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Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,245
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I used just my snare and a 16" cymbal for a rehearsal last night (did not feel up to lugging the kit over) and it was not only fun but very informative to me in regards to just how much you can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Is Jim Riley The Bruce Springsteen Of Drums? Great Lesson on Groove Choices

I mentioned the Springsteen thing because his drummer face reminded me of him; great lesson though on grooves. I also found it interesting that he likes to bury his bass drum beater.

Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Science finally proves drummers have different brains than the rest of the band

I have always had my suspicions and now I know.

Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,914
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

You are an accomplished musician

It's a party so the focus could be more on schmoozing than critiquing you

If you can promote your drum line, all the better

Having said that I defiantly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Drum Dial tuning

They give you a list of suggested turnings, BOBDADRUMMER gives some great advice as after using it a while I have found that I will adjust further once I have applied the usual settings I got used...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Jazz players - did we get this right?

As a long time listener of jazz I have noticed that there has been a move towards a drier sound by new upcoming players; I have been hearing this on the local jazz station of late so the dry sound on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
The Drummers of Frank Zappa-Includes Discussion & Performance


Just found this, simply wonderful and who doesn't love Ruth Underwood.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,662
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: drum snobbery

The only thing I could possibly add to what has already been said is remember that they are not signing your cheques ; for playing or teaching.
I don't listen to metal all that much however I do...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Demonstration Of How To Improve The Sound Of A $125 Kit -No Extra Expense


This may benefit some of the younger member's just starting out on a budget.
Very good demonstration of how important tuning is.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Manchester Drum Show - pictures & video

Thanks for the pics & audio. Interesting to see some brands that I am not familiar with.
Your drums have a great sound for sure, love the tuning on the toms and the kit overall.

Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Elvin Jones Documentary

I have heard this from other musicians as well; Joni Mitchell would ask her musicians to play a certain color to get the feel she wanted; since she is a painter as well it makes perfect sense to me....
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: definitely a must watch

All of the above comments cover just about everything that I feel.
All I could add is that teachers from other disciplines could learn much from him. What a gem.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Never thought I'd see the day...

Just checked your link; very sweet. Not just the playing but the website as well.
Break a leg.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,357
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

Great Documentary, too many great parts to go in to here. I totally agree about recording on to tape; besides the warmth it is the only way to get the full breadth & scope of the bottom end.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Peter Erskine : Great Lesson On Brush Work For All Types Of Music

I like the site as well. They send me links to my email and I do enjoy the guest spots.
They have a good attitude and I might say as a Canadian it is very much a British Colombian
one. Peter is one...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Peter Erskine : Great Lesson On Brush Work For All Types Of Music

Wanted to share this from Drumeo. The lesson is not just for the jazz players.

Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Quick Question On B-Stock Snare

Thanks everybody. I need to pull the trigger on one of these.

Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Quick Question On B-Stock Snare

Yes that is it. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Quick Question On B-Stock Snare

There is a hand hammered 6/14 x 14 Ludwig Black Beauty for sale on Ebay that brand new is B-stock; I am not concerned about the condition of the drum but since it has no serial number would that have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: First tuning - opinions please :)

I particularly like your bass drum tuning as it follows the floor nicely (as opposed to "thump").
Forum: Drum Technique 04-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Killer Lesson From Thomas Pridgen Courtesy Of Drumeo


I enjoy these spotlights not only because you may pick up a few things, but also because the real personality of the drummer comes out.
Must be the BC air, if I was a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: What Haven't You Played Yet but Really Want To?

I have yet to play a Ludwig Black Beauty-I had the Pork Pie poor man's version and it sounded good so I can only imagine how much I would like the real thing. As well I would like to check out the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: What are your stories of when people found out you are drummer?

Usually there is interest and I'm asked if I'm playing in a band and where.
They loose some interest when I tell them no and that I mostly host jam sessions at a great rehearsal space I use.
I also...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,124
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?

I got rid of my 12". I could never get the tuning right for my taste, not that it is inherent at all in that size drum but I bought a 13" and it works better for me with the 16", I use a 10" and 14"...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: John Bonham - The 'Bonhadiddle'

Nice feel to that and sounds great coming out the more aggressive bit before.
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