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Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 969
Posted By tracer
Re: The Speed Obsession

Speed has always been the "gold standard" of drumming. Although I am 62, I still produce testosterone (believe it or not) and blazing chops still raise my blood pressure.
Chris Coleman, Dennis...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 399,315
Posted By tracer
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Approximately 134 CD's Mostly jazz and old school fusion.
$50 in Dallas Ft Worth.

Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,703
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Someone from So Cal who loves Ludwig should do it, then post a video...

I have an injured Buy It Now finger or I would do it...
(Actually prefer the 20" kick and the old Element SE style lugs...)
Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By tracer
Re: Shallow Toms.

I owned a Mapex Micro kit about 10 years ago. The shallow toms were certainly easier to adjust in terms of accessibility.

I have heard it said that the shallow toms have less sustain, so there...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By tracer
Re: do you open a thread because of who posted in it?

I follow all Colaiuta threads, linear fills, drum kit threads on new stuff of interest and Bo Eder's latest purchases...
(Keep them coming..)
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By tracer
Re: ludwig cavern club fab 4

I wish Ludwig had not discontinued the short lugs in the Element se series. Hope they will return with a "conventional" short lug with a gum/cherry shell....
Forum: Drums 03-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tracer
Re: Official but no photos yet.

I am moving to southern California and opening a rehab clinic for drummers that struggle with drum acquisition syndrome. I hope you will consider being my spokesman...

Video please.

Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 399,315
Posted By tracer
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Cymbals 76054
Supernatural Divine
14" hats
18" crash
20" Ride $500 as a set will not separate (plus shipping).

Soultone Extreme 15" Hats $200 shipped in the CONUS

job42@att.net for pics
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By tracer
Transcribe this for me please...

At 19-20 second in...

Very creative talent, as several have noted prior to me.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By tracer
Re: defying conventional drum set up for unique sound

Chris Dave plays a kit occasionally that looks like it was retrieved from a wrecking yard...

(That said, I can't stop watching him...)

Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By tracer
Re: we've all seen videos of kids playing drums but....

As a guy born in 52, I hope he is using some ear protection....

If I were his instructor, I would probably attempt to cut his kit to four pieces and go to work on the New Breed. Obviously he has...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Supralite 5.5x14 Issues

You might try loosening the strainer tension. I vaguely remember this happening to me in days past.
Forum: Drums 02-15-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By tracer
Re: Yamaha Live Custom (Oak) review

Did you have to special order the three drums? (18" kick specifically).

We need a video...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By tracer
I really liked it anyway...

Didn't find this on the search, so I hope this is not a repeat.


Cherry Stave drums, Heartbeat cymbals. Great drum sound as well as a great...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By tracer
Re: Silverstar 14x20 4 piece set on the way!

I was actually looking at these last week. The drums in this video have quite a bright attack, somewhat like the discontinued Ludwig Element SE and to a lesser extent Oak Customs. I am wondering how...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,582
Posted By tracer
Re: Attractive female drummers

Forum: Drums 01-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By tracer
Re: Old or new?

You are about to be besieged with all matter of opinions, so here's mine.
I am 61, so I can easily identify. The Chinese manufactured kits of today (mid priced drums) are,to my way of thinking and...
Forum: Drums 01-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By tracer
Re: Premier Micro Bop Kit

100% Birch, as opposed to some of the competition.
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By tracer
Question about Ludwig/ other manufacturers cherry/gum shells

Do only the Element SE and Club Date kits have the cherry/gum hybrid shells?
(I do not like the full length lugs on the Club Date and would probably rewrap an older Element SE kit if that's the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By tracer
Re: More Linear Ideas...

Sorry Arky, 61 year old hard drive...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By tracer
More Linear Ideas...


Knock yourself out....
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,225
Posted By tracer
Re: Mastering the single stroke roll

I worked for about a year on the single stroke roll. As 8mile noted, everyone has an opinion about various techniques that they personally found helpful. For me there were several distinct building...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By tracer
Re: C and C Custom Drums

I met Bill Cardwell in 1990-1991 when we lived briefly in Kansas City. He was an absolute drum fanatic and a heck of a nice guy.Sorry if that doesn't answer your question.
Forum: Drums 10-17-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,941
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Kit

They have come and gone. Can recommend them wholeheartedly. Unfortunately for me, they will be very difficult to replace, but I needed money for another purpose. (IRS).

I have been watching for a...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By tracer
Do you think you understand latin rhythms?

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