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Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By lsits
Re: Some cool Modern Drummers...

That would be extra cool if you could get Zak to autograph it.
Forum: Drums 08-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By lsits
Re: Multiple Kit Owners, Show Your Favorite Kit

I have a Gretsch/Rogers frankenkit that I bought used in 1977 and a Yamaha Stage Custom kit that I bought in 2011. Thankfully, I don't deal with what ifs. I deal with what is. Neither kit is going...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,478
Posted By lsits
Re: My sense of time and accuracy sucks. How to practice?

I have the Time Guru app for my Kindle an it has a feature where you can have it randomly drop out and then come back in. Victor Wooten recommends this technique for developing one's sense of time.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By lsits
Re: Do they make....

I have the Time Guru app for my Kindle. It will do this. Best $2 I ever spent.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By lsits
Re: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

I don't get the animosity. I assumed from the OP that the sound guy (or girl) wanted to know how may toms were being used so that he could allocate the proper number of microphones, stands, cables...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,570
Posted By lsits
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

I don't think I spend an inordinate amount on drum gear. I bought a Pork Pie snare drum back in February and justified it to my wife by saying that I was scheduled to receive a bonus in March. I got...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,065
Posted By lsits
Re: Congrats To Bermuda!

Congratulations my friend. I've been telling everyone I know that I know the drummer on the @1 album in the country. Now tell us about the tour.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,145
Posted By lsits
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Got a Gibraltar SS-DC drop clutch.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By lsits
Re: Neurotic

I've had the same basic setup for at least the past 15 years. The only real changes I've made are lowering my crash cymbal height and, just recently, sliding my hi hat pedal to the left to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By lsits
Re: EGO's

I used to have a problem with compliments. If someone would compliment my drumming and I knew that I had made some mistakes (usually most of the time) I would be quick to point them out. I've since...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,011
Posted By lsits
Re: The matching snare

One of the reasons I purchased my Stage Customs was because it came with a matching snare. Not so much bercause it had a matching finish but because it was birch. I wanted a different sound than my...
Forum: Drums 07-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,267
Posted By lsits
Re: First time buyer advice

I have a Yamaha Stage Custom birch kit that I bought in 2011. I don't have any experience with the others. A new shellpack goes for $650 new so $350 used doesn't seem out of line. It depends on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By lsits
Re: What drummers have marched?

I think Hannah Ford marched. I saw a video about her explaining her technique and she was saying that the marching instructor was really anal about the sticks having to be exactly 90 degrees apart....
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By lsits
Re: What drummers have marched?

I saw an interview with Pick Withers where he said he was in the drum corps.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By lsits
Re: Not denting heads

I don't understand how some drummers see the broken sticks/cymbals/heads as a badge of honor. I guess that I'm just cheap and want my tools to last a good long time.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By lsits
Re: Good exercises for developing mobility around the set?

I got the Drum Set Warmups book a couple of weeks ago and can already tell the difference. I'm only up to lesson three and I feel more confident and am moving around the kit with 15 - 20 minutes of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By lsits
Re: Deciding on Album Artwork?

Not really about artwork per se, but more about band photos.

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Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By lsits
Re: Important question from the new guy.

There are many pictures and videos on the interwebs of Gene Krupa's set up on an riser. I'm sure he wasn't the first to do so.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By lsits
Re: Famous Metal drummers?

It's funny how the definition of metal has changed over the years. I was going through mo old Modern Drummer magazines and the January 1995 issue had an article entitled "Metal Drummers Round Table"....
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By lsits
Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Is Derek St. Holmes (sp?) still in the band?
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By lsits
Re: Technical question......Song endings

Well, there doesn't appear to be a consensus as to what these things are called. I don't believe that it's a fermata. If I remember correctly a fermata is also known as a hold or a pause. What I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By lsits
Re: Technical question......Song endings

I'm glad there's a name for it. :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By lsits
Re: Technical question......Song endings

I'm not above cliche'. I do the outro from Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" when the surf band plays "Wipeout".
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By lsits
Technical question......Song endings

What do you call the ending to a song where everyone just wails for about 15 or 20 seconds before a final cymbal crash? I've heard them referred to as concert endings, flourishes, and free-for-alls...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,731
Posted By lsits
Re: Female Drummer Project/Questionnaire

Actually she's from Quebec. She's a pretty good drummer.....For a Canadian. :)
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