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Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 524
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Seems that a sub should expect to get paid unless it is an opportunity to significantly help you meet your musical goals.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Brain Game

Well I was able to do it. I am not sure my square was quite as sharp as if I was doing it alone. But it was definitely a square and a circle.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: How stupid is this?

You too!!!! Drives me nuts because I don't realize it until it is well, noticeable!

In my case though I use the Roc n Soc that adjusts by turning the seat. I try to remember to check the height...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Bonham amber vistalite purchase/questions

a lot of 70s vista lite players had felt on bass drum batter. Some of the muffling ideas back then are no nos today.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,019
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: The worst gig of my life

Here is a point I think you are missing.

"If I am told that I have to use someone elses kit and me and my band feel the gig is not worth the trouble then we will decline the gig."

Using...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

I use a personal monitor. It allows me to take a monitor feed and I have volume control over that input. It also allows another XLR input that is intended to be for vocals, in fact that is how I use...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Learning the Rebound Stroke

I'll leave the advice and critique to the more technically astute members of this forum, of which there are many. But I just want to compliment you on how you are approaching this. Glad to hear you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

Lucky man! Alas not coming near St. Louis. He is one of my favorites and I have never seen him! Enjoy.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

The show was awesome. I don't think it was their first because I think Neil started playing on tour with them before they made FBN. My best friend and bass player was trying to get me to go to the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

of course I would. I would talk about anything he wanted to talk about. Would love to share that I first saw him on the Fly By Night tour and that my son is a big fan and that my granddaughter has a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Anti-Slip Drumsticks?

I have some issues with sliding sticks, most often due to clean dry hands in a low humidity environment. I tried a set of the dipped sticks but find them to cause more friction and they do...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: How Does Your Band Set Up on Stage?

Me middle back, bass on my far left, keys far right and often a little back. Two guitars middle each on either side of me.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: RUSH retirement rumor

"he's got a very new family, a very new child, and considering what happened to his last family, he has a good reason to not want to tour as much anymore. Time is too short anymore."

You beat me...
Forum: Drummers 03-13-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 172,520
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Neil Peart

" I just wish we could acknowledge that he's not even close to being the greatest drummer ever."

See David this is one of my points. I don't hear drummers saying that, at least not drummers who...
Forum: Drummers 03-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 172,520
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Neil Peart

" i've always been bugged by the hype around him. I grew up with Jazz and Fusion music and always took issue with non-drummers that would say Neil was the greatest drummer on the planet. "

This is...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: do I have a mapex maple or birch

And the M series maples have deeper toms.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: The power of smiling

I had this thread in mind at my gig Saturday. I have been told I smile a lot but it seemed to me not to be the case. But I did notice how often I am moving to the music in a rather animated way. I...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: do I have a mapex maple or birch

I was looking for some info on my current kit on here and came across this post so it may be that nobody cares but, I thought I would set the record straight on this thread. Mapex M with solid...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,841
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

I saw them on that tour in Cleveland. My first concert was a multi-band all day outdoor concert. I remember, Rare Earth, Spirit, and Canned Heat but there were another 5-6 bands I don't recall. I was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,729
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Is live music dead?

I agree! And I hate both genres equally!
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Vibes vid

Many years ago I started marimba lessons with my drum teacher. I found the melodic aspects very satisfying. He also had a set of vibes. It was enchanting. Thank you for making this video. I have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: This video is fantastic! Jojo Mayer is a beast

I had not seen this, thanks for posting.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,729
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Is live music dead?

I actually think there is another influence, the rise in tecno music. People want to dance and the tecno music has seen a big rise in following at least from my view. That music is provided easier,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: What Metaphors Do You Use in Your Playing?

Drummers provide the rail upon which the rest of the band rides.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: New addition to the family

oooooohh. Would love to hear it! I expect a very warm rich sound!
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