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Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

We don't really have room for a platform (it's a tight squeeze in the room as it is). But since I only play during the day and the guy downstairs isn't usually here, I'm not worried about it....
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

It really depends on the apartment. Mine is fairly well insulated so it will work for me. My last place had thin walls. But there are some people who can't use an e-kit because the thumping is too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

Yeah I might actually work on playing left handed more if I do switch back. It's been frustrating having to adapt my setup to cater to a physical problem, but in the end it has its positives.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

Thanks. As I said I tried a lambs wool beater with towels in the bass drum and the front head muffled and it was decent, but loud enough that I worried about it bothering anyone if they were home....
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

SilentStroke is an apt name. You don't want your neighbors to hear you doing that either.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

Yeah that's the only downside. They cost as much as regular cymbals, which is unfortunate. But ultimately worth it.

I forgot mention as well that specifically with the Gen16 volume, they're about...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

Oh I forgot to add, those black dots you see on the bells are "dampening" pads that come with the cymbals. Depending on where you put them, they can change the tone. I have them on the bell because...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

Forgive the long winded review..

I know there are some apartment dwelling drummers here and I wanted to pass on some hope for having a setup that should, for some people at least, be an acceptable...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Practicing in an apartment without using an e-kit

Yeah I do that with the cymbals sometimes, but I'm actually going to ditch the towels, strip down to just a pair of hats and my quietest ride and use lighter sticks. I also may try tala wands.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Practicing in an apartment without using an e-kit

I'm in the same situation. I was using a Yamaha DTX500 but still not happy with the feel or the sound. I actually missed the feel of sitting behind an acoustic set more than anything if I had to...
Forum: Drums 02-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Gretsch From the NAMM Show

Right, for instance the Sycamore snare at Drum Center of Portsmouth is $1300. Still a crazy amount of money. I know some custom builders who could get a solid shell from Vaughncraft and make a drum...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,059
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Stolen Drums, a long, frustrating story

Actually they do list individual prices and have for a while.

http://candccustomdrums.com/wordpress/wp-content/downloads/cc_drumsheet_PDI.pdf

He would have paid $990 if he bought them new...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Ricky Lawson

He hasn't passed yet. There is another thread on this. There were reports that he did pass but they're backing off.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,734
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: I just met Jojo Mayer and......

I saw him a few years ago and he was fairly standoffish. But, he said he had been sick (and he looked like he had been through hell so I didn't doubt it), so I gave him a pass.
Forum: Drums 03-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,493
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Has anyone tried the Abe Laboriel Jr. style of having their drum kit?

It's funny that you say that because on the Hurricane Sandy Concert Abe was back to a traditional setup.
Forum: Drummers 03-21-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Speaking of Tony Williams....

The whole thing is on YouTube though Parts 1 & 2 don't seem to pick up where the previous leaves off, but still, go to keepvid.com save it and burn it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkJoTY0GE8M
Forum: Drums 03-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Ludwig Carl Palmer Signature Snare

Yes. I was very surprised at the versatility of this snare given the shallow size.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,237
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: How hard do you try to keep your kit in pristine condition?

I try to keep my drums looking new, I dust them and wipe them down when they need it. But dings do happen. I've already got some dings on my USA Custom batter bass drum hoop from the snare bumping...
Forum: Drums 02-13-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: 20" kick - pedal height?

I leave my beater at the same height for all bass drum sizes, and I play an 18" without a riser sometimes. Hitting off center offers more tone than hitting directly center. I say keep the height...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Which DW badges are which?

I was able to find someone mention that it's a DW "Workshop" series that they did. I think it's a pre-Pacific entry/intermediate level.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,885
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Any big name drummers do something to rub you the wrong way?

Well remember that he may have been required to do a sales pitch and while it was still inappropriate, it was an opportunity to do what his contract might require him to do.
Forum: Drums 01-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Gretsch USA customs with triple flange hoops... or is that just sacrilage?

No. They'll still have a unique sound of their own. I love my USA's but sometimes I do feel like I get tired of the attack of the die-cast hoop. I may try this, at least on the batter side.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: I am increasingly becoming a fan of Keith Carlok

I was fortunate enough to see Keith at a clinic put on by Drum Center of Portsmouth a few months ago. He was INCREDIBLE. The power that he has in his videos is nothing compared to seeing him live. He...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,890
Posted By Mr. Compactness
Re: Splash cymbal or not?????

I use a Bosphorus 11" Traditional splash as a small crash. It's fast and darker/lower pitched than you'd expect so it's fairly versatile.
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