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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By alparrott
Re: Identification of kit

Hi there, it looks like what you have is one of a few million nameless or minor-brand made-in-Asia kits produced in the late 70's and early 80's. It seems that your drums in the white pearl wrap were...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By alparrott
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

Thanks Lar. Amazing what a sprinkle of cinnamon in your coffee will do, eh wot?

It occurs to me how in music and often in sports there's this competitive drive to be the best that we simply don't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By alparrott
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

Every time - every time - I've compared myself to another drummer, it's been a losing proposition, not in terms of me being less of a drummer than he or she, but being less of a mature person.

It...
Forum: Drums 09-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By alparrott
Re: What exactly do I have here?

They don't look to be in the best of shape -- looks like some pitting on those lugs. Are they in round? What sizes are they?

You'd be doing well to get the whole trio off for $100-150, I think......
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By alparrott
Re: How long does your snare cord last?

I tend to use the mylar strips when possible. When not possible, I use thin athletic shoestring.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By alparrott
Re: Applications for 13" tom

I am not partial to 13"s in a 5-piece or larger. My Yamaha set runs even sizes 8" to 16". My Ludwig 4-piece, however, is a 13/6/22, which sounds huge and round and great.

The church set which I...
Forum: Drums 09-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By alparrott
Re: Anyone prefer standard depth?

Up until very recently, all of my snares were 5" but a recent reimagining of my sound led me to acquire a 6.5" deep Sledgehammer. It's not for loudness or not-loudness, but for, as Bermuda said, an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By alparrott
Re: "Play something." What do you play?

I do a kick-snare one-two and put the sticks back down. I charge $25 per hour past that.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,119
Posted By alparrott
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

Lots and lots of threads on this discussion...

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54546&highlight=cover
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88293&highlight=covers...
Forum: Drums 09-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

I agree, and the only real reason I hopped on this trade so quickly is because I had two 5" deep metal snares and needed a 6.5" voice (at least I told myself I did). If my Sensitone had been the 6.5"...
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

I've been re-embracing my lots-of-notes childhood. The Luddies will take center stage again ere long, no worries.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

Here's a couple of better pics... and now, for some dumb reason, I have the Ludwigs and the Yammies set up back-to-back... Don't judge me.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

A little OT, but yeah, they're all discontinued, to coincide with the departure of Sakae and the move to the Chinese factory.
Forum: Drums 09-15-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

Pulled the trigger on the trade. He loves the quick, snappy bark, I like the nice low slap... we're all winners!

Please excuse the horrible phone pic...
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

We just know you've become a shill for Pearl ;) might as well embrace it!
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By alparrott
Re: The Supra returns ;)

I'll second the Sensitone -- they are really great drums. The fact that I'm thinking of trading mine out is no reflection on the quality of the instrument, especially for the price. If I had a 14" x...
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Re: Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

Pretty much confirmation... Unless the snare has been beat to hell (and I know this guy, I very much doubt it), it's probably done and won. Pics this afternoon. (And dang it, I just put the Ludwigs...
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alparrott
Contemplating a brass-for-brass snare trade

So I got a FB message from another drummer in-area who was looking for a snare to trade, and we've got a tentative deal (which I am free to back out of) to trade snares.

A little background: I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 985
Posted By alparrott
Re: Yolanda Charles on drummers! :)

I'm RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, Lar! It's like, "Finally! We all get to eat at the big kids' table!"

Challenge me as a musician... but in the GOOD way.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By alparrott
Re: How Far for a Paid Gig will you travel?

So long as the cost of gas doesn't drive the paycheck into negative territory, I'm game. I did a two-hour drive up into the mountains a couple months ago for a winery party gig subbing for a band I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By alparrott
Re: drum friends - help me out with this idea...

Depends on the feel of the music.I'd be writing a part based on what the rest of the band is doing. Instead of a waltz one-two-THREE, perhaps a one-TWO-three or a ONE-two-three. Or maybe the trick is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By alparrott
Re: What a satisfying first rehearsal

Welcome to the "doing it right" club. You may never go back =)
Forum: Drums 09-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By alparrott
Re: New to me Acrolite

The other great thing about the Acrolite is there's about a kajillion of them floating around out there, as they were sold for years and years (and may still be) as a school snare kit. So if you miss...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By alparrott
Re: Two and four groovy or... Not?

Once I was like you. Then I started hanging out with some great bass players who knew how to put some funk around two and four and four-on-the-floor. I watch ladies dance to that stuff. And I think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By alparrott
Re: What drummers need for a gig

I have one of those little plastic storage boxes, about 5"x8"x5" with a latched top. In it I keep a roll of black gaffer tape, some sticky hand muffling material, a few spare drum keys, a phillips...
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