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Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By alparrott
Re: Porting a cajon

Interesting question. I have never played a cajon that was not ported. It allows the air moving off the tapa (front face) to escape, avoiding a "choked" sound.
Forum: Drummers 04-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,372
Views: 1,700,701
Posted By alparrott
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Hi Gavin, congrats on all the positive press for the new disc.

On your Facebook page you posted a photo with copies of the disc on your set. In the photo you've got Kerope hi-hats and a K Custom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help with trying to soundproof shop building

Also, you will have to have a door inside a door. By the time you finish building in the needed mass in a building this size, how much room will really be left for you and your drums in this shed......
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By alparrott
Re: Ludwig Snare Find....worth anything?

Everything about this screams "not quite right". The badge is way lower than a typical Ludwig B/O badge, which would have the word "Ludwig" centered on the shell, not the grommet. The snare throwoff...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-06-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By alparrott
Re: How do you count while olaying drums?

As you learn a time signature or a new piece of music, it's common to count until you learn the rhythmic structure. Then it becomes ingrained. It just takes practice.

Very few people need to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

Showed my wife my clip and yours. She said, "That's how you should have played it!" Again, nice job!
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

When I did it, I had made the dubious decision to not listen to the original, so as to challenge myself to figure out how to work it. You may notice that I chose to simply turn those parts around...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

If you look back to the pic with the congas I posted you can see how they're... umm, kind of outsized. The video is shot all head-on and you might not see them as clearly.

Niiiiice, Billy Ray!
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

16" hi-hats = check :D

True to my word, I waited until after finishing my takes before listening to any of the previous versions of the song... including the actual track on the album. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

My video is shot and done. Adobe Premiere Pro CC must be using gold-tipped lasers to render the frames, as we have hours to go before we can watch it. But I'm pleasantly surprised at how the track,...
Forum: Drums 04-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By alparrott
Re: Loud drums

I agree with Bermuda. Certain drums, with certain heads and tunings, have sonic properties that cut more. They project higher frequencies better, they have more ring and overtones, and so they have a...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By alparrott
Re: Finally got me an Acrolite !!

The Supra may be the iconic snare on all the records, but the Acro is the snare that everyone seems to own at one time or another. There's literally millions of them floating around thanks to school...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-02-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By alparrott
Re: How hard is it to start playing well?

I've been playing nigh-on thirty years (!) and I find I'm still learning what I need to learn.

It's a journey, not a destination.

Your motivation and ability to practice will make a big...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By alparrott
Re: Wraith vs Sledgehammer

Unless you're looking at a completely different Sledgehammer than the one I own, it's a very subdued brassy color, like fine metalworking. I don't think it is too terribly out of place with either of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,370
Posted By alparrott
Re: Tricks for faster set up

If possible leave your stands at the correct height. Just this step can save you a lot of futzing and fine-tuning. Similarly, don't rotate the top of your snare stand over, leave it set at the...
Forum: Drums 04-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By alparrott
Re: Wraith vs Sledgehammer

I have the Sledgehammer and am quite fond of it. It is a very playable drum; the brightness of the brass is mellowed considerably by the hammering.
Forum: Drums 03-31-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By alparrott
Re: 15" x 8" snare - now sorted - video - 4 tunings.

OHHH YEAHHHHH

SNAP INTO A GURU!!!

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NOW WITH 20000000000% MORE...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By alparrott
Re: Learning drums

What music do you enjoy most? I was motivated to pick up the instruments I play mostly by listening to my favorite music. That is a good starting point for most beginning musicians. Jeff is spot on,...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 568
Posted By alparrott
Re: My drum tuning

Tune? I don't get it. You can tune drums?!
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By alparrott
Re: using snare of different material than shellpack

I have never in my years of drumming used a matched snare. My usual culprit is a metal snare of some kind.

In response to the OP: there's so many variables at stake with your maple snare it could...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,501
Posted By alparrott
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

I can't wait to post my entry (forthcoming, btw) so I can finally treat myself to these other entries. I am purposely avoiding watching any of them to keep from stealing any ideas... I would like to...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By alparrott
Re: I've got a big one ------ &

I am wiping the drool off my chin, the keyboard, my lap, and off the floor. Gwuhhhh. That snare screams ROCK at me with all of its manly balls behind it. ROCCCCCKKKKKKKKK. It will rip off your arm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By alparrott
Re: Congratulations Jules

Huzzah, PFOG. May your next milestone similarly scoot under the radar.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,686
Posted By alparrott
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

I agree with the vast amount of folks on here. I attend blues jams for free. I play at church for free (I consider it a way of tithing). I play charity events for free.

Anything else, I would...
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