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Forum: Drums 04-17-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RickP
Re: Pearl Wood Fiberglass Demos?

The Pearl wood fibreglass kits intrigue me. I am old enough to have played the original wood fibreglass kits when they were one of Pearl's flagship models. They were very good sounding drums then....
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,207
Posted By RickP
Re: Can you read sheet music?

I can read proficiently, as a I need to for my a big Band gig and Jazz Sextet gigs. The Big Band has over 145 charts and some are quite involved. My Jazz Sextet uses lead sheets so I read these to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By RickP
Re: If I would just buy one book on coordination...

My vote would be The New Breed by Gary Chester. Once you can master this book, you can start using all the others like the Ted Reed book and Stick Control as exercises with The New Breed exercises.
Forum: Drums 04-10-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 590,138
Posted By RickP
Re: Yamaha Drums

The Club Custom snares are outstanding. I bought mine used and the previous owner put Gretsch Diecast hoops on it. The snare sounded great with these hoops but I replaced the diecast with Gretsch 302...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 35,206
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

This week's purchase included :
6 x 14 Jatoba/Paduck stave shell snare - no badge - but really well made.
19" Zildjian Armand "Beautiful Baby" ride - really nice, good stick definition.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 35,206
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I also received this really nice 20" Paiste Signature Rough ride. This is a really eclectic sounding ride, lower pitched than your typical Signature ride, some trash and a clear stick sound. The bell...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 35,206
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

That is a gorgeous snare and a rainy indeed as I am sure you already know.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 35,206
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I have this 6 x 14 Padauk and Jatoba stave snare drum in transit. Not sure who the manufacturer is. The price was too good to pass up, so I took a chance on it. I really love my 6x14 Walnut stave...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By RickP
Re: Bonham amber vistalite purchase/questions

Two felt strips on the batter side and one on the resonant side would be my first choice. If you still find the drum too ringy, take out the felt strips and pickup a Remo Dave Weckl adjustable Dave...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By RickP
Re: Maple kit alternative to yamaha MCA? Jazz/funk

I own Yamaha Club Customs in swirl black lacquer finish (20/24/10/12/13/14/16 with matching snare) and they are definitely my favorite kit right now. Easiest drums to tune up I have ever played. I am...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By RickP
Re: Maple kit alternative to yamaha MCA? Jazz/funk

Ludwig Classic Maple would be a good choice, maple ply shells, no reinforcing rings same as the Yamaha MCA. Sure the ply counts are different, but still 100% maple ply shells.

The new Yamaha...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By RickP
Re: Jazz Drums

I agree on the Club Customs, I have a 20/12/14 kit that sounds very similar to my Gretsch USA Custom. Halldor did a comparison video between a Yamaha Club Custom bop kit and a Gretsch USA Custom bop...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By RickP
Re: Who builds steambent snares to order?

Eric Sooy of Dynamicx ( Black Swamp Percussion) ; Carolina Drumworks and RBH drums would be my first three choices.
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 35,206
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I have a 20" Paiste Signature Rough ride in transit as I type this. Looking forward to receiving this, they are very eclectic, pretty low pitched for a Signature ride. Jim Keltner is a fan of these...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By RickP
Re: How many bands have you been in at the same time?

Currently in 4 bands. A 17 piece Big band, a 6 piece Dixieland jazz band and two Classic Rock bands. I also sub frequently as well. I rehearse Monday's with the Big band, Thursday's with one Rock...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By RickP
Re: N&C no longer using die-casts?

N&C has always offered the option of diecast or triple flange hoops. The diecast being the more expensive option, which could be the reason you are seeing more and more drums with triple flange hoops.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 474,004
Posted By RickP
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Wanted *** Looking for a Paiste Traditional Medium Light Swish - any size. I can purchase outright or do a trade.
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By RickP
Re: 24" Bass Drum Depth

I own a 24 x 15" Yamaha Club Custom bass drum that is just superb. I prefer 14" depth bass drums and 15" depth is very close sonically. This my first 24" bass drum in over 40 years of playing and it...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By RickP
Re: Brand Loyalty

I prefer certain brands because they work for me, but if something else catches my interest and I have a need or use for it I will purchase it. I do have my favourites but I play other brands as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By RickP
Re: Many cymbals yes, but many snares?

I started my snare obsession with one snare matching each of the 4 kits I owned then a Ludwig Black Beauty came up on a killer deal and then the IT started snowballing from there. Swapping,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,489
Posted By RickP
Re: How many times have you been asked...

Say to him " Sure he can, where will he be setting up his kit ? ". By making this statement you have informed him he needs to bring his kit and won't be using yours.

I had a similar situation...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By RickP
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

I have the Sabian Stickflip stick bag and it stands up on the floor by my throne.
I also keep a pair of sticks,brushes and mallets on a Meinl percussion tray that I attach to my Music stand or Hihat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,423
Posted By RickP
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I did the same thing for the same reasons and also bought a Roland TD 11KVS and purchased an extra cymbal pad. I live in a Townhouse and wanted the flexibility to play at any time of the night I...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By RickP
Re: 14x4?

Those are really nice snares, particularly nice for brush playing IMHO. Yamaha snares are really underrated. My 5.5 x 14 Swirl Black Club Vustom is my favourite ply shell snare. What genre of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By RickP
Re: Big Band drum thread.

Anyone using a 24" bass drum for their Big Band gigs currently ? Buddy used one for years (his final Radio King kit was a 26" I believe). I normally use a 20" bass drum for my Big Band gigs. I will...
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