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Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Making $ playing drums

Dude, my guess is 90-95% of us on this forum do not derive our primary income from playing the drums. The responses in this thread alone are enough to confirm that.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Making $ playing drums

Last year I was still in my MBA classes and I was asked to make a itemized spreadsheet for a finance class as part of an assignment. Since the subject was up to our own discretion I chose to itemize...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Bad gig, good learning experience.

I'm trying to figure out exactly what you learned there Larry. It sounds to me like you are saying you should only play gigs where the situation is perfect and you can play in the same dynamic ranges...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: A dumb customer?

You actually hit the nail on the head. He basically rented the kit. He bought it, used it for a gig and returned it. Great way to provide a backline without using your own gear I guess.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: You and your practice regimen, come clean

I am in 3 bands (drummer in 2 guitarist in 1) so between rehearsals and gigs I play the drums at least 5 days a week. That being said, the only time I "practice" is when working out parts for new...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Let down by a drummer with chops but no ability

As a drummer in an original metal band, I see this phenomenon every week. I came to the conclusion years ago that the faster the feet, the worse the hands. Its like guys put all of their time and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,193
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

I am with you on this. I make no money, spend a fortune on gear, play in the shittiest, seediest metal bars you can imagine in front of almost nobody most of the time. And I absolutely love every...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: When you're having a bad night...

I have found that being on stage is my release. Whatever happened leading up to the show goes away the minute the first note is hit. From that point on its performance time and I don't think about...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Got that text last night....

Why does one guy have the ability to shut the whole thing down? If the rest of you are able to make it work, why don't you tell him to go and the rest of you stay together?

If my guitarist text...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,581
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: The drummers who just go for it

God, this again? This place IS turning into a guitar forum. Everybody just hating on everybody else. Guess what, I cant read music and I only know a few basic rudiments and it has never stopped me...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Stage Banter

This is exactly what one of my bands does. We have programmed loops that we run between a couple of songs when we change tunings. Other than that its one song into the next into the next. Our singer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Band Pay Splits

Wait a minute, there are people making money to do this? Why didn't anybody tell me?

So we evenly split the cost of playing gigs, everybody pitches in for gas, buys their own beer and loads their...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 820
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: How do you hear it all?

I think most of us deal with what you are describing. Cymbals tend to fuzz out everything else when you lay into them, I think its just a proximity thing. We play in some really shitty little clubs...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Show your drumming "battle scars"?

That is gnarly! I am really going to like this thread.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,566
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Forum demographic

41 year old California transplant living in Connecticut.
I beat on things with sticks.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: New find! 80's Wailin Smash video = ultimate epicness :)

I wish I had been old enough to be around the music scene in the 80's. It looked like so much fun. As silly as he looks, he wasn't nearly as bad as some of those guys that were actually playing in...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Matt Smith in Under 2 Minutes.

Good to hear an update on Matt, he is definitely missed around here. I hope that he is able to take his Nashville experience and turn it into a positive that he can learn from. Sometimes, with the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Creating A Logo

hahaha. I think every extreme metal band would disagree with you.

I personally hate my bands logo so I am probably not the person to ask.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: How to you construct your parts?

I certainly don't write anything down. Usually the guy who writes the riff has a feel for what he wants the drums to do and we feel it out while playing it a few times. As we arrange the song things...
Forum: Drums 04-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Starclassic maple or DW collectors

This is tough call. I am admittedly a Tama fanboy, so I may be a bit biased but I would go with the Starclassics. I have always found the DW's to be a bit boxy sounding for my taste. the SC Maples...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,768
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Difficult band members

I have been in more bands than I care to count throughout the years and I have found that invariably bands made up of friends tend to fail faster than ones made up of acquaintances. I think the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Band leaders

Larry, I'm fascinated by this. So you really have no idea if the guy can hack it until he is onstage? Wow, that is a terrible time to find out that the guy cant handle the gig. You are also saying...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: How are drums recorded for a song?

As far as counting the measures to know when to change, I will assume that is pretty commonplace, it is how I have always recorded. However, I do know a band that had the drummer get one great take...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Gigs.....

We are working on a small east coast tour in late summer. Haven't toured since I was in my early 20's so I am pretty stoked about that. Although at our collective age and income I don't think we will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: I took a hearing test...

When I separated from the military a couple of years ago I had to take a hearing test. I knew that I had tinnitus and hearing loss for years but I didn't realize how bad it was until the VA told me I...
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