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Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By double_G
Re: "Chameleon" drum selection

tune the snare like Ash Soan but maybe a bit tighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qUMB67UlRU
Forum: Drums 03-26-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By double_G
Re: Q: Black Nickel Plating?

Thanks GDM. yeah the one on the BG is a '88 yamaha tour custom [mahog / birch]. that year (part of the "custom" thing), you could get the piano black gloss & i went for it. still look nuts under the...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By double_G
Re: Q: Black Nickel Plating?

"black beauty" drums do sound different than any other metal drums. there is *something*...with nickel plating a brass shell. lately i get the feel that besides ludwig, sonor & DW, all the other...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By double_G
Re: Benny Greb: The Language of Drumming Question

i own this book and it came w/ the DVD. yes DVD is worth it. i think PDF mirrors the book examples.

amazingly well written & designed method. DVD to go with it might as well be a national...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By double_G
Re: Technical Assessment.

Jamie - yeah cool. send me a PM w/ your email & i will share my Google Drive w/ all the TOP stuff i have. :D EDIT: i realized i have a chart to Rosanna as well.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By double_G
Re: Technical Assessment.

one thing that helped me learn Rosanna nearly note for note is the Jammit app. i signed up & got the 1 track for free. the transcription is really REALLY nice & the way the app scrolls thru it helps...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By double_G
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

my latest chapter in live click adventures is iPhone app [Polynome Pro is the best metronome app i have ever seen] w/ setlist and volume OFF / Flash screen ON. i am getting into it. this way, i can...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,234
Posted By double_G
Re: I Need to Get Re-Motivted

one fix that is always motivated me: GO to a jam. you will play some tunes great, others will suck. makes an "emotional dent" & instant motivation, gets u practicing & then back to the same jam....
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,828
Posted By double_G
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

KISS in Providence, RI...1978. me, my brother & my best friend went...with...my...MOM. it was still awesome. people around us were smoking pot [i was only 12 so, after a deep discussion, we all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By double_G

hopefully this is your issue & a path to a fix: Bill Bachman Lesson Series: Play Big, Not Hard! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Up2SnDZk8
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By double_G
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

something quick you can try that worked for me on an 18". put the EMAD batter back on but remove the muffle ring...plastic "tray" only (the thing that is affixed to the head & holds the muffle...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,925
Posted By double_G
Re: For those who play at church or not.

makes some good points. after reading the article, my gut said he is dealing w/ immature / non-musically responsible players.

BUT misses the mark on e-drums i think. deep down, i don't want to...
Forum: Drums 02-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By double_G
Re: New Sakae Trilogy kit!

DUDE !!! so jealous. congrats. i bet this thing records like a dream w/ so many "vibe" options. you follow what Ash Soan is doing w/ recording on these drums ? ...great.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By double_G
Re: Crazy hard work has it's compensations - my playground :)

i love how the drum room presentation is as world class as the product. like a museum...great. no...YOU rock !
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By double_G
Re: drum fill friday

4/5. blew the metal thing. funny how going w/ my gut worked on a few that i was iffy. pretty cool NPR even have this type of quiz.
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By double_G
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

100% agreed. i saw def leppard in the 80s during the pyromania tour [OPENED for Billy Squire at the time. odd "performance"...long story] and it was completely KILLIN. he had that magic rock x-factor...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By double_G
Re: Didn't know whether to put this in gear or technique...

how odd...it made my left eyelid spasm.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,472
Posted By double_G
Re: The official, "Your services are no longer required" thread

hmmm, sorry to hear. don't forget that many times it is just bad organization / finance / band leading. 2 years ago, i was in (2) diff bands led by the same ADD bandleader...i got "replaced" in the...
Forum: Drums 01-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By double_G
Re: Looking for a new snare drum

awesome. who are you touring with ? i have been pushing fortunedrums.com lately for snares.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,723
Posted By double_G
Re: Post your youth pics here.

ha ! some great ones. ALSO will never forgive myself for selling a '78 slingerland set in silver sparkle / maple [sold in Miami to a collector to buy a jazz kit...arg]. but still have the 12-lug...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By double_G
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

i can say i have truly mastered 60 BPM but only because i have done Morello's "table of time" since high school. there is something to be said w/ mastering quarter notes thru 12s [also added 5:2,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By double_G
Re: BPM recall ability

great thread. i am actively working on going "off click" for count offs w/ one of my main gigs. as long as i can hear the tune in my head clearly, i should be good...many of these tunes, same...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,157
Posted By double_G
Re: Letting go vs focusing

yup this topic is about "The Flow". in a nutshell, you need to be almost completely blank when you perform live... no analytical thought at all. "thought is the enemy of flow". here is VC's quote:
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By double_G
Re: Totally lost

just wanted to chime in on these snippets. given that a lot of the cats you are playing w/ are not pros, you might be surprised when you record the gigs / rehearsals. as in, they tell you you're...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By double_G
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom 14X8 Snare drum

not to be a wet blanket, because i LOVE yamaha drums. but the snares from that era never did thrill me except when tuned low for FAT BACK. i had a 14 x 6.5 RC bought in '88 to match my '88 tour...
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