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Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Why is jazz drumming still so dominant?

Everyone is different, and everyone likes what they like.

I played rock/pop most of my life, learnt a few latin beats, but never really did anything to work on 'learning' jazz until a few...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-11-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Beginners Drum course?

If you are just beginning, and you want to follow a study path from page to page, you could do worse than Alfred's Beginning Drum Set Method. This is a book that starts from very basic beats and...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: New vs Old Gretsch Catalina Maple?

The first generation of Cat Maples had 45 degree bearing edges. For the 2nd generation onwards they changed to rounded 30 degrees edges (I think) and they also changed from 6 lugs to 5 lugs on the...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 880
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: The 8 lug snare drum

I recently got a Tama SLP Aluminium 14x5.5 - it is the first time I have bought an 8 lug snare. I like it a lot, it is fast becoming my favourite snare.
Forum: Drums 12-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Popcorn Snare suggestions

Another vote for a 12". I think the size gives you more options - tune it high for the pop, or you can sometimes use it as a main snare

I have a Tama Soundworks 12x5.5 Maple - very reasonably...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Thinking about double bass...

Do it. Always good to learn something new.

I was surprised at how much you can do with it. I hardly ever play straight 16th beats, I use it in mostly in fills or soloing.

There are lots of...
Forum: Drums 11-01-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: New snare: Can't decide...

My vote goes to the PP Big Black.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,191
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: The jazz ride pattern

This was my experience too, almost word-for-word. I too started as #1, and after about 6 months I was #2. Today, after about 3 years of practice, I am just about cutting it at jazz jams in my area....
Forum: Drums 09-26-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: 36" kick?

Excellent! It would go well with that 30" Ride Cymbal on the other thread.
Forum: Drums 08-13-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: What Snare Drum Should I Buy?!

The best is to play a few and decide what sound you like.

In the absence of any information on your budget or needs, I'll start the ball rolling by suggesting an aluminum or brass snare which...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Practice-related quotes

Practice things you can't do.
Terry Bozzio told me that.
Best bit of advice I ever had.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Lincoln Center Jazz Drummer job vacancy

Hey Jim, I have a sanctified tambourine you can borrow if you need to.
Forum: Drums 07-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: 10 up, 12, 14 down

Spooky. I do the same (also on a Pearl...), for the same reason. Works well with that kit.
Forum: Drums 07-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Noble and Cooley 3pc Walnut

Wow, looks great! Nice score bbb.
Forum: Drums 06-24-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Drum tuning Differences

for me, yes. I do use both.
I sometimes use 22/10/14, or 22/12/16, and everything in between depending on the gig or my mood!
Forum: Drums 06-10-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,611
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Pearl Free Floater (advice)

Makinao, that is a late generation (at least 3rd gen) and yes I would say 230USD is a good price (especially with a hard case included). It looks to be in good condition.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Left hand goes stiff

Try working the LH at a slower speed - a speed that you can keep the LH going at. Then work at that speed for long periods.

The old exercise of playing 8ths RH on HH and 16ths LH on snare is a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,232
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: What's the worst drumming advice you've ever received?

"Hold the sticks tight". Yes, I was told that.
Forum: Drums 05-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Seller's remorse

Now I see them, I realise that in my mind I was picturing them in red, like Clem Burke's resonators.

They do look great in white. I think I would keep them.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 269,620
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Tom angles!!!!

This is by far my favourite thread on DW. Here's a winner!

Lonely kit set up in a long corridor.... Needs some love.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: What tempo to practice at?

For coordination work (on the kit) I would say yes.
Get it right at a low tempo, then work it up to the speed where it sounds good, and then maybe play it also a little faster, concentrating on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Growing drums... order

Floor Tom. Easy. Like Philly Joe on Milestones.
Forum: Drums 05-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: what to people mean by "cheap" drums?

We often say that any kit can be improved with decent heads (mostly true).

We also say that you have to change OE heads in order to get a decent sound (not always true IMO, but YMMV)

If a kit...
Forum: Drums 04-29-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,537
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Is Yamaha Stage Custom an upgrade over Sonor Safari?

For me it's the venue. I have a kit with a 22 kick but the whole kit is too much for some smaller gigs I play, so I got the smaller kit with the 16 kick (breakbeats) for those places, and it works...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,513
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Problems with drum teacher

Agreed. Spend your hard-earned cash with someone who's more in tune with his student.
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