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Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By RockApe
Re: Cheap recording tips?

Thanks guys, that's been really helpful. I'll check out these options.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By RockApe
Cheap recording tips?

Hi,
I've watched plenty of videos on You Tube of folk playing drums etc, some of whom seem to have achieved a really nice sound. I've tried doing the same to enable me to review my playing but the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By RockApe
Re: Is It Just Me?

I really prefer old stuff. Drums: 1980's Ludwigs, snares: '65 Supra and 61 Pioneer. Pedal: mid-70's Ghost.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,658
Posted By RockApe
Re: Attractive female drummers

I'm with Hal Blaine on this. Women look odd playing drums. Don't know why but they just do. Sorry if I've offended anyone.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By RockApe
Re: looking for a book

It is also obtainable second hand from ABE for around $13

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=david+stanoch&sts=t&x=0&y=0

Not sure whether this forum views the purchase of second...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,636
Posted By RockApe
Re: Just how much DO drummers make?

This is a fascianting discussion and for what it's worth, here's my perspective.

Drummers are no different from painters, actors or other artists. It is a highly fluid, transient and some might...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By RockApe
Re: To chrome or not to chrome...

Thanks a lot for all the great input. For the moment I have stripped the shell and had a go at cleaning and polisihng it in its current state to see how it looks - which is about 200% than it did...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By RockApe
To chrome or not to chrome...

hi,
I've just aquired a rather sad-looking 65' Supra and am trying to decide whether to get it re-chromed or in the words of Sir Paul McCartney, just 'let it be'. I don't profess to know much about...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,747
Posted By RockApe
Re: Hearing protection?

Great to see that some of you guys are taking your hearing seriously. Those that aren't need to take care. I'm 50 and played drums in rock bands in the 70s, 80's and 90's without any hearing...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By RockApe
Re: 80s Tama Imperialstar Snare Drums

Hi,
Just picked up this thread. I recently bought an old Kingbeat 6 1/2" snare for $50 and have overhauled it and I am really pleased with it. Over the last 30 years I've had a lot of different...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By RockApe
Re: Ludwig badge position

Thanks for the many replies guys. Very Helpful. I live in New Zealand and recently bought the kit (sans snare) at an on-line auction for the equivalent US$175 so pretty pleased. I figured that I...
Forum: Drums 08-07-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By RockApe
Ludwig badge position

Hi,
I bought an early Ludwig Rocker kit a while ago which I'm in the process of restoring. Something that I thought curious was that when I mount the 12" and 13" tom on the bass drum, the Ludwig...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,249
Posted By RockApe
Re: Playing as loud as possible? Yay or nay?

Speaking as 50 year old who pretty much destroyed 50% of his hearing in his teens and 20s by playing as loud as possible in rock bands I would suggest that it is not only unnecessary but unhelpful....
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