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Forum: Drummers 07-31-2014, 09:30 PM
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Yogi Horton

I tried searching for his name, but didn't find it anywhere on the forum, so I thought I'd share this. Yogi Horton was (in my opinion) a very underrated drummer who played with tons of big names in...
Forum: Drums 07-31-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Re: Sorry I ever got rid of those.

The ironic thing is that I've had more fun playing on vintage, beat-up, or off-brand kits than I've had playing on expensive professional-grade ones. Right now I have 2 kits: A set of Ludwig Classic...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 397,959
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Hello, fellow members of the Drummerworld community! It's been a very long time since I've been here, but it's good to be back! May I present to you...This gorgeous set of Ludwig Classic Maple drums,...
Forum: Drums 07-13-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Re: Need advice please.

1. Yes, it should be, assuming that you remove all the hardware first.
2. Not one bit!
3. Enamel paint should be fine. Spray paint will give you the most even appearance; painting with a brush has...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Re: Acrolite

Ditto. Mine left the assembly line on July 8th, 1967. It just turned 44 years old this summer and still sounds superb! The newer model you're looking at probably has a somewhat heavier-gauge shell...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,341
Re: What TAMA is this ? please

I could be wrong, but to me, it looks like this kit isn't really a Tama at all, but just a generic low-end Asian set with Tama logo stickers on the 12 and 14 inch rack toms (The larger rack tom looks...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,392
Re: Yamaha Musashi - Unsung Hero

Me too! I wish I hadn't let mine go. Playing a 14 inch snare drum just hasn't been the same (even if it is a 1967 Acrolite). Fortunately, I managed to find a 13x5.5 Yamaha brass drum which I like...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Re: which Ludwig is this?

A friend of mine had an old Slingerland steel-shell snare drum with a shell that was out-of-round on top and bottom. It was difficult to fit the new heads on, but with careful tuning the drum...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,972
Re: Stage presence in YOUR band(s)

I've noticed that a lot of musicians equate stage presence with physical movement and espouse the idea that the more a musician moves, the more presence he or she has. I think that's only partially...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,083
Suspension mount vs. shell mount...shell mount wins!

I have a Yamaha Stage Custom birch set (10x8, 14x14, 20x17), and I love it. However, I noticed that when I mounted the rack tom to the bass drum using the standard tom holder, the tom sounded choked....
Forum: Drums 05-09-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,634
Re: Bass drum depth

Agreed! 14x22 is a perfect size for rock or jazz (Joe Morello used one with Dave Brubeck, after all). It's super-responsive in terms of sound and it's easy to carry; I can't imagine trying to haul a...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Re: A second snare

If your main snare is 14 inches in diameter, I'd recommend using a 12 inch for the secondary snare. You could use a 13, but in my experience I've had to fiddle about with the tuning quite a bit to...
Forum: Drums 04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,639
Re: Questions on modifying a Yamaha Manu Katche Jr. Kit

Not necessarily. I've gotten good results using coated Emperors for a high "jazz-style" tuning on my 10 and 14 inch birch toms. Terreon Gully (Christian McBride, Stefon Harris) uses maple toms in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,279
Re: Brand New Orange County Snare, So much ring

Whenever I get a new pack of Moon Gel, I always cut one of the pieces in half with a box knife. In my experience, a half piece is just the right amount of muffling for snare drums and small toms. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,972
Re: Rust on snare rim

Steel wool won't scratch the chrome if you use the right grade. Look for "0000" (quadruple zero) on the package. This is the finest, softest grade of steel wool available, and it takes off minor rust...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,649
Re: Stupid noises while drumming!

I just picked up "Yesterdays", which features Keith Jarrett (piano), Jack DeJohnette (drums), and Gary Peacock (bass) live in Japan in 2001. It's a swingin' album, but Keith Jarrett makes certain...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,585
Re: Wood Hoops

Wood hoops are more common on bass drums, but they sound great on snare drum and toms, too. I recently installed a wood batter hoop on my 14x5.5 Ludwig Acrolite, and I really like the sound. Even...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Re: Timbale Drums

Timbales usually have "clip" mounts, similar to the ones on old Ludwig concert (single-headed) toms. The metal clip on the drum slides over a flat prong of metal extending from the timbale stand....
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Re: Snare Model and Tunning for R&B

Another model that would work well for R&B is a 14 x 3.5 brass piccolo, such as a Pearl "free-floating" snare or the Yamaha David Garibaldi signature model:...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,140
Re: Anyone else ever experience a "white-out"?

I would say "Let's talk about leather!" but this is a family forum! (And for the record, yes, it does look just like a Telefunken U-47!)

I've experienced a similar trance-like state before, mostly...
Forum: Drums 03-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Re: “seating” gone wrong & marking cymbal stands…

I have to agree; You can use this technique with an Ambassador batter head, but the snare-side head is so thin, it's not meant to withstand that much pressure applied over such a small area. You...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,082
Re: Songs with "OVER the music" Solos

The latter half of "If 6 was 9" (from the album Axis: Bold as Love) is another good example of Mitch using this technique.
Billy Cobham also uses this approach on tunes like "The Pleasant Pheasant"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,103
Re: Drumming with a light touch

I read an interview in Drumhead magazine that Jonathan Mover did with studio legend Jim Keltner. At one point, Jim basically said, 'Play softer. You might find grooves that you never thought of; it...
Forum: Drums 02-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,601
Re: Pork Pie 7x13 little squealer maple snare drum?

The 7x13 Little Squealer sounds really good. I know a guy who has one and uses it in a metal band. Mic'd or un mic'd, this drums cuts through with a dry, precise sound (a lot of that has to do with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,190
Re: Ringo's Best drum sounds

I love the way his cymbals sound on the solo section and outro of "Come Together." Because of the tape compression, they sound like they're 8 feet wide. You can tell that even though he's getting a...
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