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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,725
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Peter Erskine moves to Tama...

To me, this just confirms that once you take Into account player, sticks, heads there's very little difference in sound between the main brands. What differences there are, are more perceived by the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: do i need a hi hat mic?

Usually a decent set of overheads covers the hats. There are exceptions but in general I find the more numerous the mics are the your sound is in the hands of the engineer. This can be a really good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Funnest Gig you've ever played?

Funniest gig I ever played at was in a tiny record store, we had to fit a full size fender rhodes, massive bass rig and a 3 piece kit down one isle. The store owner kept going on about how he liked...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are E-kits only good for practicing at home?

In most live situations there is no advantage to using an E kit and trying to make sound like an A kit. However, there is a huge creative advantage to having an E kit that generates non-traditional...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,158
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Kinda miss those 80's kits!!

No never again, the 80s monster kit, what a massive waste of time, 5 to toms lots of noise saying nothing at all. Set up and tear down time was so long and at least two band members needed vans or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another "first audition" thread

I would not worry about playing the same or similar beats a couple of times, it is way more important to nail the basic feel so that the singer and guitarists can really finese their. parts. In other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 974
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: i just want one kit :/

The majority of drummers only own one kit. There are a number of reasons to own more than one kit. For example, having separate shared event (B grade) versus single band kits (A grade) not to...
Forum: Drums 01-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pearl ultra cast finish

Hi its pretty easy to remove with paint stripper, I own and use two Pearl Ultracasts 6.5 and 5.5 and much prefer these to ludwig supra-phonics.

I removed all the paint from my 5.5 depth UCast...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Practice to Mastery?

Leaving complete mastery aside, I find that in order for a new beat or rhythm to work I need to be able to play it backwards forwards and have 4 or 5 variants that sound good at different tempos so...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,754
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

I am not at all up to speed with all the subdivisions of heavy metal music. If you can't hear something like a 21 or 22 UFIP Bionic Ride through the music (which has a fabulous bell sound) then you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,942
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

If we take popularity as one benchmark then no. Nobody has heard of Tony Williams outside of drummers who are into drummers and some jazz players. Everyone has heard of Hendrix becuase he played in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,659
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

I agree with what has gone before, if you want to maximise your profits then simply book a venue out yourselves and then you get all the benefits. However, the downside is you better draw a large...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,942
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Outside of jazz very few people have even heard of Tony Williams where as they may have heard of John Bonham so from a popularity standpoint JB is much more like Hendrix. A household name, I will...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,281
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

Three simple thoughts for you,

1) When you sound check the whole kit, actually play with the same intensity you will play at during the gig.

2) When recording play at about 70% your live...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 70,776
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: THE DRUM MODIFICATION THREAD.

Or you could use a paint-strip gel and remove the black paint. I did much the same to heavily scratched up ultra cast and it now looks great. Strip the hardware off, and take your time also make sure...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: 15" snares

Super size me.....I just can't spread my legs that wide and would need to start using 17 " hats and a 28 " kick,so count me out
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 986
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: So you're going to a band audition...

Agreed,

You have to decide whether the band is right for you just as much as the other way around. The main thing I look for are tensions in the existing line-up, it's very common for rock bands...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic -50th year edition

Nope, I appear to be the only person on this forum who thinks Ludwig Supras are pants. Played many and never found them convincing, particularly the shallower size. As Vidal Gore once said art isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich #1

Oh I enjoyed those Jim Chapin videos, nothing like a little reminder
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Good ear plugs(or other sound attenuation methods) for liver performance...?

Elacin ER 15 are fantastic, these are molded in the shape of your ear which makes them VERY comfortable. I have used these for more than 10 years giging with pretty loud bands. Other than my sticks...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,496
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Who does this, really?

My kit main giging kit (MCAN Cherry Red) would be totally wrecked if it wasn't for hardcases. Yes, these add a bit of weight and set up tear down time to a gig but if like me you keep your gear...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: 2014 Snare Drum Olympics - The/our results!

What is clear to me is that most top end snare drums sound pretty much the same ! Seriously, the differences are pretty small, which is maybe partly why they overall voted the odd man out out No. 1....
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Captain Bash
Rehersal room kit asteroid attack !

Due to booking issues, my band rescheduled our weekly rehersal to a new practice "studio". The house kit had tom heads that featured a special space theme. specifically looking like the surface of...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Die-cast or not die-cast hoop? Snare advice.

There are plenty of a/b comparisons of hoop types on snares on YouTube.
I rather like die-cast on the top of some of my thicker shelled metal snares, the cast hoop just controls the ring and still...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: When soundmen attack

It is essential for every club drummer to get along with the venue based sound engineer. They can have more control on your drumsound than drum make/sizes/heads/wood type etc. I would cut a hole and...
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