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Forum: Drummers 06-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By KamaK
RIP -- D.J. Fontana


Sadly, Elvis's drummer has left the building.
Forum: Drums 06-14-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By KamaK
Re: Beginner Kid's Kit

Related note....

I have 8 and 4 year old kids.

Time they have spent on my George Way -- Almost zero

Time they have spent on my DTX-532 -- Hours and hours
Forum: Drums 06-14-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By KamaK
Re: Beginner Kid's Kit

Kid 5-11 or kid 12-18?
Forum: Drums 06-13-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By KamaK
Re: Matching Gear, Cool or Dorky?

How did you get Dr Krieger's drum set?

Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By KamaK
Re: Well this is humbling: Hit Like A Girl, Bonham edition

When I was 8, I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to be able to play "Jessica (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oidm5Zfw_SA)" with my father's band. It just happened, and I had a lot of fun with it....
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By KamaK
Re: Kenny Aronoff with John Fogerty

I have a theory that Kenny Aronoff is really several different drummers who all shave their heads and don the familiar sports-specs. Either that, or he's a time traveler from the future capable of...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By KamaK
Re: The longest wait?

Pick a hard limit (it was a year for me) that you're willing to wait. and communicate it to your merchant. When you hit the hard limit, bail.

When I ordered my kit, I went through CME and put...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By KamaK
Re: Anyone covered Tom Sawyer on a small kit?

This guy wrote the book on playing Tom Sawyer on a small kit.

Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By KamaK
Re: Trainwrecks anyone?

I frequented a studio called the "Time Machine" in southern VT back in the 90's that has a Trainwreck named Suzanne (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnOSCxxtXa8)that was used on the Brian Adams...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By KamaK
Re: Do you keep your cardboard boxes?

The only drum box typically worth keeping is the snare box.

The Ludwig box my BB came in was a godsend when I sold/shipped my classic-maple.

I typically store the boxes for high-cost items for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By KamaK
Re: A shame, but long rumoured :(

Indeed. I think Yamaha just picked up Ampeg.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By KamaK
Re: 24x14 vs 22x16 - Can't Decide!

Soundwise....... It's not going to make a lot of difference. The extra 2" buys you about two steps chromatically, but it's down so low it's not something you use outside of expositions. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,841
Posted By KamaK
Re: Theory: Nobody wants anything new

I was under the impression he was referring to the attendees and vendors at NAMM.

He begins, "attending a few years of NAMM shows" and then generalizes "those people"... He then normalizes into...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By KamaK
Re: Quick Drum Survey


Note, you're missing "Low" tom tuning, which is in between JAW and Medium.

I like to call it "JAJAW", or "Just above, Just above wrinkle"
Forum: Drums 05-08-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By KamaK
Re: Wood stain on a Fiberskyn !

My concern was twofold:
1: You ruin your shirts.
2: You put some light streaks in the face of the BD and ruin the new appearance.

On the flip side, it makes a great practical joke for...
Forum: Drums 05-08-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By KamaK
Re: Wood stain on a Fiberskyn !

Looks interesting.... Do me a favor...

Put on a white T-Shirt.

Do 3 reps of 30 push-ups, 3 reps of 30 sit-ups intermixed.... Get good and sweaty.

Grab the bass drum, and carry it up and...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By KamaK
Re: Beginner needs some advice

The only potential conflict is that potential buyers will mind when the OP goes to sell the kit on CL.

Also note: Replacement of Imp hoops requires the additional purchase of hoop-claws, as the...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By KamaK
Re: Beginner needs some advice

My two comments about the Tama Imperialstar are:

1: Plastic hoops are functional, but.... plastic.
2: Had trouble getting the rack toms in their correct position.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By KamaK
Re: How do the pros practice for so long?

It honestly takes some inspiration, variety, the ability to find gratification in the practice.

I've put in quite a few days where I was playing guitar for 12h. Once you find a way of making it...
Forum: Drums 05-01-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By KamaK
Re: Is there a NEW 4-piece maple drum set available?

Catalina Maple (http://www.gretschdrums.com/drums/catalina-maple)... The Club (http://www.gretschdrums.com/drums/catalina-club)is their pseudo-Mahogany offering.

Granted, my ears preferred...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 995
Posted By KamaK
Re: Noob question - What to look for buying a used kit.

When looking at any used kit, make sure you're double-certain that all of the hardware is there. A used kit purchase often results in a three month epic-ark in pursuit of a matching claw for the BD.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,146
Posted By KamaK
Re: For Bermuda - your stage just got SMALLER

What's the name of the club? The Culvert?

My brother had the same issue at one of his clubs. An entire wall (60 feet long and 35 feet high) was corrugated steel. Took over a day to de-ring the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By KamaK
Re: Instrument differences and relearning what I thought I already knew

On the flip side....

I own a Geo Way not because I'm a great drummer.... Rather, it's so that I am fully aware that any deficiency in the sound it produces is my fault and mine alone. It...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,841
Posted By KamaK
Re: Problems with drum teacher

If you need focused hand/grip/coordination, what worked for me was....

Keep the teacher you have.

Join BillB's site for one month. Do the first half of the grip-makeover program and all of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By KamaK
Re: DFO hacked again

As one of the developers of the CCG IDSS/Webstats backend in 99', I sincerely apologize for all of the problems that advertisement aggregators have caused.

My recommendation would be "noscript"...
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