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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bermuda
Re: How do I get this weird sound? Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer"

This is where a sample-playing pad would be ideal. Once you determine the sound you need, load it into the pad and play the part.

As for the sound, a loose-y snare with a wet but short reverb will...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I had thought of that, but looking at the lower, exposed threaded portion, it's not long enough to solve the problem if reversed. It would put the thrum nuts even farther from being able to grip the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 791
Posted By bermuda
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

And if they're not, then it may be the drummer's job to step up. let's take a signature drum beat/fill song like Don't You Forget About Me (by Simple Minds.) A fun song, a great groove, and a major...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 791
Posted By bermuda
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

That depends on the song, and the band's instrumentation. For example, if you don't have horns (or a horn patch on a synth) should you avoid or otherwise change Tower Of Power songs? Chicago? Play...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 791
Posted By bermuda
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

Clearly, the entirely facetious tone of my post was lost on some of you.

Yakbutter, I recommend a search for the many threads on this topic, and my responses regarding the importance of doing the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 791
Posted By bermuda
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

Unless I get paid a bunch of money to put in the time to learn, I just play what I want. I mean, I wouldn't (necessarily) play a disco beat on Moondance, but I'd just play around and make sure I hit...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By bermuda
Re: Beatbox: friend or foe?

Nothing wrong with it, there are plenty of opportunities for talented programmers. The fact that you don't play a kit doesn't matter, unless you're looking for gigs with acoustic bands. In that case,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 612
Posted By bermuda
Re: Going on Tour would like some advice!

Thanks, and while I came in slightly after Al had already earned a little notoriety, I've been working with him for 34 years, 2 days. I better get my own room by now! :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 612
Posted By bermuda
Re: Going on Tour would like some advice!

Our first couple of tours were low budget, double-up in cheap hotels, hump our own gear, and sometimes drive all night after a gig. There was a certain charm in all that, it wasn't a hardcore tour...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I like that clutch, although invariably, the thumb nut strips (or maybe it strips the threaded shaft?) and it no longer grips the cymbal.

FYI, Taye OEM's that for Remo and also offers it:
...
Forum: Drums 09-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By bermuda
Re: Anyone prefer standard depth?

My go-to snares are almost all 6 or 6.5 deep, so that's my "standard". But it also depends on the particular snare and how it's tuned. I've played my share of 5" deep snares that I loved, and for a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By bermuda
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

Agreed on the rimshots, sometimes just a little more attitude from the kit works miracles in the presence, without actually getting very loud.

As for being disappointed in how you did, it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By bermuda
Re: Tempo comfort zones

For me, shuffles/swing account for my discomfort at slow tempos, meaning, slow enough where I could play triplets to lock in, but that really doesn't sound right most of the time. So, I imply the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By bermuda
Re: Anger, dismay and confusion

Recordings are an excellent learning tool. You find out what you really sound like to everyone else, and that's not always what you think you sound like when you're actually playing. Conversely, I've...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 612
Posted By bermuda
Re: Going on Tour would like some advice!

Also, for a short trip like that, just bring 11 days' worth of clothes, don't try to do laundry in the middle. Unless you're playing theaters (which typically have machines) or staying in hotels with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 612
Posted By bermuda
Re: Going on Tour would like some advice!

Make a checklist of everything you'll need, both personally, and for the gig. It should include sticks, spare wing nuts, toothbrush, phone charger, umbrella... everything, no matter how small or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

It's especially frustrating when all of their other clutches do work correctly! There's an obvious flaw on this model.

Perhaps a bad one slipped through?

Ok, new rant: who's doing QC at...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I guess the wrong felts are a possibility, although they look like the common size. I can't imagine them needing to be significantly 'taller', when it seems more correct to extend the threads and let...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I know, I use one on the road and it's great!

So why can't they make a standard clutch that holds the cymbal in the same way? Why do two models of the same product, presumably intended to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

Agreed, which is why it's so baffling that they'd fail with some things. I know that not every company hits a home run with every item, but these Gibraltar gaffs were easily preventable, or could...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

Here's the Catapult pedal. It should be obvious - without even having to play it - why it didn't do well.

http://www.bermudaschwartz.com/images/catapult.jpg

Ya know, I'm gonna buy one, just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

It's hard to imagine that there's not some consulting with a potential end-user, but it sure seems like they're just throwing stuff out there to see what sticks. That's got to be the case with that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By bermuda
Re: How do you feel about buying used records?

You mean... we didn't have to pay all of those writers over the last 31 years??!!

Now I feel like a chump.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

Yeah... where's my sticker!!??

Actually it does have the name stamped into one side of the wing bolt, so it's legit. Maybe if someone else had made it, it would have worked properly in the first...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,375
Posted By bermuda
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

Okay, so I dug up some nice plumbing washers and all should be well:

http://www.bermudaschwartz.com/images/clutch2.jpg

A quick fix, but that's not the point.

Oh yeah... GET OFF OF MY LAWN!
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