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Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,417
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Songs that are recognizable just by the beat

Superstition - Stevie Wonder .. has a very recognisable intro. One of the few songs I've launched into at a gig and had people clearly recognise before the guitar came in.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By zfzgg
Re: 100BPM "solo issue"

I vote for this. Right now I have a click playing through my speakers at 100bpm, and the funky drummer break is sounding pretty good in my ears over it.. It also happens to be exactly 8 bars long on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,624
Posted By zfzgg
Re: If you could only have a 4-piece cymbal setup, what would it be?

Haha, four cymbals? My last half dozen gigs have been played with only a pair of 13" Meinl extra dry hats and a 20" extra dry ride.

If I had to use four cymbals, at this stage, I'd probably go:...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,572
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Your favourite Snare Sound from a Record

Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Help Bass Drum decision

The kick will sound fine with the rest of the kit. However I also think your current kick will sound just fine as well. If you're playing hard rock, presumably you'll be mic'd up for any gigs you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,925
Posted By zfzgg
Re: How often do you use the butt-ends when playing?

I only ever play with the butt of my left stick if I don't have time to switch back after playing a rim click. Which, given that I'm terrible at spinning sticks in my hand, is surprisingly...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,202
Posted By zfzgg
Re: "Smaller Kit Syndrome"

For me most of the time, I find the extra toms and cymbal stands end up being nothing more than extra cases to carry from the car. My hardware bag is generally ridiculously light because all that's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,202
Posted By zfzgg
Re: "Smaller Kit Syndrome"

That's bigger than any kit I've gigged on in the past few years :P.

I generally take as little kit as I think I can get away with on a given gig. I'll take both a rack and a floor tom if I really...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By zfzgg
Re: 13" vs 14" Hats?


Forum: Drums 08-09-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,496
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Brady vs other drums

I laughed. Out loud.

Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By zfzgg
Re: 13" vs 14" Hats?

Just buy whichever ones sound the best. Sure, we can say the obvious things like pitch difference and response time....But that's not going to help you at all to decide which you prefer. I'd...
Forum: Drums 08-05-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By zfzgg
Re: New 6-Piece kit

What sort of suggestions would you like, exactly? It sounds like your mind is made!
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Playing a four piece

I worry myself a little, in that I'm only 19 years old, and already I've reached the point of trying to take as few drums to a given gig as I can.

The absolute largest kit I play anywhere ever is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Getting your floor toms perfect everytime.

The legs on my 14" floor are apparently fairly short. If I put the legs as high as they will go, with the very top of the leg flush with the top of the bracket, the height of the drum is perfect....
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,980
Posted By zfzgg
Re: What to drink during/after playing/gig?

For me it's just water before/during a gig. Although I rarely drink alcohol/energy drinks/coffee ever, so my perspective may be a bit blander than others.
As for food, I've never really paid...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Sharing Your Own Drums At Gigs

I usually use the same response as DrumEatDrum. ( "Yes you may, but I'm very tall and you can't adjust anything" )

I'm 6'2", and I sit high for someone my height, with my thighs pointed a little...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-23-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,905
Posted By zfzgg
Re: snare and hi-hat coordination

Unless you are playing at ridiculously high volumes, you shouldn't even need to move your forearms up and down while playing. Practice bending your wrist (or better yet, fingers) instead of your...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,454
Posted By zfzgg
Re: How Do You Decide: Small Drum Co. or Big Name Co.?

Unless you have a firm reason not to, I'd advise sticking to the bigger companies (Yamaha, Pearl and similar big names). The simple reason being that all drums are (let's face it) kinda the same. The...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,940
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Help with Tool - Sober

The way I learned was to practice that hihat pattern with a bunch of simpler grooves first.
Specifically, I used the book 'Rhythm Section Drumming' by Frank Corniola. The first three of four...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,685
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Your votes please! Short or long sustain.

Definitely prefer the Spauns. Those Yamahas sound absolutely terrible to my ears.
Forum: Drums 04-30-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,064
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Building custom drums/ precision drums

Those sizes will be easily available from many big name 'non-custom' drum manufacturers.

The only thing I can see stopping you is that you want to spend $300 on a hybrid bass drum. Really, please...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,524
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Drum tuning for jazz gig

The easiest way to tune your toms is to muffle the bottom head (i.e. sit the drum on a pillow), then tune the top head to a moderate tension. If you're new to tuning really spend some time making...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By zfzgg
Re: Multiple bass drums, and a couple other questions

My advice: Don't.

Here's why:

-When playing live, your bass drum sound has a lot more to do with what the sound guy does than what bass drum you use. You take three bass drums to a gig and I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By zfzgg
Making a living entirely from working with ONE...

Making a living entirely from working with ONE band (especially something as saturated as metal) is nigh on impossible.

Making a living entirely from working with any number of bands is still out...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,551
Posted By zfzgg
Re: My latest idea for a drumset

Is it possible for you to go to a drum store and A/B some birch and maple drums from the same company/series? I.E. set up an 8" and 10" Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute with a 12" Maple custom absolute...
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