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Old 02-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Shamani Shamani is offline
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Real name? Shamani Hyldahl
Age? 27
How long have you been playing? On and off for about 13 years, but seriously for the last 4
Origin of user name? I bet you can guess that one
Your top 5 drummers? Jojo Mayer, Jimmy Kyle, Mario Duplantier, tomas haake, Brant Bjork. I'm not sure I have favorite drummers, but these are all drummers I enjoy listening to and have learned a lot from
Make of drumkit? Tama Starclassic performers 100% birch
Make of cymbal? A mix of Sabian and Zildjian + a wuhan China
Where do you practice? In a varry small room
Are you in a band? Yes, Attakk
Do you play covers or originals? Originals with the occasional cover thrown in for fun
What style of music? Thrash Metal is the simplest way to classify it. We try not to be too tied down by genres though
Favourite take out food? Chinese
What country do you live in? US
One really odd fact about yourself? I read books upside down hanging from my inversion table quit a lot
How did you start drumming? To be honest I don't remember a specific reason, other than I've always loved music and it looked like fun
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:28 AM
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Hi there! I've been around for a long time, just never here :^). I've played everything from Christian rock, touring Europe and Africa with Far Beyond Silence based out of Germany playing hand percussion, Drum and Bugle core and marching band stuff, to hard rock and blues. I've been rehearsing with some friends for a year now and we're getting ready to break out with Kinda Brutal within the next month or so in Denver Colorado.

Real name? David Sechler
Age? 49
How long have you been playing? Since I was 4 (You do the math)
Origin of user name? I'm a Microsoft Sr. Systems Engineer.
Your top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Carmine Appice, Mitch Mitchell, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jonathan Joseph
Make of drumkit? SONOR Force 2007
Make of cymbal? Paste 2002 Series, Zildjian High Hat
Where do you practice? Studio in Denver Colorado.
Are you in a band? Yes... Kinda Brutal
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? 60's Surf, Punk, Hard Rock, Blues
Favourite take out food? Pho
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? Rare Blood Disorder that only 2% of caucasians get (only caucasians can even get it)
How did you start drumming? Parents bought me a Dennis the Mennis drum kit back in the days when Tarzan was on TV in black and white. I would work on mimicking the drums from the jungle tribes until one day, one of those jungle dudes started playing a drum by dancing on it.... my little kit didn't fare so well from my trying to do that LOL

I'll get some picks and video's up on here shortly.

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Old 02-15-2015, 09:46 AM
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Hi gang,

I've looked at threads on this site for so long, I figured it was time to join. I'm in a band, (switched to all originals), and we are starting to get rolling again. I mostly love all drums, no matter what emblem is on the shells. It seems to me it's a tough choice when picking a new set, because ALL the drum companies are offering good/great quality at pretty decent prices nowadays. I had Ludwigs, DW's, Tama's and Pearl's, and presently have a Yamaha live Custom, DrumCraft maple, and a Mapex Saturn that I never got to play yet. It's still new, in the boxes.
I'm 44, and have been playing on and off since I was twelve. Life got in the way of things for a few years, but got back into it 6 years ago or so. Life will hopefully not get in the way again.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:08 PM
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Real name? Kevin
Age? 23
How long have you been playing? Will be 11 years this fall
Origin of user name? I am a Canadian and a drummer....also uncreative
Your top 5 drummers? JoJo Meyer, Blake Richardson, i actually can't think of any more atm :o
Make of drum kit? Asama at home (junk, been too poor to upgrade)Dixon (Also junky) where i work, working to upgrade soon
Make of cymbal? Sabian AAX primarily, i have 2 Imperial cymbals
Where do you practice? My house/where i work
Are you in a band? Nope
Do you play covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Metal/hardcore/rock and roll/sometimes jazz/Gospel
Favourite take out food? Burritos
What country do you live in? Switzerland
One really odd fact about yourself? i have drank fermented horse milk
How did you start drumming? I had always air drummed when i was a child and then my parents decided to put me into drum lessons as guitar had failed.
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:58 AM
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Real name? - Gray Madden
Age? - 22 (23 in a couple weeks)
How long have you been playing? - Drums or music? Music since I was 7, drums...about a month and a half.
Origin of user name? - Middle name, last initial
Your top 5 drummers? - Erm...I don't know any famous ones.
Make of drumkit? It's pieced together. I use a cajon I made as the kick drum, Pearl toms, and an old, no-name snare I salvaged.
Make of cymbal? Paiste hi-hat, Zildjian crash and ride
Where do you practice? - home and church
Are you in a band? - Church praise and worship
Do you play covers or originals? - Both
What style of music? -on drums....Latin
Favourite take out food? - Mexican
What country do you live in? - United States
One really odd fact about yourself? - I always have a water bottle with me...always.
How did you start drumming? - I filled in on bass at church for a few months (I usually play guitar), and started playing attention to the drums and got interested.

