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Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,043
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Cymbals getting bigger?

Big cymbals are the flavor of the month right now.I've always have used 18" crashes as well as 17" and 16".....anything to me under a 16" is simply a splash as far as I'm concerned.
The whole...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bif McDrumin
RIP Richie Hayward

RIP Richie.....give em hell where ever you are!...you will be missed.
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Ayotte Drums

Have you had any correspondence with Ayotte since the spring?...I had a good conversation with Bill Jensen just Before Xmas last year and have not been able to reach him or anyone else at Ayotte...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Ayotte Drums

I've also read the Wikipedia entry but I'm almost positive that the have closed their doors as I spoke to a drum guy at Tom Lee Music in Vancouver and he stated that they are no longer around as a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Ayotte Drums

Hi All, listen has anyone the latest poop on Ayotte drums and if they are in or out of business?I've been reading numerous things on the net but hard to discern fact from fiction.
From personal...
Forum: Drums 02-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Snare Wire Mounting

By accident I've found "the best" material for mounting snare wires bar none, the wire on my wifes drafting table that holds the parallel rule to the table is perfect.It is very thin in diameter,is...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Snare Wire Mounting

Have to mention that to my wife,she does alot of sewing and may very well have some of this ribbon.Thanks!!...and my choice of colours?...what more could I ask for??
Forum: Drums 02-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Snare Wire Mounting

Now....can I use brown laces with a black kit or is that a fashion faux pa?LOL....I never thought that shoe laces would be strong enough.
Thanks for the reply Larry I'll have to give that a shot!
Forum: Drums 02-08-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Snare Wire Mounting

I've noticed those...um ..little channels on the plate and the lack of them on others.
Always looking for the "Ultimate Response" for my snares,thanks for the reply.

Mapex Pro M in Ice Blue Fade...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Snare Wire Mounting

Hey all,I bought a few snare drums where the snare wires are attached using nylon string of sorts and I have noticed that they seem to more responsive than the snares I have that use the famous...
Forum: Drummers 01-03-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,324
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Richie Hayward

Man...I wish I could have attended that one,sounds like it was great.
I saw Richie with the Feat at a Jazz festival about five years ago,they played in a very small intimate venue where you felt...
Forum: Drummers 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,324
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Richie Hayward

Hey all!,has anyone any news on the condition of Richie Hayward? I'm aware of the benefit and but all the info on the net seems to be old.Love this guy,a super person when I met him a few years ago...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Tried it...they aren't Floyd fans LOL

I gaze at the charts to begin with but never site read while playing,to many other things to concern myself with.
Comping has worked well for me to this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Jazz quartet,bass,guitar,keys and drums.Yes we gig doing mostly corporate gigs.Our Keyboardist is very schooled in piano and has taught piano for many years,our guitar player is the keyboard players...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

As well with me,I don't wish anyone to agree with me our take sides Larry,you are correct that attitude is very important but a band full of attitude shows itself in many different ways.I try very...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Not at all,only musicians that have'nt the foggiest idea of rhythm and what role drums and rhythm affect a song,Was just explaining this to our guitar player the other night,I was trying to explain...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Um..I have to strongly disagree with that first statement,instruction from ill equipped minds when it comes to percussion and drumming is nothing more then what we all have been talking about thus...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

I agree P,maybe I'm just treading water here with these guys.First and foremost I want to enjoy the magic of making music and it is quite possible that this may not happen with the players that I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

I think Barry that you hit the premise of this entire thread right on the head (pun untended)
regarding respect,respect for myself anyways in something that is earned so suffice to say that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

With all due respect Larryace I failed to see a compliment in anything the guitar player said.if
"Consider yourself unusual than because I've been a working gtr player for 30 years.
I'd say 99.9%...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

You're not sure you are a drummer???LOL ....(joking in a big way!!)..stop whining about being a martyr.I'd love to sit in with your band mates,seems like they are the exception to the rule.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Thank you PMcCMusic

Please Come Again.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

CORRECTION,...A drummer regardless how simple a 4/4 on the floor beat it is ..is using four limb independence,so in your words not mine "this is basic shit"
You sir just keep making my point for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Actually what I had said is this:"I'm no Bozzio or Lang by any stretch but I challenge ANY Keyboard player worth his weight in salt or guitar player...(won't even touch bass players!) to play...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,419
Posted By Bif McDrumin
Re: Just gotta vent!

Absolutely no arrogance intended man,I myself have worn the shoes that you speak of and to farther my point I have been a part time sound technician for over 20 years so plugging in a guitar patch...
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