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Forum: Drums 11-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
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Re: Drums suck!

...starting with the third generation of its absolute series (2009-13), yamaha featured drums with single to multiple vents...thus, rack toms contained the customary single vent located towards the...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By singing drums
Re: New Gretsch 3 ply Broadkaster line

...it would be great to hear the evaluations of the new broadkasters by owners of the original broadkasters (circa 1950s)...steve maxwells seems to say the new versions are just as good as the...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig Bronze Piccolo - A good buy?

...imho, the construction methods used by a particular manufacturer would need to differ in order to yield appreciable differences in sound as between piccolo snare drums featuring different...
Forum: Drums 10-30-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By singing drums
Re: Popcorn porn :)

...thanks again...would you say single ply steam bent shells yield a longer note with a higher (and more definite fundamental) pitch?...your 'three 10" tom' kit sounds magical, imho...
Forum: Drums 10-30-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By singing drums
Re: Popcorn porn :)

...thank you for your reply...

...viewing guru's product line through youtube, it seems that guru uses three solid form construction methods: single ply steam bent, stave and segmented...do these...
Forum: Drums 10-25-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By singing drums
Re: Popcorn porn :)

...quite nice!...seems like guru has the potential to exploit the (recession-proof) niche market for ultra-high end solid exotic wood forms that are aesthetically pleasing visually (and, i am sure,...
Forum: Drums 10-24-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,632
Posted By singing drums
Re: New Guru "Tour" series kits - details here first :)

...yes indeed...the proofs in the pudding and all that sort of stuff...tho the ingredients used sound about right...at least for certain musical applications...
Forum: Drums 10-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,632
Posted By singing drums
Re: New Guru "Tour" series kits - details here first :)

...wow!...this looks like a winning series for guru: solid form stave shells/unique wood species (sepele, which is a furniture-grade hardwood tropical species, i believe)/solid brass lugs (a la the...
Forum: Drums 10-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By singing drums
Re: Tigerwood - Grrrrrrrrr :)

...wow!...like walking into audley house and seeing a new pair of purdeys...

...are the sonic differences between the various wood species equally pronounced in the case of snare drums (with...
Forum: Drums 10-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple & Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Review

...nice review...imho, yamaha hit the "sweet spot" with its birch absolute customs in the natural vintage finish, which seems to enhance the resonance and tone of the drums (yamaha's objective, as...
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,300
Posted By singing drums
Re: Autumn beauty!

...simply outstanding...

...great contrast between old world craftsmanship and the use of high tech materials and designs...are the tom hoops also made of aluminum?

...are there any corollaries...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By singing drums
Re: A "mini" review, Sonor Martini

...just wondering whether the earlier dw's (circa late 90s/early 2000s) have a different tonal character to the company's latest offerings...to wit, the new jazz series sounds phenomenal at jazz...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,987
Posted By singing drums
Re: The best reasons to become a drummer?

...indeed, drumming seems to be more of a mental (as opposed to physical) process in terms of the coordination required to develop timed rhythmic patterns using four limbs, not unlike the mental...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,271
Posted By singing drums
Re: Sonor-king of the micro kits?

...steve maxwell's of ny/chicago offers a custom-designed "jazz legends" series featuring gretsch usa customs in 16x12/12x8/14x14 sizes...he also offers a "playboy" series in 16x12/10x8/13x13...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By singing drums
Re: Behind the scenes at Guru Drums - video.

...thank you for posting...

...surely a royal warrant would be warranted, should any member of the royals take up drumming as a hobby or, indeed, as a profession...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By singing drums
Re: Pearl Sensitone phosphor bronze snares available again

...fwiw, copper prices have increased approximately 300 percent since the early 2000s, so one would venture that pearl is merely maintaining its required profit margins...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By singing drums
Re: New Gretsch 3 ply Broadkaster line

...fwiw...in the 90s, sonor featured poplar-wood ply drums (force 1000 + 2000, both made in germany) as its lower-line drums...the poplar shells had a bright, clear tone with a (jazzy?) higher pitch...
Forum: Drums 09-01-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,778
Posted By singing drums
Re: Is Tama a Bad Company?

...indeed, and as i understand it, tama/hoshino's involvement in the joint purchase of the then defunct camco company also "seeded" the rise of dw (perhaps atoning for some of its corporate...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,888
Posted By singing drums
Re: Irony?

...generally speaking, and responding to the leica camera reference, german companies seem to focus on ultra-exclusive, low-quantity/high price, "signature/limited edition" releases (think, mont...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By singing drums
Re: Naked shell porn - Old school finishing.

...the art of drumming; ney, drums as art!...exquisite...
Forum: Drums 08-25-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By singing drums
Re: GRETSCH BROOKLYN mediocre bad quality?

...just wondering whether it would be useful to purchase from a distributor with a long history with gretsch such as steve maxwells in ny/chicago (which i understand ships...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By singing drums
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

...broadly speaking, yes, the sonor designer series maple light kit will be heavier than your existing yamaha recording custom kit (owing, mostly, to the bass drum hardware and sonor's proprietary...
Forum: Drums 08-03-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,016
Posted By singing drums
Re: RANT: Disappointed in Sonor

...yes, this type of material (a type of plastic as opposed to natural rubber) was used on the designer series' "tune-safe" lug locks...my guess is that sonor used this type of "sticky" material to...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,904
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...yes, you are correct...thank you for supporting the proposition that visual differences between the 2013 vs 2014 sc drums should have no bearing on the quality of the kits, so long as the sonic...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,904
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...i was comparing the 2014 sc series to its 2013 iteration on a visual basis only...one would have to compare the two side-by-side under similar playing conditions to assess whether there are any...
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