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Forum: Drum Technique 01-24-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Looking at your foot

Yes, I think it is mainly that I can pay attention to exactly how far the beater is from the drum. Due to leverage, a small change in the footboard can mean a couple of inches in the beater position.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Looking at your foot

I was practicing today and I was having some trouble doing 16ths in some tricky places with my bass drum. In frustration, I stared at my right foot and tried executing the patterns and it was...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Can mods read PM's?

I sure hope they can! Personalities and drama erupts on a board occasionally and mods need to be able to do that.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,169
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Country drummers!

Very true. Country has evolved a great deal - perhaps it has strayed from its roots. But some of the evolution is cool, like Hick Hop.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 41,660
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I don't recall you but I am pleased to make your acquaintance. I look forward to more discussions. I have gotten into many heated discussions over my years here and people have uniformly been...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,550
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

Like .... who ...? Aside from me, I mean. I find his drumming simplistic, underdeveloped and dull as hell. Drummers love him because he is a surrogate for our insecurities about our instrument, since...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 41,660
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

How on Earth could I have missed this thread?

The Beatles suck.

The Duallist is a great invention.

Square sizes rule.

The hihat and left foot are crucial.
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Little Jazz Drumset

I play an 18 inch bass drum with no lift. I just shorten the shaft. Really, if you're going to play a smaller drum, you need to scale down the beater as well. A long shaft produces more energy and is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,026
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: drum snobbery

HA! I could hang with that.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Is one genre of music really harder to play than another

Difficult=difficult. People have developed clear benchmarks for that over centuries. If something is difficult but in your culture, then it's all around you and you have more opportunities to learn a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Is one genre of music really harder to play than another

Complexity is not subjective; some genres, songs and musics really are harder than others, either rhythmically, melodically or both. East Indian percussion is the most difficult on the planet, taking...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Abused Mapex Orion Kit

I would take off the heads and look inside. Are the plies separating, is the wood splitting etc.? Do you notice any large bumps/bubbles inside or outside the shells?

This is a good brand and good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,721
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: The BeaTles

I do miss many opportunities, actually. It just seems like I don't because you're intolerant of anyone disagreeing with you on this topic. Oh well.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,216
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Chili Peppers should have stayed home.

I'm surprised RHCP wore so much clothing. Usually they're buck naked on stage. Or close to it.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-08-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Disco beat - hihat technique

Good advice.

Also, check to make sure the angle on the hat pedal isn't too steep. Usually that's not a problem with hats but it's worth checking.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,215
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Abidextrous drumming...

Freaky, I had no idea about horses have a dominant side. What do they do that shows it?
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,721
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: The BeaTles


Forum: Drums 01-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Fat bass sound

I would also consider depth and thicker heads. A little more depth can take a drum from merely fat to morbidly obese, sternum-crashing bass tones.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Wow!

Great news! Happy for you.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,925
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Was Lars' double-bass on the track Dyers Eve a fraud?

I think ALL of Ringo's double bass parts were faked.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Playing Closed Hi-Hats

Great observations and advice. Good use of the hats will add so much finesse to the music.

Don't think you have to keep the hats at the same pressure all the time. I pump my left heel up and down...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,476
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Bot my new 24' X 24' rehearsal room!

Bitchin'! Great room. My man cave is 15 by 12 and I wish I had more room.

The slated ceiling will actually help acoustically and your drum is in the perfect position.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,769
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Is being over-educated about gear good, or bad?

I'm not quite sure the premise here is accurate. I think many drummers eagerly read everything they could about drums, even if there wasn't as much, and were fairly well-informed.

I think the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,067
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Drum set pride

90 percent of your sound is in heads and tuning. The appearance of anything matters a lot to many people, including me. I wouldn't sit behind a trashed-looking duct taped set, no matter how "good" it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By Deathmetalconga
Re: Look what I did! (Stave drum build) [PIC HEAVY]

Crazy! How did you do that? I think I have most of the tools, including a table saw. How did you calculate the angles, etc. etc.? I always thought you needed all kinds of exotic tools to make a stave...
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