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Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,691
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Re: RIP Mr. Ed Shaugnessy

Very sad day. For me, Ed was the last of the original jazz drummer greats. I just ordered his book "Lucky Drummer" this week. He's one of my all time favorites. He will be missed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,241
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Classic Drummer Magazine status?

I'm glad I'm not the only one whose noticed this. It's been so long since I received a new issue so I E-mailed them. They said the issue is going to the printers July 25th and I should receive one...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Playing Hymns...

Our church plays a half & half worship service. Like others have said, on the hymns, play low key. On most of the hymns, I play shuffles, some are straight- forward. I base that off the piano player...
Forum: Drums 09-21-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,070
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Levon Helms Drum Setup

This is from memory, in Modern Drummer a couple years ago, he was using Slingerland drums. I think the sizes were 20,12,14,16 and 14 snare. Heads were Remo. Coated Powerstroke on the kick, coated CS...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,044
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Church Drum Sets

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind if we ever get to upgrade. Most churches in my area have nice instruments except for the drums. You either bring your own or make due with what they have already, but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,044
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Church Drum Sets

I play an old set of Cadence drums( probably sold by Sears?) 22,12,16,&14 steel snare. Heads are Coated Ambassador on the snare, Clear Pinstripes on the toms, stock heads on Bass Drum and resos....
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,103
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Double tom mount-one tom sings, the other sobs...........

I had the same problem with 12 and 13 inch toms on a double tom mount on another kit. As I recall, I tuned the 12 a little higher than normal and the 13 a little lower (or something like that). If...
Forum: Drummers 06-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,870
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Carlton Barrett

Carlton Barrett was a great drummer who is truly under-rated. His influence lives on to this day. While probably not known for technique, he had great feel that was perfect for the music.
Forum: Drums 06-11-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,304
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Ludwig Keystone vs. Classic vs. Legacy

I highly recommend the Classic Maples, but you wouldn't go wrong with any of the three you've mentioned. I ordered mine in 2004 and have never had a problem. I think they're great all around drums....
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,881
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Another praise band...

I play in a Southern Baptist church in a traditional/praise-n-worship setting, and just like everything else in life, sometimes it's difficult. People have different ideas of how everything should...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-22-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,972
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Brushes

If you're looking for the basics, look up Louie Bellson's, Musical Drummer. it has a section on brush playing that's pretty good.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Old Gretsch Snare Drum

Someone gave me one like this a few months ago. Jim Pettit at Memphis Drum Shop said they are worth about $100.00.
Forum: Drums 10-29-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By Forgiven
Gretsch parade drum

A co-worker has a 10 x 14 Gretsch round badge parade drum or marching snare. It seems to be all original with wooden hoops, strainer, snare wires, and drumheads in fair shape. It was in an attic for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,986
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Most Underrated Drummer - Male + Female?

I've always liked Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick. I know his playing is simple and straight-forward, but I think that's a good thing sometimes. He always has a great sound too.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,784
Posted By Forgiven
Re: Ludwig Lead Times

I ordered Classic Maples in April 2004 and received them in June 2004. It sounds like that's about the standard amount of time to wait. They're worth it.
Forum: Drummers 09-27-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,070
Posted By Forgiven
Re: W.S. Holland

He's a great drummer. Lot's of energy in his playing. I'm not sure how old he is, but he still plays in this area from time to time. Love that double bass Rogers kit.
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