Recent content by EricT43

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    Which headphones do you use to practice?

    An alternate take - I've gone through three pairs of VF headphones. I am 6'3", I'm not a giant but larger than an average human. The band connecting the cans is too small for my head and broke on me several times as I continually struggle to get them to sit on my ears. So, if you're a large...
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    Ludwig Legacy Mahogany

    Great score, he got an amazing set of drums!
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    Tuning intervals for brighter sounding toms?

    For a 12/14 setup for non-jazz stuff, I like to tune them to A#/D# fundamentals (perfect 5th), with the reso a minor third above the batter.
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    Getting to be a bit much

    From my own experience, I've been in a band or two that I got kind of bored with after a few years, and I sometimes regret leaving those bands. Especially the ones with steady gigs. My advice - stick with your long-time bandmates until you retire from your full-time job, and then find a couple...
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    Share your clever drum hacks

    Another take on floor tom leg identification - I use colored electrical tape. Blue tape stripes on the 16" floor tom legs and yellow on the 14" legs. The leg that goes in the back gets 2 stripes.
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    Bands with the drummer as bandleader

    If you count 2 guys as a band, I've really been digging Josh Dion / Paris Monster.
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    Interesting tuning perspective

    I agree with Stroman, great points. I like Rob's videos, but on this one in particular one he comes across as closed-minded and dismissive, which is a bit out of character for him. He's usually pretty laid back.
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    Interesting tuning perspective

    I do tune my toms to specific notes, but to me the notes themselves are not as important as the intervals between the toms. I'll adjust the actual notes to the particular tuning ranges of the drums I'm playing. For example, if I'm playing 1-up/1-down, I'd go for a 5th between them if it's...
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    Interesting tuning perspective

    Because he's right about everything? I don't understand why people have to come out with such polarized statements about these things. Let's just say some people like to tune to specific pitches and others don't. It's a matter of preference, simple as that. There is no right and wrong in music.
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    Interesting tuning perspective

    What do you mean by "linear"? Sorry, but I disagree with just about everything you're saying in this thread. Drums produce a pitch. That pitch can be tuned to match a particular note. You don't care what notes your drums make, fine. I know that my 10" tom sounds good when I tune it to a D...
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    Interesting tuning perspective

    I agree the interval is more important than the specific pitches chosen. But, you can't tune to an interval without tuning to specific pitch except for the one drum you arbitrarily choose as the reference drum. I commented on Rob's video that you can say you don't tune to a specific pitch, but...
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    What made you decide on your Main Kit ?

    My main kit now is a Sonor SQ1, and I chose it because of the sound, primarily. I'd played a DW maple kit for some years (still have it), but wanted something smaller for a blues trio I was playing with. I stumbled upon a demo Sonor Vintage Series for a very good price (20, 12, 14) and decided...
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    The BLACK thread

    I like black kits too. My Sonor SQ1 is matte black and my Sonor Vintage Series are satin black stain. They look very classy, in my opinion. And most of my snares are black. But I think my next kit will be white sparkle.
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    single base drum, right thigh cramps?

    If it's the inner thigh, then I'd try moving your bass drum and high hat pedals closer together, if possible.
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    Drums on soft carpet.

    I have my kit on carpet too, and it's a problem for the bass drum pedal. The heel is pushed up by the carpet, and playing the bass drum makes the whole thing rock and move around. I solved it by cutting a piece of 1/8" hardboard and placing it under the pedal. It keeps the pedal flat on top...