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Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,910
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

I somehwat DISagree with this actually. We 'practise' to do that perhaps, but in reality, the interplay with other band members is 99% of the reason we sound good onstage or not.

As pointed out,...
Forum: Drums 01-30-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: what to choose Tama Superstar maple vs Tama Starclassic BB

Personally, Id go the B/B. Higher quality kit and I dont have the need for a 7 piece.

In reality, both kits will be rock-solid and play well.
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Thinking of replacing my sonor signatures

Froggys my man! How ya been?
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Thinking of replacing my sonor signatures

Sonor signatures should have no problems with dynamics at all!
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Checking the integrity/cleaning a drum - Video

I do it too Kamak.
Unfortunately that video was done rather ad-hoc around modnight, at the time, and not in a room Id generally use for the job (thats my recording studio!)
Your advice is sound...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Checking the integrity/cleaning a drum - Video

Greetings all!

I uploaded a tutorial on stripping, cleaning and checking the integrity ofa drum for some of my students and figured it could be a good thing to share here for those who are not...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

The SQ2 series would indeed be marginally lighter, particularly the lack of bass drum rail and different bass drum legs.
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

Going well, mate - and still barely a scratch on it!
I've bought myself a DW Collectors as well for a lot of my live work though, to keep the (irreplaceable) Sonor from nightly damage!
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Gretsch doesn't answer emails?

Believe it or not, this isnt directly a Gretsch issue at this point.
For a quicker and more systematic response, you should be contacting the store you bought the kit from. Thats what a warranty is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: It Happened Again!!

Have they actually been edited out, or have they been lost in the mix because of lack of adequate compression or sidechaining?
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,027
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Peter Erskine moves to Tama...

Tis no big deal, but I think the perception that Tama is a 'metal' brand hasnt hurt them at all, in the same way that it hasnt hurt Meinl to give off the same impression.

These perceptions are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,849
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

Great film. Loved it.
The only thing is, every time I watched Fletcher ripping into his students, I was constantly reminded of Buddy Rich and the infamous bus tapes :)

I believe Buddy Rich's...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Sonor Designer Series

Sonor Designers are the best kit Ive ever played and owned, hands down.

I got the Sonor guys to custom make me one of the very last Designers before the SQ2 was introduced. It cost me a fortune...
Forum: Drums 09-19-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Sonor part - what is it called and where can I get one?

FYI that hardware item is most likely a Sonor TA478... with memory lock :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,340
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: How many drum kits are too many?

Too many is when you buy one that provides no advantage over one(s) you already own
Forum: Drums 09-17-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,225
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Snare is not cutting through!

Exactly! The snare is THE most cutting part of a kit.
If it ain't cutting through, the band around you is too loud!
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: A little vent

Take solace in the fact that he probably wont be around gigging much longer, given his lack of organization.

Have you told him how you feel about it?
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Drum Technique: 11 viewing, Drum Gear: 131 viewing

If people werent interested in drum gear, there wouldnt be so many variants of it.
Plus, a lot of players are looking to teachers and multimedia sources for their instruction these days.
Forum: Drums 09-02-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: If you had to choose what would you get and why?

Id go the cheapest one - As all will do the job for you, admirably.

Also, dont be too sold on a particular size before youve heard it. Some brands make 20" kicks than can sound fatter than 22's.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,946
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: So... why *has* equipment gotten so expensive?

Actually, a lot of drum gear in Australia has come DOWN, with the value of the dollar.
I couldnt believe how relatively cheap some of the dw hardware is now, compared to where it was 5 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,480
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Stage volume

Tell him to put his ego away.
If that doesnt work, explian to him that gear normally sounds better at a lower volume, the house mix will sound better at a lower stage volume and people wont be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,276
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: The death of retail music stores

Eand, you should email the store and let them know that theyre doing things right. Not enough good experiences from customer to retailer get shared.
It be a massive morale booster for them, and lets...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,073
Posted By DamoSyzygy
Re: Outstanding opportunity for someone....

Mike, car selling is some of the hardest selling anybody can do.
You can absolutely take those skills into this job!
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