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Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 397,747
Posted By joshranwest
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

10" Paiste Rude splash. $80 includes shipping to lower 48 only. Brand new cymbal!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,087
Posted By joshranwest
Re: me drumming please watch

exactly, totally with ya on the eulogy groove. i flinched a bit on his version. but it was still a killer performance. carey is a freakin machine. its always humbling to learn his stuff
Forum: Drum Technique 02-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,087
Posted By joshranwest
Re: me drumming please watch

http://youtu.be/bsj2xiPQtRs
Forum: Drums 03-16-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,493
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Corder drums

I am in the studio this week at John Keane Studios here in Athens, GA and I am using Corder drums (because its what he had in the studio). sound fantastic on tape!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,413
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Letting others play your drums at gigs

I dont mind people using my drums, but not my cymbals at all! use your own. been burned once and never again!

If I go through the trouble of bringing my gear to the show, packing it up, loading...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Would you be "ticked off"?

I wouldnt be mad. I would ask them to take you off. I have had to do that in the past. Usually they come back and say they forgot in the maze of stuff to do.

As far as you on the recordings, make...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Percussion based kit?

I do this all the time!! I call it a hybrid kit!

this was live a few months ago. bass drum, ride, crash, splash, snare, and congas

also look up brian rosenworsel (the band Guster)
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By joshranwest
Re: how can a beginner drummer find a band

music mates, bandtastic, facebook, and myspace
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,023
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

THANK YOU so much!! Let me know when you plan on comin out! I appreciate that so much!
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,476
Posted By joshranwest
Re: how much do you charge for gigs

here in athens, ga its so over saturated you cannot make any money. we played for free many times, as well as "benefits" left and right. I am all for a benefit but not when 10 shows out of 15 last...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,638
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Isolation Ear Monitors

I went the expensive route, I bought (and it was the best investment I have made since buying my drums) Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors. however, there are cheaper alternatives. those...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By joshranwest
Re: homemade rivets

right on! it lets you get a preview of what it will sound like with permanent rivets as well. I use it live, cause 1 song out of 20 of ours I want a sizzle ride. tape it on there, when the song is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,190
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Steve Caught a Buzz!

just listen to any led zeppelin and you will hear bonzo's snares buzz (ESPECIALLY on Dazed and Confused). I also stopped worrying about it a decade ago. now, when my singer hits certain notes it will...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By joshranwest
Re: homemade rivets

well, you can do it for 5 cents! take a nickel, and duct tape it (not too much) to the cymbal. presto, sizzle cymbal for 5 cents. lol. not permanent obviously
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,662
Posted By joshranwest
Re: How often do you guys play?

remember its not how many hors in a day you play, but the fact you play every day! I play every day, work on the normal stuff, then do something I have having trouble with, and end with something I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,660
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Ginger Baker talking garbage....

I havent liked him since the interview with modern drummer, where he basically talked crap about America, and how he is sitting in South Africa with one (of the many) japanese hookers "waiting to...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-27-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,023
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I play both. I will start a song open handed, play the ride (which is on my right) with my right hand, go back to playing open after hitting the hats with my right hand quickly. If I feel like it I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Blisters with New Sticks

[QUOTE=Boomka;657341]I don't have a lot of trouble with relaxation in my grip at the moment. I was more curious about your experiences with all your accoutrements. But I'm not sure you answered my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Blisters with New Sticks

the stick tape and gorilla snot makes you RELAX your grip. try it. I will avoid playing a "virgin" stick these days.

when I was younger I was "bulletproof" and couldnt care less about my hands or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By joshranwest
Re: personal website - yes or no?

Yep, got one myself. Great marketing tool! I also integrate my facebook (the music one, not the personal one), myspace, youtube, sonicbids, and other links. An official website is a great portal to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,888
Posted By joshranwest
Re: How to settle tempo debate with guitar player

I agree with the people that replied about live situations and how speeding up the tempo can, and does happen to the best of us. I would recommend you get real tight with the bass player. I would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,074
Posted By joshranwest
Re: FIND A DRUM TEACHER HERE

NAME: Joshua Westbrook

COVERAGE AREA: Athens to Atlanta, GA

VENUE: pupils home, personal studio

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 28 years total experience. 15 years of that is studio...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Blisters with New Sticks

I have had that problem as well, and it was usually when I went from playing a soft acoustic gig to a big, huge rocking gig, playing very hard. And its always with new sticks. I found it was the grip...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By joshranwest
Re: Changing Drumsticks

In 28 years of playing I have broken maybe 10 pairs of sticks. Its all technique. I mean sometimes a stick is bad, the tip falls off, whatever. Currently I use maple sticks live, they are extremely...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,154
Posted By joshranwest
Re: How hard do you hit?

One of the first things I was taught, is dynamics, back when I was 5 or 6 (started when I was 2) and have loved it and used it my entire career. I currently play for a country/americana rock band,...
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