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Forum: Drums 03-31-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Solaris
Re: Odd tuning/reheading issue

Decided to go ahead and crank it up, and the difference does become less with more tension. I think I'm just gonna stretch in for a bit longer than usual to make sure the head seats well with the...
Forum: Drums 03-31-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Solaris
Odd tuning/reheading issue

Hey guys.

So I'm in the process of giving my kit a bit of a head overhaul, reskinning both top and bottom heads on everything.

I've found a really perplexing issue on my 12" tom. I've just put...
Forum: Drums 01-26-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By Solaris
Re: Meridian Birch or Saturn

You won't be disappointed with the Saturns - great drums. very big sound thanks to the Walnut inner plies.
Forum: Drums 11-24-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By Solaris
Re: Paiste Traditionals or Zildjian K's/Cons.

Clearly I was having a 'drummer' moment haha...
Forum: Drums 11-21-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By Solaris
Re: Paiste Traditionals or Zildjian K's/Cons.

K Cons, hands down.

The Twenties are nice man, but nothing compares to a Constantinople. To be a little bit more factual about it:

Twenties in my experience have more stick definition, but lack...
Forum: Drums 11-21-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,060
Posted By Solaris
Re: Your go-to config

My default set up these days is becoming 1 up 2 down for most things. I do have another rack tom, but it hasn't seen any action since last year. I've also experimented with roto toms, and i currently...
Forum: Drums 09-21-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,668
Posted By Solaris
Re: RAYA drums, hand made by Ray Ayotte.

Wow man, nice finish! Especially dig that snare!
Forum: Drums 09-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,265
Posted By Solaris
Re: Snare drum keeps loosening

Happens a fair bit with my DW snare as well. Lug locks will do the trick. perhaps stretch the skin if you don't already as well.
Forum: Drummers 06-27-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 60,336
Posted By Solaris
Re: Jose Pasillas

So looks like Jose is using an acrylic kit now. Also - he's now using DW snares and hardware (though to my knowledge he switched at the end of the band's touring for the last album)

Here's some...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,994
Posted By Solaris
Re: Igoe to Yamaha; Gavin to Tama

The PHXs are awesome kits, I'm sure Tommy would have weighed up long and hard the decision to switch. Who knows, maybe he was just a bit bored with the same old thing? Drummer's switching...
Forum: Drums 02-19-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,738
Posted By Solaris
Re: Any Ideas for a Dry, Dark Sounding Snare

I will definitely second this one. Fantastic if you're after those nice low end notes. Walnut is a great wood, would like to see more drum manufacturers out there doing something with it.
Forum: Drums 02-07-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By Solaris
Re: Steve Jordan Crossroads Snare

Mapex Black Panther 13x7 Blaster would be close with the right tuning.

Block snares have a very distinct sound though, so it's going to be hard to get something to sound like one.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,432
Posted By Solaris
Re: NAMM 2011 Brundlefly Photo Blog

Great photos! Thanks for going to the effort of blogging it all, looking forward to part 2!
Forum: Drums 01-02-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Solaris
Re: Good Heads and Bad Shells or vice versa

Good heads will make a low-end drumset sound good, but you are never going to get your Pearl Forums to sound like DWs, no matter what heads you put on it.
Forum: Drums 12-26-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By Solaris
Re: What Santa bring you??

Santa didn't bring me much, but this rocked up on the 23rd from Star track Express...
Forum: Drums 10-24-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Solaris
Re: What's your Tuning MO?

My method of re-heading and tuning is a rather invovled one...

I'll centre the drumhead, finger tighten the tension bolts, but then I crank the drum head up quite tight. I'll put about 2-3 full...
Forum: Drums 07-22-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,730
Posted By Solaris
Re: New DW Kit

I've got a 12x10 as well and apart from a few placement issues (it sits really high on the bass drum) I love the size. Great depth and tone you get out of the shell. Replace those stock heads though...
Forum: Drums 07-10-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,991
Posted By Solaris
Re: DW Rata Drums?

The general story behind the rata drums is that they are not DW shells, because for whatever reason, they don't believe in making shells under 8" in diameter. To my knowledge they are Keller shells,...
Forum: Drums 07-03-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,407
Posted By Solaris
Re: The "Notes" ?? inside the DW drums

All I know is that it is incredibly easy to tune my toms to even intervals straight off the bat, and that each drum's sweet spot is in that zone.

Yes hardware and all the rest of it does add...
Forum: Drums 06-02-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By Solaris
Re: what sizes?

Well my DW Collector's are as follows:

22x18 bass
10x9 tom
12x10 tom
14x12 floor
16x14 floor
14x7 snare (on order)
14x5 snare
10x6 snare
Forum: Drums 05-07-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By Solaris
Re: A second snare

Just watch out for the tree you're going to hit backwards.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,114
Posted By Solaris
Re: Writing drums for songs..

Even in my own bands this has been said to me. Most of the time that original beat gets thrown out the door sooner or later because the song goes somewhere else when guitars bass and vocals come into...
Forum: Drums 05-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By Solaris
Re: A second snare

I have a 10x6 Metro Jarrah block snare as my side snare, and a Brady 14x5 Jarrah ply as my main. They work really well together. Though I only use the side snare in one of my bands songs it stands...
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