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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By opentune
Re: DW, the Scientology of drum companies?

I wonder if people said that of Ludwig in the 60's and 70's. A lot of old concert films TV appearances with almost always Ludwig drums shown, just like DW today.

But I'm with you on the 'tired of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By opentune
Re: I must be a sesquipedalian

I find Paiste B8 alloy hats never blend with anything but other B8 alloy cymbals. I always have B20 hats. I've heard though some RUDE hihats can surprise.
Paiste B8 alloy crashes are truly...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,925
Posted By opentune
Re: Forum demographic

Strangely nobody asked about the 'average location' somehow comign out at Detroit USA..."Motown".
Answer is I made it up.
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By opentune
Re: DW, the Scientology of drum companies?

Tells one of the reasons obesity is on the rise, and will be the #1 health concern in coming years for the millenial generation.
Forum: Drums 05-22-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By opentune
Re: DW, the Scientology of drum companies?

Can't wait to see where this thread goes.

If Luddies are Catholic, I'd say Pearl, Yamaha or Tama are Hindu (many gods) and some smaller companies or Guru are Buddhist (Nirvana?)
I don't know...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By opentune
Re: Hihat Problem...

1. your hat cymbals are very far apart - try maybe 1 inch separation to start
2. tighten the wing nut on the upper cymbal very hard - no slip
2. you can adjust spring tension on your foot pedal....
Forum: Drums 05-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 314
Posted By opentune
Re: Trying out the Dunnett R4-L strainer

That strainer looks like it weighs nearly as much as the Supra. I don't like high mass, a strainer that sticks way out from the drum, and I prefer a lever action that is parallel to the drum, not...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By opentune
Re: Snare Rim Shot Issue

How tilted is your snare? Flat? or 45 degrees?
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By opentune
Re: Buddy Rich Ludwig Ad Photo 1959

Hey that's Barack Obama, not Buddy.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-21-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By opentune
Re: Double-Bass Drum Setup Popularity - When Did It Begin?!?

the origins are Louis Belson then Rufus Jones, both jazz drummers. Google pics of their early setups

In the mid60's caught on by Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell - they pretty much started...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By opentune
Re: Guru snare competition results!

congrats to all the winners. very nice.
Forum: Drums 05-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,500
Posted By opentune
Re: for sale - east coast

Well damn....looks like you're going to have to keep it and maybe even actually play them a little. On the upside, look at all the days ahead, of wondering if you can or should still unload these...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,925
Posted By opentune
Re: Forum demographic

if you like numbers like I do
so far, from 52 replies, average age is 46, median age is 49.

"average location" of forum members is Detroit, USA
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By opentune
Re: BPM question

Can't be stoopider than me, am self taught and only 10+ years, but as I learned it from some long ago post here on DW

for 8th notes in 4/4, backbeat in boldface
normal time backbeat on 2 and 4 ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By opentune
Re: Antiquing / Distressing drums and hardware

Back to your original question regarding chrome hardware. You need temperature or electrochemical techniques. The latter is likely least accessible.

For temperature, try a few parts in an oven,...
Forum: Drums 05-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By opentune
Re: My final jazz drum set. Is it good? Anything i can improve on?

You live in Chicago!.... which I would think is a haven for good used cymbals and drums.
All you need are nice used hats, 2 nice cymbals, try them out at stores but BUY them used.
Forum: Drums 05-19-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By opentune
Re: Need help identifying my drums (Ludwig? Rogers?)

Not sure what are in the 5 or 6 ply drums (Rockers). Maple and poplar, but not sure of the number of each, in the Rockers.
The drum(s) you show that are natural 3 ply (no coating) are...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By opentune
Re: Need help identifying my drums (Ludwig? Rogers?)

The shells with granitone interior on them appear to be Ludwig Rockers, from the 80s. Those are 6 ply drums.
The shell with natural finish (bass drum?) is 3 ply maple with re-rings (thicker ring on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By opentune
Re: What's your favorite drum related thing?

the ride cymbal - it's mystical. so many places to play on, so many different ones.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By opentune
Re: Heartbeat

No. No. No.....and Yes.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,440
Posted By opentune
Re: Stage Etiquette

Do - smile and have fun, or at least appear to be glad to be there

Don't - ask what key a song is in, or ask what song is next, over the mic so all can hear you
Forum: Drums 05-17-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By opentune
Re: Mapex Versatus/snare drum help

Your snare need not match your kit.
Given the versaility you seek, I'd really recommend a Ludwig Supraphonic. You generally cannot go wrong with this snare.

There are many other great snares, a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By opentune
Re: Interesting minimalist style...

for real minimalist type 'kick snare hat' on you tube, plenty of great playing....some even done on railroad tracks
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,285
Posted By opentune
Re: What is your drum setup pet peeve?

haha, more fool me. unbelievable.... how does he sustain that setup, using his arms etc? what a workout.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By opentune
Re: Vintage Drum Revelation

... some sort of gun derail.

Rogers - probably the best bearing edges and hardware of the older drums in 5 ply and 3 ply.
There are some really excellent bearing edges on some 60's drums. It's...
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