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Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Grip problem?

you're squeezing too hard, and "smashing" (like one would use a fly swatter, or hammering a nail) rather than "bouncing" your sticks

cheap sticks have nothing to do with it
...
Forum: Drums 07-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Tension Rod Sizes?

http://www.drumfoundry.com/t-tension_rodulator.aspx

in this case, i believe the answer is:

"Use a 1 5/8 inch or 42 mm tension rod"
Forum: Drums 06-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By davezedlee
Re: HELP!! Brass Snare Question

yeah, but its been extremely well-documented that for a year or so they were aggressively pursuing new orders while ignoring ones currently placed (and ignoring emails for an explanation)

plus,...
Forum: Drums 06-25-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By davezedlee
Re: HELP!! Brass Snare Question

famous scammer... google it

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,718
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Pearl or Gibraltar drum rack?

Of course, if you had half a brain, you'd use a memory lock
Forum: Drums 05-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Rogers Big R, why the hate??

I think they picked a bad time to use fence posts for spurs, which looked ridiculously clunky compared to other designs... and still do
Forum: Drums 04-04-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By davezedlee
Re: early 70's Pearl? what else?

"lots for cheap"?

how can you lose?

Those CBs are likely to be alright... decently constructed from inexpensive materials
Forum: Drums 04-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By davezedlee
Re: early 70's Pearl? what else?

CB700 "wristwatch" lugs...

I always wonder about ads that try to "upsell" a kit, 'tho those probably WERE made by Pearl; why not just call them what they are?
Forum: Drums 03-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Why so many plies?

Pretty sure most layups are actually two or three layers of fully cross laminated sheets

So your "9-ply" shell is really three sheets of 3-ply veneers

Differing combos would allow one to...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By davezedlee
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By davezedlee
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

my advice would be to turn it down and focus on YOUR main gig

its of a longer duration, and more important to your bandmates because it represents ALL of you

the idea of an exotic tour as a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Freehand Technique by Johnny Rabb

i saw Kenwood in clinic around 1987 or so using that in his one man band thing, but messed with a little and couldn't really see or hear any practical uses

fast forward about 20-odd years and when...
Forum: Drums 03-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,210
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Finally bought a kit after insane debating....

The cost of fretting over a half square inch of wrap...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Best 10 drum albums? How about the best 10 "live" drum albums?

The High Road - Roxy Music - Andy Newmark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BveOV77S_A
Forum: Drums 02-20-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Advantages of metal snares in jazz.

a metal snare cuts through a little better when un-miced

there is a yearly street jazz festival here where they close off the streets and have bands play on either side of the street, staggered...
Forum: Drums 02-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Drummaker.net?????

Can't argue with five-day service
Forum: Drums 10-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By davezedlee
Re: 16" bass drum... Hints/Suggestions?

i should probably clarify

by muffling i meant pillows, blankets, towels, tape or ports

bob's suggestion should do you fine
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,326
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Is being over-educated about gear good, or bad?

it also depends on what you're trying to achieve

playing "Fool In The Rain" or "Billie Jean" or "Intruder" (Alex Van Halen) on some kits translate into the "vibe" of those songs, yet only sound...
Forum: Drums 10-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By davezedlee
Re: 16" bass drum... Hints/Suggestions?

see if you can have someone play the drum while you walk around the room

any 16" bass drum i've heard that has a hint of muffling sounded like someone kicking a plastic shovel
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,326
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Is being over-educated about gear good, or bad?

"phase of the moon"

I'm gonna have to check that...!
Forum: Drums 10-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,107
Posted By davezedlee
Re: New! Official Guru In-Tense snare comparison video :)

An even finer line is being a company with no goods... He needs to produce something en masse before he ever reaches the level of a Fibes, Ayotte, Ocheltree or Tempus, who at least had inventory...
Forum: Drums 10-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,107
Posted By davezedlee
Re: New! Official Guru In-Tense snare comparison video :)

you're at the point of ALMOST there, but might be better served with a Company Blog

there have been too many posts by "hyper prevalent" drum companies that then hit manufacturing/delivery/refund...
Forum: Drums 10-26-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,912
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats vs Sonor Safari

i'd be willing to bet that both kits are made in the same factory
Forum: Drums 10-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,107
Posted By davezedlee
Re: New! Official Guru In-Tense snare comparison video :)

Is it really such a good idea to have so much marketing for stuff that doesn't exist yet?

Don't take this personally, because i like reading your posts on drum making, but maybe you should take it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu5mVJRdsHE
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