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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Dry heads for ludwig blackrolite acrolite snare?

To a large extent you are fighting the drums natural sonic characteristics by fitting it with dry heads. Aluminium drums are by nature ringy but the overtones are not as harsh as drums made with a...
Forum: Drums 05-15-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Where is the "best kit" thread :)

You are correct this is a stupid question, the best response I can give is that the best kit is the one you are playing right now.

Despite what every drum maker will tell you there is no sonic...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,040
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

I don't think you can compare, every band has different requirement on the drummer. And sometimes the music allows you to stretch out and some situations require a non flashy basic approach just to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Bob Clearmountain & Matt Chamberlain Recording Drums With 2 Mics

Horrible flat as pancake drum sound.

Matt had some nice lively sounding drums with Tori Amos so it's all deliberate, but still not for me, anyone else agree or am I alone in the wold of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,126
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: You know you're a drummer when...

The top of the list requirement for deciding on a house location is....pre-gig can I load out at 5 pm without hitting rush hour traffic and then post gig can I unload the car at 1 am without waking...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Anyone else notice the cost of sticks getting ridiculous

Yes, if you think sticks are expensive in USA you should come to the UK, the price is crazy, some stores charging the equivalent of 16 USD for a bog std zildjian 5B or vf 5an - nuts.

I am sooooo...
Forum: Drums 04-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 245,899
Posted By Captain Bash

My current goto big gig snare a brass (solid shell) 14x6 made by Greg Keplinger. Heavy weight, very musical snare. A very simple design, no frills no gadgets but a ton of sound.
Forum: Drums 04-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Recording SNARE DRUMS

We'll sort maybe...... I am well over 30 but never really got along with Supras or any metal Ludwig snare for that matter. Always found they never lived up to expectations. Having said that I found...
Forum: Drums 04-24-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Recording SNARE DRUMS

Rather than buying I would just rent a drum. Not sure where you are based but most cities have a rental facilities. In this way you can record with exactly the right drum for the project.
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Cast metal snares.

It's a thick shell, really thick - I ain't going take the heads off to measure up though. The drum sounds best to my ears at medium tension. I really like the inbetween depth, 6" depth is a great...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Cast metal snares.

The Keplinger 14 x 6 brass is a loud drum definetly out performs a non cast drum in the volume department. Like all good drums it is also very sensitive and doesn't bottom out when hit hard. As...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Captain Bash
Naked ultracast

Finally stripped the shell of my smaller depth ultracast very pleased with the aluminium against the black hardware. I have no idea why they didn't keep the shell raw, it suits it's sonic...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Cast metal snares.

I have a keplinger solid brass snare 14x 6,it's just a brilliant in your face snare, very very sensitive but with character. However it maybe too much for some bands.
Forum: Drums 04-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Cast metal snares.

In your search you should consider the Pearl Ultracast Snare (5.5 or 6.5 deep x 14 diameter). These are solid aluminium, very simple design, fairly light weight shells but have a strong well rounded...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Antiquing / Distressing drums and hardware

Beer, blood, wine,sea water and strong acids and or alkaline reagents are particularly good at distressing all manner of musical instruments. If you don't like lacquer finishes you could easily...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,747
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

For the last year I switched back to nylon tips. I think they sound great on dry designated cymbals, for example my favourite ride stick combo is Vf5a nylon with Zildjian 21 special dry ride -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,548
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Tricks for faster set up

A few small things make a big difference for pub or small venue gigs.

1) Memory lock all stands and cymabl tilters
2) When packing away don't retighten folded stands and keep them same height...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,435
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

I really don't know what the worlds top 5 snare drums are, so much depends on style of music, player and playability. I have always found the much hallowed Ludwig snares rather underwhelming, they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,490
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Told to hit harder

This is rather unusual, if more volume is really required, then increase your stick size by a single increment e.g. 5A to 5B. The snare is the main volume drum so if you can switch to a louder drum...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Gear fail - handled beautifully :)

First time, yes, but second time is daft - slow learner, or maybe a thrill seeker.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: 14/16/18 bass drum (depth size)

All things being equal (diameter, shell construction, bearing edge style, hoops, hardware, heads, beater) then a 14" drum will speak very quickly and by that I mean the front head will respond almost...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,023
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The worst gig of my life

There is a lot of good advice below. The trick to kit shares on a small stage setting is not worrying about the 5 % of your music that can't be delivered but instead getting the basics right. In...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,221
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Surely a pro kit is one which gets the job done with ease with a good sound for the least amount of money. In this way more money in the pocket for non-drum, non music essentials mortgage /rent, car,...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,059
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

I know a fair bit about Pork Pie

Genuine Pork Pies are made in Melton Mowbray.

These sound very meaty but have a top end crust which isn't the same as a patina
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

I just don't get on with overly complicated snare systems, to me they are just another bit of gear that can and will go wrong. My most sensitive snarey snare is a 14 x5.5 Bill Flynn era Brady, Jarah...
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