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Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,463
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

I use a double pedal but sparingly at gigs. I use it for some fills and to accent. For example in Get Lucky - in the middle bit where there is clapping there is an accent on the kick that is probably...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,463
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

It's not just me then with a funky right leg :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,800
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?

I play in what I will term 1 1/2 bands - The Rebels is a UK based covers band. I am a permanent member of this group.

The other group I play in is called The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,129
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Bad Auditions

Sad to say but maybe they gave the same story to the other drummer too and aren't really sure how to make a decision.

Even if they don't choose you it isn't bad. You played your heart out and that...
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,789
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Roger Taylor

Phenomenally solid drummer and a very very good backing vocalist.

Potentially could have showed more chops but did he need to? He served the song and is a stellar example of how drums should be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By BFrench501
Advice on how to advertise as a session drummer

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get into the world of session drumming (more for local gigs then for recording at this stage...).

I'm thinking that it may be best to have a website to advertise myself...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Taking back your gigs

Some very sage advice given in this thread. The situation sucks but I suppose to keep things sweet you have to cave in. Lessons to be learned for all of us...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Taking back your gigs

Maybe this is an idea ( a crazy one but...)

Let him have the gig but he pays you his cut, and you pay him when you do the replacement gig next month?
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Thoughs on Mapex?

Its interesting that you say that because in the Midlands (England) I dont know an awful lot of people who play Mapex and I do check out the local scene a fair bit. Most people use Pearl, Premier and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Thoughs on Mapex?

I have played on and owned various Yamaha, Pearl, Tama, Premier and Mapex kits.

All offer different things but for me I prefer Mapex. It's a matter of taste, but Mapex's birch shells to me sound...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,916
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Discouragement for Chops I Don't Have

Chops are a good thing in low to moderate levels. But if I had the choice of taking someone on tour who played fast licks all the time or someone who played more sympathetically with the music, I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,869
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Too smart for my friends?

I will give you an example outside of music from when I was 8 years old. Doing child activities was boring for me so I used to follow up the news stories. This was around the time when the IRA...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Wood vs Metal

Its all situation dependant. I have bought a Mapex 14x5.5 maple snare drum (The MPX series) as I have a wooden piccolo and a steel snare drum but not wooden. I can only echo whats been said before in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,331
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

Sorry mate, its just that JB is a classic case of play what is needed for the song and MP is the opposite. I can't think of any better examples and the immature attitude Tommy D shows is an attitude...
Forum: Drums 05-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Need help to identify this Export

I'm no expert but either way $150 AUS is a steal for Pearl Export. Take it take it take it
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,331
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

I think this is a symptom of being a drummer, not a musician.

I try to sympathise with every other instrument even to the point that when I hear a new song I am not even looking for the drum beat....
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,331
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

Tommy, I'm answering this as I used to have this silly attitude that Mike Portnoy was a god and Steve Gadd was crap because all he did was play stuff that sounded easy. I realise you talked about...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Only 1 week to go!! (+announcement)

I've told my wife I'll buy her a horse if she'll let me have a Guru kit...waiting on her to say yes and then Id better get robbing some banks to pay for my dream kit (This is a joke Santander if you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,427
Posted By BFrench501
Re: What do we think of drummers that deliberately play out of time?

Playing 'out of time' in the sense these guys do is hard for me to listen to sometimes if I dont get whats going on. Sometimes Virgils stuff just doesnt sit right with. Technically of course its...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Is this beyond repair?

Am I the only one to see the pictures and wish there were drum police to arrest the owner of these drums for gross negligence?
Forum: Drums 05-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Upgrade cymbals or drums first?

I'd like to know how much you have to play with before giving my humble opinion. But Yamaha Rydeens are very good kits at the entry level. I used to make mine sound very good.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

I've got nothing against either form, same as I don't have anything against patterns being written in a line with letters instead of notes (like Adam Tuminaro does in his videos as Orlando Drummer on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,786
Posted By BFrench501
Re: songs with leading toms

Would Paint It Black by the Stones qualify?
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Cause of Meter Speeding Up Discovered.

It may not be a cause but it would definitely compound any existing issues.
Forum: Drums 05-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Old Tama Swingstars

Can this thread be deleted please? I have found the answers I need elsewhere.

Thanks
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