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Forum: Drums 02-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Dj magic d
Nesting Drums/Nouveau lugs for most compact rig? Help

My goal is to use the least amount of travel space for packing my kit, while doing a lot of out of town gigs this summer.
My kit set up typically includes a 10/12/16/22 configuration, but on gigs...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Best online place to buy gear

Interstate Music is the next best site. They offer tiered discounts of 5-20% off,depending on the total amount of your order. Not exactly what midwest used to offer, but its comparable if you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: The Live Music Scene

Here in the greater Baltimore, MD/Washington DC area, there is a good, active scene for both cover and original bands. Cover bands can work a fair amount, usually 3-5+ times a month, depending on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: anyone order from sweetwater?

ordered many times from them, both from their ebay page, and the direct website. Never any problems, A+ operation, plus I usually get a follow up phone call about the order. They have definitely...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Chicks love cowbell

Good stuff, Larry.
The general population can't resist the allure of the cowbell. The sound is just downright contagious, especially to a drinking, and dancing bar crowd. I've even seen it make...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Kit sharing

Your experience seems to be par for the course for a lot of multi-band backline situations. I can't generalize it to just the younger original metal band shows, but this typically seems to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Dance Songs

Everybody talks-Neon Trees
Hot in here-Nelly( i play the cowbell part with the left hand while playing the bass/snare/hat with the right)
Moves like Jagger-Maroon 5
Bruno Mars-Locked out of Heaven...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,456
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Free Drum Sheet Music

www.roelvanhelden.com-go to "drum lessen", then drum transcriptions, and/or charts. Decent selections
www.jdkdrumsolutions.com-John Kerr. He offers lots of "freebies" to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Rod Morgenstein, early Modern Drummer feature with Ddrums

I believe that was "Spicing Up Beats" or a similar name. It came out in 1987 in the Gregg Bissonette issue of MD.Very good stuff....you may find in on JOEDRUMS2112 youtube channel. He has a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Your mode(s) of gear transportation?

08 Nissan Sentra. Fits my 10, 12, 16, 22 kick, two snares, two cymbal bags, two hardware bags, rug and double pedal. Sometimes, I pack a musician cart folded into the front seat if the club load in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: how to get into a band quickly and easily

Nothing beats old school networking. Just my $.02.
First, go to multiband original band shows at original venues.Try get to know the band members. Preferably in the music genre you are the most...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,278
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Where to download or buy drum sheet music

Here are a few places I use for drum transcriptions, all have a good chunk of free stuff.
Roelvanhelden.com (look under drum lessons section)
Forum: Drums 05-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Ludwig Atlas mounts?

Thanks for the first hand observations, and it looks like the consensus is they don't protrude more than the older Vibra bands. Not having to get another set of hard cases is a definitely a monetary...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dj magic d
Ludwig Atlas mounts?

Can anyone offer feedback on the new Ludwig Atlas mounts on the 2013 toms and floor toms? My main concern is whether the mounts cause problems fitting into their respective hard cases and/or bags....
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: What is the best digital music storage for us musicians? Opinions/help needed

This gives me a few options, and ideas. I definitely have no problem buying content... I just want to see what has been the most efficient for the working musicians. Seems like the ipod system...
Forum: Drums 04-15-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Custom drums storage rack

Great job on the storage unit!!
This is exactly what I was looking for as an improvement over my current home "storage system". Did you copy a specific set of plans? or did you design...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Dj magic d
What is the best digital music storage for us musicians? Opinions/help needed

Recently I have decided to centralize and streamline my music collection into all mp3 files for the easiest access. What specific devices (ie ipod Nano, ipod Touch, mp3 player,etc) do you currently...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 349,351
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Selling my Tama Granstar Customs in the Cherry wine finish, that were purchased new in 1990. Overall, they are in good shape with only a few minor cosmetic issues. They spent most of their life set...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dj magic d
Cars/trucks for gigging. Which ones do you use?

Here's my dilemma. I have a 99 Honda Accord Ex( 4 door) that's been my main mode of transporting my drumkit for the last 7 years. The car was totalled, and now I'm looking for a new vehicle. My...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,592
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: custom/boutique drum companies

Check out DC california drums....their oak shell kits(as well as the maples) sound crazy good. Look at Youtube under Soultone cymbals, where Jerohn Garnett does the "building blocks to gosphel chops"...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Is the drummer always the last to know?

I did exactly what Nutha Jason does. This works well....especially considering the fact that a lot of musicians seem to be poor communicators. They may play well, and be good people, but sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,574
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Do sound men deserve more than the musicians?

I play mostly in Maryland (but also va, pa and dc) and the soundmen/production companies usually earn about $250-450 per gig. For this, they are providing a full audio rig and a complete light show....
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,890
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Flying with cymbals???

I would check them in only if you have them in a hardshell case. Check with the airline about the weight restrictions of checked items, also. I flew to Florida in September, and used an SKB...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: To all working drummers

Don't overplay!! Keeping a solid, steady groove keeps the dance floor packed and makes for a full schedule of good paying gigs.
And just like it was mentioned before, have good "people" skills.
Forum: Drums 08-23-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dj magic d
Re: Ddrum Dios Maple vs Gretsch Catalina Birch

I second that.....I own a ddrum dios maple kit and the quality and integrity are NOT there..Im returning to the merchant. The bearing edges are terrible and after 3 or 4 gigs, all the shells are...
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