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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Singing Drummers - Monitors

As others have said, IEMs! Save your hearing!

Since you have the ability to mic everything, why not mic everything all the time? The guitars, bass, and keys do not have to go through the mains in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,897
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Songs whose cover version was more popular than the original

OK, so this has turned into a comparison thread, rather than Bermuda's original premise of the cover being more popular than the original (All Along The Watchtower and With A Little Help From My...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Relative humidity and temperature in room too low?

I think this is much ado about nothing. As someone brought up from the Sonor guidance, the culprit is "extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations." If low humidity were such an issue, one could...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Found an excellent drum quote

Wow! Some great lessons in this thread so far. I heard one a few months ago that has profoundly affected my approach (I don't have the exact quote, so I'll paraphrase). It was in a Paul Simon...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Spam PM's

That is the case on some other forums I participate on; not sure if this platform will allow it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,313
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Tips to stop "The drums are too loud" complaints?

Not simple, but an A-E converted kit is your friend. I used to use my electronic kit (but real cymbals) when the room/situation called for it. Quiet-side dynamics can only take you so far -- a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Hi Hat on Polices Walking on the Moon

Wow! So, what size is that bass drum "port?"

On the serious side, lot's of interesting info on this thread!
Forum: Drums 12-06-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Pearl Sensitone Elite vs. Chad Smith Signature snare

But, then again, a used Chad Smith is only a $80-100 drum (I have one). Given how well built they are and how they can be made to sound good, I would be looking at this as an "a" AND "b" proposition...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: putting modern spurs on older bass drums?

I'm with Larry and DSOP...do the originals have a fatal flaw, do they not hold the BD in place? I have three BD's: a 76 Ludwig with the curved 1/2" spike, a mutt bass drum with some cheap-ass...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: The essence of mastery

Great comments. Last night I discovered a new PBS series (Public Television in the U.S.) called "Soundbreaking" about the history and evolution of recording. One episode was about capturing vocals....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,044
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: jammin sam drum wrap?

And just curious...why not use the word "moron" rather than injecting a potential lightning-rod religious aspect? I think I know who the moron is...

I've bought wraps from Sam twice. Positive...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Yamaha Power V Special

I just saw the pics of the kit in your other thread. I wonder if an auto-body shop could give you a good color-match on that bass drum for not-too-much-money (but realize you'll be shelling out for...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Yamaha Power V Special

To the original question, what is really wrong with the Yamaha thru-tom hex mounts? From what I understand, an important part of the YESS system is that the mounts are placed precisely at a node in...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Yamaha Power V Special

One word of caution before you go the re-wrap route. Yamaha tends to glue their wrap all the way around the drum (unlike the more-common asian method of only gluing at the seams). I had a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: How much should i charge for my services as a drummer?

Absolutely, and I was thinking the same thing as I was typing the response (although I failed to expound on it). Given the lineup -- singer/songwriter, her established guitarist, and you, the sit-in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: How much should i charge for my services as a drummer?

What Bermuda said, along with this advice. Granted, the venue is probably not paying much. But, if she is the headliner and the ensemble will be paid $600, you'd look like quite the chump taking...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Little ego boost :)

Happy birthday Andy. A truly refreshing thread, and, thank goodness, we're not adressing "what head should I put on my _________?"
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: In ear monitor mix question...

Gavin's the pro around here, and his solution would be cheapest, but I would consider what drummer-russ said. I have a few of the Rolls boxes around for our band (when our regular sound guy is not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,354
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Best bargains you've scored

I picked up a 3-piece kit at a pawn shop for $50. Bass drum was a mystery at first, but turns out it is a Premier that started as a marching drum -- 14x24 3-ply african mahogany with rerings. 12...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Thoughts about my new Supra

Ain't that the truth? I played my 70's LM400 at a gig last weekend -- it had been at our practice space for the last 8 months or so... All night, I was asking myself (referencing the "Unused Snare...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Rack toms, virgin bass drums, and ISO feet

Also, the ISO feet are made to accept the small, round, profile of a floor tom leg, not the flat bar shape of a typical stand. I don't think there's enough material on the ISO feet to modify it, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Finding Samples For Trigger Pads as a Pop Drummer

From the original post I'm not quite sure if you are looking for a completely hybrid kit or some pads to add some sounds to your pallette. I do the latter with an Alesis Samplepad (still under $200,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,696
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Tuning, Please Advise, Sound clip inside

Lot's of good advice being given here, but I would like to point out that EC2's are not necessarily "very muted" or "tone killers." Like anything, different heads and drums interact differently. ...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Tell me what ya think!!

I was also not a fan of the Spidey sticker look, but like it in all-black. As a fellow Gen 1 FF owner, I love the fact the FF's are like a blank canvas for shell choice, both in terms of material and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,248
Posted By FreDrummer
Re: Need a Good,Cheap Kit?

Wow...the root beer 12,13,16 set is still there for that price! I can't believe no one has sucked those up!
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