that I'm thinking of trading mine out is no reflection on the quality of the instrument, especially for the price. If I had a 14" x...
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