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Forum: Drum Technique Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By vitaflo
Re: Balance point for playing heel up...

This is interesting because my entire problem has been heel down and I'm trying to get better at it but it's your problem in reverse. Heel up uses more of the quad/calf, whereas heel down seems to...
Forum: Drums 12-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By vitaflo
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

Lots of love for 20" here, not much love for 20" at most music stores. Also true for shallow bass drum sizes.

It's unfortunate really.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,929
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Are you a drum person or a cymbal person

I guess cymbal since I have more hihats than I do toms. But at the same time I hate dedicated crash cymbals because I feel they lack diversity (I'd rather have a crash/ride).

But then again the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Most important lessons for beginners

Two things I wish I would have learned when I was younger:

Why rudiments are important. Instructors said we had to learn them...why? What's so special about a paradiddle? I thought they were...
Forum: Drums 10-31-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

From Sonor's FAQ:
http://us.sonor.com/service/faqs/



I've also heard it's from Russia, but the above is what Sonor's site says.
Forum: Drums 10-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

Toms are 9 ply, but the bass is actually 7 ply. They do sound somewhat like the old Phonics to my ears, and the bass drum weighs about half as much as a Phonic just from the thinner shell and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The false perception of Luan

Yes the "Mohagany" we're talking about is Philippine AKA Luan. And I said something similar about my Exports (early 90's). Small tuning range, but they really sing when you dial in the sweet spot. ...
Forum: Drums 10-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

If you hang out on the Sonor Museum forums you'll see people who actually prefer to play their Ascents over their SQ2's. Having played them, I'm not sure I'd go quite that far, but for the price...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The false perception of Luan

Early 90's Exports are Luan (with inner ply of Birch), and to me sound great when tuned up right. No splintering on the drums and the bearing edges are great.

Only problem I see with them is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Been listening to Al since his first album. Couldn't happen to a better group. Much deserved!
Forum: Drums 07-23-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,401
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The old Pearl Exports??

I still play my '92 Export Pro often. No ISS (thankfully) and it has the birch inner ply and a shallower bass drum (22x16). The only thing that sucks about it is the metal bass drum hoops. They...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By vitaflo
Re: bass drum depth

I would if there were more options of shallower bass drum sizes! Part of the problem is almost every manufacturer has jumped on this silly bandwagon and leave very little in the way of shallow bass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 23,290
Posted By vitaflo
Re: What's your latest purchase?

This old thing.

http://brentgustafson.com/dump/gus/hld580.png
Forum: Drums 07-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By vitaflo
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

Have to say you were right. Just saw Jojo post on his Facebook feed they're recording a new album and that's the kit he's using.

If anyone wants to hear what a thin shelled SQ2 birch bass drum in...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The best kits we've ever made - Honest Capture videos!

I swear every time I see these vids I'm so impressed by your bass drums. Even the 20x18 (which I normally don't like at that depth) sounds great. The 24x14 Walnut sounds soooo killer. What heads...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The 20" shallower bass drum, not as easy to find as I thought

I looked into this recently as also I wanted a shallower 20" bass drum, but spending over $2,000 on just a bass drum is a bit to steep for me.

I really don't understand why there are so few...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By vitaflo
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

That may be one of Jojo's kits, but it's not the main kit he records on. That kit is for other players to come in and play when they record. Check out the following videos of him in the studio...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,746
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Do you feel sorry for today's kids?

It also ignores the obvious opportunity. Hip hop and electronica may use drum machines for their beats, but drum machines can't improv and don't have feel.

Look at drummers like Jojo Mayer and...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By vitaflo
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

There's a great FAQ compiled at Sonor Museum about SQ2 shell thickness you may want to check out:

http://www.sonormuseum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15192

Basic takeaways:

Shell thickness...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,746
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Do you feel sorry for today's kids?

Wait, so learning how to play dubstep, drum&bass, jungle, et al...new genres that specifically feature drumming at their core, are basic and boring to you?

If you don't like the music that's fine,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,181
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Stupid Newbie Tricks

I know you meant it as a joke, but here's one I tried as an experiment that actually worked. Take a popcorn snare, and reverse the heads (batter head on snare side) and then flip the snare over...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,181
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Stupid Newbie Tricks

Many years back I got so dissatisfied with the sound of my hats (they were cheap) that I just decided to reverse them to get ANY kind of different sound. I couldn't believe how much better they...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Deal of a lifetime or ripped off for being gullable

The lugs look like black version of what Sonor uses on their budget kits like the Safari and Martini. Most regular Sonor kits have a gap between the two points of contact on the shell. The budget...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,255
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Too smart for my friends?

Music is an art form, it's not a mathematical proof. Hell, I even have a degree in mathematics and I still view it as art.

It seems from your posts that you are really into the technical nuances...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By vitaflo
Re: You get what you pay for

I disagree with this (if only because you used an extreme example). I own a $100 snare and a $1,000 snare. The $1k snare sounds infinitely better because it can do things the $100 snare simply...
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