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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,351
Posted By k-train78
Re: Why did you start drumming?

Me....I originally got a guitar when I was younger since my dad played I wanted to be like him. But later down the road I found out I sucked tremendously and couldnt get into it! After that, my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,073
Posted By k-train78
Re: Are you sick of the term "POCKET DRUMMER"?

Not exactly a fan of "pocket drumming", but I believe in making it a goal in every song I write to play at technical and unique/original as possible while maintaining good groove and "pocket...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By k-train78
Re: Sound guys... *sigh*

My story:

The one night me and my band decide to book TWO shows in the same night, our earlier show in our hometown was a bust. Sound guy was 45 minutes late, and DRUNK!! Or fu*ked up of some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,740
Posted By k-train78
Re: 12" snare

Ditto...my main snare is a Mapex Black Panther 12x7....its a beast!!! Soon ill have the recordings back from my bands time in the studio and you can hear how mean this little snare can be ;)
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By k-train78
Re: Joey Jordison Question???

He is overrated, but he is damn good. To do what he does, day in and day out...not many drummers would survive in his spot. Just saying...having spent time in a top notch studio working with a big...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By k-train78
Re: Favorite drum tone?

I'm a hard rock drummer, so I use emps on the toms, but no dampening is needed if you tune those babes to perfection for a low, punchy sound, yet still resonant and wide open with natural overtones...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By k-train78
Re: How do you listen to music

Best way possible is cd quality...mp3s lose alot of depth and character. So I like to get mp3s directly from the cd if possible, then listen on the ipod. Cds the easy to go quality wise though!
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,115
Posted By k-train78
Re: Do you warm up before a gig? How?

I never warm up. I find if I try too hard to warm up and loosen up, I over think stuff more than just letting it play natural. I set up, fine tune, get ready, and just play lol. Time is a big...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,994
Posted By k-train78
Re: Metal drumming without double bass

Yeh he can get brutal when called for, and is technical in a way that alot of people cant hear, as far as intricate ghost note patterns on the snare, odd hits and time signatures with his hi hats,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,649
Posted By k-train78
Downsizing

So recently, very recently, I decided to downsize my kit mainly for the sake of a quicker easier setup and tear down for gigging, but also to push my limit for skill. What I mean by this is making...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,936
Posted By k-train78
Re: Similarities between jazz and black metal (or other genres)?

There are alot of similarities, although I dont know about death metal or black metal quite as much as more modern metal. But for example, two of my favorite drummers are The Rev from A7X (RIP) and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,994
Posted By k-train78
Re: Metal drumming without double bass

Classic Sabbath! One of my favorite drumming songs personally lol. And yeah The Deftones used to be more on the nu-metal side, and still kinda re, but Diamond Eyes is def. a different feeling song...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,994
Posted By k-train78
Re: Metal drumming without double bass

I still consider them metal. I even consider like The Deftones metal, even if alot of "extreme metal" drummers say likewise.

Which brings to the next thing I just wanted to say....how bout...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,593
Posted By k-train78
Re: How to become a 'local' drummer

Craigslist ;)

Just find like minded friends/associates and put together a little jam, having a few covers lined up and planned out. Then just let things work naturally and youll know if you...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-15-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,686
Posted By k-train78
Re: Drum fill mentality

When jamming with my band at a practice session, I like to not really know what Im going to do...allows for more feel and natural responses. Then if its likeable as a possible future song of ours,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,825
Posted By k-train78
Re: Why is it the fashion to remove your low tom, and replace with a ride?

I love havin my ride closer....where a third/second tom would be. Allows me to have it more in arms reach, as well as do double handed stuff on my one ride instead of having to have two rides. Very...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By k-train78
Re: How much should I charge for lessons?

I only have one student (sort of a test run for me teaching) and I usually give one lesson per week, either one hour lesson, or two half hour lessons per week, and I charge him only $40 per month. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,155
Posted By k-train78
Re: Bass Drum Sound Survey: Short Thud or Bonham Boom

miced-Thunderous THUD.

unmiced-a bit boomy but not too open though still
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,971
Posted By k-train78
Re: Smaller Toms Compared To Larger

Right on yeh my 14 floor tom is 14x12. my 16 is 16x14, sizes like this help make for fitting better in the mix of the kit and traveling/gigging!
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,971
Posted By k-train78
Re: Smaller Toms Compared To Larger

dislike!

there are PLENTY of drummers that would agree smaller toms are great, but not ot have an absence of big floor toms as well.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By k-train78
Re: 20 Reasons Why Musicians Get Stuck at the Local or Regional Level

Nice little read lol. But like others here have said, it doesnt list everything. The main thing Ive found with my band is that we had great music and people loved our hit ready songs, but we didnt...
Forum: Drummers 10-05-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,732
Posted By k-train78
Re: Mike Portnoy

The only guy that could possible be a fit for fillin in The Revs shoes. Nobody else, not evven me =P

I love Mike Portnoys stuff. Or else Id neveerrrrr care to listen to Dream Theatre lol.
Forum: Drummers 10-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 66,210
Posted By k-train78
Re: Jimmy "The Reverend" Sullivan

One of THE BEST Metal drummers all time. Had to get my chip in here now that Im on these boards lol. The Rev is definitely one of my biggest influences/inspirations. RIP brotha!
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,258
Posted By k-train78
Re: Underrated Drummers

Carlos Aguilar of 40 Below Summer. Amazing nu-metal/alt. metal group from Jersey with a fresh, original, unique sound, very dynamic just as their drummer is. not the fastest, not the flashiest, not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,971
Posted By k-train78
Re: Smaller Toms Compared To Larger

I agree with ya there on havin floor toms sounding like your kick! Maybe one thats close, but the rest gotta sing a bit! And interesting observation made there in the studio, youre definitely right...
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