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Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Trusting others with your kit?

Like many on here I have a gigging kit that can be used by support acts /other bands. It's a cherry red yamaha MCAN fitted with pinstripes for a little more durability. I supply two cymbal stands hi...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,987
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Tuning "experts" mini rant

A sign of someone who can really tune a drum kit is if the drummer/tech specifies before beginning the process what sound they are going to achieve and then delivers it. It's pretty easy to get one...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: How do you stabilize a virgin bass drum that jumps up and down?

Take a a couple of 6" nails and a hammer then secure that kick to the floor. Problem solved. Come on don't be so precious.
Forum: Drums 06-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Am I the only one here that hated the Kick Port?

What a lot of mugs we are. I include myself here.

Kick port works but only on certain bass drums with certain limited head choices/tensions. I run a Yamaha MCAN 22" with fiber skin reso with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Led's Latest Page

Bonham was allowed a whole lotta latitude with the drumming in Zep. But hey it's solid creative, powerful and at times sensitive. Ginger Baker is just jealous and needs to understand that not...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: I need a bigger car for a bigger kick drum

When not on kit shares, hired kits or in band van then my personal ride is a hatchback. For me a VW Golf GTI (diesel) MK4. When I bought it I actually tested that I could get all my cased gear in and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Recording a great snare sound?

First off, it's very important you enjoy the recording session, don't get overly stressed as this will alter your playing. Ultimately good drumming is more important than worrying too much about...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,160
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Middle aged bands. How should they dress?

Depends on the band. My preference is simple black shirt green combats. Never ever been questioned in over 20 yrs of gigging. I leave the 3 piece suits to Mr C. Watts and the spandex to Tommy Lee.
Forum: Drums 05-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Combining Different Hoops..Anyone Tried Doing This?

You get the largest differences changing both sets of rims e.g diecast to triple flanged to wood.

However, I run unmatched rims on certain ringy metal snares. Specifcally diecast on batter side...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,936
Posted By Captain Bash
The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

Ok gear heads, I have made some pretty terrible drum related purchases in the past. Here are my best of the worst.

1) Zildjian earth ride, that thing just ate sticks and had one sound - sold...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Brass Snares/Tuning for the Mic?

Bermuda's point about considering what your snare drum sounds like close to the microphones point of reference is spot on. More often than not it's possible to get a really good snare sound out of...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Brass Snares/Tuning for the Mic?

I agree with the idea that you need to tune brass drums far more carefully, they are very unforgiving under the mic. The sound you hear from a wood drum generally translates much easier to what a std...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Captain Bash
Help I bought a cracked cymbal off ebay


I just received a cymbal I bought off eBay, straight off I spotted the crack on the edge of the cymbal. The sellers description stated it was not cracked, however now I know the location of...
Forum: Drums 04-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,418
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

Ayotte Keplinger 14/6.5, if you want cut and depth this is the one, so aggressive. There is a an absence of the horrible clang of brass.

Pearl Ultracast 14/6.5, a metal drum that doesn't clang,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,926
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

My number one unpopular drumming opinion is that Ludwig 400 and 402 are good snare drums, I have played many (on shared kits) and even owned a 400 for a while. But, alas all this has merely confirmed...
Forum: Drums 04-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pearl Masters Bass drums - dark green colour?

There are huge differences between a pearl export and a maple pearl masters bass drum. But these differences become less pronounced as you move to thicker or pre-damped heads or stuff with pillows/...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,020
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?

13 toms are lovely it's 12" that are the problem.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,249
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.

Depends on the type of band, I have plays in bands that relied on me generating all the drum parts first and then they fitted everything to these. I have also played in situations where I had to fit...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,427
Posted By Captain Bash
What goes in must come out

I should have said I also keep my GAS in check by laying off the post sound check-pre gig chilli, chicken pathia. My AKG 112 can cope with the the low end rumble, but the FOH mix is a mess.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Favorite Floor Tom

Many moons ago I played a bright yellow premier resonator that had a 15 FT, it was just fantastic and really made a lot of sense melodically since I like a 13 rack tom tuned up a tad. The jump from...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Any Suggestions for Ear Plug Filter Strength?

I have played in some loud bands, heavy bass, feed back guitars, and cutting synth sounds and have always found the 15 filters just fine, no ringing and no ear fatigue even after 2 hr show....
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Is it unethical to buy drums made in China?

The corollary of this is, is it ethical to buy drums made in North America. I dislike the small minded mildly xenophobic tone of this thread.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,427
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

One of the best ways to avoid GAS but still change your set-up in line with changing times is to swap gear. Adopt a gear in for gear out policy. This way you don't build huge arsenals of unused...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,125
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Drumming footwear, Wellington had it right

No. You are all wrong, best drumming foot ware by far are Wellington boots, it really improves my playing of Bryn yr aur stomp. Also most useful at rainy festival gigs. Sneakers and driving shoes...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,691
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Snares vs cymbals

It's nice to have choice but not essential. I own and use 7 snares and 18 cymbals spread over bosphorus, paiste and zildjian. To some this excessive but I have played in a variety of bands and have...
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