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Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,355
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The matching snare

I don't think it really matters too much. For years I was playing my silver sparkle Ludwig kit with a gold sparkle Slingerland snare drum. I have since found a silver sparkle Slingerland snare that...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: I Need Help Identifying a Leedy and Ludwig snare/tom

There were SOME 20s-40s drums I've seen with light bulbs and heating elements to keep the calf skins warm/tight in cold/damp weather. I don't know if this was always an after market job or if they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 696
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

I feel fine. Sometimes I'm tired after the gig while loading out, but the next morning I have no residual effects. That is, unless I go out partying afterwards, then I'm just tired from lack of...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Unique Sounds from a Standard Kit

Scrape the cymbal with the butt of your stick.
Bow cymbals with a cello/bass bow
Hit the actual edge of the cymbal with your stick (makes a "ping" sound different than the bell)
Do a "whale call"...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Removing the wrap from old Ludwigs?

I've done it with the intention of re-wrapping. Used a heat gun to melt the glue and soften the wrap, and used a putty knife to loosen the wrap, and managed to pull the wrap off without much damage...
Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Neal Morgan

Not necessarily. If it's a conversion with no tom mount, and no sign of mounted legs from the pictures, it could be rotated any way each time he plays it, so there is no "well, the holes should be...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,392
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Do you all tune your snare reso heads tighter than the batter?

Nope. I've heard the advice offered here that the reso head should ALWAYS be tuned higher than the batter. It's not true. If you like THAT sound for THAT snare, then yeah, go for it. I tune each...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Cutting a giant hole in my bass drum's shell

+1 for "you're the guinea pig"

I'm interested in the idea of the hole being on the bottom for bass reflex purposes. My friend has an Acoustic Image bass combo amp, and the woofer is pointed...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Negotiating more money for a gig.

Since it's at an Elk's club, and the band backed out last minute, I'm not surprised that they would accept the counter offer for more. Your value is that you are a band that will be showing up...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Adjusting a kit between two drummers.

With adjustments like that, I can only imagine the other drummer is messing with you. Either that or they have put up with your adjustments for this whole time, finally deciding to put in the effort...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Bass Drum Sizes

The smaller they get, the more focused and punchy they get, and they also have a higher frequency range as Larry pointed out. The larger they get, the boomier they get.

Also, roughly speaking,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Couple of questions on how best to practice for speed

It's a simple concept, really, but takes some work (practice) to improve: Play at/near the fastest tempo you can while retaining control. As you get more "comfortable" at this speed, you will be...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Buying a versatile snare

This.

...but, there are a *few* exceptions where you can't get certain sounds out of certain drums, which has to do mostly with bearing edges and shell depths and shell materials (or just plain...
Forum: Drums 06-23-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Buying a versatile snare

Get a used DW 14x5 Collector's Series snare. You can usually find one for around $250-300.
Forum: Drums 06-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Maple or Birch for hard hitters ?

Yes, get some heads that will best handle your playing style and desired sound. Birch and maple are REALLY close on the Janka wood scale, and the difference is pretty minimal between the woods,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: do you open a thread because of who posted in it?

I'll open threads based on several factors:

1. Am I interested in the topic?
2. Did Larry post in it?
3. Does it sound like a beginner asking a question?
4. What's Larry doing right now?...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,113
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Taking back your gigs

FIVE DAYS?!?!? Man, I would say 2 weeks! I don't know about what your situation is, but it would be hard for me to come up with a replacement gig 5 days in advance.

You don't HAVE to run your...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: To Port Or Not To Port... That is the question!

Sounds like a simple solution to me...switch out the reso head with your ported one. If you like the sound/feel better, consider either porting your stock Gretsch head or getting a Gretsch logo for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,113
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Taking back your gigs

I've seen this situation pop up a few times. Once, a bass player friend I had was moving to Seattle and was looking for a bassist to replace him. I auditioned and got the slot, but 3 months later...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Allegra Big Baby...

Yeah, I've played around on that kit a couple times...sounds GREAT!
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Need some tips on a ~67 Ludwig project

The edges are probably uneven because they are 1967 Ludwigs. The quality control wasn't the best back then, and uneven bearing edges are the norm. Also, these drums tend to go out of round moreso...
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: 24" ride with 20" kick drummers.

My main setup consists of a 20x14 bass drum and a 24" K Light Ride. While that ride isn't necessarily the loudest, neither is a 20" bass drum always quiet. It depends on heads, tuning, bass drum...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Not sure if this has been brought up before...

I had somebody come over for a rehearsal at my house one time, and I swear he must have sharted, because the Roc n Soc smelled BAAAAAAAD afterwards. I tried steaming and Febreezing, but nothing...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Blazing Double Stroke Roll Licks #1

I like to follow it with a flam, rest, flam, rest, flam, rest!
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Anticipations, etc.

...and then go into the intricate African rhythm section. Hopefully your drummer has 17 toms!
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