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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By AxisDrummer
Covering a song with band above my skill level (Opinions on hitting the "key" points)

Hey Guys,

I'm not a good drummer by any means. I never took a lesson or practiced rudiments and just always have been in a cover band and learned songs, played gigs, etc.... I REALLY do work hard...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By AxisDrummer
Holy Drum Hoarder Batman!

Hey guys, this location is only 30 minutes from me here in St. Louis, MO. Unfortunately the riots in Ferguson are also the same distance. :(

If I go to this place.....my 6 month old daughter...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

I'm usually useless for the weekend after a show, but we only play 12-20 a year. We always book shows on Fridays (because I work early Sunday morning.)

I wake up at 4am for work on Fridays and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Looking for songs with straight in the pocket drumming.

Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop or I Wanna Be Sedated

HIM's Wicked Game (cover of the Chris Isaac tune) GREAT steady groove on hi-hat for verses and riding the crash for the choruses

White Stripes'...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drumming with newborn baby

I'm in the same boat as the original poster.

I got back into drums about 2 years ago (after a 10+yr layoff) with a new found passion for playing. My skills were improving and I was more solid...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: What's your favourite metal/ rock beat?

Since RHCP has been brought up several times, I love the groove in Suck My Kiss. I've never played it in a live setting (I think the bass players are afraid to tackle anything by Flea), but I love...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,284
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Any information regarding Gretsch Black Hawk drum set

I realize that this is an old thread revived by the above poster but I have a bit to offer...

My first drumkit was a Gretsch Blackhawk. It was a black 5 piece (22-12-13-16 and a 14 snare) and was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: How do you not hear your bass drum?

I have issues hearing my bass drum at shows too. Rarely do I play a venue where I can fit a monitor near me. I run the PA so I always end up overdoing it and putting way too much bass drum in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Quick question about Smashmouth-All Star drum beat

Thanks for the replies. I like to try to get covers somewhat accurate within my ability, but as New Tricks stated, you can pretty much do whatever within the realm of the tempo and keep the time on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By AxisDrummer
Quick question about Smashmouth-All Star drum beat

Hey guys,

My new band is getting ready to cover Smashmouth's All Star. I'm not very experienced but I do check out all my resources to learn a song including repeated listening (obviously),...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: "Stuck" bass drum spur

The thread itself is fine. The wingnut loosens/tightens smoothly.

And the shaft itself is fine, but it's more of the "notches" that nest in several positions of the spur. VERY hard to explain...
Forum: Drums 03-09-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By AxisDrummer
"Stuck" bass drum spur

Hi guys,

Quick question, hopefully I'm phrasing it well.....

Getting back into drumming, I bought a Tama Silverstar about 2 years ago. Love it and have been gigging with it over the past year...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,029
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: I found another crazy deal and am having a hard time fighting the urge to buy...

Bravo! I was going to have to snag them up if you didn't! Kidding of course but what a nice kit!
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,844
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drumming Idiosyncrasies

My wife would KILL me if I didn't wear my ring to a gig. (Although I don't wear it to gym because it hurts when I grip the bar.)

I have to have empty pockets as well. Keys/wallet/phone go under...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drums - the stage prop du jour (Grammies content)

TOO FUNNY! I'm glad someone else appreciated this. My wife and I were watching the Grammy's and as soon as Katy Perry came on, I said, "Holy $hit, it's the Knights Who Say Ni!"

I was a bit...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Practicing rudiments without a pad or metronome. Bad idea?


Check this out. It does make sound but if you turn the volume off, it still gives you the flashing cues by highlighting the accents that you select.
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: # of gigs in 2013?

As a new band, we started in March and didn't play ANY in December. In those 9 months we did 17 paid gigs plus 2 charity gigs. WAY more than I figured we'd get as new musicians on the scene so I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Drumset sounds

Hey Larry, I have an LP Vibra-Slap (never incorporated into my drumset.....just a goofy sound effect laying around the practice room.)

I have a cymbal stand to the left of my high hat that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Noticing changes in your playing

I never realized how HIGH I sat behind the drumset until the last few weeks when I sat in for a couple songs at another band's gig and an open mic night. I know "to each their own" and I feel/felt...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Any pre gig routine?

I am a ball of stress ALL DAY until we start playing the first song. My appetite sucks at lunchtime and early dinner before show (and as a bodybuilder, I usually eat a LOT.)

I am super-stressed...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,834
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Song that gets you out of a funk

Great topic.

Whenever our band is either having a rough night due to a dismal crowd response or just "non-tightness" on the first set, we have a trio of songs that we just "go rockstar" on and...
Forum: Drums 12-09-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 182,051
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: Tom angles!!!!



What the hell....the cymbals look like antennas!
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: First time at an open mic experience. (Warning: Contains excessive rambling.)

Great advice and it's appreciated. After all these great supportive replies from everyone, I'm looking forward to next time.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: First time at an open mic experience. (Warning: Contains excessive rambling.)

Great story! I'm definitely an introvert, but now since I'm back into music (even though it's only a weekend warrior band), I've become much more outgoing. I hope I can maintain the confidence with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By AxisDrummer
Re: First time at an open mic experience. (Warning: Contains excessive rambling.)

Thanks for coming out nonetheless. Oh man....were you there when the mass brawl broke out!?! After Imagine, we did Tool's Sober....and ironically enough as we're playing Sober (with our bass player...
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