Recent content by pbm2112

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    "There is no wrong way to set up a drum kit"

    Great for recording! The engineer is going to love that separation.
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    Thicker shelled drum suggestions

    Hi - who knows what thicker shelled kits are out there on the market? I'm finding that the thinner shelled toms sound really musical when played quiet, but seem to max out when played hard. Maybe it's my Gretsch Brooklyn? The toms are significantly quieter than my Black Beauty, and so I have to...
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    12" Gretsch Brooklyn Help please - bop tunings

    All great ideas to try - thanks! (it's hanging on a mount so the tom isn't restricted in that way)
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    12" Gretsch Brooklyn Help please - bop tunings

    I've just got this kit and am starting the process of getting the kit dialled in. I've come across a tuning that makes all the drum notes and overtones singing in harmony which potentially will sounds great. The problem is that the 12" is cranked up to a bop pitch which doesn't have enough...
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    Bronze Snare thoughts: Gretsch USA vs. Ludwig Supra 14" x 6.5"

    Two great reviews - thanks very much!
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    Bronze Snare thoughts: Gretsch USA vs. Ludwig Supra 14" x 6.5"

    Hi - I appreciate the construction and hoops are different so it isn't comparing like with like, but does anyone have experience of these two drums? What are your thoughts? THANKS!
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    Does Taylor Hawkins play a 20" bass drum?

    Hi - that's what I thought too as that's what the the Gretsch website says, but these photos are from 201 so who knows. You're so right though, the P A makes all the difference, so maybe it doesn't matter so much? 20" would be much better for home and I'd only be playing with a mic on the kick.
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    Does Taylor Hawkins play a 20" bass drum?

    I was thinking about whether my next bass drum should be 20" or 22" (mainly play at home but play some rock out and about) and if he can get away with it, I can!
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    Extra Thin trashy crash cymbals - ideas please!

    Thanks folks. Thos low-volume cymbals is an interesting idea. I can control my volume well enough through technique soI'm after a crash that responds to a very light touch while still sounding like a crash. I'm currently using the Agop Signature and that has enough weight to ride on, so it's...
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    Extra Thin trashy crash cymbals - ideas please!

    Hi - I'm after your ideas for crash cymbals for very quiet playing (home playing and behind unmiked acoustic instruments) so I want something that opens up really easily. I like the sound of the Meinl Extra Dry crashes - trashy and dull rather than trashy and bright - but I'm having to play at a...
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    Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift

    Hi - I have a 20" bass drum and was thinking of getting a bass drum lift. This one looks really well designed, but doesn't seem to give as much height as other cheaper ones. Does anyone have experience of it (or any bass drum lifts they recommend? THANKS!
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    What's the thickest yet lightest stick?

    Hi - I find thick sticks much easier on the grip that thin sticks and usually play the Vic Firth Thomas Langs. I don't play very fast and my technique is good - very relaxed grip and let the stick do all the work. These are most comfortable sticks I've ever tried and they sound amazing. Recently...
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    Gretsch chrome over brass snares

    Is there any difference between the Brooklyn chrome over brass shell and the USA G4000 shell. I can't find any information on this (though I appreciate that the hoops and snare wires are different). THANKS!
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    Snare wire rattle problem I just can't solve - help!!

    Hi folks - I've a George Way Hollywood that I can't get a snare rattle out of. I thought it might be the strainer and it might be, but it might be something else. No matter what snare wires I put on the drum - new or old Puresound 10 strand, 20 strand, 12 stand equalisers, stock Ludwig wires...
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    George Way snare strainer problem

    Hi - has anyone any experience with this? I'm finding it impossible to get any snares to lie flat on the drum. There's so much wobble and play in the mechanism that every time you engage the snares it pulls them off to one side or the other. Has anyone dealt with this? THANKS