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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By SpareRib
Re: NorCal Percussionsts Thread

San Leandro checking in. I'm playing bluesy psych/doom/garage rock with a guitarist. We split a rehearsal space @ Rehearse America in east oakland. We haven't played out yet. We're ironing out our...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

Never anything that awkward. It's usually the guy that comes in to audition and is unprepared, or not a stylistic fit. The personality mismatches take a few rehearsals to key in on.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By SpareRib
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Why do blues bands want "rock & roll" drummers?

I think the way that you sound and look when you play are very important elements that shape people's opinions and perceptions of your playing. If you produce good tone, keep a steady beat, and look...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By SpareRib
Re: extreme tom angles and snare tilt

Daru Jones is a beast. Look up his other projects on YouTube.
MONO :: Live @ HQ :: Doug Wimbish x Daru Jones - …: http://youtu.be/e-M2CFXteQ8
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Is "pocket" what you play or how you play it?

I love pockets.

Begin collective sighing and eye rolling...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By SpareRib
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By SpareRib
Learned something interesting...

I record all of our band practices on a Tascam DR40.. This last practice I detuned my batter heads down a quarter turn. I never changed the resonant head tension. They were tuned sort of high because...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By SpareRib
Re: My Drum Lesson with Max Collie & the Rhythm Aces

I love your stories. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,478
Posted By SpareRib
Re: I know - this is a real first world problem.

Didn't tré cool used to set his signature Slingerland kits on fire at the end of every show?
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Yogi Horton history of funk drumming

Mr. Bishop, thank you so much for posting this! This is a paradigm shift in terms of physical and mental approach to playing for me. I have been searching for answers to time/feel and groove that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Always out of breath, need to get my stamina up somehow.

Walking/jogging/running and calisthenics are simple, effective and require little or no initial monetary investment. And complexity and intensity can be escalated when necessary.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Anyone a member of The Drum Channel??

For the price it's awesome. I loved the interviews with Abe laboriel Jr and Nate Morton recently. Also, Erskine's matter class series is spectacular! Great content.

Cobus isn't on there much any...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,688
Posted By SpareRib
Re: playing less and keeping time

+ 1. My teacher has me working on this with snare etudes and drumset exercises. This helping me tremendously.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Country drummers!

Big Ears, solid time/feel and groove, restraint and a modicum of taste, ability to sight read chord charts, able to get the sound from the drums and cymbals that fit the songs, and a positive...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Yikes! A Craigslist Advertisment

It is a "dum" kit. It doesn't even know how to put itself together!
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By SpareRib
Re: drum tuners

Don't piano tuners use a A440 hz tuning fork as reference to tune the A above middle C and then tune in intervals thereafter?

I like using a drum dial to seat and re-seat heads and then to guage...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By SpareRib
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Kick Drum physics experts in the house?

Because you keep hitting them on their heads?
Forum: Drums 10-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By SpareRib
Re: 99 ludwig 9 plys

I'm jealous! So beautiful! Congrats!
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By SpareRib
Re: Cost to ship a kit?

That's awesome! Thank you for a great idea I might use in the future.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,296
Posted By SpareRib
Re: How LOUD were the classic rock bands??

I just checked out those bands. I really liked them, especially Mars Red Sky! Thanks. I really like Witch, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Baroness, and The Sword.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,296
Posted By SpareRib
Re: How LOUD were the classic rock bands??

I've never experienced that either. The snare is usually cutting cutting through.

I love stoner/doom rock and sludge. I've heard high on fire are absurdly loud, as well as Electric Wizard.

And...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,493
Posted By SpareRib
Re: The Speed Obsession

How about rbst growth hormones in dairy and meat products? I'm tablet than my parents and grandparents.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,493
Posted By SpareRib
Re: The Speed Obsession

Right as I clicked on that link I thought "I'd pay Short people by Randy Newman" I got randyrolled. Doh.
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