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Forum: Drums 02-28-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

In my Gretsch Catalina 18 inch bass drum, I put an Evans EQ pad inside, but it does not touch the heads. It soaks up the high frequencies bouncing around inside of the drum. I had to modify the pad...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,406
Posted By Drumolator
Re: For those who play at church or not.

I play at church twice a week, and I am the only drummer on our worship team. I play Mapex Saturn drums and Sabian AA, AAX, and Paragon cymbals. The drums and cymbals are miced. Sometimes I play...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 949
Posted By Drumolator
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Pro drums come with good quality heads!

Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Little experiment I did

Actually, it should be Lars's Ultip. All singular possessive nouns get 's. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By Drumolator
Re: When playing one up and one down...

I play a one up, one down kit, but not to get the ride cymbal closer because I play open handed with the ride over by the hats. I have a crash cymbal where most drummers would put the ride. I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,451
Posted By Drumolator
Re: I accept defeat.

I like cookies.

Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,274
Posted By Drumolator
Re: How many times have you been asked...

The last time I played at a a party, a let our guitarist's nephew play a few tunes. I was told he is not a basher, and it was nice to hear the drums and cymbals from out in front. Peace and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,741
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Hearing protection?


I have been using these, much better sound quality than the foam ones. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Drumolator
Re: My new "Yes I can play" kit ;)

Did you spend more for the Pearl tom mount than you did for the 12 inch tom? I like the kit. The next time we have blues band practice, I am going to take my toms that do not match just because I...
Forum: Drums 01-17-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,250
Posted By Drumolator
Re: DW Jazz Over Gretsch??

They sound like drums, and that is all anyone else besides a drummer will think. Get what appeals to you for whatever reason and have fun playing. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Hilarious! Gretsch/DW

That is from the movie Downfall, which is the most realistic movie I have ever seen, and I have seen way more than my share of movies.

That video is very funny. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Bob James (1978): Jazz-Rock Communicates to a Wider Audience

I really like the band he is in, Fourplay. I like his jazz trio albums too. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: Drums 12-20-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Drumolator
Re: 2 ply resonant heads

Tubby is a good way to describe the sound of a two-ply resonant head. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Drumolator
Re: playing less and keeping time

On a slow, simple song, pretend you wrote it. That helps a lot. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Singing and playing?

I have sung in every band I have been in. Most of the time, the drums sort of go on "auto pilot." I have been doing it for a very long time, so I do not remember it being a problem. Peace and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Kind of an odd question?

That mostly depends on the stereo. From what you said, I doubt yours will do what you want. You could get an adapter to plug two headphones into the same jack. Good luck. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Learning to play well on a 4 piece kit ....

I have been playing a four-piece kit for most of the last thirty years. I mostly use hats, ride, and two crashes too. At church I also have a splash and China. It works for what I play. Peace and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Drumolator
Re: How do you guys learn a song?

It depends on the tune and how familiar I am with it. Most of the time, I listen to it a few times. If I was playing prog or fusion or jazz, it would be different. I am playing blues-rock, a style...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,388
Posted By Drumolator
Re: I suck at power ballads.

I read a long time ago in Modern Drummer, when playing a slow song (or any other type you have trouble with), pretend that you wrote it. It has worked for me. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Band PA ownership options - thoughts, experiences

In the past we pieced together a PA from what the different members already had. That way there is no question about who owns it. I have a small mixer/amp, two small speakers, and a good Crown...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

I am left handed and right footed, so I play open handed. I live in the boondocks, so there is no jam night situation for me to deal with. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
December 17, 2014
New Orleans, row 16 on the floor

Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Old and new

I am 57, and I do not listen to much stuff from my youth, which was the 60s and 70s. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Joe Sample Dies

I was a bit sad when I found this out yesterday. In honor of Mr. Sample, I watched my Crusaders live DVD. Peace and goodwill.
Forum: Drums 09-07-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Drumolator
Re: Looking for a new drum kit, seeking advice

Any of them will be good. Choose by the tom mounts and other hardware. Some do not like the Pearl tom arms, but they are OK with me. I have owned all three brands, and all of them will get the job...
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