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Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,645
Posted By the_dude
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Pretty simple. More drums or cymbals or what have only gives more sounds. What's creative about about playing something like single strokes from the highest to the lowest tom on a large kit verus a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,645
Posted By the_dude
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Creativity lives in your head not the number of pieces that make up your kit. Once you think of what to play you need to have the technique to play what you're mind has created.
That's my .02 anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By the_dude
Re: My new line of custom cymbal stands.

Once when we were practicing at a different location than normal the guitar player neglected to bring my snare stand from his house which was our normal practice space which is 2 hours from my house....
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By the_dude
Re: Drum store tourism

I second Donn Bennetts.
It's about 20 minutes from my house.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,806
Posted By the_dude
Re: The aging musician

Fun and the pure joy.
That's why I play the drums and percussion!
I'm 57 and have artificial lenses in both eyes. I've survived kidney cancer and after 18 months of dialysis I underwent a kidney...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,128
Posted By the_dude
Re: Endorsements backwards?

Endorsements backwards?
That's easy.
How 'bout something a little more challenging?
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,183
Posted By the_dude
Re: Something I just don't get

You mean like walking into a Guitar Center drum department?
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,976
Posted By the_dude
Re: Merry Christmas everyone!

Can't wait to see them up and grooving.
One of my best friends from high school played a kit like that, great sounding drums. Unfortunately he is no longer with us.
I'll be in Disneyland on the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,765
Posted By the_dude
Re: Are you influenced by what your favorite drummers endorse?

Yeah but you have to make an exception. Carmine would leave you with almost nothing left to play. ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By the_dude
Re: I can't play my drums now!!

I had kidney cancer and had 1/3 of my right kidney removed about 6 1/2 years ago.
About two years ago I had surgery to create a fistula for dialysis on my right arm and they cut me open at the...
Forum: Drums 11-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By the_dude
Re: Should I do this?

To me it looks too crowded and takes away from the beauty of the rim. YMMV
Forum: Drums 11-09-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,624
Posted By the_dude
Re: Black Beauty tube lugs or imperial lugs?

I actually like both lug styles but prefer the imperials.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,764
Posted By the_dude
Re: Fun With Felt

I use Gibraltar Rubber Drum Bumpers on my snare and tom where they may contact other drums.

Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,010
Posted By the_dude
Re: Rivets or Sizzler?

Here's what I do. Take some painter's or frog tape, wrap it around two split rivets up to the split, leave a little xtra tape, leave some loose tape and try it out on different areas until you get...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By the_dude
Re: " You can only play what you have lived"

IMO you can play "it" with more "feeling and authenticity" if you've live it.
So for me it lies somewhere between true or false.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By the_dude
Re: I need help. Please explain clave

You are right on both counts.
The clave is an instrument and the "Bo Diddley beat" is the 3-2 clave. There is also a 2-3 or reverse clave.
Check this out for a few examples....
Forum: Drums 07-24-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By the_dude
Re: Outdoor photo shoot

Your view isn't too bad either.
Forum: Drums 07-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By the_dude
Re: Modified Acro

DW member Skitch makes adapter plates for Trick to Ludwig installs.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,178
Posted By the_dude
Re: What's the Appeal of Vintage Drums? You May Be Surprised.

I dig the sound of both modern and vintage drums so I play both.
I put together a mismatched finish orphan set.
I refurbed a 60's Ludwig 9 x 13 mounted tom and a 70's 16 x 18 floor tom and put...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,441
Posted By the_dude
Forum: Drums 06-19-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By the_dude
Re: Your big ten inch what?

Had others before but ditched 'em.

Currently using a Yamaha M-80 on my suitcase kit:
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,756
Posted By the_dude
Re: Warning: Drum Center of Portsmouth

I bought a Ludwig Element SE kit from Shane on e-bay.
I wanted the kit with the 20" bass drum. He didn't have it and offered me the same kit with a 22" bass drum for the same price as the 20" bass...
Forum: Drums 05-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,137
Posted By the_dude
Re: Tama Superstars

My '79 Superstars had 14" x 13" and 15" x 14" rack toms. Wish I still had 'em.
Photo is from a 1980 Halloween gig.
Forum: Drums 05-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By the_dude
Re: Birch Bop Kits: Pearl vs. Tama

Can't speak to the Visions but love my Silverstar Jazz. I have Evans G Plus clear heads on the batter side of my toms, stock resos and a GMad on the bass drum batter side. Front head is an Aquarian...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,471
Posted By the_dude
Re: Drums as therapy

Almost six years ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. They removed 1/3 of my right kidney.
After surgery I had two questions.
1. When can I play my drums again?
2. When can I ride my motorcycle...
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