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Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,041
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Best purchases you've made for drums.

Rolling hardware case. Best feature? Wheels. Self-explanatory.

Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,811
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Recording cajon drum

What mic's do you have? Have you messed with mic placement with what you have yet? I've gotten good results with a small diagram condenser out front and a dynamic in the hole.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: My reaction to suggestion of using a sampled bass drum sound..

If there is a specific sound you want on your record, whether it falls into the natural realm or not, you should do what you can to achieve it. When my buddy was recording my project we used triggers...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,385
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Tuning - Pinstripe with evans resonant

Yeah, pins are made to be less resonant sounding. If you want the most open sound, I would tune both heads about even and pretty loose. On the top use a hand to put pressure on the head and tune up...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: A funny one to share from last night's gig.

Sweet. Your tunes must really make people want to drink. 200 for a half hour. May I ask what the initial pay was for perspective?
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,912
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Smaller crash goes where?

I run two crashes and I put the brighter one on the left (more or less in front of me) as it's the one I am more likely to hit on the downbeat. The other is just to the right of the bell on my ride.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,557
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Looking for college/career/life advice

Yep, just realized that was kinda dumb. I was just trying to coax it back on topic, but enough people are doing that anyway. I constantly forget that what's in my brain doesn't always get exactly...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,557
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Looking for college/career/life advice

As the OP, it was disappointing to see folks argue about which advice was best. I wanted all different perspectives and advice and then sift through it myself. It's fine to disagree, and with a topic...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,557
Posted By PreppieNerd
Looking for college/career/life advice

If you don't want to read the whole post, but want to contribute, here's the cliff's notes:
1. Do I have to be in NY, LA, or Nashville to have the best chance at making a living in music?
2. What...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,842
Posted By PreppieNerd
Help, I'm treading water

I am in a college jazz combo this semester. (6pc: Kit, Bass, Keys, Guitar, Sax and Trumpet)

I have been playing drums for 7 years, with a lot of live performance experience, but mostly in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,237
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Church gigs?

Ditto on it varies from church to church. Some larger churches even have distinct "traditional" and "contemporary" services (Choral music versus "rock" full-band music)

If you youtube any of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: The 'Set'-List?

It depends on the group. Right now, I'm home from school for the holidays and my band is playing a few gigs. We usually do gigs with 30-45 minute sets. We always talk through and nail down a setlist...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,487
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Odd Size Cymbals + Even Sized Shells

Yes, joking.

Although I have to admit, the "symmetry" is appealing.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,487
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Odd Size Cymbals + Even Sized Shells

Yes. This is the secret to mystic harmonious resonance.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Marching Band

Go for it. So you can't march now. You will be able to after a while.

It can only help. I marched for two years in high school, I enjoyed it, and it really boosted my chops to a place they...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,022
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: How To Stop The Bwinnng / Warp From Pushing The Hat Pedal Too Hard

One way to change your sound is to change your playing. Sometimes a trick will work right away, sometimes it takes a lot of practice. Try a few of theses ideas:

Rest the ball of your foot further...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Learn Funk Fills!!! PART 04

I'm really liking this stuff.

I would like if you went into the concept as well. or show the foot/hand relation (for example this fill was: R f L f - f R f L - f R f f - L f R f)

Good fill.
Forum: Drums 12-14-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,039
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: "I'd take Visions over Saturns any day. And even over Masters" (Music Store Salesman) (??)

It's true the old exports have held up well, but we're not buying an old export are we? Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.

Everyone has opinions and here are mine:

Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,966
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Playing for unplugged sessions

I am a big fan of the cajon. Like others have said, it's easy to learn, and I would add easy to adapt to your playing style. Audiences love it, and it allows you to get pretty intense energy-wise...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,761
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Audition

After getting the parts down, think about style. How cool would it be if you could pull out a completely original, but very much neil-esque solo? Think about mimicking the way he plays, not just what...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,482
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: working on a cruise ship

Another question for the cruise ship guys

Who usually "leads" the band. Is there a program director, or does the most senior musician take control?

I was reading this thread as well:...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Learn Funk Fills!!! PART 03 (07/12/2010)

It's good stuff, and great quality video and sound. But there are some things I would recommend to make a better instructional video.

Start the video demonstrating the full speed, so the viewer...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,825
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: acoustic folk drumming?

I have done a lot of coffee shop gigs with cajon and my friend singing/acoustic guitar. Sometimes I will put egg shakers in my sock and it works like an ankle rattle.

If you have the opportunity...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,815
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: 2011 NAMM --- Who's in?

I just met some guys who are going as vendors. I just played a church gig this weekend, and the bassist and guitarist were the owners of a company that makes studio furniture. It's called Argosy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By PreppieNerd
Re: Is this happening to anyone else?

The only time I can see this as acceptable is if it is a short notice fill in situation, and one party knows all the songs very well. But even in the guitarist to bass player, he should have been...
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