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Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Bretton
Re: Questions about kick drum heads

the outer diameter of a drum shell is always 1/8" undersized from the size shown. eg: a 20" drum has an outer diameter of 19 7/8." this allows the head collar to fit around it, which is normally the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Bretton
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

how about north of the border?

Enderby British Columbia
currently between bands
Metal. I appreciate all styles, but branching out always leads me straight back to metal.
Don't think I could...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bretton
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

I second buying a cheap 2nd hand kit. And I really recommend getting at least a basic first-hand understanding of how to play drums, even if you're sticking to guitar. a lot of times when playing...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bretton
Re: The side snare

I tried using a side snare for a while, having a really dry main snare, and a really ringy side snare, but discovered I really just like something in the middle, put a dryer head on my steel 13x8...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Bretton
Re: 4x14 brass snare

I have a yamaha 14x4 brass snare, but it doesn't have a chrome finish. is that important? I would be willing to sell it.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

a blast can be alternating, or together, it started out as alternating, evolving from the regular rock beat, 8ths on the hats, kick on 1 and 3, snare on 2 and 4. thrash metal sped that up until it...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

What a horrible night looks perfect, lots and lots of blasting, a doable speed, a combination of hammer and traditional. Thanks :)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I downloaded a guitar pro tab off ultimate-guitar, which, if I translate into text tab, showed the main drum beat as:


and had the tempo...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

that's more of an old school thrash beat, I'm looking for basically both hands playing 8th notes in unison, fast, for an extended period of time.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Bretton
looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I'm looking for a warmup song for my hands, something very blast-beat heavy around 200-220 bpm.

I play along to Juular by Devin Townsend to warm up my legs, but the blast section in it is just a...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By Bretton
Re: A lesson for all newbies

I've really gotten into modifying every piece of equipment I have, cutting down depths, re-cutting bearing edges, putting longer pieces of tubing in the hi-hat stand to make it taller. made my own...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Bretton
Re: Is this a shuffle, shufflie or neither?

what the heck is a shufflie?
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,133
Posted By Bretton
Re: Nice...or not so much

all the big names I've met have been super nice, Gene Hoglan, Flo Mounier, Dave Culross.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Bretton
Re: Types of Wood for Types of Sound

here's pearl's comparison of maple vs birch vs mahogany:

Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Bretton
Re: Bearing edges

I've done it with the above mentioned MDF sheet trick.

you should also put some adhesive-backed sandpaper on a piece of MDF to sand the edges flat before recutting. just place the drum on top...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Bretton
Re: Call to post and other tuning questions...

the number refers to which octave.

middle C is C4, and C is where it changes to the next number

(eg: A3 A#3 B3 C4 C#4 D4 etc)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Bretton
Re: Question about double bass practice off the pedals

Flo Mounier went over this at a recent clinic I attended (the aforementioned Sean Lang was there putting it on :P)

basically only use the muscles from the knee down.

exercise 1: heel up bounce,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Bretton
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom: non-magnetic lugs, etc. Aluminum?

I bought an older Yamaha something-or-other, wanted to refinish it, and give the lugs a "burnt chrome" look.

got out dad's propane tiger torch...

melted the lug... good thing I only tried...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,219
Posted By Bretton
Re: Using a 10'' tom as main rack

Bryan Newbury from Into Eternity and Death Toll Rising has a medium sized double bass kit with a tiny little 8" as the only rack tom. It's kind of silly, but still really cool.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,372
Posted By Bretton
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

I'm just gonna leave this right here.

Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Bretton
Re: Clave

3-2 Son Clave (cuban)

3-2 bossa clave (as it's labelled in the image I found) (brazillian)...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Bretton
Re: Does Anyone Know What China He's Using?

best I can figure is to refer to this:

Forum: Drummers 04-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,685
Posted By Bretton
Re: Flo Mounier

Man this guy is good,

I just attended his drum clinic in Abbotsford BC. Having booked Cryptopsy as headliner for Armstrong Metalfest this year...

http://armstrongmetalfest.ca/ ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,190
Posted By Bretton
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?


too small.

15" rack and 20" floor is where it's at.

(disclaimer: "lol jk." to each their own)
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,418
Posted By Bretton
Re: It is your band, who do you pick for lead singer?

Devin Townsend
Michael Akerfeldt
Joe Duplantier
Tommy Giles Rogers
Stu Block
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