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Forum: Drums 01-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,640
Posted By shrink
Re: Mapex Horizon or pearl vision???

remember that M-Birch and Merdian Birch are not the same thing.

The M birch is an older range, that was around at the same time as the Pro-M.

When mapex introduced the slightly lower end...
Forum: Drums 01-01-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,640
Posted By shrink
Re: Mapex Horizon or pearl vision???

I would say that in general in the budget to mid level kits, i much prefer the Mapex kits to the pearl. I dont like the pearl tom mounting system. The mapex system allows better tom resonance, better...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,016
Posted By shrink
Re: Odd Size Cymbals + Even Sized Shells

well... i do prefer 13" hihats and 21" ride cymbals. But the rest of my stuff is all even sizes :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,943
Posted By shrink
Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

Steve Gadd (for his sheer groove, and for being one of the nicest guys around)
Joe Morello (as with steve, his playing just gets my feet tapping)
Bernard Purdie (always brings a smile to my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,355
Posted By shrink
Re: one word to describe your playing style

varied......


and by that i mean the quality... not the style :)
Forum: Drummers 09-10-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 118,400
Posted By shrink
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Steve finally made it to Edinburgh last night. Great Gig

65, and he has more chops, more speed and more energy that i'll ever have behind a drum kit. Also such a nice, laid back and pleasant guy....
Forum: Drummers 04-27-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 118,400
Posted By shrink
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

sadly the edinburgh steve gadd clinic was cancelled... waiting to hear when it will be rescheduled for :(
Forum: Drummers 04-12-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 118,400
Posted By shrink
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

im not sure what the protocol is for taking pics at these clinics. WIll try to find out, as sadly the only camera I have is a full blown SLR with pretty huge lenses. Don't want them thinking im...
Forum: Drummers 04-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 118,400
Posted By shrink
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

well im a huge fan of Gadd myself, theres a subtlety to his playing that is lost of many apparently more "technical" players.

In fact im furtunate that i'll meet him next week. He's doing a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,212
Posted By shrink
Re: Vintage Ludwig - John Bonham sound

sounds awesome, great kit and some nice playing. Nice moby-dick themes
Forum: Drums 02-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By shrink
Re: do I have a mapex maple or birch

Yep if its just a standard M then its an M-birch.

The M stands for the outer ply of maple they use on the mbirch kits.. hence Maple/Birch

The Pro M is a fully maple design.

and the basic M...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,828
Posted By shrink
Re: Mapex M series Snare

depends which M series snare it is really as the M series covers a lot of ground.

Basic M series is basswood with birch outer ply
M-Birch is birch with maple outer ply
M-pro being maple

The...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By shrink
Re: Noob Beginner Looking at Starter Sets

have a look also at mapex. Their economies of scale, and china based production mean you get a staggering amount of kit for the money. They also come with generally excellent hardware.

The VXB...
Forum: Drums 01-20-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,128
Posted By shrink
Re: What is your dream kit for 2010!

Well... if i could afford it.. I'd love a sparkle blue Yamaha MCAN (3 up 2 down). id be happy to keep my own hardware and cymbals :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 100,188
Posted By shrink
Re: The Big Kits vs. Small Kits Debate

Im not a fan of the crazy huge kits. It seems to me, that it just creates too many choices.

I know the argument will be "how can you have too many choices", but i think that you can needlessly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By shrink
Re: Bad Days

Yeah I have them all the time... the other day i was really in the wrong space to be playing, but i did, and i was absolutely rubbish. Made me question why ive spent almost 1000 getting back into...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,223
Posted By shrink
Re: 6 peice sets- 3 up/1 down vs 2 up/2 down tom setups.

absolutely 3 up and 1 down for me. The fact that the smallest 8" tom is on a seperate stand means i can get it, and my hi-hats exactly where i want them anyway. I would like to add a 16x16 floor tom...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,405
Posted By shrink
Re: DDRUM DIATON...opinions?

Yes yes im childish... but i sniggered
Forum: Drums 01-17-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,170
Posted By shrink
Re: NAMM 2010 Mapex Booth

Just as with the conway customs, and the yamaha PHX.. im loving that teal burst. Seems a popular colour combination at the moment, and its one i really like.
Forum: Drums 01-17-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,835
Posted By shrink
Re: NAMM 2010 Yamaha Booth

The turqouise fade PHX is absolutely stunning. Reminds me of the conway custom kit in one of the other threads on this forum.

I bet it would look top notch with some gold hardware too.

I had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By shrink
Re: How to approximate a handclap sound?

check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK-CfmsehN0

half way through he puts the spash on the snare... sounds almost hand clappy to me
Forum: Drums 01-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By shrink
Re: NAMM 2010 Paiste Booth

LOL love the bass reso heads with the cymbal pics on them. Nice touch

Wouldnt want one on my own kit, but in context, they are quite funky
Forum: Drums 01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By shrink
Re: The Hidden Cost of Collecting Snare Drums

surely if you spread the use out over the collection.. you wouldnt be replacing the heads, rods, washers etc any more often than you would if you only had one snare drum.

Unless you have some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By shrink
Re: How to approximate a handclap sound?

a cheap electric drum pad with a clap sound?

;)

sorry, couldnt resist. Im afraid i have no idea on how to approximate it using acoustic instruments. Seems to me you could spend more time...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,450
Posted By shrink
Re: anyone know what these are (toms/octobans?)

i may do some more DIY on them in that case... by putting on two floor tom mounts and using those to slip some kind of tom stand through.
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