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Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,994
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Best drum music notation software

I use Finale NotePad (http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale-notepad/), which is free. Worth a try if MuseScore doesn't do it for you.

I've had no trouble entering rests.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,548
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

No, but I bet he or she plays a mean stick!
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Discouragement for Chops I Don't Have

THANK YOU! Also MileHighDrummer.

"Chops" is a much abused term around here.

However, we don't have to guess or make something up; Merriam-Webster defines chops as "skill or excellence in a...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,997
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Ludwig P-85 rant

I have a Supraphonic with a P-85 that had the notorious jamming problem. The mechanism would stick when trying to engage the wires.

Tried all the usual suggestions, tore it down, carefully greased...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Mainly for the women of DW: Who is your pick for sexiest drummers?

Gene Krupa was a pretty handsome dude:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eQXY1GSNjog/TfhykDns6iI/AAAAAAACEoM/G926StJIV6k/s1600/Gene-Krupa.jpg

As a drummer with a strong nose myself, I thank him for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,548
Posted By Starship Krupa
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,265
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

I have a '59 WFL snare, a '60's A Zildjian 22" and my Slingerland drums are from 1969 or '70.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,324
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Has this every happened to you?

Which leads to a conundrum: should I put a drum key on my keyring, so that I will always have one handy?

Or is there a risk that the drum key will pull the ring and all of my keys with it into the...
Forum: Drums 05-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Upgrade cymbals or drums first?

I'll toss in another suggestion to get the Rydeens in good tune and heads before you decide.

It's taken me almost as long as I've been playing drums (2 1/2 years) to get my tuning skills to where...
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Tough choice - vintage experts help, please!

Kinda depends. Do you already have a vintage kit? If not, it's the Ludwig by a landslide.

If you already have a vintage kit, maybe just the snare. For instance, I have a Slingerland Modern Solo...
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: WFL snare drum

Not who I meant by "some folks."

"when the company name changed back to "Ludwig," [Jazz Festival] was what [the Barrett Deems] was renamed." By the Ludwig company.

What I meant by "some folks"...
Forum: Drums 05-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: WFL snare drum

Oh man, that's the kind of find some us dream of making.

I, too have a WFL Barrett Deems snare, and it's my main, favorite, most-played snare.

WFL's are made just the same as the drums sold...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,714
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

"It's almost impossible to use logic to change someone's belief or opinion when their belief or opinion was not formed using logic in the first place."

This has spared me much wasted time and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,239
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: What's the worst kit you've had to play on?

Man, that sounds like abuse of a great old set.

Really curious, though, how did it sound when he played it? I've heard so many legends of crappy kits that the owners somehow managed to sound great...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: A little S-Hoop History

I'm catching a small whiff of confusion, so to clarify, an S-Hoop is a recent product, currently marketed by Ahead and Big Bang Distribution.

The Stick Saver was introduced by Slingerland in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,946
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

That is one cool workspace. The land line, the TDK cassettes, keyboard shoved out of the way to make room for the drum brain....it warms my heart.

My own music production rig occupies the far end...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 9,077
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Friend gave me a $100 Amazon gift card for my mumble3rd birthday.

Some of it was spent on drum stuff.

I've finally settled on what sticks I like, Vic Firth AJ4's, so I ordered a pair of those,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Drumming Karma

From most reports (I've read most of the Doors bios, including Manzarek's and Densmore's) Morrison acted like a self-absorbed jerk to most everyone. His psychological troubles helped make him a...
Forum: Drummers 04-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,475
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Graeme Edge

He's one of those drummers that I didn't realize I was so influenced by until I listened to some Moody Blues after starting to learn drums and had the realization.

My verbal vocabulary is not...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Where do all the drum sets go?

Woo-hoo! Glad to hear it! I'll have to check these people out. Of course I know who some of them are, but didn't know they were touring vintage kits. Love Darren Jessee. I once flew down to LA just...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: celebrate what would have been his 60th

"Who are these strangers
Who pass through the door
Who cover your action
And go you one more?"

Could have been written about any of the session greats who exceeded SD's expectations, but for me...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Where do all the drum sets go?

Refugee from the guitar world who is also into vintage drums here.

Since I started playing drums, I've observed with interest the differences and similarities between the vintage guitar scene and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

Wow, what a set that guy must have on him. And you, too to take that kind of crap from a trumpet player of all people, and not send him from your room with his silly plumbing department instrument...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Serious timing issue

In the back, I can see a drummer playing, and they aren't featured enough for it to be just for show, so I'll say it's a live drummer.

Who dropped one of the nastiest clams I've heard....

Maybe...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Any Suggestions for Ear Plug Filter Strength?

My favorite plugs are Earasers. They fit better and sound as good as (if not better than) my audiologist-fitted ones.

I don't know what their attenuation is, but I used them when performing in an...
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