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Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-05-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 626
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Cut the cable?

Went to internet only about a year ago. Saving $100+ a mo. Biught a $40 HD antennae of Amazon, hung it up in the attic. Now I the crap for free instead of paying for it. Lol.

All it took wasn an...
Forum: Drums 02-04-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Any thoughts about the new PDP Kit? (Sporting the newer PDP Logo)

Yea...I carry one in my wallet...hold on a second...

OK, I missed the larger rubber gasket type thing under the metal mount...forgive me.

I was referring to the "metal" part of the mount which...
Forum: Drums 02-04-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Any thoughts about the new PDP Kit? (Sporting the newer PDP Logo)

PDP has used that tom mount for a longgggg time it is not new.

The logo reminds me of "The Partridge Family" lol.

Only thing worth remembering from the Partridge Family is Laurie.

The new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 986
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Well, that escalated quickly!

By the title of your thread....I thought you were hit with a barrage of Moderator requests!

Lol
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Tip of the day

Not looking for trouble just trying to keep it friendly :0)

ALL that matters to me is that a band, orchestra, soloist, "whatever" does an honest days work in their performance. Whatever it takes...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Tip of the day

Yea...I was never into the whole KISS, Alice Cooper, "all about the theatrics" thing myself.

Prefer to see and hear, not to mention play, a musical performance where the music was center stage and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Tip of the day

Really? Haha

"I can't see the drummers face! I want my money back!"

*chuckle*
Forum: Drums 02-02-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Weights inside new Yamaha bass drum. Can someone explain how this works?

Maybe the weights are cheaper than a heavier shell?

Sometimes I forget just how much of manufacturmg is based on bottom line rather than doing what is right.....
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Tip of the day

Letting the audence dictate where I put my cymbals? Really?

The only people I need to see are the musicians on stage with me. And they are typically off to the sides.

Its a concert you are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 969
Posted By Mongrel
Re: To drill or not to drill?

Curious how many of us will die with unmolested vintage kits that our children will someday put up on Craigslist for a quarter of what they are "worth"?

So conflicted with the whole thing. I have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,531
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Current drum trends you wish would go away

Powertoms were like the arms race of the drum world.....

Look back at those late 80s adds. Entire kits made up of 10 gallon to 50 gallon trash can sized toms and bass drums. Now imagine being a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Mongrel
Re: non-specific criticism

Wait....did you say singer? The singer was critical?

Lol...

I would chalk it up to hormones and let it go.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Mongrel
Re: How do you pack and ship cymbals?

Here is how I do it....

I wrap them the way I would like to recieve them if I puchased them. I believe as drummers we all intrinsically KNOW what that means.

The worst cymbal shipping offender,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,751
Posted By Mongrel
Re: I suck at power ballads.

I can honestly say....that I truly hat.....'dislike'....EVERY song sampled in that commerical AND the band they rode in on!

Those are not ballads (power or otherwise). They are pieces of peroxide...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Retro Drum Pics

Sweater?!

I have HATS bigger than that bass drum!

;)
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 12-18-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Concert Percussionist Loses control of Bass Drum Mallet

And now we know why they have straps on them....lol...

Nice find.
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Interesting Insights By Cathy Rich On Her Dad

So does it make a difference that a superstar of Buddy's stature believed vs. the little old lady "down the street"?
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Hey Joe: Great drumming or overplaying?

I don't think Miles is "forgotten" as much as he was never known.

What I mean is that Jimi's work with "The Experience" was what propelled him into the spotlight and put him on the map. All those...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Hey Joe: Great drumming or overplaying?

Me too....lol...

oops...sorry, not THAT metoo...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Hey Joe: Great drumming or overplaying?

Why should the OP asking the question validate his view over ours?

Or put another way....

Should the fact that the OP created the post...automatically disqualify the drum part?

I, for one...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Hey Joe: Great drumming or overplaying?

Simply put...

Mitch Mitchell's drumming makes that tune the emotional powerhouse it is....

In my opinion of course....lol.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Arthritis in Foot - Looking for Kick Drum Alternatives

I don't have a lot of experience with these, but it would certanly work with just your heel.... It is called a "stomper". Typically a folk type guitarist will use one to add some bass drum effects to...
Forum: Drums 12-06-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By Mongrel
Re: What are your drumming-related quirks?

Yep..............................................................................
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,921
Posted By Mongrel
Re: Who has inspired the most to make people play drums?

I would think that-

A look at the number of people alive in the UK and the US (primarily) would give good insight into the question.

As the OP did not ask "who inspired in each generation", but...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mongrel
Re: The Choice to Play the Drumset

When answering, if you could please also share whether drums are fully integrated into your personal and professional life; or your relationship with the instrument is a more casual relationship...
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