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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ekim
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

It's one of those movies that will probably seem realistic to someone who isn't a musician (esp. a drummer).

Overly melodramatic. And I didn't like any of the characters except the girlfriend.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Ekim
Re: Simon Phillips talks 'bout open handed, dynamics, big sound and recording :)

Thanks for the video links. Simon is such an amazing player. His playing on Derek Sherinian's solo CDs is criminally overlooked (as are those CDs, they're scary good, IMO).

Well... when you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ekim
Re: When soundmen attack

I second that "HAHAHAHAHAHA!" sentiment.

Utterly brilliant.
Forum: Drums 10-20-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,049
Posted By Ekim
Re: DW Rata Drums?

Doesn't the differing depths make them TONALLY different rather than PITCH different?
Forum: Drummers 10-07-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,804
Posted By Ekim
Re: Mike Bordin

There is supposedly a Faith No More reunion going on.
Forum: Drums 08-03-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,490
Posted By Ekim
Re: Tama Starclassics!

For years, I thought the Performers sounded BETTER than the maple SC kits.

It's all in what you want to hear when you slam a stick down. :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ekim
Re: Those of you who have "sound proofed" a room for your drums...

JUST wondering... have you tried asking your nearest neighbor to turn off their stereos and TVs and just listen to see if they can even hear you playing your loudest in the far room at 9pm?

Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,621
Posted By Ekim
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

Funny to see this today, Paypal just upped my limit for the "PayForItLater" thing.

I've used this to good effect, getting 6 months with no interest, then just paying it off at the last minute.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Ekim
Re: how much are used tama brass snares going for?

It sure seems as though you not going to get any Tama BB snares for less than $1000 US, at least not from evilBay.

I've never seen a Bell Brass in person to hear one either. The "mystique" of...
Forum: Drummers 06-17-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By Ekim
Re: Joe Travers

If you do not own it, the 2008 release ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA DVD set is truly amazing.

Seeing that first tour live in 2006 blew me away. Probably the most amazing display of technical musical...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Ekim
Re: StarClassic 100% birch

As soon as Tama came out with the Performer (all birch) kits, I fell in love. I played them side by side at a local store and liked the birch much better than the maple. I never understood how the...
Forum: Drummers 04-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,706
Posted By Ekim
Re: Will Calhoun

I have the Luna and the Ambient rides, plus the Mad Hats and the Alien Disc. They're all great cymbals.

The Luna is what I call my "Musical Anvil". It's thick, heavy and musical. Great for its...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,634
Posted By Ekim
Re: Attractive female drummers

I'd be much more impressed by girl drummers like Emannuelle Caplette if they'd post LIVE videos in a band setting.

She has one live video, a snare drum solo, out of all of the videos she posts on...
Forum: Drummers 01-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 49,471
Posted By Ekim
Re: Terry Bozzio


Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Ekim
Re: New to recording - couple of questions

Look up "Jammit" for drumless tracks. $2-$5 each. The PC version gave me fits and I still need to sort it out though. But you can use each song on up three devices and it works on iPads / iPods /...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Ekim
Re: Adjusting Snare Drums with TWO snare wire tensioners?

Yeah, except I just recently acquired it so I'm trying to figure out my favorite tuning for it. Thanks for the input.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Ekim
Adjusting Snare Drums with TWO snare wire tensioners?

I have a Tama SC Copper snare that has tensioners on both sides of the snares. Would anyone have just general advice on the best way to adjust them? I tend to get "paralysis by too many options" at...
Forum: Drums 12-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ekim
Re: DW- Cherry drums video

Just finding this thread... Dang those are purty drums.

I don't get the skepticism. I love the idea that instrument makers like PRS and DW go so deep into every factor they can think of that...
Forum: Drums 12-25-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,906
Posted By Ekim
Re: Anyone tried the 3 position DW butt plate yet?

And I don't hear about this for over two years after it comes out????
Forum: Drums 11-24-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ekim
Re: Looking for reviews on Tama Starclassic G Copper Snare

Jamesddrummer, or anyone else that has one of these:

Looking at mine a little closer tonight, it looks as though the inner part of the shell is coated / painted black. What I can find on this...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,920
Posted By Ekim
Re: Is being over-educated about gear good, or bad?

I don't think you can be "over-educated" on gear. You simply have to temper what you THINK your ears want with what the gear actually gives you.

There have been times where specs on gear gave me...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By Ekim
Re: Jeff's new Gurus!!

........Wow. Let me mop up this drool....

What a gorgeous set. The shell construction is interesting, I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. And even the bass drum hoops are beautiful...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,489
Posted By Ekim
Re: Am I a terrible drummer?

You like being in band and want to stay, right?

So go to your director and ask for specific things to fix in regards to your playing. Listen and apply what he says best you can. If he's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ekim
Re: Just can't sell my snares.

Yeah, I keep thinking I should sell a few to get over a financial hump. But I tend to buy rather obscure / weird or particular vintage snares. And they'll be a real pain to replace down the road.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,540
Posted By Ekim
Re: The new Dream Theater drum sound

I agree. Like... going back to Falling Into Infinity.
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