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Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,915
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Groove Essentials 34 fast medium samba, need woodshedding ideas for the RH

Well from what I understand, you are attempting to increase your hand speed. This is something that I am also working at, and I find that its a matter of working your hands out.. Simple 10 minute...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-15-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,550
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Brushbook "The Complete Guide To Playing Brushes".

I am definately picking up your book in a few weeks..
Over the past few months i have been trying to learn how to use brushes properly, and i believe your book will help me achieve what I am...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-15-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Jumping Ship on Double Bass

I actually did that about two years ago, I just didnt like how I was depending on the double kick for my fills and rhythms.. So i just took it off (to the dismay of my band at the time).. So after...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Dope Custom Drum (Dynasty Custom Drums)

Oh no i would never pay near $1000 for the kit, I might go as high as his asking price of $675, but Im hoping that with my, yet to be tapped, used car salesman haggling talents I will be able to...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Dope Custom Drum (Dynasty Custom Drums)

Yup, thats one of the bad things about CraigsList jajajaja.. Its one of the first ones that I have found at a good price..

But i dont know yet, I will definitely let you guys know how it goes.....
Forum: Drums 06-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Dope Custom Drum (Dynasty Custom Drums)

Yes i figured it was something like that, but you never know.. Anyways yeah, Im going to go check the drums out soon, hes asking $675 for the shells. After I check them out, how they sound,...
Forum: Drums 06-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By mhdweston
Dope Custom Drum (Dynasty Custom Drums)

Hey guys, let me get straight to the chase..

I found a used drum set.. The seller claims its a DCD (Dynasty/Dope Custom Drums) and that its worth around $2500 new.. Which would mean I am getting...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By mhdweston
Free Drum set with a set of cymbals??

I dont know about you guys, but i have never seen that promotion before.. Until now..
...
Forum: Drums 11-23-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Upgrade Strategy

Yeah these guys had it spot on.. Heres the way i upgraded..
i started with a Groove Percussion 4 piece kit..
Cymbals were Zildjian ZXT: HH Ride Crash China and Splash

I first started buying a...
Forum: Drums 11-23-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By mhdweston
My lugs keep falling off!!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys, i really dont know if this has been covered before, but its become a really BIG problem for me.. I have a TAMA Starphonic Snare and a set of Maple wood hoops for it that just make it sound...
Forum: Drums 11-04-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,758
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Floor tom conversion

Thank you all for the quick responses..

After doing some more research, and looking at all the risers you guys have made, i tihnk i will just buy, or make, a good quality riser that i can use with...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,758
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Floor tom conversion

jajaja that for now is the best option i have..

The only things i have found, are:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DW-Bass-Drum-Riser?sku=417014
...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,758
Posted By mhdweston
Floor tom conversion

Well i have been looking through this thread for a few days now and i just cant seen to find the thread that i need.. So Im just starting this one, if it is already out there i apologize..
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Has this ever happened to you?

jajaja well i slam the sticks on my legs too every once in a while.. Its a painful little experience but you gotta push through it man..
Forum: Drum Technique 11-01-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,659
Posted By mhdweston
Re: What Was Your Tipping Point for Dramatic Improvement?

I remember very well my "tipping point".. Mainly because it wasnt that long ago jaja.. Must have been about a year ago i took a class at my university called Evolution of Jazz..

Well anyways more...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-01-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 43,681
Posted By mhdweston
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

Well i mostly jam to Jarabe de Palo, a spanish rock band..

Well it gives me a chance to play stuff thats more latin oriented, and it they have a really nice fill, with a lot of room for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,288
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Don`t touch my drums!

Yeah nobody touches my kit.. I am very anal on how i set up and how I load and unload and on who can touch my drums.. For the most part, when i know the person i have no problem if you sit down and...
Forum: Drummers 10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,479
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Akira Jimbo

Yeah Akira is one of my favorite drummers.. I mean his independence, and the fact that he just makes actual songs while playing is amazing.. And yeah some might think he plays a bit too much, but i...
Forum: Drums 10-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By mhdweston
Re: Moving down to a 4 piece

I have been playing a 4 piece set up for the last 5 years, i just recently got a 6 piece kit --2 toms 2 floors-- and to be honest i was list in the kit, the two rack tom thing just isnt for me.. I...
Forum: Drummers 10-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 308,328
Posted By mhdweston
Re: why there are so many travis barker haters???

What i have found out regarding this subject, is that not many people actually hate him per say. What they, including myself, hate is the fan boys that go on YouTube, find a video of Steve Gadd,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 118,343
Posted By mhdweston
Re: THE DOUBLE BASS TECHNIQUE THREAD

in my opinion double bass should be something you get ones youve been able to play single pedal well and are decent independence between your feet and hands.

about the building up your speed.. ...
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