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  1. alparrott

    Tom angles!!!!

    heeeeere's Johnny "Great shape. Great Christmas gift" "made in japan, ive had it a fews years, never use it anymore. serious only" "Needs replaced top plate" "little bit of rust what you see is what you get" "Great Condition , great for practice set at home" "tops of drums are marked from...
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    Starting up a new YouTube channel -- because I can

    It's been a moment! I finally got a chance to try out some Scorpion Percussion drumsticks (you know, the ones with the ads all over social media) and here's my review!
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    You can only have three snare drums...

    I kind of already do! - Guru 13x7" Tour Series black Walnut - Ludwig 14x6.5" Black Magic black-over-brass - Ludwig 14x5" Standard matte aluminum (Plus the snare that came with my Superstar Classics, but that's pretty much been turned into an effects snare at the moment)
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    Artist signature gear

    I own a Ludwig Joey Kramer Black Magic, from that 17-minute stretch where he endorsed Ludwig. It was a freebie so I wan't about to turn it down. I have several pairs of Peter Erskine Ride sticks in my bag as well. I agree with PorkPie, if it can't be played out, I probably won't buy it.
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    Post your Gig Pics

    Oh they do, they do.
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    Post your Gig Pics

    Set up for tonight's benefit concert, s'gonna be lit. Check out my patent-pending sleighbourine 🤨
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    Seven Truths and a Lie

    Hmmm. - Have played drums on three continents - Wrote and illustrated a children's book - Playing "Little Drummer Boy" live for the first time this weekend - Once saw Metallica, Guns 'N' Roses, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Primus, Anthrax and Public Enemy in the space of one week - Have met Peter...
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    Question for LiveBPM users

    I'm only aware of the one app. It does struggle with anything other than 4/4 (it kind of futzes up with 3s and 6s) and often will count a slower tempo doubled up (i.e. an 80 bpm beat at 160). I find that it's still very helpful because whatever tempo it does detect, it shows if you're staying...
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    Question for LiveBPM users

    One of these, clamped to the hi-hat stand just above my left knee.
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    Question for LiveBPM users

    Usually when I stop playing for more than a minute, I'll clear it. But then I'm a guy who hates having unread emails, notifications, etc. so I'm probably a little OCD on that score.
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    Post your Gig Pics

    Got the Ludwigs all lit up for a holiday variety show. Dress rehearsal tonight, shows Thursday and Friday.
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    Ride and two crash set ups

    Generally when I use 2 crashes and a ride, it's this setup: 18" A Custom crash, 22" AAX Omni (also a crash), 19" A medium-thin crash.
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    Whats the best source to gain an understanding on tom/crash/snare/kick sounds

    Keeping in mind that there's any number of ways to hear a percussion instrument sound: - naked ear behind the drumset - naked ear at distance in the room - miked up through speakers - miked up through headphones - to both of those, add infinite options on EQ, mic number/placement, room sound...
  14. alparrott

    Tom angles!!!!

    Hi, it's Saturday, toms are still angled badly "Ludweig Drum Set" "Peace, a drum manufacturer renowned for value and sound quality, takes care to hit a price point without sacrificing features" "Lidwig Drum Set" "no rips/tears and is very solid" "Purchased for my son during Covid, lost...
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    Is your crash ride necessary?

    It's obviously that good! :cool:
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    Is your crash ride necessary?

    I got mine used and a friend picked it up for me. I never heard it before I owned it, and while I never recommend doing that, it worked out great. I have heard a couple of others that sound decent, but I know my cymbal and what it does.
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    Tom angles!!!!

    Contortionism instructors perhaps
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    Tom angles!!!!

    I'm thankful for Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace "Are you looking for a great drum set for your aspiring junior drummer?" "It has mostly just sat in a corner collecting dust" "What a great Christmas gift for that little drummer in your life" Ah yes, DPD, that well-regarded drum...
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Three pairs of Scorpion Percussion sticks - two with the Venom Grip and one in Natural finish, all 17" long 5Bs with acorn tip. Review coming soon. BTW, there's a Black Friday code you can use to get $12 off - essentially a free pair of sticks - before shipping costs...
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    Percussively Thankful

    I'm thankful that I've been able to play drums semi-professionally these last 13 years and am coming to a point where I'm a preferred call for big local productions and events. I've basically been ping-ponging between projects and gigs all year long, making some great relationships in the...