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Forum: Drums 07-24-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Mapex Armoury

If they have the finish you want at the price you want to pay, go for it. Having the ease of mind about a warranty is always nice. I've had several different Mapex kits. The quality is great and...
Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Cutting down drums

Nice work!
I've been wanting to cut my 22x18" Meridian basses down by 4", because I had a 22x14" before, but I'm scared I won't like it. Also, I already have 22x18" bags. Haha!
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: What happened to the resonance?

No, those shouldn't make a difference. Higher on the L-rod is supposed to be the best.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: combining drumming and visual arts

I'm not into it, but I have seen it (or something similar) down in Miami, and I think up in West Palm once too. I fully admit that I don't understand it, but it can be very entertaining. I guess I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 704
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

The lack of sleep, or being thrown off a sleep schedule, will usually do that to me. That's even if I'm not doing anything physical during that time.
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Need help identifying old Mapex kit

Which snare is that? I don't remember an 8x14... but I've only been interested in larger snares for a year or so.


I have it on their server since that's how they deal with attaching pictures. ...
Forum: Drums 07-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Mapex Pro M vs Mapex Saturn

If it's a practice kit, I'd get the closest configuration to your gigging kit as possible. The Saturn is a pro level kit, so if something happened to your DW they can fill in seamlessly. The Pro M...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,335
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

All things equal (heads, tuning, drummer abilities and such), I think the only time a "nicer" drum matters is when you have extremely good recording equipment and one hell of a sound guy. Same thing...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: what's the effect of central lugs on the sound

Supposedly it does affect the resonance being centered. I had a vintage kit with centrally located lug screws and that tom sang more than any other drum I've heard, which could be because of several...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Double Pedal

None of us can really say how long it'll take you to learn it. I would suggest paracticing different patterns as well as a straightforward single stroke roll at different speeds.
There is a...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Need help identifying old Mapex kit

I've got a 1992 catalog. Everything looks the same, except for the badges. They did use those badges earlier on. I think they eventually designated Orion and Saturn, and maybe even maple or birch,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: What happened to the resonance?

As mentioned, where the drum is clamped on the L-arm does make a difference, as does what angle you have the drum mounted at. After you mess with those, then try the final tuning after mounted, if...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,123
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

Doesn't seem that odd to me. Whoever is running the show either got a message from a band who they liked more that they wanted your time slot, or they booked another band that wanted your time slot....
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,548
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

I'd find a component or orphaned drum that matched, or sell what I have and find a set that was what I really wanted/needed.
Forum: Drums 06-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: manufacturing process for triple flanged hoops?

Looks closely on the inside of the hoop. You'll find evidence of welds that are ground down and then chromed.


It's not that much quicker, and it's A LOT cheaper to use dies and weld the joint...
Forum: Drums 06-15-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: manufacturing process for triple flanged hoops?

As mentioned, it probably starts as some sort of bar stock and is run through dies and presses, cut to length, welded and chromed.
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: If you had to choose between these entry levels

I fully understood your first post. Although having a hard time finding cymbals seems odd to me.

If the Gretsch has everything you need, and probably for the lowest price when you add...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Thoughs on Mapex?

Good quality from top to bottom. I'd recommend getting the configuration you want because they tend to make a lot of changes and improvements, so things aren't available for a super long time.
If...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Is the music industry dead or dying?

The industry isn't dead or dying at all. Who makes, or doesn't make, the money is what's changing. The industry is still there.
Forum: Drums 06-10-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Am I the only one here that hated the Kick Port?

That's the issue I have with it. You can tell a difference in sound, barely. Not enough of a difference to justify the cost of the Kickport. It's mostly just a muffler via weight.
Forum: Drums 06-09-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: 20x14 Bass drum for hardcore playing - my point!

I used my vintage kit several times when in a hardcore band. It was 22x14. I got tons of compliments on the sound. I wouldn't hesitate to use a 20x14 either.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,904
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Do you feel sorry for today's kids?

No, I don't. The ones that want good music can find it, from the beginning of time until now. There has always been good music and there has always been bad music. You just have to know where to...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Mapex Sledgehamer or G-Bubinga?

I wouldn't say the Sledgehammer is suited specifically for metal/rock at all. If it was, I'd probably want one.

I think you're looking at two completely different sounding drums. As mentioned,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Who started 'here' long before they went 'there'?

Both... kind of...
Mom made me join the school band. The band director required that I take lessons. The (free) lessons I took with him were on the pad and after a few weeks I got to play actual...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,331
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Tattoos are cool I guess

The whole wanting a guy with tattoos for their punk band drummer is lame.

I've actually had a couple bands approach me behind their drummer's back looking to replace him. I didn't join those...
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