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Forum: Drum Technique 05-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Keith Hall Jazz Drums Books

I have not heard of the books, but their (Tri-Fi) music sounds great! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Drums 05-21-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Gretsch New Classic review

Nice review!

I have the New Classic 14x6.5 snare and tune it pretty high - it has a huge sound, broad yet punchy. I really like it, although it can be a bit overpowering (the band says this is...
Forum: Drums 05-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: for sale - east coast

I wouldn't sell it. I would keep it and play it. You have a nice kit there with some nice pro cymbals.

If you aren't happy with your gear, may I suggest you choose one thing at a time to change....
Forum: Drums 05-19-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My final jazz drum set. Is it good? Anything i can improve on?

This is great advice. Focus on cymbals first and you'll be happier with the overall sound. Buy used if possible and make your money go further.

Oh, and Just in case: Bo is joking. don't buy Pitch...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: easiest quick and dirty multi track recording?

For another quick and dirty (and very portable) multitrack recorder I like the Boss Micro BR. Barely bigger than an iPod.
Mine is the 4-track (last version) but the current version is an 8-track....
Forum: Drums 05-13-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Review

Glad you like the Breakbeats! With a bit of attention it can sound great and play great.

I wanted the Breakbeats kit as a super small/light kit for easy gigging, so I also bought some...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Which wood type to go with


There are indeed many factors, but in terms of wood, Maple and Birch are the two 'mainstream' quality woods. They sound different but both sound great. I personally prefer Maple, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Rock and roll....over?

The beauty of 'dead' music is that it comes back again in new forms.
The other day my 12-year old was telling me about a song he liked. I played him the Stevie Wonder song ('I Wish') that it...
Forum: Drums 05-08-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Review

Agree. It's never going to sound like a $2000 kit, but I'm really pleased with it.

I have gigged mine (initially just to find out how it held up) and it surprised a lot of people (including me)...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Review

Yes of course. No problem.
Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Review

Nice review!

Btw I got the riser working well by doing the following:

1. I fitted a narrow strip of rubber (actually some parts of a rubber Gibraltar BD hoop protector which I cut to fit) in...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: please help me to find excercises

Hi there,

For rudiments, there is actually a lot of useful stuff right here on Drummerworld. Try looking here:

Also on YouTube there are lots...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,429
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Playing at Ronnie Scott's tomorrow

Great stuff, great venue! I played at Ronnie's a few times in the mid-90's (and I also grew up in the West Midlands, haha!).

Enjoy it!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,306
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Open-handed with traditional grip

I agree with that. Better to stick with matched for open handed playing IMO.
In the meantime maybe try tilting the hat more using the tilter, or hitting across the cymbal a little to find the...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Mid-range drums stock heads comparision and other features

That's nice of course, but be aware that die-cast hoops are not necessarily better. They will cause the drum to have a different sound (usually drier, possibly a little more focused). Nice, but not...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Can you read sheet music?

Yes! Reading is not that hard to learn, it's pretty logical, and it allows you to keep a record of something you want to play. In the early stages of writing any song with the band I can write down...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My Kit Build Begins!

Wow, I wish my first kit had been as good as yours! Nice choices all round.

I'll bet 50p that you'll come home with another crash cymbal, lol

Seriously though, there are few greater...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: How do you cue your live tempos at the gig?

My method is a bit like this, but I use a small cheap metronome with a dial for tempos every 4-6 BPM so it's easy to set quickly at any tempo. It also has a flashing light on it so I have a quick...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Simple 3 mic recording - opinions please

That may well be enough - it always surprises me what a difference a hard beater makes.

Mic'ing from the batter side helps a lot with attack too, but I have always found that can allow a bit too...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

I once heard of using a Shure Beta 91A mic as a monitor. It's a flat condenser mic that is great for kick drum mic'ing (sits directly inside the drum) but this one drummer said he put it on the floor...
Forum: Drums 03-15-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: New snare wires - stretch?

Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll keep an eye on it.
Forum: Drums 03-12-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Bonzo_CR
New snare wires - stretch?

I just installed a new set of snare wires on my Pearl FFS about a week ago. Ever since I changed them, the new wires seem to be loose after a bit of playing.

Now it could be that the tensioner...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Yes, but teachers in schools have to get a formal qualification to teach in schools. We don't often ask drum teachers for their credentials.

I had a similar situation to you in that I had an...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,540
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My Signets and the gong

This is definitely the best reason to get a gong.

(See also 'I just got new drums... because drums!'
etc. )
Forum: Drums 02-20-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,878
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic 402 New or Vintage?

There are probably more opinions on the LM402 on this forum than anything else (except possibly New Beats!).

Let me add my 2 cents:

I have a "non-vintage" (2009 I think) LM402 and it sounds...
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