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Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom

That's certainly how I took it when I was coming up. I never subscribed to the idea that a drum had some "individual ideal tuning", and I simply arranged them from small to big and tuned them in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,581
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

I might be tempted to agree with the meme at the front of all of this, but...

My cousin invited me to a show where a bunch of DJs were featuring "Northern Soul", which I have come to understand as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom

I can't remember if the author gave any credit to those guys or not. What I do remember is that the gist of the article was on how we could improve the way that things were being done in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom


13/16/22 is the original holy trinity of shell packs, and I personally think the only reason that 12" drums were added to make them 5-pc. kits was because they had plenty of 12s in stock for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Anyone here play 3 up with 10/12/14 on a rack?

I'd say it's practical if the 14" tom is no deeper than 10". I had a Ludwig Pro Beat kit with 9x13/10x14 rack toms over a 24" bass. They worked out well for me.

It seems like 14" rack toms don't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Worst song ever

Surprised nobody has brought this one up yet: "Rude" by Magic.

What begins as a perfectly harmless pop song is suddenly destroyed by the most annoying chorus I've ever heard.
"Why ya gotta be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,701
Posted By Mikecore
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I don't think it's a matter of larger or smaller. As someone pointed out earlier, it's really just difference that sometimes helps get the juices flowing.

I like all kinds of setups, large and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,220
Posted By Mikecore
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

I have a DW and a couple of PDP kits, all in different configs, and they all have their own vibe. I've also got a couple of concert tom kits on the distant horizon, mostly because I think it's a good...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,063
Posted By Mikecore
Re: DW Designer Series

Not that I can spend on drums right now, but I'd like to see that White Onyx FP applied to the rest of the lineup, not just the Frequent Flyers. Maybe it will be an option by the time I'm ready to...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Mikecore
Re: 13 snare drum lugs

The only context where this seemed like a good idea was when somebody (Spaun, maybe?) joined 13" and 14" shells together and made a snare with a 13" 8-lug top with a 14" 10-lug snare side.

On a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Mikecore
Re: This bothers me :\

This is where technique really matters. In the same way that certain hand and finger movements will allow you to hit clean and fast all day with little fatigue, there is a way to use the pedals to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

What? Like Kerosene, Diesel, whale oil, propane, etc...?

Just teasing, HAHA!

Everybody knows that weapons-grade uranium makes the brightest fire.
Forum: Drums 05-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Opinion needed 16" kick drums

I had the best results with a muffle ring on a PS3 style batter, a single-ply reso, small porting and an empty drum. I kept the tuning no higher than medium-low and no lower than just-above-flappy,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Has anyone or famous drummers recorded with these crap drums?

Bozzio's first kit was assembled from a junk pile, more or less, and I think he's done OK for himself. Drums are just tools, and if you really get good with them, they are mere toys. A drummer who...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,883
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Should I give up this hobby for drumming?

Not only would I NOT tell you to quit...I'd say that things like Tae Kwon Do would serve you very well in anything you are passionate about. There are certain universal values there that you may...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,855
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Tight Cymbals and odd setups...

I keep my cymbals pretty tight, but a lot of that has to do with the setup and the way I use them. Since it's a Bozzio-style Radia setup, it's really designed for lower volume melodic playing and not...
Forum: Drums 04-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Input Needed for DW Kits

The improvement you get from Performance to Collector's is really a matter of inches for the extra money spent, and much of that is either cosmetic or esoteric (must you have a waterfall bubinga...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Is it bad to have little or no individuality?

Look at the cymbal setup on my bigger kit, and that will tell you a bit about where I stand on that. Now, the next time I go on a cymbal buying kick, that will change, since ten years or more playing...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mikecore
Re: How to get rid of rust on rims?

You might need to put a little shot of WD40 on the inside of the tube to penetrate the threads of the hex nut/bolt, and possibly use a strap wrench to grip the tube.
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,107
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Is it unethical to buy drums made in China?

For the purposes of this forum we have the responsibility to keep it drum related, even if we are dealing with tangential aspects of it. Drumming does not exist in a vacuum, so I think it's valid for...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,107
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Is it unethical to buy drums made in China?

I don't think there is a predetermined timeline on it, but we would do better to stop beating each other over the head over nothing, so we can focus on the important stuff and get it done. Surely...
Forum: Drums 03-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,107
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Is it unethical to buy drums made in China?

The transition from agrarian to industrial is usually a messy one. Remember that England and the US were pretty awful polluters when we entered the industrial age, and while we would seem to have...
Forum: Drums 03-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Mikecore
Re: DW Customer Service

The response you got was typical...as far as these kinds of problems go. They are pretty good at dealing with screw-ups on their end, but they do draw a line as to how far they will go to accommodate...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,400
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Less isn't always more?

Going with the food analogy....

Oatmeal with brown sugar sprinkled on it is quite nice and tasty. I also think Buffalo wings are nice and tasty. That does not mean that they are interchangeable....
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Tuning to pitches...yes? no?

Not so much for predetermined notes, but I have used intervalic tuning for a couple of decades. As such three toms will get a root/5th/octave tuning, four toms get an arpeggio...
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