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Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Not denting heads

Its a technique thing.

If you dent heads you are 'following through' and transferring energy to the head by 'burying' the stick in the head OR playing very hard.

If you allow the stick to...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Recording Compared to Playing Live

Heres my constructive criticism for what its worth:

- I agree the recording is terrible. I can't really hear much of what you are doing to properly assess the points you raised.

- You are...
Forum: Drums 07-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Power Tom
Re: RANT: Dissapointed in Sonor

I can understand its frustrating, but its a rubber part. A natural product that nobody guarantees will last any length of time, let alone 10 years.

I lived in Florida for 10 years and have seen...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,498
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Help me look....cooler? more relaxed?

LOL. Not just anybody can wear a cape though. It requires a certain je ne sais quoi
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Sonor Museum Forum

Im still not in with either of my differing email account registration requests. Its in a manual moderator queue and nobody is looking at them / dealing with them.

"Sonor this, Sonor that" is...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Double bass technique observations

One other technique issue Ive noticed is that many of the fast metallers are playing a stroke with the heel down action. Others (like Jared Falk) are playing both strokes on the up motion / toe...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Double bass technique observations

Any video examples of his footwork you can recommend?

I do practice heel down and heel up both single and double strokes. Im looking for a technique that works more efficiently and accurately at...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Power Tom
Double bass technique observations

Hi all,

After getting back into double bass playing a year or so ago, Ive read and watched dozens or articles / videos on various techniques and exercises to improve speed, control, power and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,219
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Don't underestimate your throne height

Thanks for posting, great video.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Power Tom
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,641
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

Its a fashion thing. I said it on the floor tom thread and got shot down for it, but many of the comments on this thread support my theory too. They look 80's in terms of lug design, rims, sizes,...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Which Blues drum set for an advanced beginner?

Ah, that sucks then. I thought it was hard enough when I moved back to England from America. I can't move down under then. Not if its that grim LOL
Forum: Drums 06-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Which Blues drum set for an advanced beginner?

Bearing edges. It doesn't matter what wood, what thickness, who made them and how expensive they were if the bearing edges are damaged or not smooth you can't tune them well. Same goes for out of...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Finally Picking Up My Renowns Today!!!

Lovely kit. I always wanted a Gretch 4 piece jazz kit sat in the corner of a room in my house somewhere!

My first ever drum teacher offered to sell me his wretch kit. This was back in the 80's and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Manchester Drum Show - pictures & video

Thanks for the pics Andy. You had a great booth there. Plenty of product on display, nice!
Forum: Drums 06-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Power Tom
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

Yeah, whats going on over there? i tried registering with different email addresses and nothing. I also contacted the admin and nothing.
Forum: Drums 06-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Purchased Hammered Black Beauty Super Sensitive - records well!!

Great. I enjoyed your improvised cover. Kit sounds great, well recorded.

Black beauty sounds - like a black beauty! Nice.
Forum: Drums 06-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,992
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Ludwig P-85 rant

Agreed. When I bought my 100 year anniversary Fat Boy, people laughed and joked "I better have a bag of wrenches with me" etc etc.

Never had any issues. Never broke down, never leaked oil, always...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Power Tom
Re: 8 inch tom help please?

Check out my thread on tuning my Sonors. Everything you are saying sounds normal to me.

You think the 8" needs to be tuned up, but it really doesn't. Its just easier to get it sounding better...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,334
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Led Zep Vs Spirit issue

Well, theres has to be a line drawn somewhere, otherwise copyright doesn't mean anything. Does it not devalue artistry if theres no moral objection to copying songs ideas?

I guess there will be a...
Forum: Drums 05-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Bearing edge Sunday.

great, thanks. Just re-heading my DW snare, ill get the Briwax out and give it a go!
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Reality check!

Haha, yes, we can get up our own arises sometimes. The drummer can't play in time, the drums are a bit out of tune, the PA sucks, the mix is dreadful, theres some timbale dude flailing all over the...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Bearing edge Sunday.

You didn't miss much. The parks were full of screaming kids (including mine) There was no parking within 1000yds of any beach anywhere and it was (still is) too hot LOL. I came home for a cold beer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,937
Posted By Power Tom
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

Great thread, but how on earth can a ludwig snare be a mistake??

My first ever proper cymbal purchase was a 16" zildjian K custom. I bought it because it looked cool but it was awful.

I got 13"...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,883
Posted By Power Tom
Re: Hanging Toms vs. Floor Toms - Yamaha Hexrack

Whoa, chill out man!

I was talking about the 80's more than the 90's, wow, is it 30 years already?:)

I agree with your comments about power toms falling out of fashion in the mid 90's
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