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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 943
Posted By boomstick
Re: What makes a pro kit?

I take the term literally. So a "professional drummer" is someone that makes a living playing the drums. Doesn't matter if they're good or not. If drumming is their primary means of income, and they...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 754
Posted By boomstick
Re: Hi-Hats: Tight or loose????

I'm adding the Gibraltar to my next parts order. Another great tip from Drummerworld members.
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By boomstick
Re: How about a 22x13" ?

Wow, thanks man! Yeah, it's a blast to play and I really do love it.


Yeah, now that you mention it, it is really cool to see the kick pedal through clear heads. I think even some non-drummers...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By boomstick
Re: How about a 22x13" ?

Thanks guys! Actually, I used to have one of these resos on an old Tama kit, except it had the Tama logo on it. I never knew you could buy one separately until now.
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By boomstick
Re: How about a 22x13" ?

Hey evilg, as promised, here's a photo of my kit with the new Starfire reso.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

No worries, mikel. I wasn't being defensive by quoting you. I was just using your post as an example to illustrate how a random person who posted a few lines on the internet covered the subject...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

I'll give a couple examples of my bad technique. First of all, one sure indication was that I used to get multiple blisters on my hands. This is not something that should be a problem with proper...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

If you can't imagine poor technique, I don't know what to tell you. I could probably think of a dozen bad ways to use a kick pedal or to hold a stick. As I said, I've identified the problems and have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

I actually had not considered trying another teacher at this stage because I've been working through my problems on my own pretty successfully. I think I've corrected all the flaws at this point with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Good post, thanks bigd.


That actually gets to where I was really aiming with this thread. I really didn't intend for it to be about me, but about how prospective students can determine if a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Well, one affects the other, does it not? My poor technique was precisely why I could not attain the sound I was striving for.

Also, I'm not lamenting a lack of "endless rudiments theory and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

When I first started learning, one of the most (the most?) renowned drum educators was Roy Burns (still is?). I went to one of his clinics in my late teens. Major eye-opener. That was my first...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Interesting points all, brentcn, but I would like to clarify that my perceived shortcomings are not about commercial failure, but simply my progress and abilities as drummer (or lack thereof). I have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

I guess I hold pre-internet teachers to higher standards, but good points, KamaK.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

The thing is, I was making progress when I was learning from him. But the thing about playing with bad technique is you can sort of power through the deficiencies to a certain point, even to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Well, I've been drumming for decades and this multiple teacher approach as the way to go is news to me, so it would especially be news to a beginning drummer. How would they know to do this? Is it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

And I did figure things out eventually. In fact, my learning and progress were much better once I was on my own, older, and able to access more information. (I was his student from age 13-18, by the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

The implication being that the failure is mine? What should I have done differently? Or do you just like to leave hit-and-run sarcastic statements?
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,447
Posted By boomstick
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

Classic. I love the grandiose claims some musicians make about themselves, particularly in ads. "Major label interest" is a common one. Anytime I see that sort of thing, I move on.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By boomstick
My drum teacher failed me.

When I was a beginning drummer, I took lessons from the same teacher for about five years. Since then I've grown and learned quite a lot, and in doing so I've come to realize that my teacher was not...
Forum: Drums 02-17-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By boomstick
Re: How about a 22x13" ?

I will. It's the least I can do since your thread ended my years-long pondering about what to do for a kick reso. I've been using a plain white reso for years, and it's fine, but I've long yearned...
Forum: Drums 02-17-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By boomstick
Re: How about a 22x13" ?

Looks really nice. I love it when people give new life to old stuff. By the way, I rock a black/chrome kit too and I'm stealing this idea (just ordered it):
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,420
Posted By boomstick
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

Sorry to be redundant, but yet another Protection Racket fan here. I've been using their bags for my drums, and I just recently purchased a PR hardware bag, which I love. They are sort of pricey, but...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,836
Posted By boomstick
Re: So how's this for bitter?

Maybe you're searching the wrong forums. I found this thread (https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/149922-recording-bass-drum-no-hole.html) on gearslutz, and while there are a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,820
Posted By boomstick
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

I finally had to leave one band because of this issue (among others). The singer and guitarist were always in time, but the bass player and keyboardist were horrible with time. It was such a struggle...
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