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Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
I can’t seem to find the “perfect” stick, so I try different, new ones every time I play.

it took me almost 40 years....finally landed on Vic Firth 3A's
 

Cmdr. Ross

Silver Member
I can’t seem to find the “perfect” stick, so I try different, new ones every time I play.
Same here. Been playing since 1986 and still haven't found "the one".
 

Mustion

Senior Member
Someone mentioned how they designate a right-hand stick and a left-hand stick. I do this too, which really makes no sense if you think about it: the right hand one gets chewed up in one spot by hi-hat and cymbal use, while the left in another from rimshots.

If I had a car, would I not rotate my tires?
 

Eyonyo

New Member
I've been playing in the casino for quite some time. I don’t know how strange this tendency is, but I like to read different reviews on the casino where I play. I mean I read these reviews for hours. I used to play in a casino just for fun and lose a lot of money. Then I found one review and then it started, now I sit for hours on sites and read these reviews by type of review of the best online casinos in Switzerland for real money, I find out all the information and details about those casinos where I play. As for me, it's pretty normal that I sit and read these reviews, they help me have fun on such sites. What do you think?
 
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River19

Senior Member
I have been known to groan and "hum". I have never narrowed it down to being limited to complicated parts or fills etc. but I make some noise. The only time I have to think about not doing it is when recording...... My wife pointed it out one time and likes to make fun of me sometimes
 
I have been known to groan and "hum". I have never narrowed it down to being limited to complicated parts or fills etc. but I make some noise. The only time I have to think about not doing it is when recording...... My wife pointed it out one time and likes to make fun of me sometimes
I'm the same. I grunt all over the place. Solo those overheads on a recording session and it sounds like I'm doing some heavy lifting!
 

Jeremy Crockett

Well-known Member
Honestly, my list of "non-weird" would be much shorter. So, maybe a thread about those?
 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
Lots of folks find it odd that I never really sit down and "study" other drummers much. I can clearly see benefit, and would learn a lot, but it's not something I'm motivated to do. The way my brain works, I'd always rather be creating than re-creating; not to be confused with recreation, which I love. I'm occasionally forced to learn songs note for note(ish) and when I do I'm always thinking, man this is different from what I'd do there, and it's interesting learning how this recording's drummer arranged those notes. But then within a few months at most, if I'm not required to play it anymore, I forget all that I learned.

I don't mind covering stuff at all, and in fact do so every week in an open format where other musicians can call out things to play. I enjoy it and generally just pick up the grooves as we go if I've never heard the song on the radio enough or something. It's never been hard for me to tell when we're out of the song's pocket and I'll just make adjustments until we sound better I guess.

Lucky to be a drummer because that approach wouldn't work nearly as well for a guitar player, LOL.
 

Al Strange

Platinum Member
I have been known to groan and "hum". I have never narrowed it down to being limited to complicated parts or fills etc. but I make some noise. The only time I have to think about not doing it is when recording...... My wife pointed it out one time and likes to make fun of me sometimes
A certain Mr Bonham was famous for grunting and groaning (even in the studio)...I don't do it whilst playing but I've recently started doing it when I bend down to tie my laces...it's an age thing!!:unsure::ROFLMAO:(y)
 

wraub

Gold Member
Lots of folks find it odd that I never really sit down and "study" other drummers much. I can clearly see benefit, and would learn a lot, but it's not something I'm motivated to do. The way my brain works, I'd always rather be creating than re-creating; not to be confused with recreation, which I love. I'm occasionally forced to learn songs note for note(ish) and when I do I'm always thinking, man this is different from what I'd do there, and it's interesting learning how this recording's drummer arranged those notes. But then within a few months at most, if I'm not required to play it anymore, I forget all that I learned.

I don't mind covering stuff at all, and in fact do so every week in an open format where other musicians can call out things to play. I enjoy it and generally just pick up the grooves as we go if I've never heard the song on the radio enough or something. It's never been hard for me to tell when we're out of the song's pocket and I'll just make adjustments until we sound better I guess.

Lucky to be a drummer because that approach wouldn't work nearly as well for a guitar player, LOL.

It is nice to play drums and not have to worry about what the key is or where on the circle of fifths I need to be. I like it very much.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
It is nice to play drums and not have to worry about what the key is or where on the circle of fifths I need to be. I like it very much.

I felt the same way until the guit player/leader of my jazz band describes structure by where harmonic theory stuff happens...he was very surprised that I knew what he ws talking about
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
I can’t seem to find the “perfect” stick, so I try different, new ones every time I play.

Oh dude - same.

I'm close with the ProMark Carter McLean - but the more I use it, the more I wish it had a slightly different tip. Feel wise though - it's pretty solid.

For straight ahead jazz stuff though I have a couple of completely different sticks haha - but the Carter is good for everything else.
 
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