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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,371
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

Hate? No. Would I go buy and use one however? No. I just don't quite "get" them, and on the kits I've played which have had them, I've had a tough time substituting them in place of good 16-18"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,973
Posted By EWGroove
Re: What's your latest purchase?

2 Aquarian Coated Peforrmance II tom heads (12" and 14")
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By EWGroove
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

Caught it on one of our PBS stations a few weeks ago. Agreed, very well done. My initial thoughts were that wallets were taped onto snare batters during recording sessions there, e.g. Wilson Pickett...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By EWGroove
Re: lessons for lefties

Rod Morganstein is a lefty and has plenty of instructional stuff online. I believe they are sponsored by Vic Firth and Evans. I like watching him, but as a right handed drummer, I do have to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Sensitive drummer?

As a young (junior high) percussionist, we had a band director whose mantra to us was that "drums were to be felt and not heard". Good God we used to laugh our asses off to that, but the longer I've...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Tommy Igoe - State of education

Tommy's correct. We're ALL much more visual these days, not the least of whom are the younger generations. I can't speak for everyone, but having gone thru a fair amount of "Stick Control" and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,431
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Drumming Idiosyncrasies

I'm with you on these. My wedding ring is Navajo and handcrafted from silver, which is a relatively soft metal. So drumsticks, mic stands, cymbal stands, etc, do not contact it while on a gig. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By EWGroove
Re: How to get 70's funk drum sound?

Agree with most all of these. While you crank the wooden snare's batter head up, go ahead tape your wallet down onto the head. Remove the bass drum's reso head and stuff an old moving cloth in there,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Starting Over After Twenty Years

Congrats on returning. Have a similar story, though I returned in 2000. Ten years later, bought a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau, for roughly $1K less (US) than a similar DW, in sizes, almost...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,969
Posted By EWGroove
Re: What drum/cymbal/piece of gear have you owned the longest?

"Haskell W. Harr Drum Method - Book One: For Band and Orchestra purchased in 1966"
Goodness, I had that book, years ago. Don't have it any more, though I do have the GLStone "Stick Control"
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,969
Posted By EWGroove
Re: What drum/cymbal/piece of gear have you owned the longest?

Still have my basic '65 Ludwig club date set and a 1966 18" Zildjian Sizzle cymbal, though the rivets have long since been removed. Both of these items have been retired since I purchased a new set...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Outstanding opportunity for someone....

Sales is sales. Either you know the product and can relate to the retailers or you can't. MBA? I would have reservations about some of their products, even though I owned some Ludwigs for over 40...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,817
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Hearing protection?


Have had these for a couple of years. They're pretty comfortable and have inter-changeable
filters. Not too expensive, either.
Forum: Drummers 07-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By EWGroove
Darian Gray

Posted this in the General Discussion page, and perhaps it should have been placed here: Caught an AXS-TV program performance of Booker T. Jones and Friends last night via Dish Network, and was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By EWGroove
Darian Gray

Caught an AXS TV concert featuring Booker T. Jones and friends via Dish Network last night. Was very impressed with Booker T's drummer, Darian Gray. Very rhythmic, yet tasteful, with a wide range of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,187
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Why use traditional grip on drumset?

Easier doing rolls and other rudiments, which need a "cleaner' sound, though that's probably from first learning these via traditional grip. That said, strong back beats and shuffles, are best played...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,272
Posted By EWGroove
Re: One of the weirdest drumsets...

I'd be interested in hearing this guy's explanation as to why he chooses to play in this manner.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,928
Posted By EWGroove
Re: 10 lesser known but oft heard drummers

Floyd Sneed-Three Dog Night, Merel Bergante-Loggins & Messina
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Are these signs of addiction?

re: 5) Mysterious draining effect on the bank account that is inversely proportional to accumulation of snares and cymbals in the drum room.
LOLOLOL Don't forget the stands, for mics and cymbals,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 30,178
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

Red Holt. Ramsey Lewis' original trio drummer. Solid 4 pc kit jazz drumming w/great sounds using sticks, mallets and brushes. His R & B skills were later showcased in Young/Holt Unlimited.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,830
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Admit it and be cleansed!

Never thought there was any harm in listening, or even attempting to play this stuff, though by admission, I didn't spend a whole lot of time doing either. A lot of these were released during the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Have you ever temporarily stopped drumming due to health issues?

In January of 2011, I somehow contracted a staph infection in my right foot. Spent six days in the hospital and another month recuperating at home. My foot didn't heal properly, forcing me to have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Did some experimenting with my bass drums and a SuperKick 1 and 2 (video)

I just jettisoned my Aquarian Superkick II in favor of an Evans Emad. Makes all the difference in the world. Deeper w/more thump and more sustain,depending upon which way I position the small...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By EWGroove
Re: Issues with getting the right people

Key is to find "soul mates" musically, but more important, musicmates who have a sense of humor, and don't take THEMSELVES too seriously. It's not rocket science. Take your music seriously, but not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By EWGroove
Re: I got a hand injury one time, a drummer i know said it's because of my tom toms...? I don't thin

Your toms are fine. And if you'll notice, very much as I set mine up. Definitely sounded like a repetitive stress injury, particularly while playing 10 hours w/few breaks. You might try for example,...
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