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Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Bretton
Re: Heel toe question

AKA: the constant release technique, google that for more on the subject.
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bretton
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

22" is probably the most popular/most sold size, but I believe just about every company sells a kit with a 20", just gotta dig through the website, or ask the guy at the store for one.

I'm looking...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By Bretton
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bretton
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?

Gravity.

Gravity holds my foot down, and with everything else I have to do to play drums, I don't want to put the effort into holding my foot up in the air
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By Bretton
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

well with a song such as this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqzZmNqdWck

it's is certainly not safe, as your foot may cause a rupture in the space-time continuum and destroy us all.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Bretton
Re: A Singing Drummer's Mic Set-up

for a while I used a headset mic,

then I went to this:
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By Bretton
Re: Finding a Song's BPM

http://metronomer.com/
Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bretton
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

I'm very attached to the snare I made myself. the rest of the drums I would like to replace... with something I make myself.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metronome app that speeds up and then slows down

you could program a click in any DAW or Guitar Pro
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metal Drumming Request

I might be interested. I'll pm you
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Bretton
Re: Triggering??

I'm set up for that right now, sort of.

I have a firewire mixer with 4 XLR inputs and 4 stereo 1/4" inputs.

I'm using the XLR inputs for:
snare top
snare bottom
overhead left
overhead right
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Bretton
Re: Do you vacialte? I do a lot...

tries to google... google doesn't know...

wat do I do?
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By Bretton
Re: 3 piece for Metal (is it good enough)?

@original question: Yes.

Matt Halpern gets along just fine with one floor tom.

Rings of Saturn gets along just fine with just a 10 and 12.

do what sounds good to you.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By Bretton
Re: The best reasons to become a drummer?

You get to play the drums
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bretton
Re: I'm in a Band - And I Have a Problem

I would play the audition, just to be sure, and if the other band still feels like the better fit, just tell them exactly that. "Hey guys, I actually auditioned for one other band as well here, and I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Bretton
Re: Questions about kick drum heads

the outer diameter of a drum shell is always 1/8" undersized from the size shown. eg: a 20" drum has an outer diameter of 19 7/8." this allows the head collar to fit around it, which is normally the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By Bretton
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

how about north of the border?

Enderby British Columbia
currently between bands
Metal. I appreciate all styles, but branching out always leads me straight back to metal.
Don't think I could...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bretton
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

I second buying a cheap 2nd hand kit. And I really recommend getting at least a basic first-hand understanding of how to play drums, even if you're sticking to guitar. a lot of times when playing...
Forum: Drums 08-16-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bretton
Re: The side snare

I tried using a side snare for a while, having a really dry main snare, and a really ringy side snare, but discovered I really just like something in the middle, put a dryer head on my steel 13x8...
Forum: Drums 05-31-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Bretton
Re: 4x14 brass snare

I have a yamaha 14x4 brass snare, but it doesn't have a chrome finish. is that important? I would be willing to sell it.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

a blast can be alternating, or together, it started out as alternating, evolving from the regular rock beat, 8ths on the hats, kick on 1 and 3, snare on 2 and 4. thrash metal sped that up until it...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

What a horrible night looks perfect, lots and lots of blasting, a doable speed, a combination of hammer and traditional. Thanks :)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I downloaded a guitar pro tab off ultimate-guitar, which, if I translate into text tab, showed the main drum beat as:


C-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-
s---s---s---s---
--bb--b--b-b--b-


and had the tempo...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Bretton
Re: looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

that's more of an old school thrash beat, I'm looking for basically both hands playing 8th notes in unison, fast, for an extended period of time.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Bretton
looking for a blasty metal warmup song around 200-220

I'm looking for a warmup song for my hands, something very blast-beat heavy around 200-220 bpm.

I play along to Juular by Devin Townsend to warm up my legs, but the blast section in it is just a...
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