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Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,792
Posted By bruin21
Re: Your next drum kit

one of two,,,

1) a new homebuild stave kit (spalted maple), or
2) a new vistalite jelly bean kit.

...leaning towards #2.
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By bruin21
Re: Your drumming "thing"?

some where in the last 6 months or so, I picked up the habit of dropping a snare hit on 4 and hitting the & of 4 as a pick up to bring it in to a new measure. Not sure where I picked it up, but it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,705
Posted By bruin21
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I fall into the second category, most definitly: day career + weekend rock warrior.
Forum: Drums 08-19-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,804
Posted By bruin21
Re: Nylon vs. Chrome Tension Rod Washers

I use steel over nylon combination. I like the look of those nylon sleeves, however.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,322
Posted By bruin21
Re: Do you switch between grips? Why?

As many have confirmed, I use both grips and switch between them regularly even within a song. When I have some crash sequences upcomming, I'll go with matched, when i have more intricate snare sork...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,004
Posted By bruin21
Re: Drumming Philosophy...

Within a band? I am the engine that moves the bus. Be reliable and never get in the way of the music.

Teaching? that is a two way street. If a student is not willing to put in the same time and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,836
Posted By bruin21
Re: Is drumming your career, or do you have a day job and do it as a hobby?

I have been playing all my life...as a very serious hobby. In order to pay for my very serious hobby, I am a PhD research scientist.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,806
Posted By bruin21
Re: Travis Barker: Underrated or Overrated? What do you think of him?

Who cares. Anyone who makes an honest living as a musician is doing ok in my book.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By bruin21
Re: Building a Snare

I just threwup a little bit at the thought of neon green hardware. Black w/ brushed aluminum, black w/ gold/brass, black w/ black nickel, jeez, black with plain ole' chrome.
I just lost interest...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By bruin21
Re: Building a Snare

I completely agree...especially with the list of unmentioned caveots! But I think a 13x7, 1/2"+ with 45+1/4 round over from any species would do just fine. but, yes, I am in complete...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By bruin21
Re: Building a Snare

Oh, and size?? 13x 6 or 13 x 7 is a GREAT size. I love the crack from my 13x7segmented burl maple. I also built a great sounding 13x4 stave of ash for a friend...I really wish I still had that snare.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By bruin21
Re: Building a Snare

I have built many snares in my lifetime. There are three basic kinds: Metal snares, standard ply snars and snares that are not ply (single steambent, stave and segmented). Of the three types, you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,167
Posted By bruin21
Re: Nerves before and during a gig

I used to play D-1 football. Nerves? If you had nerves at that level, you had your a$$ handed to you uncerimoniously in front of 100K fans and a much larger TV audience. Playing in a band is a walk...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,474
Posted By bruin21
Re: How often do you drop your sticks?

it only happens when I start to take aim at a guitar player...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,540
Posted By bruin21
Re: How do you approach a drum solo?

I sneak up behind it, and try to beat the idea into submission before tucking tail and running for the door.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 54,992
Posted By bruin21
Re: Ringo Starr... Good or bad?

Anyone who could navigate all the stylistic waters that Lennon and McCartney floated through during the Beatles career, has my respect as a drummer.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By bruin21
Re: The Dyna Sonic Floating Thingamajig

The Rhythym Tech wire systems work just fine. I use them on my homebuilt wood snares of several different shell types and a few metal ones (most recently a homebuilt slingy copper) where I really...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,128
Posted By bruin21
Re: Top-10-Iconic-Snare-Drum-Intros

Moby Dick, (Zep), I want you to want me (CheapTrick)
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By bruin21
Re: Is it possible for my drums to be holding me back?

In a word, no. the drums are not holding you back. However due to familiarity you are likely just in a comfortable rut. We all covet what is just around the corner...it is not necessarily better,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,221
Posted By bruin21
Re: middle age drummers!!

no joint issues, but I do need a kidney...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By bruin21
Re: Is it a MUST to know all rudiments?

In a few words: yes, Yes, and YES.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,952
Posted By bruin21
Re: What brand of kit do you play?

Kit #1: Luddy birch/maple mix
Kit #2: All roto toms
Kit #3: Custom Ash Stave

Snares: Acrolite, COB Dynasonic, Copper Slingy, Maple Keller, Maple Segmented, Ash Stave.

Cymbals: a mix of Mehmet...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,403
Posted By bruin21
Re: Live - counting in a tune - Do you use any electronic reference?

Sure...I have a Tama Rhythm Watch and a Beringer rack mount. I'll run them into my IEMs when I need to.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,650
Posted By bruin21
Re: Thoughts On Rhythm and the Universe

We as humans live in a 4D world…x, y, z and t. For us, t is a vector whose direction and magnitude is defined…all we do is subdivide to understand faster/slower; the curse of awareness. Nature has...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,079
Posted By bruin21
Re: Isolation Headphones

Use ear buds for the music, and a set of construction/gardener ear protaction (Lowes/HomeDepot) over them. You get great musical clarity and little to no ambient noise.
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