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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 360
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Unfortunately, I agree. It's not the situation, exactly, but the way it's being talked about. Lots of explaining of HIS position while putting down HER position. Not good.

It sounds like you...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

It would be rad to do a PNW Drummerworld get-together! I'm in!

I'm from Portland, OR, been playing drums for 17 years, currently playing music professionally, play all kinds of genres and in all...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 941
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

Nice try.

5 bands currently. World music, African, pop/rock cover band, 20s-40s jazz, and classical. All kinds of instrumentation from strings and horns to guitars and keyboards. There is a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Is it just me?

I think people are just looking for that end-all "perfect" set of cymbals that will sound like whatever they want them to sound like. To some people a cymbal is a cymbal, and they can get by with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

It also depends on the instrument you're playing, and who is subbing. I find that subbing as a drummer is the easiest of the duties. *Usually* there is another player (usually the bass or guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

I've seen several subs trainwreck before. You've got to know the PARTS, first and foremost. If you don't play a part that the rest of the band is comfortable with (not necessarily the original, but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

"I'll know it when I see it."

I'm always on the lookout for 50s A Zildjians and 90s K Zildjians. Oh, and a DW Acoustic EQ snare is on the wanted list as well--I've always wanted to tinker with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Do they make....

I used a Dr. Beat in college to do this. It has the capability to program 8 separate "counts" in a row. You could program "ONE two three ONE two ONE two..." pretty easily. You could also program...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

My 4 kits:

1. At my teaching space.
2. Packed up and ready to go for a gig this weekend.
3. Packed and ready to go, soon to be headed for the next pit in 2 weeks.
4. Set up to practice on....
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

...um, you lost me there.

It's not a matter of "need," really. Heck, if we wanted to borrow/rent drums kits for gigs, we could probably hustle that. Or, why not just play buckets? Or a...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Tastefully Overplayed

Yes, I would consider that song one where the drummer "overplays" his part, but it's also tasteful because his part interlocks with the rest of the song. The song would be less interesting if the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: it hurts and that is why I am posting

I agree. My thinking is that if your hand is hitting the rim, the drum is too close to you for where you naturally want to play. If you're hitting the rim with the sticks it's too high. If you're...
Forum: Drums 08-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Bass drum pillow talk: Keeping it down

When most people start out playing drums, they want a drum sound that sounds close to what they are familiar with, and that's usually a "quick, low punch, with no sustain." It's easy to simulate...
Forum: Drums 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Bass drum pillow talk: Keeping it down

I was going to say something along these lines. :)

I'm REALLY not a fan of pillows and how they eat up all the tone from a drum. The closest I get to ruining a bass drum sound anymore is...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Doubles with Cross Stick

The motion for doing quick double cross sticks is the same as doing quick double strokes--two quick strokes. The difference for me, however, is that with double strokes, I do a wrist stroke and then...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,338
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

I'm not entirely sure. I was doing kale smoothies every day for about 4 months before I started developing symptoms similar to MS. It went on for another year while I visited neurologists,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,338
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

Make sure you rotate your greens. If you have nothing but kale in your smoothies, it will start making you feel bad in the long run. I found this out the hard way, myself. All of the "healthy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,338
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

Another great thread idea!



...this has been going on for years, and the best part is my name isn't actually Phil. Hooray for anonymity!
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

I'm with you on that! I LOVE my MixWizard! Best. Board. Ever.
Forum: Drums 07-31-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Sorry I ever got rid of those.

I had a CX kit at one point, too. Nice kits, for sure! Actually, I've owned several at various times. Yeah, they were always great kits...tuned up nice, sounded nice and huge and projected well. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

"A rack tom and a floor tom, unless the music calls for more, in which case I have up to two rack toms and two floor toms I could bring..."
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

WOW! I hope you realize that's a LOT!!!

There was one period of 2 months where I spent about $12,000 on gear (wiped out my "rainy day" account...), but I ended up selling most of it off for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

For a while, I had a slush fund cash envelope for buying/selling gear that would replenish itself when I sold gear. When I had more than $1500 in there, I would skim some off the top. When I bought...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: A great Craiglist steal?

I agree. It also says, "condition: salvage". You never know what condition they'll be in, and the person who posts an ad without a picture will tend to be reluctant to take one and send it to you. ...
Forum: Drums 07-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Need a huge kick, is 60 inches enough?

Better go 62" just to be sure. The nice thing about that size is that you can tune it to sound like a 60" drum, if necessary for the gig.

I heard rumors at the NAMM show that DW was coming out...
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