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Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Is the drummer population aging?

The entire population is aging, I believe. I don't know of anybody who is getting younger rather than older...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: "Projection" of drums

As I understand it, thinner shells absorb more vibrations than thicker shells. The first frequencies that get absorbed and attenuate are the higher frequencies. This is why thinner shells sound...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Classic kits that sound... horrible.

I play mostly on 60s and 70s Ludwigs. I have heads on them that are in good shape and turned properly. I see no issue. "Classic kit" doesn't mean "sounds horrible." Even the most beautiful guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Anyone ever have GOOD experiences answering a Craigslist band ad?

Yes. I've gotten several long-term gigs (3+ years) out of craigslist. Four cover bands (one of which is still going) and 3 church gigs (for different things: playing, leading, and running...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,113
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: A Non-Anonymous Section..?

I appreciate the anonymity, particularly when it comes to that jerk factory Larry not being able to look me up and cast a witch's curse on me...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Ok, how many of you have "unsuspended" your floor toms?

I've added suspension brackets to two floor toms, and I've added legs to two suspended toms as well.
Forum: Drums 04-24-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic - 5" or 6.5" depth?

I like 'em both. 400 when I want a snappy sound, 402 when I want more meat to the tone.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,799
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The one piece of gear you'll take to the grave

A different slant:

I have a friend who sold me his one ride he swore he would never part with. It was his grail. Life circumstances caused him to sell it, and everything else, before he passed. ...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Need Deep Drums like Dave Grohl

I bought a set of 80s Superstars for my Dave Grohl tribute band, 14/18/24, birch shells. They are AWESOME with Pinstripes, like Grohl used! But, yeah, those 15s are harder to come by...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: paradiddle diddle lick.

It's actually 5/8 with a tacked on 7/8 measure...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Playing triangle in pit band

I shuddered watching that. The sound of that beater hitting that triangle like that was barbaric at best.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Playing triangle in pit band

I've never seen a Miller Machine before! That's an interesting idea. It looks like it would make it difficult to do a triangle roll. I've always just clamped the triangle mount on the boom arm of...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,628
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Double stroke vs. double bounce?

That's totally doable as double strokes, without "bouncing." Takes time to work it up, with a focus on accurate double strokes, but the end result is more clean and open than a double bounce roll. ...
Forum: Drums 03-18-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Where To Order Big Drums?

Contact drum manufacturers, or see if your local drum shop can do it for you. Basically, in theory, you could just try to order a 16x 16 floor tom without the leg brackets, along with an 18" floor...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,539
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The thing you bought but you never use

I've got a ton of instruments that I've bought for musicals and never played again. But, I also have plenty of instruments that I bought and never thought I'd use again, and I've used them a few...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,529
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

I've subbed for a few gigs that required click tracks because of backing tracks. It's a cool idea, but it creates a little bit of struggle for people who are used to milking the "push-pull" of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,096
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The smell of drums

I thought it was just me. Yep. As long as they still like wood and glue and not mold or sealer...
Forum: Drums 02-10-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,138
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: What's the best snare you have tried?

My thought exactly! Right now, I'm geeking out on an Allegra 14x7 maple snare I recently purchased, from back in the Dave/Tony era of Allegra...
Forum: Drums 01-27-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Black Beauty next to Pork Pie

That video doesn't portray the sounds of the drums that I know. That can be chalked up to the poor tuning, particularly of the Black Beauty. I own both, having bought a B.O.B. to replace my BB. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How do YOU break down a Hi Hat stand?

I pack all of my hardware into a suitcase, so I break down my hi hat stand. The time I save hauling everything compactly more than makes up for the extra few seconds it takes me to reassemble the hi...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,332
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Round vs. Saddle throne?

Round. Rock n Soc. Spindle.

It's comfy, durable, portable, and the height adjusts easily without the annoying "bounce" of the pneumatic chairs.
Forum: Drums 12-29-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Anyone ever go from a 22" to a 24" kick?

Buy the kit, take it home, and spend some time playing/recording/fine tuning it. You might find you like IT better than the 22" bass drum. But, you need to spend the time trying different...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,566
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Uh oh, I think I like small drums better...

I like small kits and big ones. I appreciate the volume of larger kits, and the power needed to play them, but I love the tone of smaller drums, and the finesse needed to coax the variety of sounds...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Ever manage to 'buy back' gear you wish you hadn't sold in the first place ?

When I used to flip gear, I would create ways of indicating that I had, indeed, owned them, like sharpie marks on the inside of cymbal bell holes and wadded up little bits of paper inside lug...
Forum: Drums 12-20-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: 12" snare for jazz

I have a 12" snare I use for jazz, along with my 10/13/16 kit. It sounds good in that context, but not really with any of my other, larger kits. Up until now, I really only used it as a "timbale in...
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