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Old 02-18-2015, 10:05 PM
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Real name? - Per Eriksson
Age? - 18
How long have you been playing? - I've been playing the drums for about 7 years
Your top 5 drummers? - In no particular order: David Garibaldi, Simon Phillips, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Bonham and Dave Weckl
Make of drumkit?- Tama
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? - Home and at school
Are you in a band? - Yes!
Do you play covers or originals? - Originals
Favourite take out food? - Pizza
What country do you live in? - Sweden
How did you start drumming? - I played guitar in a band and the drummer quitted. I was already interested in drumming so I took the spot as the drummer and since then drumming became my main instrument.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:47 PM
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Real name? - Pietro Valente
Age? - 32
How long have you been playing? - I've been playing the drums for 24 years
Your top 5 drummers? - Brian Blade, Jorge Rossy, Larnell Lewis, Marcus Gilmore, Elvin Jones
Make of drumkit?- Pearl and Gretsch
Make of cymbal? Bosforus
Where do you practice? - My studio
Are you in a band? - Many
Do you play covers or originals? - Both
Favourite take out food? - Pizza
What country do you live in? - Italy
How did you start drumming? - I start drumming with old pots, shoes boxes and Chinese chopsticks when I was a kid.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:12 PM
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Real name? - Darko
Age? - 56
How long have you been playing? - 6 years (1974-1980) + 1/2 year from 2014
Your top 5 drummers? - 1) Dave Weckl, 2) Billy Cobham, 3) Lenny White, 4) Jon Hiseman, 5) Narada Michael Walden
Make of drumkit?- Yamaha DTX400k
Make of cymbal? Yamaha DTX400k
Where do you practice? - Home
Are you in a band? - No
Do you play covers or originals? - Covers
Favorite take out food? - Burek
What country do you live in? - Croatia
How did you start drumming? My mom was a piano teacher. Fromthe age of 6 I played guitar, piano, violine. At age 13 I enrolled and finished the drumming school with Prof Vuglac
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:24 PM
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Real name? Matt
Age? 40
How long have you been playing? 25 years
Your top 5 drummers? Thomas lang, john bonham, steven adler, ian pace, mitch mitchell
Make of drumkit? spaun, ocdp
Make of cymbal? zildjian K's n' A's
Where do you practice? studio
Are you in a band? yes, 3
Do you play covers or originals? both
Favorite take out food? pizza
What country do you live in? essex, UK
How did you start drumming? My brother got a kit and told me if i touched it he would kill me, 2 months later he gave it to me as he couldn't keep up...lol...
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:40 AM
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I apologize that I've been lurking for months, joined in Nov '14 and still lurked, and only yesterday realized that I offered up my first post on another thread.

I originally came to this site (years ago it seemed) cause I was searching for "Paul McCartney's drummer..." as I saw him playing and wanted to know more about Abe...

