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Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Is this "Unprofessional"

How do you think the drum heads get coated?! Most times 2 coats are recommended for durability...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 31,891
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Saturday I bought a 5 piece set of PDP CX in sky blue onyx. No pics yet. Need to replace heads and snare wires. Currently set up as a 4 piece. Not sure if I'll find much use for the 10" rack tom.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What would be your drummer nickname?

A true nickname comes from somebody else.

No nicks in the current band, but in one band I was "Truck" because one of the guitarist's little boy couldn't say "Chuck".
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 866
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

If I had the opportunity to hang out with him, I'd probably want to talk more about writing than drums. I think it'd be cool to learn what makes him tick when coming up with such deep lyrics. I know...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 651
Posted By Chollyred
Re: New contest: help us name our band!

Rusty Zipper and the Yellow Socks Band

or

Al Hail the Leppard!
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,822
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

Either Mother's Finest or Blue Oyster Cult back in the mid 70s at DeKalb College. Followed by many others over the next few years.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,923
Posted By Chollyred
Re: For those who play at church or not.

Our church has a large sanctuary that seats over a thousand. However, the acoustics in the room were designed where a normal speaking voice could be heard at the back of the room. The other night at...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,198
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

Probably seemed a little frantic because the tempo was way too fast for that song!

DECAF!!!

I actually liked the trashcan ending!
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Chollyred
Re: No rudiments taught in marching band?

Rudiments were a big part of my band experience. In high school, even our grades were impacted by how well we could play them.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By Chollyred
Re: drum fill friday

2/5, but most of those records I'd never heard of...at least now i know some more stuff to listen to :D
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Wanting to join a marching band

I met most of my lifetime friends from high school marching band...Gotta admit that some of those real long late night bus trips were quite fun! ;)

It seems most of the "all age" or "senior" drum...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Wanting to join a marching band

Drum Corps Associates (DCA) is the organization for senior (over 21) drum and bugle corps. Looking at their website, I don't see any active corps near San Francisco. I have friends (in their 50s)...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What's your worst gig?

We were hired to play a party at an apartment complex clubhouse. We were to get a portion of the door. Just after set up, a vicious thunderstorm popped up with lightning cracking everywhere. A few...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,566
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

I was invited to a jam set up by a guy I met online. The idea was to put together a jam band that would play a few parties and gigs, mostly for fun. We were to meet up at the singer's house. When I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,926
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

When I was a baby, the old Hi-Fi (before stereo) was my baby sitter. My parents would set me in front, and put on a stack of records. I wouldn't move as long as the music was playing, so music was...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Worth A Trade?

Around here, the good old Rogers kits are going around $1000 - $1200, about the same as a used Renown. The Stage Customs are anywhere from $350-$500 (and I'm not that far from Greenville).

Make...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Warm up routines

I practice a few basic rudiments just to get these old hands working, then a few basic fills or tom runs to get my mind used to leading with the right hand (I'm naturally left handed) to avoid any...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-05-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Drum Beats in Church Songs

2nd the part about learning the time signatures. While playing with the orchestra (we have both traditional and contemporary services), a lot of the music is written with a lot of odd and or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By Chollyred
Re: How many of you are playing for tips?

Small gigs have been that way forever...I've played for all the pizza I could eat, tips, hourly pay, or nightly pay. We even did a few freebies just for exposure.

Sometimes the frustrations got to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Pedal setup - aka. how do people play this?

To me, the odd one is the hi-hat. The left-most pedal looks to be a kick drum trigger to be used with the roland triggers on the left. I'm guessing that he plays acoustically, then rotates his entire...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-22-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,705
Posted By Chollyred
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

I'm confused...A lot of things I do left handed, but a lot are right handed. Write, eat, throw, play tennis lefty, but swing baseball bats, golf clubs, and shoot right handed (my dad is the mirror...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,545
Posted By Chollyred
Re: The natural meter challenge!

Interesting idea. I'll have to try it sometime. In my orchestra gig, I've found that even professional directors/conductors have tempos all over the place. One of our directors (who is also a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By Chollyred
Re: My Band Frustrations

Wow! This sounds just like an interview I just read with Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters and his relations ship with Dave Grohl!

At one point with FF, he was about to quit (or get fired) for...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Chollyred
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

That's a problem I've been wrangling with since getting back into drumming, particularly with orchestral music (which is rarely if ever written by anyone that actually plays drums). I often get too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Chollyred
Re: So you're going to a band audition...

Having just auditioned for a band, I found that having the right sound system is very important for the drummer. The first time with these guys, the only thing I could hear was the rhythm guitar...
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