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Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,575
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Help a Dad out buying used set for son.

yeah that export kit looks like a great deal to me. I gigged my exports for 25 years. I'd be all over that. Then slowly upgrade cymbals over time as others have mentioned to Zildjian A's or Sabian...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 494
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: New member looking for advice

most music stores will rent starter e-kits by the month. That's what I would do first so you can try it out for a bit and see what you think. Most of the true bottom feeder e-kits are not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Let there be light!

I have 2 small Led lights that I bring with me and just sit on the floor on either side of my bass drum.
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Forum: Drums 02-18-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 846
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: How do YOU Tune?

I currently use a tunebot. I use their calculator for maximum resonance, -2 pitch. Batter and reso tuned the same. I use this for my day to day tuning. I tune my whole kit about every 2 gigs or so,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Tempo Ref

I have both, and Live BPM will do almost everything you need for 1/20 the price.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,685
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Struggles of Short Drummer and 5-Piece with Offset Toms

that new setup looks pretty tight and compact to me.
I would make just a couple small tweaks, but that looks pretty good to me.
As mentioned by someone else, I'd reduce the spread of the snare...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,685
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Struggles of Short Drummer and 5-Piece with Offset Toms

good advice so far. I'd also suggest you could try swapping the positions of the 10" and 12" toms, that would allow you to bring them down a little lower. Check out Anika Nilles kit for an example,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Analogue to digital - the journey begins.

I'm just excited for the eventual post when you show off your new electronic drum kit, and heads explode.
Forum: Drums 12-15-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Yamaha Nouveau Lug Replacement

you need the same kind of plastic lugs, and I believe they are discontinued, so you'll have to watch ebay for some. Or else you have to replace the lugs with something else. Might be cheaper to find...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Funny the things that matter

the 900 series hi hat is a couple pounds heavier. I did have a tama iron cobra lever glide hi hat stand before (pretty much the same stand as the speed cobra 900), but it was a bit heavy in my...
Forum: Drums 12-04-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Funny the things that matter

I always had the mix and match hardware, but now that I'm older, and I was due for a freshening up, I went all matching Yamaha stands, and now the odd little bits that aren't, like my cowbell mount,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Hoops/Lugs pitting... what can I do about it?

put some car wax on them after you've cleaned them. It'll help keep the oxidation from starting right up again. And touch it up occasionally after that.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,269
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Tune Bot - Worthwhile or Not?

I usually run about 280 top, 350 bottom. going up to 400 bottom does seem like way too much.

I personally love my tunebot. I use the calculator app, select max resonance, and pitch adjust -2. The...
Forum: Drums 10-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,298
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: What drums intrigue you that you have NEVER owned

A local drummer has a monster radial kit that they use for jam nights very occasionally. Sadly they have hydraulic heads and are tuned JAW, so I feel like that's not exactly taking advantage of the...
Forum: Drums 10-05-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: What to do?

Just so you know, Live Oaks are already discontinued, so if you are hopping on that train, you better get them while you can.
Forum: Drums 10-03-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,007
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: New Drums from Mapex

it sure looks like from what I've read on here, ultimately sound isn't the most important thing to many people, it's looks.

Personally I'll wait til I hear and see one in person before I judge...
Forum: Drums 09-29-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,007
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: New Drums from Mapex

Well I have to give them credit, they are really going for it with this kit. I feel like 1/2 of it is just sales speak, there sure is a lot of interesting things going on with this kit. Considering...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,036
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

I'm Canadian, and I use Sabian cymbals and Ayotte drums, both of which are Canadian companies. At least here, Sabian's are a bit cheaper than any other cymbal line of equivalent quality, so that is a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Musician vs Artist

despite the actual definitions posted elsewhere in this thread, I've always thought that artists create art, and musicians create music.

I'd never in my life heard a musician referred to as an...
Forum: Drums 08-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Stain and clear coat on an old beat up kit with video

I really appreciated that you kept in the things you learned on the fly from making mistakes. I think it helps show someone else who tries this that you can screw up a bit and it's not the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,109
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: The needless debate over drum construction and the misguided search for undo drum resonance

Mid summer I played a outdoor festival show. Back line was supplied, a nice although well worn set of Mapex Saturns. When I got up to the drum riser, they were being close miked and had Evans...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,338
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: When's the best time to buy a used shell pack?

I had a set of Catalinas. I didn't care for the snare, but the rest were decent. And the number of lugs changes, it's not 5 lugs on all of them, just the smaller 3 toms, depending on the era. They...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 08-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: Some People Just Don't Like Music

my best friend is like this. Doesn't know any bands at all aside from the favorite couple CD's of people he's really close to. Would never go music shopping. I always found it to be really weird.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,338
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: When's the best time to buy a used shell pack?

Yes, I've bought a ton of stuff from Jim in Cambridge, he's always got something great.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,338
Posted By whiteknightx
Re: When's the best time to buy a used shell pack?

OP, what kind of kit are you looking for specifically? But yeah, I'd say aside from January, when guys have bought a new kit for Christmas and decide to move their old kit, there is no real specific...
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