That said:
Real name? - Daryn
Age? - 50
How long have you been playing? - in my youth ('73-'85), in the military ('85-'92), then a long hiatus and recently started again last year as I approach mid-life crisis. I always had sticks and a pad though...
Your top 5 drummers? - only 5?!? like anything, there's the old and then the new. The old stand-bys that we grow up on and then the ones who you never heard of but find them on you tube. I like watching and listening to anyone with rhythym
Make of drumkit?- PDP FS Birch & an old Ludwig rocker kit been thinking about re-wrapping, new lugs/spurs, etc., etc
Make of cymbal? Zildian
Where do you practice? - Home
Are you in a band? - Not yet
Do you play covers or originals? - just play
Favorite take out food? - pizza/free
What country do you live in? - US, NJ
How did you start drumming? Musical family: clarinet, sax, oboe, trumpet, guitars, piano, voice...I had to be different tho with drums. Started playing the Encyclopedia Britannica then move on to Faberware pots and wooden spoons. First little kit was a "Stewart" 4-piece in orange sparkle. Upgraded to a Pearl, then a Tama. Still have my first 16 & 18 med-heavy crashes...
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:46 AM
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Hey Everyone. I'm relatively new here. I've looked at joining for a while and now I've finally taken the plunge.

Real name? -Jonathon Hostetler

Age? -21

How long have you been playing? -14 years and counting

Origin of user name? -looks like my real name

Your top 5 drummers? -Right now: Gene Kruppa, Buddy Rich, Alex Van Halen, Papa Joe and Philly Joe Jones. I'll through Bonzo in there as well.

Make of drumkit? -Tama Silverstar Jazz Kit in Antique Brown Burst, with a 1968 Sonor D-444

Make of cymbal? -Anything I can get my hands on: Sabian, old Zildjians, Tosco, Wuhan, and others.

Where do you practice? -Where don't I?

Are you in a band? -Yes. The Anderson University Jazz Ensemble

Do you play covers or originals? -Both depending on the gig

What style of music? Obviously jazz, and Southern rock.

Favorite take out food? -Pizza

What country do you live in? -Northern Indiana, United States

One really odd fact about yourself? -I am a Harley-Davidson enthusiast

How did you start drumming? -Cheap sticks a tupperware for a year before I got my first drum

That's about it for now. I am a student who never tires of learning.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:13 AM
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Real name? David Behrens

Age? Born May 5, 1997

How long have you been playing? 7 years

Origin of user name? My name.

Your top 5 drummers? Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Louie Bellson, Tony Williams

Make of drumkit? Sonor Force 3005 Maple

Make of cymbal? Sabian HHX 20" Stage Ride, 14" 16" and 18" Xplosion Crashes, 14" Stage Hats, 10" Splash, B8 Pro 16" O-Zone Crash, 16" Weiss China and 10" China Splash

Where do you practice? In my basement.

Are you in a band? Several, and many individual gigs including 207 Blues, Chris Humphrey Trio, Compelling Sound, Warren King band and more.

Do you play covers or originals? Both; I write swing and fusion occasionally.

What style of music? Mostly jazz and fusion, but also rock and funk. Almost all classic rock as I don't like modern rock and can't stand metal, country, or pop.

Favourite take out food?
Buffalo Wings

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? I've occasionally used the term 'bae.'

How did you start drumming? I chose to play percussion in 4th grade concert band, and my teacher recognized that I seemed talented and recommended that I start studying drum set. I got a great teacher, and was fueled by listening and learning.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:31 PM
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Do I really have to introduce myself? I mean DW-Doug, I've told you a lot already. You know I'm probably Doug. You know my middle or last name may start with a W, or else I got a thing for DW drums. So, what else is there to know?

Yeah, there's more. Am I going to tell it all in one thread? Nope, then I'd have to leave, as you know too much about me, haha.

First played drums in 3rd grade I think I honestly don't remember for sure. I played in high school band for 6 years, because they merged all Jr. high and high school where I went at time, so they adopted us early for a "bigger band", especially drummers. So, I got to be around older guys that could really play well. It helped. We went for a drum and bugle corp style drum section. It was a big deal.

