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Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By eric_B
Re: Wearing hearing protection issue

I use ear protection but the other musicians usually don't. For the record: I just play amateur bands for a hobby.

IMO, I think everyone should wear those ear plugs (they are not expensive). One...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

So you got the kit at good price, congrats.



I wondered about this as well. I think it would be hard to tell which is which in a 'blind' audio test.

Coincidentally, I had a small problem...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

aarwonable, thanks for your feedback.
I noticed the not so common sizes of the Ludwig as well.
So far I'm happy with my Renowns.

Can you try replacing the tension rods?
Seems an annoying...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By eric_B
Re: new Gretsch Renown maple in Silver Oyster :-)

It was 1) Tama 2) Ash 3) Renown.
It surprised me a bit as well, I thought the birch Tama birch would be brighter than the maple Renown. It could be the recording though.
I agree on the sound of the...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By eric_B
Re: new Gretsch Renown maple in Silver Oyster :-)

Thanks, I'm happy as well. They sound great too!
Forum: Drums 02-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By eric_B
Re: new Gretsch Renown maple in Silver Oyster :-)

OK, I got the bass drum tuning pretty nice now.
I thought I would post a recording I primarily did for my own reference: 3 bass drums tuned at 40 Hz...
Forum: Drums 02-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By eric_B
Re: new Gretsch Renown maple in Silver Oyster :-)

Thanks for the advice Larry and Andy, I'll try that today.

And the kit does look great, I'm smiling as soon as I enter my drum room.
Forum: Drums 02-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By eric_B
new Gretsch Renown maple in Silver Oyster :-)

After the decision thread (http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113808), I thought my great new Gretsch Renown deserved a new thread. Sizes: 22x18-10x7-12x8-16x14 and 14x6,5 snare,...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

It seems I can tune the drums lower than the Ash and Superstar set while still keeping a nice tone. The supplied Emperor heads help of course but I had them on the Tama as well. I noticed the Renowns...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

Thanks everyone. The drums do sound as good as they look. A big step up from the Ash and another flavor of sound than the birch Tama. Good value for money I think.

A matter of preference but I...
Forum: Drums 02-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

So, deciding the feedback on this thread was not insightful enough to base decisions on, I choose for other reasons to get the 22-10-12-16 Gretsch Renown maple set, in beautiful pearl oyster, with an...
Forum: Drums 01-31-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

Thanks for your feedback. To be clear: my Ash is the entry Catalina, not a Renown Ash.

About the rock sizes: I still haven't decided if I want the large rock sizes or a regular kit with a bit more...
Forum: Drums 01-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
Re: New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

Nobody who likes to share his or her thoughts on this topic?
That's too bad.
Forum: Drums 01-27-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eric_B
New drum kit: Gretsch Renown vs DW Design vs Sonor Select Force vs (maybe) Ludwig Centennial

Hi!

I own a Tama Superstar Hyperdrive 10-12-14-16-22 (birch) kit and I've been thinking about upgrading my 2nd kit, Gretsch Ash 10-12-14-22 kit, to a maple one. Some kits came to mind as mentioned...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By eric_B
Video: difference in sound between a 'buried and unburied' beater

For the people interested: a simple test video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BED66HCqPw&hd=1

Watch in HD and use good headphones or speakers to judge properly.
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By eric_B
Re: New Ludwig Snare drum.....How Round?

OK, thanks Andy.
So to be safe, just leave the heads on.
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By eric_B
Re: New Ludwig Snare drum.....How Round?

Drifting slightly from the OT but I've seen some people who store shells without heads.
I wondered about this: is it recommended to keep drums with the heads mounted (at medium tension or so)?
Forum: Drums 06-03-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By eric_B
Re: Supralite, Supraphonic, Black Magic or Acrolite

I own a Black Magic 14 x 6,5 and it's a great snare, got compliments from drum techs at some gigs. It has ring and body, therefore it might fit live gigs better than studio work although that can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By eric_B
Re: videos/sound files online - how do you listen to them?

My choice of 'ear gear' depends on the quality of the source.

I have a 5 year old Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker setup connected to an E-MU audio interface - BTW: a big difference over the crappy...
Forum: Drums 06-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By eric_B
Re: So how do you mic an un-ported bass drum?

The batter side also gets miked up, depending the situation. It will give more attack / higher frequencies, not much lows. Recording both sides enables one to dial in a mix of both.
Forum: Drums 05-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By eric_B
Re: The Drum Case Thread

Good suggestion but they seem to retail for more than 60% compared to the PR soft cases over here.
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,022
Posted By eric_B
Re: Putting you name on bass drum reso head

Yes.

But then I wander what the TAMA kit means ;-).
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By eric_B
Re: I just can't tune a floor tom :-(

It takes me longer to tune a larger drum because, usually, the sustain doesn't sound even and the head not completely in tune with itself. I hear a rumble and can see the head is not fading out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By eric_B
Re: I just can't tune a floor tom :-(

Yes, a good point: if you want to tune a head lower, turn the lugs down but then up again (a bit).
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By eric_B
Re: I just can't tune a floor tom :-(

I agree, the human hearing is not very good at hearing small differences at low frequencies.
If these tips don't help you out, you could consider a Tune-bot, it works pretty well.
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