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Forum: Drums 03-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,391
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: So Frustrating trying to pick a new kit

Tough choice for sure, but you'll do well with any of these. Good luck OP.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Minimalist - Not interested in new gear?

I purged my G.A.S. when I bought a lot of shells and parts from an estate sale. My studio was PA-ACKED with more equipment than I'd ever know what to do with.
Eventually, I whittled it all down to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 899
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Do You Drum While Not Drumming?

You're not the only one for sure. I got a finger rudiment exercise that helps me with dexterity. That transfers to how my fingers control the sticks. Very useful AND I can do it all while just...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Fatigue and recovery

If you can't rest like you'd like, slow it down a lot. I've learned when I'm struggling with exercises, I play them really s-l-o-w-l-y. That helps me focus more on form and I find my speed is better...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 871
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: St Anger snare, or lid of a trash can?

You're not the only one. I liked his kick sound on Justice too. They both just fit the music well.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,506
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

I like my drums to be as low and flat as I can get them. Just has a better look and feel as I sit pretty low as well.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: New thread or resurrect the dead?

I'm surprised this hasn't happened. When you can access 40+ pages of old threads, I feel it's time for the Admins to wipe all but the last 10 out in every topic offered. The space saving alone would...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: PLAY ALONG at Drummerworld...

I'm all over this! I love these drumless tracks to just stir my creative juices. Gets me thinking outside the box.
Thanks B.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Fixing a Pearl Sensitone

If just the shell is dented and not the hoop, any drum shop will do. Most have a drumsmith on site who can pop that out and get you back on the gig trail.
If the drum is seriously out of round,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Dealing with a controlling bandmate.

All good points here. Musicians come and go in bands, and like in the corporate world, more employees leave because of bad management than a bad job.
Seems this is the case here.

Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Wouldn't it Be Great To Be In the Middle Of All of These Drums

Wow! That would be great!
Have them spaced out so a swivel chair would allow you to "run the circle". =-D
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Jon Bermuda

Great pic there!
I love those Sessions Panels. Saw Anika Nilles on one and Dom was a true professional.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Drum Solo/Fill Letdowns

When I was 9, I heard God of Thunder from KISS's Alive II. There's a drum solo in the middle of the song and that was my initial inspiration to get into drumming (Thanks, Pete).

Now when I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Maybe time to drum share?

At 47, the only thing I don't like is the occasional late nights simply because I have to be up at 5:00am for my job.
The current rockabilly scene I'm in makes drum gear very low key, so I'm on &...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 20,390
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

Did 3 for ten years before I finally got into a band that stayed together for more than a few months.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,788
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: How many different Brands do you Use?

Brand loyalty can play a role in a drummer's life, but then reality and the wallet step in and alter that thought process.

I saved for my "Holy Grail" kit (Gretsch) and knew that was the kit I...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Sometimes the most talented drummers can be the worse teachers ever

Just watching is sometimes how you learn best. The instructor may not have to really explain anything beyond showing you. Like Ray Parker Jr. once said, "I could take 15 minutes trying to explain it,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By CommanderRoss

I flirted with this for a while as I got the use of an x-hat stand for a while from a bud. I liked the open handed playing and was able to arrange my rack toms in a very comfortable way.
I might...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: G. A. S. I've got it bad

Oh yeah we do!
I started out with a simple Hohner Marine Band model when I was 10 and loved it. Then the teen years kicked in and I learned of all the other keys they're offered in (at the same...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 42,245
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: How often should I replace drum heads?

This if you're hitting the studio a lot. Not so much if you're just a casual player or gig where they use mics.
I've played at shows where the front of house guy put a dead headed drum through his...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Finger technique workout

Great stuff here. Finger exercises are often overlooked when practicing, yet they're vital to good control and speed.
Forum: Drums 02-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Gretsch snare snap-in key practical?

I've molded key holders out of Sugru and put them on my hi-hat stand and other places for ease of access.
Great stuff to fix small issues and hold things you'd rather not lose.
Forum: Drums 02-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Deciding bearing edges

I have 2 bits for my router for this very thing: One 30 degree & one 45. When I recut a shell, I'll tap the wood to see if it has any tonal qualities in and of itself. If it does, I'll cut a 45.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,298
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: I'm tired of standard drumkits. Need inspiration and ideas

It's the desert heat for sure! Bakes the brain just enough to make weird decisions...=-D
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: G. A. S. I've got it bad

This was me with my Gretsch kit. Bought and played a lot of "shit kits" over the years and when I finally got my holy grail set, that was it.

When I bought a whole pallet of drum shells, parts...
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