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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Losing an eye to a hi hat rod, injury and prevention

How about one those decorative car antennae balls?

BOOM. Solution. Going off to solve world peace next.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By AxisDrummer
Snare (and head) choice for outdoor gig?

Hey guys,

My band is playing it's first outdoor gig in a LONG time this weekend. At least the first one where I care more about how my drums sound. I've heard some nightmare stories about...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Preparing for the first gig

I second the carpet because it's easy to forget especially if you use the same carpet that your drums set on in your practice space. The only time I came close to forgetting mine, I was still within...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,902
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

OK, maybe it's not a fad but I thought it would be a fad the first time I saw them 20+ years ago in Modern Drummer graced by Tommy Lee and Matt Sorum....

Easton Ahead Sticks...

I can't judge...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Playing in a Bar - Length of Sets/Breaks/Hours

Venues in my area almost exclusively play 9pm to 1am (some are 8:30pm to 12:30am.)

The trend used to be doing 4-45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks. And some bands still do this.

But most...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Updated Tama Roadpro Snare Stand model #?

Thanks! I did catch that on there and will likely order it. The only thing that raised an eyebrow to the HS80 model is that my local GC has it in stock.

However, we all know that newer model...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By AxisDrummer
Updated Tama Roadpro Snare Stand model #?

Hey guys,

I've had an old Tama Roadpro snare stand for almost 20 years now. Great piece of hardware.

I'm looking to purchase a new one and use my old one as a spare. I like the idea of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

Unfortunately this is the nature of the beast. A guy at my work (who plays in a KISS Tribute band) and I were discussing this the other day. We feel that in a few years, there will be virtually no...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By AxisDrummer
LP Percussion compatibility with Tama L-Rod

Hey guys,

I've had a few pieces of LP percussion (cowbell, Cyclops tamb, and a Jamblock) for many years all mounted to an LP Mini Everything rack (with the Z-Rods).

First of all, the rack...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By AxisDrummer
Covering a song with band above my skill level (Opinions on hitting the "key" points)

Hey Guys,

I'm not a good drummer by any means. I never took a lesson or practiced rudiments and just always have been in a cover band and learned songs, played gigs, etc.... I REALLY do work hard...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By AxisDrummer
Holy Drum Hoarder Batman!

Hey guys, this location is only 30 minutes from me here in St. Louis, MO. Unfortunately the riots in Ferguson are also the same distance. :(

If I go to this place.....my 6 month old daughter...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

I'm usually useless for the weekend after a show, but we only play 12-20 a year. We always book shows on Fridays (because I work early Sunday morning.)

I wake up at 4am for work on Fridays and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Looking for songs with straight in the pocket drumming.

Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop or I Wanna Be Sedated

HIM's Wicked Game (cover of the Chris Isaac tune) GREAT steady groove on hi-hat for verses and riding the crash for the choruses

White Stripes'...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drumming with newborn baby

I'm in the same boat as the original poster.

I got back into drums about 2 years ago (after a 10+yr layoff) with a new found passion for playing. My skills were improving and I was more solid...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: What's your favourite metal/ rock beat?

Since RHCP has been brought up several times, I love the groove in Suck My Kiss. I've never played it in a live setting (I think the bass players are afraid to tackle anything by Flea), but I love...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,604
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Any information regarding Gretsch Black Hawk drum set

I realize that this is an old thread revived by the above poster but I have a bit to offer...

My first drumkit was a Gretsch Blackhawk. It was a black 5 piece (22-12-13-16 and a 14 snare) and was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,925
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: How do you not hear your bass drum?

I have issues hearing my bass drum at shows too. Rarely do I play a venue where I can fit a monitor near me. I run the PA so I always end up overdoing it and putting way too much bass drum in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Quick question about Smashmouth-All Star drum beat

Thanks for the replies. I like to try to get covers somewhat accurate within my ability, but as New Tricks stated, you can pretty much do whatever within the realm of the tempo and keep the time on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By AxisDrummer
Quick question about Smashmouth-All Star drum beat

Hey guys,

My new band is getting ready to cover Smashmouth's All Star. I'm not very experienced but I do check out all my resources to learn a song including repeated listening (obviously),...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: "Stuck" bass drum spur

The thread itself is fine. The wingnut loosens/tightens smoothly.

And the shaft itself is fine, but it's more of the "notches" that nest in several positions of the spur. VERY hard to explain...
Forum: Drums 03-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By AxisDrummer
"Stuck" bass drum spur

Hi guys,

Quick question, hopefully I'm phrasing it well.....

Getting back into drumming, I bought a Tama Silverstar about 2 years ago. Love it and have been gigging with it over the past year...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,693
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: I found another crazy deal and am having a hard time fighting the urge to buy...

Bravo! I was going to have to snag them up if you didn't! Kidding of course but what a nice kit!
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,566
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drumming Idiosyncrasies

My wife would KILL me if I didn't wear my ring to a gig. (Although I don't wear it to gym because it hurts when I grip the bar.)

I have to have empty pockets as well. Keys/wallet/phone go under...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,319
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drums - the stage prop du jour (Grammies content)

TOO FUNNY! I'm glad someone else appreciated this. My wife and I were watching the Grammy's and as soon as Katy Perry came on, I said, "Holy $hit, it's the Knights Who Say Ni!"

I was a bit...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,568
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Practicing rudiments without a pad or metronome. Bad idea?


Check this out. It does make sound but if you turn the volume off, it still gives you the flashing cues by highlighting the accents that you select.
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