Maybe I had a crap drum set to start, but I can definitely remember drumming and beating on a metal lamp shade, and beating the h*ll out of it as a cymbal before I got my big set, LOL.

I was 16 when I got my drums. Played in band early, and continued to a bit of college age. After that, I mostly put them down for many years.

More later... Oh yeah, I'm vintage and so is some of my gear, ha.

Apparently, I didn't follow the format of thread, oops. I'm a rule breaker already. Banned (him) on the run! Well, I hope not for this infraction. I'll do better...

DW
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:36 AM
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Hi, thanks for having me here!

I just started playing a couple of months ago. Drums were the first instrument I ever wanted to play a a youngster, but owning a kit was not going to happen. I started on guitar and have played that for about 20 years now.

I'd like to be able to write and record all the parts of songs myself and decided if I was ever going to learn the drums, now was the time. Its a boatload of fun - I'm sorry I took so long to get into it.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:17 PM
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My name is Frank
I play Drums sometimes loud sometimes soft and occasionally they let me sing.

Seriously I have been playing for about 40 years I started very young and no I'm no where even close to being a prodigy, but my mother said I was the best so..........

I have played in several bands and I am in a 80's rock project now called 18@heart (Steel Panther, Dio, Van Halen, Warrant, Slaughter you get it) also I am working on a blues project with guys that live all over the place doing a lot of recording thru thumb drives.

In 2001-2004 I was in a band called Osaris that did a ton of openings for national acts like Nickleback, Puddle of Mud Three Doors Down, Saliva, 7Mary3, Disturbed, and so on. Drums are my passion and I have been influenced by My Father, My Brother, My Son everyone of you and some other small names like Bonham, Peart, Van HAlen, Rich, Krupa.

So thank you for having me and reading this and remember we are all only one rack tom away from it being a problem.

Peace.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:03 AM
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Real name? - Eliot

Age? - 37 (looks so much worse when you write it down)

How long have you been playing? - 19 years

Origin of user name? - He's my favourite Muppet. Plus an unkind person (and reckless exaggerator no doubt) said I once looked like him.

Your top 5 drummers? Stewart Copeland, Chris Coleman, Daru Jones, Chris Dave, Johnny Rabb.

Make of drumkit? DW

Make of cymbal? Sabian

Where do you practice? In my conservatory on my old Pearl Export which I've converted into an E-Kit.

Are you in a band? Yes

Do you play covers or originals? Originals

What style of music? Folk but with some electronic flavours bunged in.

Favourite take out food? Indian

What country do you live in? England

One really odd fact about yourself? A chiropractor once said I was the least bendy person she'd ever met. Make of that what you will.

How did you start drumming? Started taking lessons at school and been annoying neighbours, household pets, and the wife ever since.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:35 AM
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Real name? Tom
Age? 49

How long have you been playing? months just a newbie
Origin of user name? My name modified just a little :)

Your top 5 drummers? will edit later after some thought.

Make of drumkit? peace

Make of cymbal? paiste ,zildjian , wuhan

Where do you practice? in the jam room. on 5 acres of land, i can jam anytime day or night lol

Are you in a band? no, was long ago when i played guitar and bass
Do you play covers or originals? we did all originals

What style of music? rock , old , punk and some weird stuff i couldnt put in a catigory lol
Favourite take out food? hot wings and tacos

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? everything

How did you start drumming? studied classical and jazz guitar in high school got pretty good, joined rock band as guitarist, switched to bass. played in a few bands
always liked jamming on drums after practice, bought a drumset for my sons (3) when 6,8,10,, !thinking one might love them and want to play,
well for myself also, but never set out to really learn to play, now im finally ready , at age 49 i better start now so i can call myself an OK DRUMMER SOMETIME BEFORE I DIE :)

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:06 PM
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I've lurked for a while and have read a lot of opinions and advice on here, so thank you already!

