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Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 652
Posted By Bretton
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

I'm very attached to the snare I made myself. the rest of the drums I would like to replace... with something I make myself.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metronome app that speeds up and then slows down

you could program a click in any DAW or Guitar Pro
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metal Drumming Request

I might be interested. I'll pm you
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Bretton
Re: Triggering??

I'm set up for that right now, sort of.

I have a firewire mixer with 4 XLR inputs and 4 stereo 1/4" inputs.

I'm using the XLR inputs for:
snare top
snare bottom
overhead left
overhead right
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Bretton
Re: Do you vacialte? I do a lot...

tries to google... google doesn't know...

wat do I do?
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By Bretton
Re: 3 piece for Metal (is it good enough)?

@original question: Yes.

Matt Halpern gets along just fine with one floor tom.

Rings of Saturn gets along just fine with just a 10 and 12.

do what sounds good to you.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,773
Posted By Bretton
Re: The best reasons to become a drummer?

You get to play the drums
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By Bretton
Re: I'm in a Band - And I Have a Problem

I would play the audition, just to be sure, and if the other band still feels like the better fit, just tell them exactly that. "Hey guys, I actually auditioned for one other band as well here, and I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Bretton
Re: Questions about kick drum heads

the outer diameter of a drum shell is always 1/8" undersized from the size shown. eg: a 20" drum has an outer diameter of 19 7/8." this allows the head collar to fit around it, which is normally the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Bretton
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

how about north of the border?

Enderby British Columbia
currently between bands
Metal. I appreciate all styles, but branching out always leads me straight back to metal.
Don't think I could...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bretton
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

I second buying a cheap 2nd hand kit. And I really recommend getting at least a basic first-hand understanding of how to play drums, even if you're sticking to guitar. a lot of times when playing...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bretton
Re: The side snare

I tried using a side snare for a while, having a really dry main snare, and a really ringy side snare, but discovered I really just like something in the middle, put a dryer head on my steel 13x8...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Bretton
Re: 4x14 brass snare

I have a yamaha 14x4 brass snare, but it doesn't have a chrome finish. is that important? I would be willing to sell it.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

a blast can be alternating, or together, it started out as alternating, evolving from the regular rock beat, 8ths on the hats, kick on 1 and 3, snare on 2 and 4. thrash metal sped that up until it...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

What a horrible night looks perfect, lots and lots of blasting, a doable speed, a combination of hammer and traditional. Thanks :)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I downloaded a guitar pro tab off ultimate-guitar, which, if I translate into text tab, showed the main drum beat as:


C-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-
s---s---s---s---
--bb--b--b-b--b-


and had the tempo...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

that's more of an old school thrash beat, I'm looking for basically both hands playing 8th notes in unison, fast, for an extended period of time.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bretton
looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I'm looking for a warmup song for my hands, something very blast-beat heavy around 200-220 bpm.

I play along to Juular by Devin Townsend to warm up my legs, but the blast section in it is just a...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bretton
Re: A lesson for all newbies

I've really gotten into modifying every piece of equipment I have, cutting down depths, re-cutting bearing edges, putting longer pieces of tubing in the hi-hat stand to make it taller. made my own...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By Bretton
Re: Is this a shuffle, shufflie or neither?

what the heck is a shufflie?
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,238
Posted By Bretton
Re: Nice...or not so much

all the big names I've met have been super nice, Gene Hoglan, Flo Mounier, Dave Culross.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Bretton
Re: Types of Wood for Types of Sound

here's pearl's comparison of maple vs birch vs mahogany:

http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masterworks/#wood-choices
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Bretton
Re: Bearing edges

I've done it with the above mentioned MDF sheet trick.

you should also put some adhesive-backed sandpaper on a piece of MDF to sand the edges flat before recutting. just place the drum on top...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Bretton
Re: Call to post and other tuning questions...

the number refers to which octave.

middle C is C4, and C is where it changes to the next number

(eg: A3 A#3 B3 C4 C#4 D4 etc)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Bretton
Re: Question about double bass practice off the pedals

Flo Mounier went over this at a recent clinic I attended (the aforementioned Sean Lang was there putting it on :P)

basically only use the muscles from the knee down.

exercise 1: heel up bounce,...
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