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Forum: Drummers 11-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Dave DiCenso Live Performance at DCP - Video

He has an incredible feel and movement around the kit - I aspire to get my doubles around the kit like he does!

Also the epitome of drummer faces lol... very into his playing indeed.

I guess he...
Forum: Drums 11-09-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,756
Posted By Trip McNealy

I use a PDP New Yorker Bop Kit in 18/12/10/13 configuration and somebody on eBay had up for sale the Pearl Midtown carrying cases so I snagged those for $50 but sadly the kick bag is for 16" drums so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 693,996
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have a bunch of Sabian cymbals and a Gibraltar motorcycle throne for sale on my Reverb site. I will discount 5% off for any member here just PM me before you click to buy.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: The sound behind vs. the sound out front - big differences for you?


I forget the topic but there's a Billy Ashbaugh tuning video and he relays a personal anecdote/pro tip that if you wear those foam earplugs and put your ear near the batter head and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,770
Views: 248,259
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I thought I would never see myself owning Zildjian cymbals (I have played Sabian for a very long time) but now my tastes are starting to change! Thus I am switching a few components out of my live...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,338
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

I recommend as well. Great product and service, I have 3 drum heads from them. They also do the "cling" type which might be appropriate for the OP's need.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Sticky: Gone Too Soon
Views: 1,545
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Gone Too Soon

Oh gosh, sad to hear. RIP Mitch, my condolences to all.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Ultimate paradiddle excercise by Pat Petrillo

Fantastic. I have his book Hands, Grooves, and Fills where I think that comes from. Aside from that, that book has loads of great exercises for the pad and the drum set. I find his "P" "DP" etc...
Forum: Drums 08-13-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Dw collectors purple heart

That's awesome. I don't know why I'm such a moron but I've spend hundreds of $$$ on snares and equipment from everyone but DW, yet I find their sound to be what I'm after. I think I just get...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: How many trigger your drums live?

Same here! Never triggered/layered but I do play either a full Roland V-drums kit or with my acoustic, use a SPD-30 Octapad for the sfx claps etc.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,375
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: One Drum Set Vs Several Drum Sets?

A lot of people have said what I would have in terms of convenience, availability, etc. I think for me personally it offers some motivation and spice when I play the different kits....keeps it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: GC having a 20% off sale

After being on a TAMA kick lately with their drums and hardware, which are all phenomenal by the way, I decided to pickup the DW 6000 Ultralight hardware pack - I figure I'll use these flat based...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: To rack or not to rack?

Chalk me up to one of them (save for my Roland V-drums kit)!

It largely depends on how many toms, cymbals, and accessories you bring to the gig. I use a 4-piece kit with 2 crashes, ride, HH, and...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Can a very (!) cheap drumset sound ok..?

Yep, sure can!

I've recorded 4 of my original band's albums on a beat-up Maxxim (or might be CB) drum kit my one guitarist has with an Acrolite snare. All Evans heads on them and they sound...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,770
Views: 248,259
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Where can one find/buy that wall mount? It looks like a really skinny kick drum! Love it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,426
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Why the same songs, when so many to choose from?

Yep, that's pretty much how we do it... the band's been around for about 15 years, with me drumming for 10 of it so far. We even have "groupies" (really just common friends lol) that love to see us...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: 24x14 vs 22x16 - Can't Decide!

Like others, I have played all kinds of sized kicks, and I have a soft spot for 22x16 but more if I had drum techs or for home studio. For all my gigs nowadays I have bought into the 14" depth...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Drumless backing tracks for training.

Moops, nice to correlate the name here to the Youtube channel you have! I stumbled upon your YT page a while back and have been jamming to your tracks for some time. Excellent stuff, keep them...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Jeff Porcaro on Studio / Sound Engineers

No doubt they were - in the video Jeff says he hates them because they have no dynamics and the sounds are cheesy. Compared to today, things like the Roland TD-50 and Pearl Mimic Pro are either real...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Jeff Porcaro on Studio / Sound Engineers

Yea, I've watched that entire video at least 10 times. Great information that survives to today! The only thing I'd wonder if Jeff was still alive today, would be his opinion on electronic drums...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Anyone else buy this limited Tama kit?

Nice finish! I don't have that limited run but I recently bought a display model of their 2016 Limited Edition B/B 3-pc kit in Electron Blue. It has like a ivory racing stripe in it. The B/B are a...
Forum: Drums 02-13-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,007
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

Yea, and for the life of me the name of the store escapes me at the moment. I had read about it in a lengthy article about Neil's history with his kits. I think it was some kind of "Five Star" drum...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Jenkins-Martin / INDe collaborative build

That is a phenomenal kit. I'm glad to know these collaborations/builds are possible!
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,131
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: A&F Drums @ NAMM - uh oh ?

Pardon my naiveness, but besides the clinics and stuff, isn't that what PASIC is for lol?

I agree though, from reading the experiences posted about NAMMs in the past few years to the present, it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,770
Views: 248,259
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Scored some good deals online for practically brand new (display model) stuff.

- 2016 Limited Edition Tama Starclassic Performer B/B - 12/16/22 in Electron Blue finish
- 20" Paiste Signature Full...
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