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Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,320
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Muscle Seizing/Fatigue at Gigs

Last weekend was already extremely hot and it isn't even summer yet. We were playing outside and even when we were loading out at 11PM it was still over 90 degrees. Of course we were sweating enough...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Recording drums parts for a song.

There are a couple of ways to do this, you will have to find the way that works best for you.

A good way to do it is to have the guitarist come in and play along with you, but with his amp in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Band Pay Splits

This is a good way to do it. I've been in bands that just split the cash evenly amongst the members (that's what my current band does), and others that use a "shares" system similar to this one. For...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: How do you hear it all?

Since you are playing at venues where you may not know what to expect, I would recommend something like the RockOn Audio (http://www.rockonaudio.com/) products. I've used a Rockbox for years and it...
Forum: Drummers 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Brother DR-210CL Four Drum Trouble

Do you mean "Magenta"? That's the one that is reddish-purple.

(not sure if actual question, or a troll)
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,808
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Playing Someone Else's Kit

Make sure you bring along the things that are the most "personalized", if that makes sense. Snare, bass drum pedal, cymbals, sticks (natch), and maybe your own hi-hat stand. This way you can try to...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: 'Open handed' hi hat speed tips?

When you play "two-handed" on the hi-hat, do you mean something like playing a sixteenth note pattern on the hats? Like this?


Hihat | xxxx -xxx xxxx -xxx |
Snare | ---- x--- ---- x--- | ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Tom Mount Help - '70's Concert Toms

Ludwig ATLAS mounts would be perfect if you don't want to drill any holes. They replace one of the lugs and let you use a normal L-rod tom arm that can be positioned how you like.

The only...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-16-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Odd time signature songs for beginners

"Money" by Pink Floyd is a good one to start with. It's in 7/4, has a clear bass line to follow/hum along to, and it has a good cue at the end of each measure (there is a crash on 7 and 1 during most...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone own of have experience with Atlas Mounting hardware?

I replaced the tom mounts on my Gretsch Renown kit (the pre-2013 model with the RIMS-style wrap around bands) with the ATLAS mounts and love, love, love them.

I also have a short ATLAS arm that...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Help identify this CL deal. (3-piece shell pack)

Not a bad idea at all. You could even cut each tom in half and make a full 5 piece practice kit with mesh heads, and eventually add triggers to make an electronic kit.
Forum: Drums 01-20-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Help identify this CL deal. (3-piece shell pack)

Looks like a really cheap set that someone stripped the wrap from and did a piss-poor attempt at a fade. You can see where there are holes where the bass drum legs used to be (I'm guessing that the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,756
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: The official, "Your services are no longer required" thread

Sorry to hear that. This was totally a case of "penny wise and pound foolish".

Corporate always swoops in and messes up things that work. It's all about micro-management. If the department is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: BPM recall ability

I have one of those and while it had potential, it really isn't that great of a device. The actual interface is clunky (the tap tempo button requires a lot of force to press so that using it to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,666
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: DW and Gretsch

Wow, I'm kind of in a daze right now. I really hope DW doesn't "DW-ize" Gretsch as a brand.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Does playing covers change you?

Someone earlier in the thread mentioned Billie Jean. That is the quintessential example of "pounding 2&4". Every once in a while I listen to that song and I'm amazed at the layering and the precision...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Does playing covers change you?

I agree. For covers, I usually create a cheat sheet with the song structure and the "signature bits" like the groove, prominent fills, etc. I play the groove and fill as needed with my own...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Making a kit

Yeah, that's what the ebook is focused on. It's geared toward someone like GRAVITY_GUY02 who wants to just get a pre-made shell, lugs, rims, and other hardware and assemble it themselves. Selecting...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: New Gretsch Renown Birch

There is extra text in the link from a bad copy/paste. Here's the good link:

http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/gretsch-reveals-renown-birch
Forum: Drums 12-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Making a kit

It will definitely cost more to do it that way (and take longer) but at the end you will have something that is completely personalized. Start with a snare drum and if that turns out well then I say...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: DrumMaker.com/Andy Foote - Experience in dealing with them??

If they did have issues like they say they did (it happens to everyone), then the right thing to do would have been to contact their customers, let them know the situation, and ask for everyone's...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Smaller Kits

The "Player's kit" from Sonor seems like it would be a good fit. It's a Sam Ash exclusive with a 20x12 bass drum, a 14x12 floor tom, and a 10x8 rack tom. It has a very small footprint but the drums...
Forum: Drums 12-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone else dislike suspension mounts?

Hate them, too. You can't position the toms close enough together and head changes are a pain. I switched to Ludgwig Atlas mounts on my rack toms a while back and I love them. No drilling and the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta back with Yamaha?

He also doesn't have to have an endorsement deal at all, he just has to have some language in his performance rider like this:

Promoter must provide Manufacturer X drums in sizes (insert sizes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 497,615
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Paiste Twenty 20" ride for sale. This is a powerful ride with a raw bell.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paiste-Twenty-Series-20-034-Ride-/151496656791?
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