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Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Chris Squire, Yes Bassist found dead

Shocked, My favorite bass player along with Greg Lake back in the early prog years. Loved that growling Rickenbacker. RIP Chris and thanks for all the great music and influences.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Why do groupies like to borrow my sticks all the time?

My groupies use my sticks as walkers.
Forum: Drums 06-14-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: How can I make a shallow snare sound deeper

I would start with a thicker head, Emperor or maybe the Evans reverse dot. Also tune it low to mid range and back off the snare wires a couple of turns.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Tempo Training Program?

For me I find before I perform I need to get my head into a relaxed state. I have a tendency to rush the tempo if I am not mentally prepared.

I found the following have helped me a bit....
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Bass drum triplets - rusty / struggling :(

Being 61 myself I have a similar situation. My band sometimes calls for American Band by GFR. Easy enough intro but I can't do the beginning intro drum fill clean and in time consistently, I...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Black Beauty Head Selection?

Evans Reverse Dot batter, Remo on the reso. Great!
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Are you in shape

It's not accurate for drumming, walking yes. However you are burning lots of calories drumming and working out your cardio, arms and legs. If I didn't drum I would look like the Stay Puft...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,820
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: What Drum Moments Give You the Chills

Ringo on Ed Sullivan,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It3Cctk6BRs

Mike Shrieve Woodstock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBG6IaSQCpU

Carl Palmer circa 1974...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Help! Can't keep time without a metronome

Jarobi, I'm 61 and still sometimes struggle with time. I tend to push a bit. I am lucky ( or unlucky) enough to work with a Berklee Professor who plays bass. He does not budge on tempo and if I start...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: My Lust Has Been Satisfied!

Congrats. enjoy your new drum. Love mine.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Band Pay Splits

Currently we divide the take evenly. On bigger paying gigs money will be taken out to cover clothes, schedules, web etc.

In the past I was offered a fixed fee. A wedding would be 150 where a club...
Forum: Drums 05-27-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: DW performance or Tama SC birch bubinga

I picked up a set of DW Performance. Great sounding kit, I'm just not a fan of their hardware so I went back to Yamaha Live Oak. Can't comment on the Tama but I do hear they are geat drums.
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,655
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: What kit do you use?

Yamaha Live Oak 10 12 16 22
Magstar Maple 12 16 22
1971 Slingerland 12 16 22
Snares, Ludwig, Pearl, Magstar, Logo's
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

It's funny, in my younger days I was very competitive. If I saw a good (local) drummer I felt I needed to play better than him so I would practice my butt off working on things. I was always doing...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Other than practice- quickest way to improve?

Like Larry said, record yourself with the band, also you can pick up lots of music minus drums CD's to play along with. It's a real ear opener believe me.

Listen, listen and listen some more.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 499,146
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Hi All,

I have just ordered an Axis direct drive pedal. If I like it? I will be selling my less than six month old Pearl Eliminator. It has a nice carry bag, includes all 4color cams as well. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,548
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Any big name drummers ever do something to rub you the RIGHT way?

Todd Sucherman, total class act.
Buddy Rich, Shook my hand and said "how are ya kid"
Dave Weckl, Very nice
Steve Smith, Very nice

Don Brewer, GFR egotistical ass, unless he was having a bad...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 48,040
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Axis pedal on the way. Hope I like it :-)
Forum: Drums 05-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 249,327
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: THE GOOD SNARE THREAD

Adjustable But Side.

Hi I picked up a snare and not only can you adjust the throw side but the but side also has an adjustable thumb screw? All my years of playing I never saw this? What would...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: American Band

Thanks Underhill, you made my day :-)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By 2bsticks
American Band

Our band plays this tune, I know how to play the intro thie issue is my damn foot. I can't seem to play it clean, or I rush the tempo. I have a Pearl Eliminator pedal and I normally use the black...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,410
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Anyone else notice the cost of sticks getting ridiculous

Last two bricks I purchased were Nova sticks. VF seconds. There not bad, every once in a while you a dud or two but saves you lots of $$$

$43.30 FOR 12 PR. = $3.60 A PAIR.

The Nova 12-Pair...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 48,040
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: What's your latest purchase?

So I bid on what I thought was a Tama Starclassic maple snare. Turns out that was not the case. No one else bid on the drum so I got it for $147.00 I contacted the seller and offered to take it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: NOTHING TO FEAR but fear itself...

Funny I just broke my Live Oak Customs cherry at a gig this afternoon. No damage YET. I expect by the end of the Summer they will have a few road scars. Bought them to beat them :-)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 64,690
Posted By 2bsticks
Re: Post your Greatest Weakness

At this point in my life gone are the, my weak left hand, my foot speed, my limited independence. Yes those are important but now I look at each piece (song) of music as document.

This is my...
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