Real name? Matt

Age? 32

How long have you been playing? Properly for about 2 months. Self-taught a little 14-odd years ago, now taking lessons.

Origin of user name? Nickname based on my surname.

Your top 5 drummers? Tough one, am learning more every day. Even listening to specific bands/songs and looking up their kit/set up etc.

Make of drumkit? Starter kit by Tiger.

Make of cymbal? Was kindly given some upgrades over the starter kit by a friend, mix of Mapex, Zildjian ZBT and Stagg. Was missing a ride so bought myself a 20" Paiste Signature Full Ride after hours at a Drum Centre.

Where do you practice? Spare room in my house.

Are you in a band? Not yet!

What style of music? First songs i've played with my teacher have been from Green Day and Smashing Pumpkins.

Favourite take out food? Indian.

What country do you live in? England.

One really odd fact about yourself? I'm an insomniac.

How did you start drumming? At school, went to a small house party where my friend had his kit. Started teaching myself the basics after a few beers which led to us sticking together a terrible 4-piece with him as the vocalist.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:18 AM
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Real name? Adam Janzi

Age? 20

How long have you been playing? For about 8 years now.

Origin of user name? Simply my name without blankspace.

Your top 5 drummers? Wow! Hmm...
- Terry Bozzio
- Matt Halpern
- Dennis Chambers
- Danny Carey
- Benny Greb


Make of drumkit? Pearl Masters 50th anniversary ltd, emerald green.

Make of cymbal? East Cymbals mainly.
I use a lot of my own-made stacks, using east cymbals, imperial cymbals and other broken cymbals from different starterkits.

Where do you practice? In the practiceroom that my band rents, in my livingroom on pillows/drumpad and wherever I am on my knees :)

Are you in a band? Yes sir!
My band is The Drake Equation

What style of music? Mainly metal, but I practice all kinds of genres.
I am currently doing a couple of shows with a swedish indie-pop artist and I am practicing jazz and funk a lot.

Favourite take out food? Chinese!

What country do you live in? Sweden

One really odd fact about yourself? 80% of the cymbals I use are extremely cracked cymbals that I stack.

How did you start drumming? It was actually on a dare haha, my friend told me I wouldn't be able to play drums since it was too hard, so I started learning by taking lessons.
I also immediately bought a pair of drumsticks and played along to my favourite songs on pillows when my parents weren't home, haha. Good times!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:54 AM
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  • Real name? Val (yep! i'm a girl)
  • Age? 22
  • How long have you been playing? 7 years
  • Origin of user name? Words from a slogan by my favorite band + my birthday (august 26)
  • Your top 5 drummers? It's not my "top 5 best drummers in history", but i really enjoy watching them playing and i have learned a lot from them: Travis Barker, Shannon Leto, Mike Portnoy, Lars Ulrich, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
  • Make of drumkit? Gigmaker by Yamaha
  • Make of cymbal? Sabian: B8 Pro, AA, AAX, Xs20. Zildjian ZXT. Paiste PST 3.
  • Where do you practice? Practice room in my house
  • Are you in a band? I was! I'm planning to join another band in the near future
  • Do you play covers or originals? I play covers. It's a bit difficult for me to write music, don't know why :/
  • What style of music? Rock, rock pop, pop, metal, jazz, latin... any genre is good as long as i can add percussion
  • Favourite take out food? Anything with cheese. ANYTHING
  • What country do you live in? Mexico
  • One really odd fact about yourself? I run a big fanclub in my country for my favorite band... and thanks to this i worked with EMI, Universal Music, MTV and more. Pretty cool!
  • How did you start drumming? I just wanted to learn how to play my favorite songs. I ended up watching videos and just learning how to play by ear
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:17 PM
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Real name? Bruno

Age? 33

How long have you been playing? Since 1991

Origin of user name? Nickname based on my surname (Hack)

Your top 5 drummers? Jimmy Chamberlin (Sm), Marky Ramone, Gene Krupa,Buddy Rich, Carter Belford.

