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Forum: Drums 04-15-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Downsizing - questions about bop size bass drums

When playing an 18" bass drum I use the DW Riser - it simply does not move. That said, the comment that Keep it Simple makes about the 20" bass makes very good sense.
Forum: Drums 05-13-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,626
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: ***Sign the DW Boycott List***

Defend himself against what? He's already determined that he can not build a kit to meet the satisfaction of the buyer, AND has offered to refund the purchase price.

Besides, what defense can he...
Forum: Drums 04-26-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Quick Q: New DW Snare has no Born On Date, no Note Stamp, No SN

DW knock-offs?

Is NOTHING sacred anymore?

For the OP: I've found DW to be very responsive to customer questions AND they give you real and complete answers (as opposed to scripted double speak...
Forum: Drums 04-19-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,592
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Big toms - How much more annoying is 16" and 18" floor toms compared to 14" and 16"?

Thanks, Mike. I just ordered 2 sets from MusiciansFriend (8.99 per set).
Forum: Drums 04-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,592
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Big toms - How much more annoying is 16" and 18" floor toms compared to 14" and 16"?

Thank you, Mike!

You have taught this old cat a new trick. I have been having some difficulty making a new acquisition work for me, an 18" maple tom. I generally play mahogany which has a much...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Trouble with 12" Tom

Or the fundamental tone of the drum itself won't tune as low as you would like.

Try this, it may work for you (and it will show you one technique for seating the head)
Forum: Drums 04-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Trouble with 12" Tom

The basics, man.

1. Are the shell and hoops flat and round?
2. Are the bearing edges in good shape?
3. Have you seated the heads to the particular drum?
4. Are the collars good and tight and is...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Upgrade drum kit for my son

Just to give you an idea of what'a available in clinics, John, give this a look-see:

As to playing with other kids, that's a critical part of the process;...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Upgrade drum kit for my son

Dear John,

At the age of thirteen, if I had it to do all over again, I wish my parents had booked me some study time with a touring drummer who had the patience to teach. Rewards, then, all...
Forum: Drums 03-09-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: My First Snare !!! Help !!! :)


No rebuttal. It meets your requirements perfectly.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,768
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Playing multiple different tempos at the same time with different limbs

I dunno. I think that before I'd put myself through this challenge I'd work on stuff like this:


But hey ... go for it!
Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,244
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Lagging the beat

Yikes! No answers to your post ... I may hate myself, but I'll try.

I think it is in Garibaldi's 'Code of Funk' DVD, or it may be something from Gary Chaffee ... I can't remember, but learning to...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Keeping time

Ever go to a concert?

Just watch the audience rockin' and bobbin', and you will notice that more than a few of them will be out of rhythm, out of time, out of sync. Sometimes I've wondered what...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Teaching buzz rolls first to a beginner

Which will you have your students learning on: a practice pad or a bed pillow?

I learned buzz rolls first (practice pad), and open rolls second (bed pillow).

Maybe it depends on your first...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Playing the ride cymbal

I can't remember a time when I didn't ... but then, I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.

Anyway, you will also find that the various surface planes of your stick also provides for...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Noob at tuning-advice?

Gatzen's DVD is definately available on eBay, that's where I bought my copy.

Note: While its true that there are many Gatzen posts to YouTube, they do not lay the information out in any...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Noob at tuning-advice?

Bob Gatzen has a DVD simply titled 'Drum Tuning.' Its simple, works to train your ear, even advises on how to make minor tuning adjustments while you're in the playing environment with a hundred...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,992
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Tuning Drums for Soul

60's soul

Batter Heads: Coated Ambassadors

Tom Shells: Mahogany
Bass drum shell: Maple

Snare: Ludwig 400 or (believe it or not) Acrolite, although my favourite was the Roger's Dynosonic.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,523
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Best way to practice bouncing on paradiddles?

Fascinating how times have changed. When I was learning paradiddles I'd get yelled at for bouncing a paradiddle. Also for not evenly accenting six-stroke rolls, and for not clearly articulating...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Methods For Beat Displacement in a Rhythm

Hey Zap,

Off the top of my head, you a might want to get a copy of Stanton Moore's book, CD and DVD titled "Groove Alchemy." Or, if you have well practiced hands and an impeccable sense of time...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,301
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: How to Practice Building Chops?

Hi Adam,

One doesn't actually "practice building chops." Chops are more the result of practiced technique which has been properly built on a foundation of time and feel.

And for that, my...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Why are there no 11 inch toms?

Back in the day (60-80's) there were plenty who manufactured 11" toms, and Remo still offers replacement heads for them. If anyone remembers the Ludwig triple tom set up (all over the bass drum) I...
Forum: Drums 09-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: list of all snare sizes?

Yes. It's not.

Drum "mapping" is not typically approached in that way.
Forum: Drums 09-08-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Looking for a new set try #2: Needs more thunder

Have you considered this one?

Forum: Drums 09-07-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By TonyAncheta
Re: Needing a new drum kit

IMO it may be money better spent on durable upgrades (things you can take with you when you have more to spend).

Example: Let's say you have a stock, off the shell Pearl Export (ELX or EXR?) with...
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