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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 808
Posted By lsits
Re: Current drum trends you wish would go away

Don't really see this as a trend. I don't see them going away any time soon.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By lsits
Re: List you favorite drumming album.

The first Captian Beyond album with Bobby Caldwell on drums.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 910
Posted By lsits
Re: A re-statement of the obvious

I think the way it works is everyone is given a 30-second window on December 24th (Festiivus morning) at 4:08 am in which to air your grievances. Mis-spellings will disqualify a post.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,529
Posted By lsits
Re: I suck at power ballads.

I'm surprised no one has posted this yet:

Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By lsits
Re: backing tracks with removable instruments ?

I recently purchased five tracks from Karaoke Version. Haven't really delved into them yet

Each song download contained four versions: Full version with vocal and dtums; Drumless version with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,338
Posted By lsits
Re: Struggles of Short Drummer and 5-Piece with Offset Toms

I would just take it to a machine shop. You'll get it done cheaper than the cost of a good quality cutter.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By lsits
Re: 2019 NAMM roll-call

I've attended three times over the years, but I couldn't wrangle tickets this year. The highlight of all three times was the 15-30 minute meet with Jon. Have fun, guys and girls.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,351
Posted By lsits
Re: Your Moment of Glory

I have had the opportunity of playing a few times with various members of the Chantays. One time the lead guitarist in my surf band got sick suddenly and Gil Orr agreed to fill in for him. After the...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By lsits
Re: Stick between index and middle finger

Bev Bevan does that too. I think it's because he was taught to play mallets in the orchestra.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By lsits
Re: new to forum, question on which direction for tom and bass drum

I have a Stage Custom and the bass drum mount is more towards the reso side by about two inches. the badge is more towards the batter head by about the same ammount.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,247
Posted By lsits
Re: Albums that had a huge impact on your current playing?

I would have to say the first Bad Company LP. Simon Kirk gives a textbook lesson in how to play for the song.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By lsits
Re: Hoops/Lugs pitting... what can I do about it?

Do they even make tin foil anymore? Where can I buy some?
Forum: Drum Technique 11-15-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,541
Posted By lsits
Re: Is it a myth that certain drumming legends have an inimitable 'feel' on the kit?

I've seen Eric Clapton with three virtuoso drummers: Phil Collins, Steve Ferrone, and Steve Gadd. They all brought their individual style to the gig. I'm sure that Eric didn't tell them to try to...
Forum: Drums 10-17-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,907
Posted By lsits
Re: What drums intrigue you that you have NEVER owned

I've always wanted to take a Peavey Radial (I think that's what they're called) for a spin. They are built differently and look a little strange, but the sound is supposed to be terrific. I know that...
Forum: Drums 10-02-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,783
Posted By lsits
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

Well, I haven't done any A/B comparison, but I heard that there's a sonic difference between a drum shell bade with Mahogany grown in Africa and that grown in Honduras. I would think that the same...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By lsits
Re: What is the cleverest instruction given to you by a music director?

Not by a music director, but I was reading an interview with Art Blakey in Modern Drummer and he said, and I paraphrase: Don't worry if you make a mistake. Learn to do that mistake on purpose.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By lsits
Re: Ringo Still Filling the House

I saw him in 2012. The band is the best cover band I've ever seen.
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,550
Posted By lsits
Re: Your weirdist gig?

Played a gig for the city once. (well actually twice) The guy said he heard us and wanted us to play. As were setting up in this big multi-purpose room at the local park, a work crew comes in with a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By lsits
Re: Advice re selling...

I think that the "perfectionist" comment is a little off-putting. While I might think of myself as a perfectionist in regards to my set-up, I'm aware that most other people see it as being...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,267
Posted By lsits
Re: Gear you could afford but never owned

I've never owned either a splash cymbal or a china cymbal. I never lost any sleep over it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,973
Posted By lsits
Re: Are We Just Being Silly?

Maybe we are being silly, but not as silly as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixeRWrg0yg
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,674
Posted By lsits
Re: Drum/music Terminology: Downbeat

My understanding is that in 4/4 the downbeat is on the "1" and the backbeats are on "2" and "4". I've never used the term upbeat.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,626
Posted By lsits
Re: Passing On Experience

Sometimes what you DON'T play is more important as what you DO play.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,145
Posted By lsits
Re: Get better Andy!

Get Well Soon, Andy. Just do what the doctors tell you to do and you'll be better in no time.
Forum: Drums 07-05-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By lsits
Re: Drum Gear for an 8/9 year old

I can vouch for the Dream hi-hats. I got a pair without listening to them first because I was just looking to use them on my practice kit. I've used them on gigs and have gotten positive feedback.
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