Make of drumkit? Fischer Stage (Made in Brazil)

Make of cymbal? Sabiam B8 hh + ride (ride is still in use).

Where do you practice? During the gigs... living in an apartment and no pads :(

Are you in a band? U2 cover CWB

What style of music? Punk and alternative rock.

Favourite take out food? Chinese (orange chicken).

What country do you live in? Brazil (city of Curitiba - state of Paraná)

One really odd fact about yourself? not very good in tasks where cordenation needed, besides drums.

How did you start drumming? After a frustrating start with an acoustic guitar lessons, my mom encourage me to switch to drums after she notice i was drumming along with ambient music in restaurants, during road trips and etc...
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:37 AM
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Hi all,

I've been a lurker for years, finally created an account a couple of years ago, and thought I'd introduce myself, finally.

Real name? Steve

Age? 42

How long have you been playing? On and off since I was 10.

Origin of user name? I'm a programmer, iostream is one of the standard C++ libraries.

Your top 5 drummers? Tough one, only five. John Bonham, Roger Hawkins, Bernard Purdie, James Gadson, Clyde Stubblefield

Make of drumkit? Mapex Meridian Maple five piece, and recently acquired a Sonor Safari.

Make of cymbal? Paiste, Sabian

Where do you practice? Basement

Are you in a band? Yes

Do you play covers or originals? Both

What style of music? Rock, Alternative Roots, Alternative Country

Favourite take out food? Five Guys Burgers and Fries

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? I also play guitar. I guess that's not terribly odd.

How did you start drumming? I had wanted to play the drums ever since I could remember, so when it came time in 5th grade to choose an instrument for band, it was a no-brainer. Played through high school and through college. I took a hiatus when I first got married, but recently picked them up again.

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Real name? Brad

Age? 21

How long have you been playing? 6 years

Origin of user name? My first name, my favourite drummer's surname, one of the best years in music history (1966)

Your top 5 drummers? Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich

Make of drumkit? Ludwig

Make of cymbal? Istanbul Agop

Where do you practice? Spare room

Are you in a band? Yes

Do you play covers or originals? Covers

What style of music? Beatles tribute

Favourite take out food? Any!

What country do you live in? UK

One really odd fact about yourself? My job is to impersonate Ringo Starr as accurately as possible. This means I'll often gig in a false nose and blue contact lenses to help the illusion!

How did you start drumming? Picked up some sticks and hit them ;-)
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:06 PM
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Hi everyone,

Name's Magnus, 47 years old. Got started playing drums in my 30s. Not very skilled or talented but have a lot of fun playing. Been a gear-head all my life and still have a stronger passion for the drums themselves than playing them.

Stay-at-home Dad for the last year and spend my spare time running my non-commercial website all about small-size / compact / portable drum kits.

I just finished a cocktail kit, currently working on a sparkle-finish thin-shell snare and will soon be starting on a bop kit. All projects get documented with illustrations and instructions on my site.

My main kit is a Gretsch Catalina Maple. 16" floor tom converted to bass, 14" floor, 10" tom tom, 14" snare.

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:28 AM
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Real name? Ricardo

Age? 18

How long have you been playing? for 10 years

Origin of user name? just a childhood nickname

Your top 5 drummers?
-Neil Peart,
-John Bonham,
-Ian Piece,
-Chad Smith,
-lars Ulrich

Make of drumkit? DW

Make of cymbal? Zildijian

Where do you practice? Garage

Are you in a band? Recently left

Do you play covers or originals? covers

What style of music? Mainly Rock

Favourite take out food? Pizza

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? I just moved to the US, im from Brazil. thats why i left my band.

How did you start drumming? i grew up in a musical enviroment as a kid i always had toy drum kits. when i was 8 i decide d to learn how to play for real.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:32 AM
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Real name? - sam bucco

Age? - 25

How long have you been playing? - 20 years

Origin of user name? - how i feel about myself

Where do you practice? basement

Are you in a band? yes

Do you play covers or originals? originals

What style of music? rock

Favourite take out food? indian

What country do you live in? canada

One really odd fact about yourself? i have a stammer, unless i'm on rollerblades.

