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Forum: Drums 12-15-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By alparrott
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

My first kick was a 20". I currently own a 20" and a 22", and they do different things. The 20" is my go-to for a tight, clicky, articulate sound. I keep the 22" wide open for a boomy classic rock...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By alparrott
Re: DrumMaker.com/Andy Foote - Experience in dealing with them??

Couple of threads for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112502&highlight=foote
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113000&highlight=foote...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 854
Posted By alparrott
Re: Who uses Moongel?

I use pieces of the dollar store sticky hands. Same stuff, more material for less money. Bermuda clued me in to this.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By alparrott
Re: Drum Etiquette at Open Jams

I find the one-up, one-down, two-cymbal, horribly tuned kits at an open mike or jam night to be a challenge and not a limiter. How can I get up there and just through touch and feel alone make this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By alparrott
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

I've been pretty lucky in that even when I was playing in towns like Santa Cruz, San Jose, etc. in some pretty crazy bars, nobody ever made a move on my gear. I attribute that to always having...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By alparrott
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

This question is going to be like a self-licking ice cream cone. If you can learn how to play the song with a single pedal and it still feels and sounds like the original, then I figure it's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By alparrott
Re: Giving bandmates rides to gigs!

In most bands I've been in, if there was a carpooling, the folks who drove would get a little extra payout if the distance was significant.

You're going to the gig anyways, so it's up to you to...
Forum: Drums 12-07-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 472
Posted By alparrott
Re: Which Snare Wires to Get

I've never used anything other than stock snares on my snare drums, or whatever comes off the shelf - Gibraltar or Pearl being the two major choices at my local shop. I've never had reason to...
Forum: Drums 12-04-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By alparrott
Re: Pearl Reference Pure drum porn ;)

You're doing a very good job of imitating Bo, whoever you are. But the lack of Black Dot heads was your fatal error.
Forum: Drums 12-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By alparrott
Re: Anyone else dislike suspension mounts?

Their spacing is adjustable. The website confirms they will fit Mini Classic spacing.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By alparrott
Re: Better after time off?

I dunno. I've recently had a lot of stress and late nights at work, plus a new dog, and that has led to zero practice. The times I have played at church as scheduled, I've felt like a total novice,...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

Looks more like a 5" shell. You're counting the rims. But if the badge is legit, you got a smoking deal. And of course, it's all about how it sounds.
Forum: Drums 11-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

Do I need new glasses? Good spot!

OP, do you have a picture of the badge? This might not even be a Ludwig shell...!
Forum: Drums 11-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

Yeah, OK, maybe a removed muffler. I saw the hoop and guesstimated.

Now maybe what you have is a Supra shell and hardware, an after factory hoop with open snare channels, and some pitting.
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Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By alparrott
Re: Mary O- Update

So glad to hear all is well! You've been missed, as I'm sure you've gathered...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

What you have is a Super-Sensitive that was converted to a Supra by taking off the SS strainer and butt and throwing on a P85 and P32. Clues: no rim over the snares on the bottom, extra holes on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By alparrott
Re: Band members with bad timing

Agreed with the majority here - individual practice with a metronome (with or without music) will greatly help your timing. Don't get discouraged if the first time you are really ragged, keep at it....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By alparrott
Re: Great car for a drummer

I live in central Washington state, so I own a Subaru Outback. It's actually my second one, my first one got totaled when I hit a moose. (Seriously.) As you might expect, it can swallow an awful lot...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,230
Posted By alparrott
Re: When soundmen attack

Sounds vaguely familiar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGbcnZ-3CJQ
Forum: Drums 11-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By alparrott
Re: Stupid Invention

HULK NO LIKE BLOW UP DRUMS.

HULK SMASH!

http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/images/hulk_02.png
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

With all of that, I finally feel like you did too.
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

The exterior ply on budget kits like the Export doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the actual appearance or quality of the wood. where you would see "vertical grain" is on the inside of the...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

Pearl did do lacquer on the Export ELX models. Split lugs were introduced in 2000 (previous to that they used hi-tension style lugs). In 2002 Pearl switched the wood from 6 ply mahogany to 6 ply...
Forum: Drums 11-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By alparrott
Re: Advice on Finding Stores Willing to Break Shell Packs

Have you investigated RCI Starlite (http://www.rcistarlite.com/)? They are the guys who make the shells for some of these drum companies, and they do individual drums. Might be your best bet,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By alparrott
Re: Learning to play well on a 4 piece kit ....

I have played the huge multi-piece sets for a long time -- most of my drumming career, in fact. Finally a combination of things led me to play a 4-piece: acquiring a new-to-me 4-piece set of Ludwigs,...
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