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Forum: Drums 06-25-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Wood Hoops on metal snare?

can't promise you anything, but i've got an ayotte keplinger and it's tits! 3mm steel shell with 18ply maple hoops.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,923
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: is counting really worth it?

Does physically counting out loud during songs help?

Yes and No...

Learning to count out loud over your playing will help you acheive a deeper sense of the...
Forum: Drums 02-17-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Building new stave snare, need advices!

I don't have any experience with Rhythm King shells, so I definitely won't knock em or anything... but at that price, just make sure that it's affordable because you're finishing the drum your self,...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: What size drum do you not like tunning

I've had the most trouble with my old 14x14 yamaha beech custom floating tom, it always sounded flat and had a mild distortion to it. All the others (8,10,12,16) were so easy to dial in it always...
Forum: Drums 01-22-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Question about snare wires

If you say your wires are making a funny buzz even when you crank them,You should probably check the condition of your snare beds. If your beds are bad, or in some cases, like in some older drums,...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,668
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Article on basic jazz technique

Great article David, i thoroughly enjoyed it!

My take on learning to swing a quarter note is similar to yours in the sense that you have to know the theory behind it, but it's always a feel more...
Forum: Drums 12-30-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Looking for super fat snare sound

I was just gonna say the same thing... but I guess it depends on the type of attack your looking for too. Do you want a modern rock "fat" or a vintage "fat"? Bubinga has a really rich low end and...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Difference in Snare wires

Hey man... try to google some of the companies I'm gonna list below. They all produce snare wires of a very high quality and have sound descriptions.

- Puresound Wire
- Fat Cat Wires
- Canopus
Forum: Drums 12-18-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Describe Your Drums As You Would A Wine


Unix Exotique '09'

Tasting Notes:

Robust and Full Bodied with a bright and pleasingly complex initial kick, followed by a long, rich and warm woody finish. Aged for 6 months in...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Nicest equipment you've played

Thanks for the info Ian... I'll have to look into them.

ok, the best Gear I've played:

Drum Sets:

- Unix Stave Bubinga w/ Bubinga Wood Hoops 15/18/24
- Brady Jarrah Ply 10/12/14/16/22
Forum: Drums 12-18-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,200
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Drum Shell Janka Hardness

Hahaha... Well played Frank!!!

That's absolutely beautiful... I want it.
Forum: Drums 12-17-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,200
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Drum Shell Janka Hardness

Lignum Vitae (a type of ironwood) 4500

I want a stave snare drum made out of that!!!!!!!!
Forum: Drums 12-16-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Nicest equipment you've played

Full Keplinger kits!?!? that sound absolutely incredible. Was that directly through Greg... or an Ayotte concoction?

I have one of the original 1st gen. Keplingers from Ayotte with the wood...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,684
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Using wrists instead of fingers

Well said... it's not really about which ones neccissarily better or worse, it's about using the right tool for the job. As long as your not hurting yourself going against the laws of physics,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,580
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Painful

Yeah man... I'd give yourself a little break. If you've been noticing this for awhile, you may have done some damage (tendonitis, etc...) better safe than sorry. About 4 years ago when I started...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,227
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Snare drum for metal/rock?

I'd say try to find a Tama Bell Brass snare. They're really pricey, but you might be able to find a used one. When it come to rock/metal... The Bell Brass owns

If you don't want to spend too much...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,335
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Awesome Photos of Sonor Factory!

that was awesome... Sonor make some seriously nice drums!
Forum: Drums 11-02-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: What is your favorite drum on your kit?

Without question...

14 x 8 (1" Thick) Unix Stave Bubinga Snare w/ Segmented Bubinga Hoops.

This drum has so much depth and character, I don't think I'll ever stop having fun with it!
Forum: Drums 10-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,245
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Kick Drum size 24" or 22"

I'm gonna jump on the 24x14 band wagon here too, it's an incredibly versatile size. You can throw on some P3's and tune it low and for a huge, deep and fat thump and the shallower depth will still...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Looking for a program to print out Drum notation for transcriptions

cool, thanks for the tip. If i come across any free ware I'll msg you
Forum: Drums 10-08-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,615
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Does anyone have an Ocheltree Dangerous Snare?

Wallet... Schmallet!! It's an Ocheltree, Buy now think later.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Looking for a program to print out Drum notation for transcriptions

I'm presently teaching at a lesson center and am trying to find a computer program that I can use that will print out lessons that I create, or songs that I'm transcribing, like in the DW 'clinic'...
Forum: Drums 10-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,664
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: pearl demon drive eliminator vs dw 5000nd3

I can see why people don't/wouldn't like the Direct Drive feel.... Zampizzi, You're very right, they rebound very quickly and "stick" to your foot. That just happens to be what I like about them. I...
Forum: Drums 10-01-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Artisan Drums

That tigerwood kit is one of the nicest I've ever seen...Holy sh*t!!
Forum: Drums 09-30-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Jon_Gwon
Re: Drum Sound Change

The best way I can explain that phenomenon would be that when you first start playing your drums without your earplugs, your ears are properly adjusted to the actual decibal level of the drums. After...
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