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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 508,652
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have a Pearl Eliminator double pedal that I've been using for about four or five years now. I just cleaned and lubed everything and it works good as new. I also still have all the cams and allen...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Yes, professional grade drum kits are pushed!

There were a couple guys from Nashville who were boasting about how well their Pearl shells held up after their flood a few years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,775
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Why ya' gotta be so dark?

I've always been drawn toward bright, clear cymbals that have character. I think Paiste's Dark Energy line are some of the most perfect cymbals anyone has ever made because there's a complexity in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,801
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: What Haven't You Played Yet but Really Want To?

Carnegie Hall? Sounds like a good thing to play.

I would love to play an 80s Tama Bell Brass snare of any sort. A Craviotto kit would be awesome, as would a vintage-weight Sonor maple kit.

Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,293
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?

I have fusion sizes at home and 22/13/16 Ludwig Stainless Steel for my gigging kit. They work great in their respective places and I like being able to tune the 13 and 16 a bit higher to get some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,177
Posted By dwsabianguy

I live in Raleigh, NC, and there are a couple good bands around here, although I admittedly haven't heard too many.

This is my band; we're called Stammerings....
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Best vehicle for a gigging band?

Yeah, you'll end up running around 15 mpg, with a big diesel engine of some sort. That's a lot of gear to haul and it's not going to fit in a minivan.

I can fit my four-piece kit, a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

Yeah, you most likely won't get past the audition if you have no formal education in music; Berklee has gotten pretty strict about who they let in, and with good reason - you don't want anyone...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 57,206
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Find a Drum Teacher Here

Instructor: Ryan Masecar

Coverage: Raleigh, NC area. Can also do video lessons, although I prefer face-to-face.

Studio: Holly Springs, NC. Two full drum kits for ease of musical conversation.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: OH technique - front to back?

I had the same issue with an engineer's results recently. He placed the overheads on the outer extremities of my kit, and I was only using a four-piece with four cymbals, so the resulting image was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: What are your favourite recorded drumsounds?

Graceland is a really cool album, but man, the drums are so awful at times. Boy in the Bubble isn't too bad; I'm not sure it's a sample, but there is a whole lot of gating and gated reverb on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: What are your favourite recorded drumsounds?

I love the way Kevin Shirley records and mixes drums. They're always thunderous and huge, unless they're not supposed to be. The last few Joe Bonamassa albums sound amazing, and I'll always be a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: stick in the eye anyone? not for the meek!

You might have just convinced me to start wearing ski goggles onstage.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Overhead Mics - Side Address vs. End Address

There's not a sonic advantage to having a microphone design be side address or end-address, but it makes for easier placement and design. Every large-diaphragm condenser I've used is side-address and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Micing my kit with 3 mics

Full-On Drums have a very thorough video about how SM57s sound in various positions around a kit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vz7JK_KEVE)

I think having a wider sound from stereo is a million...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,832
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Ok - bearing edges :)

It seems as though Ronn proved an entirely different point: that any drum can be made to sound good. Obviously, this is true and it depends on the heads, your hands, and your ears. I don't think the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,131
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Big Band Rock, what happened?

Seems like SmoothOperator is butthurt about rock music... Not sure why.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: How much air is in between your hi-hats?

I keep mine farther apart than most of my friends, who keep their hats pretty low. I'm usually somewhere between an inch and two fingers. I have skinny fingers, so that's only a half inch's...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,855
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

Hmmm, let's see...

Ludwig Accent
Pearl Masters Studio BSX
DW Pre-Collectors Series
Ludwig Stainless Steel

The only drum kit I've sold was the DWs. That was my gigging kit and the toms were...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,670
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Do drummers lose points for disassembling the moment the show is done?

All of the shows I'm playing these days, everyone brings their own gear, and there are usually four to six (too many) bands on the bill that night. If everyone spent five minutes talking to people,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Buying genuine yamaha replacement parts???

I've never seen anyone stock a large amount of Yamaha parts. At most I've seen some cymbal arms. You'll have to order them either way, and I can say from experience that Yamaha parts are difficult...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,803
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Endorsed to who?

If I were to endorse a company's product, I'd have to go with:

Ludwig or DW Drums (I'd keep my Supraphonics)
Craviotto Snare Drums
Dunnett Snare Drums
DW Hardware
Paiste Cymbals
Regal Tip or...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,610
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Do You Like Metal Snares?

I tend to gravitate to a good metal snare, but it's hard to beat a good solid-shell wood snare of sorts. Case in point: I play my brass Supraphonic LB400 and my 13" DW Craviotto almost exclusively,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: Alternate purpose for drum shield

The keep stage bleed to a minimum by blocking the drums' sound. You get a much cleaner vocal sound without drums in the vocal mics.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By dwsabianguy
Re: What's with ash?

Where in the world did you find an ebony drum? It's hard enough finding guitars with ebony fretboards!

Assuming it wasn't just a single veneer, that is.
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