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Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Why would one need an Endorsement Deal?


Our bass player is endorsed by Gretsch & he tells me that his perks include getting his basses pretty much at cost, and he has the chance to get a new release before it's open to the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: When is a good time to quit a band?

When the thrill is gone.
I've been in bands where we were doing good, then one day it just wasn't fun anymore.
I broke north with no delay.
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,139
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: What's the worst drumming advice you've ever received?

"Don't listen to other drummers. It'll keep you from developing your own style."
I've found that my style developed from bits and pieces of all the drummers I've heard over the years. Everyone...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,022
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Solo gigs

I remember a guy in Downtown Disney in California who did drum stuff to pre-recorded music. did pretty well for himself down there, but I haven't seen him in a while.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: How long have you been in your working band?

3 years with Dirty Dice/AJ's Rockabilly Ruckus. I've been a hired gun for a few bands in between which I like a lot.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,055
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Nick Mason - Thoughts

When I got to see him play on Live in Pompeii, I finally could put what I heard with what he was doing. I've been a Floyd fan since the Syd days & have always loved his approach. He was one of my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,022
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Solo gigs

Unless I'm Neil or Terry...no.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Does anyone actually do gigs with large bass drums any more?

I have a 16x14 "Foot tom" that I use on my acoustic gigs. Punchy, yet small enough to carry anywhere. A mic

For the full scale, full volume rockabilly gigs, I have my 22x20 "cannon kick" that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,622
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: What's your favorite drum key? Serious!

The Evans one is primo for everyday use. I have the Ludwig crank style as well as the T-handle one from CruzTools. But those are only for when I'm doing assembly or tear down.
Forum: Drums 05-18-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: 24x14 vs 22x16 - Can't Decide!

22's are great for all around gigs. I love the 24 for it's look and boom, but hate lugging it around.
I also found recording with it is problematic at best as sound engineers struggled with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,552
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: No Talent Hack, But Loving It....

This for development.

Once you feel up to it, try and play with people as much as you can. Playing to CD's and whatnot are fine, but nothing beats interacting with others & bouncing musical...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Nicko McBrains Drum shop

Considering the Maiden fan base here in the States, they'd buy it. =-D
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,755
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Drinking beer at a gig

I've known a few fellow band members who'll have one before the start of the show to settle the nerves. Most have been pretty good for the most part, but I've been to shows where it's clear that one...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Working at a music store

In a word: DON'T!

Did it for GC or about 8 months before I wanted to punch various managers (and MANY "drum expert" customers) in the face.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Less is more!

If you look in the "Show us your mini-kits" thread, you'll see a foot tom, popcorn snare & crash/ride set up I use for our acoustic rockabilly gigs. I'll use either brushes or bamboo...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,357
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: The hidden life of the drummer :(

As a stand up drummer doing rockabilly, I'm continually being stood in front of. My avatar pic is a rare shot...I assure you it's not like that normally. :-(
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Talk About Emptying The Bathtub With A Tablespoon

Exactly. I've watched WAY too many "Instructors" try & teach students (and the masses) some trick that is really simple. Yet they make it like you're disarming some nuclear device.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,902
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Good musicianship.....

This is the best advise I've heard in a long time.

I play for "fun money" and the first part of that MUST be the most important. Once it's not, then I'm out.

My dad told me many years...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Quick Drum Survey

Thanks for letting us participate. Seems I'm just an average Joe...and I'm good with that. :-)
Forum: Drummers 05-10-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 221,723
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Neil Peart

It comes apart in 2 halves (you can see Gump set it all up in the Anatomy of a drum Solo DVD).
As it's a plywood platform on a wooden frame (must be heavy as hell) with threaded stands, things...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,889
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

Sounds like a great way to practice. Like playing clean guitar over distorted. When you can't hide behind mud, it shows where you're really at.
I'm psyched to try them and see what the deal is.
Forum: Drums 05-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,889
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

Nothing about synthetic wires. Anyone use the carbon ones or wires that are other than metal?
I've been thinking about trying out the synthetics on the wooden shell. I might just do that & do a...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By CommanderRoss
All copper shell snare

I did a search & didn't find this.

I'm in the market for one. I've seen the Yamaha, Ludwig & DW versions & am curious as to how they sound compared to other metals.
Forum: Drums 05-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,748
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: The new acquisition - walnut thermagloss!


Great kit my brother! Definitely put that one through it's paces!
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Is Drum inventory low where you live?

I'm blessed that I have a locally owned store that carries a few hard to get brands (Ayotte, Taye etc.) and can sit behind them after talking with the store owner about music, gigs and the like. ...
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