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Forum: Drums 07-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By GeoB
Re: General overall "workhorse" kit choices.

Agree... but I've been in bigger vehicles my entire drum kit/upright bass playing life. Hatchbacks mostly, beater station wagons, pickup's with caps, big vans, mini vans, utility trailers...

The...
Forum: Drummers 07-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By GeoB
Re: Ginger Bakers Latest

What's wrong with it? It's a tune, to a crowd at a small venue... sort of NOLA sounding.

The comments on the YT page are typical keyboard commando yammering.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,868
Posted By GeoB
Re: Leave Me Alone, rant 2

"The gas is on high and the pots are cookin" - John Lee Hooker
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By GeoB
Re: Recurring dream - drum related

Have you ever heard that if you die in a dream you really die?

Well.... I died in a dream and I'm still here.

I was walking behind a deuce and a half full of Philippine soldiers and one was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By GeoB
Re: bass drum depth

Extended range instruments... extend the range. Do deep bass drums go lower in tone? Or is it a question of increased resonance?

I'm still trying to figure out what the deal is with putting...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By GeoB
Re: Some Pearl Reference Pure porn ;)

Very nice.

Could you change your avatar back to color...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By GeoB
Re: The session guys!

How about someone who's fully engaged in NYC session work at this present time?

Say... Josh Dion

Hard working, consistent, writes, performs, gigs, tours....

A working musician who is...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By GeoB
Re: The old Pearl Exports??

That'll do.

But... if you shop you can get older exports or forums (PRC poplar) WITH accessories and perhaps some cymbals... if you are so inclined.

These are nice but,\...

1. No snare
2....
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,795
Posted By GeoB
Re: The matching snare

There are a number of higher end kits sold as shell packs, without snares. Which starts the journey.

I like a couple of things in a snare...

At least 8 lugs
dry sound
coated head
16 to 20...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By GeoB
Re: What drummers have marched?

Pretty cool.

I was in a Junior Corp in Seattle area in the 1965, I'm on the bass drum, I was 10.

Later there was a Seattle based baseball franchise THAT STOLE OUR NAME...

The Seattle...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By GeoB
Re: Taking drumming more serious

I'll second that!

Highly recommended.

A friend of mine took a cheapo Casio keyboard into the drum room, plugged it up and turned on different beats like Samba, rock, disco etc.... and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By GeoB
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

Often a humbling experience. Especially if your trying to nail down the noodling fool and it turns out to be EVERYBODY.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,795
Posted By GeoB
Re: The matching snare

I never really thought about it. I see lots of bundled kits with matching snares, they look okay. I have a chrome snare and my last set didn't have a matching snare but it was natural finished...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By GeoB
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 988
Posted By GeoB
Re: Not denting heads

Good question...

I, personally have only seen dented Remo heads. Perhaps because I have seen less of other brands.

I have never dented a head but I'm not a hard hitter, never cracked a cymbal...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By GeoB
Re: Important question from the new guy.

Okay Doc... this could be a thread unto itself.

How about:

I'm thinking of getting a new set of birch... my (insert top of the line drum company) are birch too but they are just now getting...
Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,115
Posted By GeoB
Re: We're not copying Travis Barker

....if this is an actual emergency, please hang up and dial Nine One One....
Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By GeoB
Re: Considering a new kit

Good point but you obviously have forgotten about the dreaded G.A.S......
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,737
Posted By GeoB
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

Memorizing drum parts?

That's EZ...

shell, lugs, tension screws, drumhead, rims, pedals.....
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By GeoB
Re: Important question from the new guy.

What's interesting is that the OP used the word "craft" rather than "art"

Back on topic...

I really don't like risers... but they serve a purpose.

Flipping upside down... ELP used to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By GeoB
Re: Breaking into the NEXT LEVEL! Any practical wisdom for an eager young player?

Musicians unions are great places to start networking. Are you a member?

Or perhaps if you are taking music classes at college or in a music degree program the professors and other students can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By GeoB
Re: Help me look....cooler? more relaxed?

Don't let your mouth hang open...
Forum: Drums 07-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By GeoB
Re: Peavey drum set

They must have a lot of Basswood in Asia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basswood
Forum: Drums 07-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,552
Posted By GeoB
Re: Trimmed down kits

I had 2 up, 1 down for a long time, but really didn't like the hardware mounted on the bass drum. So, looking for a smaller footprint I went 1 up and 1 down and really dig the hole where the ride...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By GeoB
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

Humpin' gear for load in's and load outs tires me more that the gig itself.

Everybody humps, no exceptions.

I was in a 22 piece big band for 9 years and the horn players were famous for...
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