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Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

I'm already in my 40's, so I guess its too late. Read the above post about the sweet spot on vintage amps. For the type of music we play the tubes start to really saturate at around 12:00, which is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Former MEGADETH Members Nick Menza, James LoMenzo Cover METALLICA Motorbreath

I heard this the other day. Pretty cool, one of the better Metallica covers out there. I will reserve judgement until I hear their original stuff, but all in all I am glad to see Nick making music...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: EGO's

The guitarist in my band is a great musician and songwriter, but he is pretty much a huge prick. Its not necessarily an ego thing but its just who he is. I think some people are just wired that way....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

I am curious what type of venues you are playing. Are you a 5 peice rock band playing to the dinner crowd at a local cafe? I think it may be time to rethink your booking. My side band is deafingly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Band Hunting

I live in Eastern CT, which only has a slightly better music scene than the moon, and I drive to Hartford for rehearsal once a week. I would say from Wilton you should be able to find something in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 989
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist

Wow Seve, settle down. Touch a bit of a nerve did we?

Anyway, I have auditioned for and held auditions with more musicians than I can count. Renting a rehersal space is the best way to go for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Deciding on Album Artwork?

I will tell you that the guys in my band fought for months about the album artwork. In fact its still a touchy subject to this day. We ultimately decided that we could all live with a picture the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,089
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

So I am going to give you all a metaphor that I use when I am telling people why I dont make any money from my band.

One of my other hobbies is playing in an adult baseball league. I am a decent...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,292
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Of course its arbitrary, its my opinion, thats the definition of arbitrary.

As to your point, I actually agree with you. My post was more an insight into my personality than a referendum on how...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,292
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Wow, this post makes me think that many of you have taken the fun right out of this whole thing. To sit and plan out practice routines, then schedule that time in your day, then keep a running diary...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,089
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

So let me tell you how an original, unsigned band gets "paid" in New England. You either set up your own bar gig in which you get the door, percentage of the bar, or predetermined upfront fee. This...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,851
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Ghost Drummer for Kiss, Jimi, Alice Cooper etc

I am almost positive my favorite drummers are the ones who played on the albums. I am positive Lars played on the first four Metallica albums, Dave Lombardo played through the Seasons album and Nick...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Acrylic Drums?

My advice for what its worth is to go with wood drums if you plan on gigging out at all. I am sure there will be quite a bit of differing opinions on this, but first hand experience has shown me that...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Thinly veiled announcement

Funny, this ties into a thread that was started a few days ago about how we lose the ability to see the forset for the trees with drum gear. Instead of just focusing on a nice looking kit with a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Is the music industry dead or dying?

I love how miopic we can be at times. The time of the album being the primary source of musical output is very likely dead, as I believe singles will again be the dominant musical output of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Anyone wear Hats on stage? Ball Cap? Fedora? What?

I usually wear a ball cap. Sometimes just a black bandana, depends on the gig and how much time I have to set up. As a 40 year old man slowly going bald I really dont want to blind anybody in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Using less hat

My bassist is all about the hi-hats. He stands on the side that my hats are on and has told me several times that as long as the hi-hats are in time he an do without the rest of the kit.

I also...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Stupid Newbie Tricks

This is the best thread ever. I have a tendency to hurt myself with my kit.

I stabbed myself in the hand with a bass drum spur one time while setting up for a show. I pinched the webbing of my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Who started 'here' long before they went 'there'?

Never used a pad. Started on a snare in marching band and went from there.
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Can memory locks be sexy?

I only wish all drum makers cared as much about such things as you do. I had to buy some aftermarket memory locks for my floor tom legs on my Tama. They are clunky and look like crap. I think the big...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Being a drum tech

I have worked with countless bands as a promoter and one of the perks was getting to meet the bands often times. I also had to work with hundreds of techs making sure we could meet the rider...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,773
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

I play in a band that thrives on groove. We get locked in and ride it for as long as we can. I will tell you from experience that it is not boring at all. In fact there is nothing better than getting...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: once again.....

Ok, first off the idea that the guitar would have to turn up to 100% to be heard over the drums is ridiculous. A 100 watt tube head turned up to 4 is so deafeningly loud you cant stand within 20 feet...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Anyone know how much touring rock bands get paid?

I have booked quite a few "national recording acts" in my time. I will say the number for Kings-X is about what a band with their draw would ask for upfront for a gig. But if you do a little bit of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,309
Posted By eclipseownzu
Re: Led Zep Vs Spirit issue

I have always though Stairway was one of the best songs ever written. I can definitely see some similarities between the songs, and the fact that Spirit and Zeppelin toured together is definitely...
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