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Forum: Drummers 04-29-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,678
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Read an autobiography of Buddy Rich written by Mel Torme. He was a quirky guy for sure and I think even his friends had a hard time figuring him out sometimes. I had the pleasure of seeing him in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Drum Studio

I took lessons where the room couldn't have been more than 8'X8'. They had two sets of Arbiter Flats face to face. Worked great.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,181
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Teeth - drum kits in your head

I've been doing this since I was a kid. I've often thought I had some weird tic and maybe should seek help for it. My dentist says the grinding is hell on fillings. My wife has been telling me to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,713
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Brush technique

Was on vacation last week but got to practice again last night. I was able to apply some of the techniques I saw in the videos and tried to think more interpretively about the music I was reading.....
Forum: Drum Technique 05-27-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,713
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Brush technique

Very helpful videos. That gives me plenty to work on.....thanks again.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,713
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Brush technique

Thanks to all....you confirmed what I was thinking all along. I know Jeffwj plays that kind of music and maybe you other guys as well.

While I have your ear, I have both wire and poly (vinyl)...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,713
Posted By Skacatz
Brush technique

My band is playing an arrangement of Benny Goodman"s Moonglow. The music shows quarter note rolls played with brushes throughout much of the piece. I'm afraid I don't how to do those. In a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,955
Posted By Skacatz
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Just remember....if they live long enough, one day they'll be old men too.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By Skacatz
Bubbling wrap

Didn't see an answer to my question by doing a search so here goes.

I bought a set of Pearl VSX drums second hand. They are champagne sparkle wrap. They look great except there are a couple of...
Forum: Drums 02-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Acrolite finish

I'll work on getting some pictures posted. Check back occasionally.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,920
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Pants leg catchin beater

Used to happen all the time back in the day when bell bottom pants were in style. Rubber bands my man!
Forum: Drums 02-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Skacatz
Acrolite finish

I bought an acrolite snare drum recently. The finish is gray but not smooth. Ludwig used to have something back in the 60's called an orange peel finish. I know that this drum is not that old. ...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,824
Posted By Skacatz

I have owned and played a set of Gretsch Catalina Birch drums for last 5 years or so. I love the way they look and sound. I haul them all over creation and they have never let me down. No lack of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,031
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Money-saving tips for drummers in a bad economy!

I have a 6 pc. set of PDP birch drums. I always liked the way they sound but never cared much for the black satin/oiled finish. Been thinking for a while how I would like to sell them a buy a new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,885
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Us older drummers

I started out when I was about 10 and played through my 20's. Took about 12 years off when I thought it was more important to be a dad and help my wife raise the kids (hockey practice, football,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,553
Posted By Skacatz
Re: 20" bass in rock applications

To Wolfgang....I just have to respond to your avatar picture. It's been around for a long time. My cousin used to carry it around in his wallet 40 years ago. He liked to show it around and tell...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,804
Posted By Skacatz
Older Slingerlands on Craigslist...

I could use some help from someone with more knowledge than me.

I just looked at a set of Slingerlands that I came across on Craigslist. The set consists of :

22" bass
13" mounted tom
Forum: Drums 11-06-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,733
Posted By Skacatz
Re: It's depressing

Sorry, that would be 2112 percussion.
Forum: Drums 11-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,733
Posted By Skacatz
Re: It's depressing

I bought a brass Mapex snare a couple of years ago online from 2111 percussion. I think it sounds great and it was around $175.
Forum: Drums 09-03-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,182
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Identify this Gretsch Kit

It's a Catalina Birch. I have that identical set.
Forum: Drums 05-13-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,327
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Are they the drums you really want?

DW 6 pc. set in one of their exotic finishes. Then I could die happy.
Forum: Drums 10-31-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 251,461
Posted By Skacatz

The Yamaha David Garibaldi Signature Snare. 3 1/2 X 14
Forum: Drummers 08-23-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 114,880
Posted By Skacatz
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Can anyone give me the title of that book? I want to see if I can find a copy somewhere.

Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,731
Posted By Skacatz
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

The drummer that currently plays with Earth, Wind & Fire. I believe his name is John Paris but I haven't been able to find anything about him. Tried a Google search, but not much help.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 52,035
Posted By Skacatz

I have been playing for about 40 years. My ears ring all the time. I wear ear plugs now, but when I was younger I never gave it a thought. All I can hope to do is keep it from getting worse. I...
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