How did you start drumming? grandma got me a kit, took it from there
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Real name? Thomas (everyone calls me Tom though)

Age? 28

How long have you been playing? About 15 years on and off.

Origin of user name? It's the name I use for 99% of internet things (Steam, Xbox Live etc). My name is Tom...so Tom Tom...SatNav. It makes sense, honest!

Your top 5 drummers? In no particular order - Gavin Harrison, Dave Grohl, John Bonham, Thomas Lang & The Rev

Make of drumkit? Tama Starclassic Performer B/B in 6 piece Hyperdrive config - 2009 (I think) model in Crystal Blue Burst lacquer finish

Make of cymbal? All Sabians - AAX, HHX & HH

Where do you practice? At local rehearsal rooms near where I live. It's not the best sounding place but the room we hire is very large and has a 30ft stage - we're also allowed to leave our gear there so definitely a bonus.

Are you in a band? Yes, an originals band called BlackWolf. www.facebook.com/ukblackwolf

Do you play covers or originals? All originals

What style of music? Mainly hard rock with a sprinkling of blues, soul, funk and groove.

Favourite take out food? Tough one....probably Indian.

What country do you live in? UK

One really odd fact about yourself? Not so odd, but used be in the drumline in a UK drum corps. Have played in the pit, on the bassline, tenors and snare.

How did you start drumming? When I was about 13 in secondary school we had a task in one of our music lessons to use any instrument and essentially cover a song. Everyone else pretty did the Eastenders theme (Google it) on the electric keyboards whilst myself and 2 others did a version (I use that term very loosely) of a WWF theme. One guy used a keyboard, another sang and I played drums. From then I started jamming with some mates who played guitar & bass. Played covers initially and then we started an originals band. We split up as two of them went to Uni and I stayed at home. Got into another covers band nearer home for a while. Moved to Devon with the folks and didn't play for around 4 years. Moved to Bristol about 6 years ago and not long after joined what is now my current band, BlackWolf.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:07 AM
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Real name? Benjamin

Age? 42

How long have you been playing? On and off for 15 years

Origin of user name? I love drums!

Your top 5 drummers? Jeff Porcaro, Butch from the Eels, Carter Beauford, Shane Evans and Jay Lane

Make of drumkit? TAMA and Billy Hyde

Make of cymbal? Ozman, Stagg, Sabian and Zildjian

Where do you practice? Upstairs

Are you in a band? No

What style of music? Funk, Pop

Favourite take out food? NONE!!!

What country do you live in? Australia

One really odd fact about yourself? I don't drink tea or coffee

How did you start drumming? I was 25 years old and walked past a music shop and thought...."why not".

I am a Registered Nurse and work in Intensive Care.
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Real name? Andy

Age? 41

How long have you been playing? A little over a month.

Origin of user name? It's my nom de plume for writing music, but I first came upon the name from Robert Anton Wilson's book, Prometheus Rising.

Your top 5 drummers? Bill Bruford, Robert Wyatt, Jaki Liebezeit, Christian Vander, Phil Collins

Make of drumkit? Gretsch Catalina Jazz - Matte Black

Make of cymbal? Zildjians, mostly Ks.

Where do you practice?
At home.

Are you in a band? Gel-Sol (solo), Kids For Tomorrow, Monster Planet

Do you play covers or originals? Originals

What style of music? Abstract/Ambient/Experimental

Favourite take out food? Cuban Press from Paseo, Seattle, WA.

What country do you live in? US

One really odd fact about yourself? One of my legs is longer than the other.

