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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

After receiving my Guru In-Tense 7x14" English Ash & Ovangkol drum during the week, I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into it...

http://www.bermudaschwartz.com/images/guruteeth.jpg

First order...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

The Guru has landed!

I'll explore it over the next day or two and report back!

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig bass mounts

It's a wise heads-up. I did the 26" kick with 14" mounted tom back in the day, and was almost standing up while playing in order to reach the tom!

If you're already sitting high, and the tom's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

I have one that feels like DRY cement: the Dunnett Iron Pig, a cast iron snare!

http://www.bermudaschwartz.com/images/dunip.jpg

It would take more than Ovangkol wood hoops to tame that baby!
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

There's also a lot to be said for the feel of the drum when played. yes, sound should always be the priority, but a drum that also feels good under the stick makes it more of a pleasure to play, and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

Digging Jim and Ben's comments, I wonder if they know the drum is going to me?
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By bermuda
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

Not bad, I'll cast my own vote in a few days! :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By bermuda
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

Apart from the Al gig, I've only had a couple of bands where I needed art on the kick. Way back, when I had just 2 kits and one band, I left the logo on the drum for the term I was in the band. More...
Forum: Drums 11-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By bermuda
Re: A tip for guys with wraps

Good tip, thank you!

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,554
Posted By bermuda
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

What does his being Indian have to do with the comment he made, or anything? If it was coming from his stereotypical cultural/societal point of view, would the same comment from someone of another...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,554
Posted By bermuda
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

Agreed that sexism is still prevalent in most musician circles, based both on the genre, and especially the instrument played.

Is there anything unusual about a female keyboardist? No.

Female...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By bermuda
Re: Really, was this planned...?

I don't see a recent vintage Yamaha (or any brand) being very collectable, yet. And while Steve Gadd is highly respected, I don't see a collector's market for him the way there would be for something...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By bermuda
Re: Bands ... The Franchise

Band leaders already have access to countless players via 1) countless networking sites, 2) forums dedicated to specific players, and especially 3)personal experience.

Having a clearing house of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By bermuda
Re: Snare Cord - What Knot?

Square knot here also.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

You plan accordingly when ordering cases.

Or when adding new cases to an existing arsenal, you also plan accordingly.

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By bermuda
Re: gig money for minor

Age doesn't really matter one way or the other, or I'd surely get paid more for being an almost elderly drummer! If he's good enough to do the gig, he's good enough to get equal pay for it (the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By bermuda
Re: Bands ... The Franchise

The inherent problem is that the contractors face the same issues with establishments that independent bands already grapple with. Standardizing and legitimizing the 'product' won't be any more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

True, you need a workable isolation mount for the Rackspace, or put the rack inside of a nicely foamed case and let it do the protection.



There are dimpled corners that allow non-wheeled cases...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

3/8" cases can certainly fly, but it is subject to damage from other freight (or your own cases) being pushed into or stacked on them. But an equal potential for damage exists from loading cases in &...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

3/8 is certainly fine for local and light trucking without much abuse.

Bermuda
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

I'd say that 5/8" is more than sturdy enough for around town work!

The one I call Al is Weird Al.

I'm that Bermuda. :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By bermuda
Re: Carpeted or ATA Racks - Opinions, please...

If you're flying/trucking stuff in tour mode, I'd say go with the Formica covering. The carpet will just get torn and stained, and won't look so good anymore. If carefully trucking the gear locally,...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 774
Posted By bermuda
Re: Just This Moment I Have Purchased A Black Beauty

Ummm, newspaper? Not me...

Bermuda
Forum: Drums 11-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 774
Posted By bermuda
Re: Just This Moment I Have Purchased A Black Beauty

I believe the stickers were implemented in late 2012, they were definitely in place by 2013. The retro badges were introduced on the metal snares at the same time, they were basically leftover Legacy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By bermuda
Re: Yet another reason to tear down and load out right after the gig is over...

First time's always the hardest. Be sure and wear gloves!
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