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Forum: Drums 07-07-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By amba
A few pics from the 2011 Chicago Drum Show

A bit late I know...but still some nice photos...

Chicago Drum Show (http://www.tlrphotography.net/)
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By amba
Re: Traditional Grip Video Tutorial?

Here's a vid I did with mostly a wrist exercise.

I don't explain anything about where the stick is in your left hands...mostly assume you know that already...just a couple exercises to get the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By amba
The "Ladder."

Hello all...
question regarding a technique I see a lot...you can actually see this in the latest posting by Bernhard in the Steve Smith videos.
This is my question...is this technique started with...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,490
Posted By amba
Re: Choosing a snare drum

Well I would offer this suggestion...as far as brand...look for what your budget allows...as far as type of snare drum...consider a 4x14 piccolo...that would cover your genre's of music...and...
Forum: Drums 04-09-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By amba
Thank you all very much...

For such considered replies...I'm very fortunate to have access to so many fine minds...!

NO...do not go bid on this...! I want this purdy thang...and too deep? Nah...I have an 8 that kills...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By amba
Re: 6 lugs vrs 10 on snare

It is most definitely a six lug drum:

Snare (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330550579275&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT)
Forum: Drums 04-08-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By amba
6 lugs vrs 10 on snare

saw a gorgeous 9x13 TRICK snare on ebay...but it is a 6 lug drum...when I noticed that...it looked 'lug challenged!' is a six lug snare an issue when it comes to tuning? Better...worse...doesn't...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By amba
Re: TRICK snare drums

"Question: Are shells on the 4x14 and 8x14 different from the other two snares? The 4x14 and 8x14 do not seem to have the thin-cut air vents going all around the drum shell like the other two snares...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By amba
Re: TRICK snare drums

Hey Evilbagua,
Thank you...I LOVE your avatar...big A.T.H.F. fan myself...Master Shake kills me...
My favorite quote from him has something to do with a flame thrower and how they took it away from...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By amba
TRICK snare drums

hello all,
I recently video taped and recorded my four TRICK snare drums..
Just a chance for all to give a listen...I know a lot of people have heard about TRICK and have been curious about their...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By amba

Using Ted Reed's book "Syncopation" and page 33...ideas for Samba...

Have fun...I did~!

Samba (http://www.peastudios.com/samba.html)

Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By amba
Billy Ward Clinic

Hey Y'all..
Finished editing the Billy Ward Chicago Custom and Vintage Drum show clinic...
Dig it...Billy is awesome!

Billy's Clinic (http://www.peastudios.com/bwclinic.html)

Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,938
Posted By amba
Re: Damn foot doubles! ERR! Help me!

Hey Doc,

Great question!

I view the heel up doubles as "wristing" on my hands...no bounce...all work!

Like so many other things on this journey of improvement...it requires some...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 271,926
Posted By amba
Re: Rediculously Massive Drum Kits

I've been told my kit is a bit busy...


p.s. My second bass drum is here...pics to follow soon....

Peace, love and yes...more more more!
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,325
Posted By amba
Re: Learning from which pro?

Mr. Billy Ward...one of the most creative and musical drummers...

Dont give reasons why, just state their name.[/QUOTE]
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,870
Posted By amba

I agree...this site has been in my world for quite some time now...when I first happened upon Drummerworld.com, I couldn't believe it! What?! A place devoted to just drummers? The best...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,629
Posted By amba
Re: The fastest singles in the world - best technique in the world?

Actually, there is a groove and his timing is spot on...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By amba
Re: moved the hi hat to the right

Whatever butters your muffin! There are NO rules to comfort...some suggestions and guidelines...Heck...look what I did: www.ambadextro.com

Have fun and be comfy!

Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,522
Posted By amba
Re: Jim Chapin's Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer

Hey H,

No real routine but one....SLOW to get it...medium to work on it...and once you have the exercise, fast for fun!

Learn how each limb plays against the hat on 2 and 4 (the most common...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,134
Posted By amba
Re: Is it ok if I don't the hand cross thing?

I totally agree with the ambidextrous theory...that's why I am pursuing it...
Best of luck...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By amba
Re: German Grip Finger Use?


There are a lot of video's on the net in regard to fingers...Youtube...google search...it's just a matter of which one you will relate to...

You may find some help with a few vids I made on...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,762
Posted By amba
Re: pro drummers with bad technique

WELL said!
I totally agree....

Forum: Drum Technique 06-23-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By amba
Re: My doubles suck...

Sounds like advice for someone who is working on their golf swing!!


Forum: Drum Technique 06-23-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By amba
Re: Triplet Fills

Or set up your drums like bill bruford and don't worry about your sticks bumping into each other...!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,086
Posted By amba
Re: Frustration

Lots of great responses!
I just remember...some days are better than others...

Hang in there, kid!

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