How did you start drumming?
I saw legendary French Zeuhl band Magma three times a few months ago, and bought a drum set immediately after.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:07 PM
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Real name? Dustin

Age? 26

How long have you been playing? Over 15 years

Origin of user name? My name and initials

Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Matt Greiner, Dave Weckel, QuestLove, Scott Johnson

Make of drumkit? Ayotte Drumsmith Early 90's. Dark Stain Finish on Maple (Dark red almost)

Make of cymbal? Zildjian A's, Switching to all Saludas

Where do you practice? Home, with my band, at the school I teach, at church, in the car, on the couch, anywhere I get the chance

Are you in a band? Sega Rock, Lead Worship Drummer at Crossroads Community Church, Instructor at local high school

Do you play covers or originals? Both

What style of music? All Genres

Favourite take out food? Mancinos Grinders/Local Chinese Joint

What country do you live in? US

One really odd fact about yourself? I can bend my fingers back past 90 degrees.

How did you start drumming? I tried out for beginning band on tuba and the drum instructor told me I was too good to play anything else and that he would make my life miserable if I didn't join percussion. It was the greatest threat in my life. Drums are my passion, my escape... when life is overwhelming, my drumkit is my sanctuary where all worries melt away and can't touch me... I live for Christ, my wife, and my love for drumming.
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Real name? Louis
Age? 19
How long have you been playing? 3 years
Origin of user name? It comes from Carter Beauford and Leroi Moore in the Dave Matthews Band
Your top 5 drummers? Carter Beauford, Dave Weckl, Benny Greb, Thomas Lang, Stewart Copeland
Make of drumkit? Tama Rockstar
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian and the Meinl Sand Ride
Where do you practice? in my basement
Are you in a band? No, I played with some musicians...
Do you play covers or originals? both
What style of music? everything!
What country do you live in? Canada
One really odd fact about yourself? I'm lefty but I play on a right handed kit so I became early ambidextrous. My technique is better in my right hand but my left hand is stronger...
How did you start drumming? I knew my father had a drum set, I told him that I wanted to start drumming. The first song I played after 10 or 20 minutes was Billie Jeans
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Real name? Quinn.

Age? I'm 16.

How long have you been playing? I've played a little over 4 years consistently, but pretty much decided on being a drummer when I was 5 or 6.

Origin of user name? Euphoria is my favorite word, and Lateralus is my favorite album! \m/

Your top 5 drummers? I'd have to say Danny Carey, Abe Cunningham, Tim Alexander, Brad Wilk, and Aloke Dutta (because damn it, he counts!). I know none of them are passed greats of the past like Blakey or Bonham, but they honestly influence me the most.

Make of drumkit? Tama Silverstar birch/Astral mystery wood. I would love to shell out some cash for a Sonor SQ2 kit, but that'll be somewhere way down the road. Damn things are expensive.

Make of cymbal? Paiste 2002 Wild Crashes (18/20"), Zildjian A Custom Mastersound hat (15", main), 18" thin mystery ride, and a 13" Sabian B8 hat that I keep offset for a stacker replacement in heavy grooves and the like.

Where do you practice? In my bedroom (;

Are you in a band? I am, we're called "Tempus" and we play a really weird genre. It's the biologically dissociative lovechild of progressive rock, prog metal, jazz and nu-metal. We're a three piece without a singer for now, but I suppose that just gives us more time to get ready to introduce that element. The more time we have to shape our sound before we hit the bars and clubs, the better.

Do you play covers or originals? A little bit of both. We find that playing covers of bands we like help us get comfortable and make some of our own sounds.

What style of music? I guess I already answered that, but let's call it progressive ore. (Get it? Hehe)

Favourite take out food? I like to cook my own food more than anything, but it would have to be Taco Bell. I'm a sucker for circus meat and grease.

What country do you live in? The United States.

One really odd fact about yourself? I like to chug hot sauce, and I won't stop breathing until I do everything I want to do in this life. I like sacred geometry.

How did you start drumming? When I was about 4 or 5, I was introduced to music in a profound way by The Beatles and Tool, with Revolver and Aenima respectively. My journey as a drummer has led me here, and I look forward to meeting everyone. Cheers!
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