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Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By alparrott
Re: What drummers have marched?

I marched 3 years with sax, 1 year with bass drum, and 20 years with the Army, and I *still* screw it up now and again =P
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By alparrott
Re: What drummers have marched?

I'm pretty sure that he did not, at least not in a major drum corps, and probably not even at any school level. He was focused on drumset as a lad and moved to London while quite young in an attempt...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,714
Posted By alparrott
Re: So,I Got a Brass Sensitone..

Take an old used head, completely intact. Turn it over so that the hoop is pointing up and (if you so desired) you could pour water into the underside of the head like a bowl.

Then place it on top...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By alparrott
Re: Do you think it's time for your favorite drummer to retire?

I agree, that had to be a real bummer to watch that show. But it was one show on the tour, and there may have been some issues you weren't aware of -- everything from a bad or malfunctioning monitor,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By alparrott
Re: hi hat dis-assembly

Same, in the outside pocket of my cymbal case, along with a drum key for the locking nut on the bottom retainer. The key then goes in a holder on the hi-hat stand until it's time to pack.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By alparrott
Re: hi hat dis-assembly

I used to when I carried all the hardware in one case. Now the hi-hat stand just goes in the car in one piece.

Either way, you have to take some precaution not to bend the pull rod. I used to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,896
Posted By alparrott
Re: The matching snare

I've never owned a matching snare. I'm thinking someday I might pick up a blue strata snare to go with the Ludwigs, but I'm very happy with my metal snares.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,015
Posted By alparrott
Re: East Coast get together, 8/9/14 planning stages

Hrmph. I might be teaching during that timeframe. And then again, I might not. Stay tuned...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,015
Posted By alparrott
Re: East Coast get together, 8/9/14 planning stages

What's NAMM timeframe? I have a ton of vacation time.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By alparrott
Re: Why is it you never see threads saying....

I think it's because, like snares, cymbals are so individual in their sound and application that nobody buys a set of cymbals usually. We identify a sonic need and we fill it with a single plate.
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Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,714
Posted By alparrott
Re: So,I Got a Brass Sensitone..

For that sort of sound (thank goodness it's a normal over-the-shoulder home video), tune the snare-side high and tight, batter side medium to low, about a full turn to turn and a half lower than the...
Forum: Drums 07-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,544
Posted By alparrott
Re: We're not copying Travis Barker

Mission accomplished. Only 120,637 members to go and I can be the King of Drummerworld!
Forum: Drums 07-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,544
Posted By alparrott
Re: We're not copying Travis Barker

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/52425336.jpg
Forum: Drums 07-12-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,091
Posted By alparrott
Re: Ludwig Snare (not supraphonic, not an Acrolite)?

NICE SNAG.

http://i.imgur.com/cHSqp.gif
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,091
Posted By alparrott
Re: Ludwig Snare (not supraphonic, not an Acrolite)???

Sure looks like a Supra. As far as I know they didn't use Imperial lugs on anything else. Worth a look in person, especially at that price. Even if all the chrome has flaked off it's still a great...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By alparrott
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

It depends on a number of things, not least of which is what the genre is. I can imagine if we're talking about a hard-hitting 3-hour rock or metal gig, the feeling will be different than a...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,390
Posted By alparrott
Re: Trimmed down kits

I think the small kit made its comeback in heavy music for a few reasons:

1) Economics - way cheaper to buy 4 drums than 8 or 10
2) Quicker to get in and out of clubs and festival stages with...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By alparrott
Re: Cajon players - rock back or hunch over?

Most of my cajon playing is done on an LP slant-front cajon, but even still, I tend to rock it back. Even less stooping for me.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By alparrott
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

First band rehearsal is in the can. Truth be told, I'm never happy with these rehearsals for several reasons:

1) We can't do full sound reinforcement in these rehearsals -- which means I end up...
Forum: Drums 07-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By alparrott
Re: alternative tom arm/mounts for this kit...

In your case I would consider buying a double tom stand and fitting it between your bass drums. That might get the toms just a scoche closer to you.

Also, even though the Mapex tom arms are...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,379
Posted By alparrott
Re: The best kits we've ever made - Honest Capture videos!

Funny thing today, Andy... on a Facebook thread, someone was asking "want some opinions, what do you like for your drumheads, tuning, etc." and when I answered Evans, the fella shot back with, "I am...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By alparrott
Re: Tuning tip

I just put my forehead in the middle of the drum. Makes my fillings rattle.
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By alparrott
Re: Recommendation for snare and hi-hat.

I own the first snare you linked, the Pearl Sensitone 5x14 black over brass. A very versatile, good-sounding snare. I have also heard great things about the Pork Pie brass snares. Bo Eder owns the...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By alparrott
Re: Real Ludwigs?

Looks like the top of a LM422TSR (probably shadow-manufactured by Gibraltar along with a lot of the last-generation Ludwig stuff).

http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/Ludwig/61811U.jpg
Forum: Drums 07-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,268
Posted By alparrott
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

I brought this topic up (sort of) last year. If miked, FOH engineers can do wonders with any drum. But having a good drum from the start makes his job easier.

Also, the most wondrous of...
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