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Forum: Drums 07-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Some Pearl Reference Pure porn ;)

Love the kit and non-traditional set up! Another option for a different kick pedal feel is to switch out the beaters. I generally use the Pearl quad beaters on my DD as I never liked the stock felt...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,529
Posted By steadypocket
Re: The matching snare

I prefer to have a matching snare for my high-end kits for potential resale value if nothing else, so three of my kits have them. In fact my Tama Star 6x13 sounds so incredible that I was going to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Bass vs. drums challenge video - released here first :)

My that kit in the center sounded so phat and full. Well done Andy. Superb playing by all involved.
Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Snare Trouble

I'm sure you can get a better sound out of this drum but be aware that the snares are the weak link in kits at this price point. I once owned a maple Pro M kit, predecessor to the Meridians, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Jeff Beck w/ Vinnie (Full Crossroads 07 Set)

Why does Vinnie overplay (at times)? Because he can.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Surprise Of A Lifetime

There is some good left in this world. Thanks for sharing Vintage.
Forum: Drums 06-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,025
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Ludwig P-85 rant

The same factories may be making hardware for most manufacturers but the specs have to be different. My high-end Tama and Pearl drums use metal of a higher grade/quality than Ludwig uses. Don't need...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 9,230
Posted By steadypocket
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Inlays on the inner shell as well.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 9,230
Posted By steadypocket
Re: What's your latest purchase?

This little fella matches my kit. It is a 6x13 that has such great pop to it. Fun to play.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Protection Racket cases 20th Anniversary

Happy anniversary and thanks for protecting my gear!
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,915
Posted By steadypocket
Re: You know you're a drummer when...

Your favorite form of birth control is the rhythm method.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By steadypocket
Re: I've played only TAMA for years, looking to switch up

I'm a Tama guy with three kits. Love them all. My Pearl Reference kit is pretty awesome as well but at the end of the day, the Tamas are the best built, best looking, and best sounding non-custom...
Forum: Drums 06-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Drums vs. cymbals

You can tune a drum but you can't tuna fish, or a cymbal. So far cymbals are the unanimous choice.
Forum: Drums 06-06-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By steadypocket
Re: In need of a shallow bass drum, what's out there?

My solution for a cramped stage was to purchase a djembe. Bandleader loves it. I watched one "how to" video on You Tube and I was off and running. Best load ins/outs I've ever had!
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Ben White I'm impressed

Ben is terrific but George Sluppick was the Man.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Keith Carlock with Toto

Indeed. As a drummer, I'm surprisingly not a fan of drum solos but I was awed. The groove was never abandoned. Wow!
Forum: Drums 05-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Walnut stave snare being built for me

Congrats on your new snare. To be honest, I have a hard time distinguishing between wood species from just listening to them. My walnut stave (Tama Star), however, has a very distinctive tone to it...
Forum: Drums 05-24-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,424
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Tama Star = $$$$

I already own a Starclassic bubinga select kit in a hand-painted green marbled finish. I also own a Star walnut stave snare, an older 2004ish Exotix limited edition bubinga snare, and a Starclassic...
Forum: Drums 05-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,424
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Tama Star = $$$$

Drums at this price point just don't sell well. Doesn't mean they aren't amazing, well made drums. Usually just means there is a very limited market for those kits. Owners of PHX kits and SQ2 kits...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

As a Guru stave (padauk) owner, I can attest that the man speaks the truth.
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Tama Starclassic (MIJ) or Pearl Ref Pure

I'm torn as I own both a Ref Pure kit and an MIJ Starclassic bubinga select kit. Both amazing kits visually and sonically. First rate fit and finish and build quality on both. Pure shells seem more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,058
Posted By steadypocket
Re: East Coast get together, 8/9/14 planning stages

Glad to hear you're following through with this Larry. Sounds like a blast. One or two of my snares and I are solid probablys. Just depends on my vacation plans. I live in the Baltimore area so it...
Forum: Drums 05-06-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Do you really change drum settings while gigging?

I always bring a backup snare. It's rare that I ever get a decent sound check. If my primary snare isn't working out in a particular room, I've occasionally swapped out snare drums in between sets to...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,774
Posted By steadypocket
Re: A kit to call my own, without starting a drum company

I'm awed by your mad skills and knowledge. While I'm not brave enough to ever give this a go, I very much enjoyed your videos. Thanks for taking such time and effort to share your knowledge.
Forum: Drums 04-29-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By steadypocket
Re: Farewell dear friend :(

Used to love that kit but now that I know that Larry had his way with her in a hotel room ...
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