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Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By double_G
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

something quick you can try that worked for me on an 18". put the EMAD batter back on but remove the muffle ring...plastic "tray" only (the thing that is affixed to the head & holds the muffle...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,329
Posted By double_G
Re: For those who play at church or not.

makes some good points. after reading the article, my gut said he is dealing w/ immature / non-musically responsible players.

BUT misses the mark on e-drums i think. deep down, i don't want to...
Forum: Drums 02-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By double_G
Re: New Sakae Trilogy kit!

DUDE !!! so jealous. congrats. i bet this thing records like a dream w/ so many "vibe" options. you follow what Ash Soan is doing w/ recording on these drums ? ...great.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By double_G
Re: Crazy hard work has it's compensations - my playground :)

i love how the drum room presentation is as world class as the product. like a museum...great. no...YOU rock !
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By double_G
Re: drum fill friday

4/5. blew the metal thing. funny how going w/ my gut worked on a few that i was iffy. pretty cool NPR even have this type of quiz.
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By double_G
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

100% agreed. i saw def leppard in the 80s during the pyromania tour [OPENED for Billy Squire at the time. odd "performance"...long story] and it was completely KILLIN. he had that magic rock x-factor...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By double_G
Re: Didn't know whether to put this in gear or technique...

how odd...it made my left eyelid spasm.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By double_G
Re: The official, "Your services are no longer required" thread

hmmm, sorry to hear. don't forget that many times it is just bad organization / finance / band leading. 2 years ago, i was in (2) diff bands led by the same ADD bandleader...i got "replaced" in the...
Forum: Drums 01-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By double_G
Re: Looking for a new snare drum

awesome. who are you touring with ? i have been pushing fortunedrums.com lately for snares.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,528
Posted By double_G
Re: Post your youth pics here.

ha ! some great ones. ALSO will never forgive myself for selling a '78 slingerland set in silver sparkle / maple [sold in Miami to a collector to buy a jazz kit...arg]. but still have the 12-lug...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,734
Posted By double_G
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

i can say i have truly mastered 60 BPM but only because i have done Morello's "table of time" since high school. there is something to be said w/ mastering quarter notes thru 12s [also added 5:2,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 851
Posted By double_G
Re: BPM recall ability

great thread. i am actively working on going "off click" for count offs w/ one of my main gigs. as long as i can hear the tune in my head clearly, i should be good...many of these tunes, same...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By double_G
Re: Letting go vs focusing

yup this topic is about "The Flow". in a nutshell, you need to be almost completely blank when you perform live... no analytical thought at all. "thought is the enemy of flow". here is VC's quote:
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By double_G
Re: Totally lost

just wanted to chime in on these snippets. given that a lot of the cats you are playing w/ are not pros, you might be surprised when you record the gigs / rehearsals. as in, they tell you you're...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By double_G
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom 14X8 Snare drum

not to be a wet blanket, because i LOVE yamaha drums. but the snares from that era never did thrill me except when tuned low for FAT BACK. i had a 14 x 6.5 RC bought in '88 to match my '88 tour...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By double_G
Re: side foot movement

i think you mean Swivel. what i was taught by Dom Famularo. George Kollias has perfected this technique at impressive speeds.

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw
Forum: Drums 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By double_G
Re: A New Believer In Brass Shells

agreed 100% ! i never owned nickel plated brass until 2 years ago. game changer. studio changer. w/ s-hoops UNREAL rim clicks 7 backbeats. very wood & warm drum, records great. can make the ultimate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By double_G
Re: Going to learn a new song (to me at least) Fool in the Rain

great tune / groove to pick ! here is the complete transcription in PDF:

+ http://www.onlinedrummer.com/sheet-music/fool-in-the-rain/

also check out Jeff Porcaro playing the FITR groove from...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By double_G
Re: Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

agreed 100%. i am stumped as to why great players continue to do this. my feel is, learn the parts note-for-note (or damn) close and then let the flow / music take it to *your* original voice,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By double_G
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

woo, my mind is spinning. i am optimistically thinking a lot of the 50s-70s was a renaissance of music. inspiring writing that turned into classics. same thing can be said for the jazz standards from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,415
Posted By double_G
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

another HUGE endorsement of the H&B Drum Seeker bags! if you are into rugged cloth / fake-lamb lined bags, they are the best i have ever owned. nice zippers, rigid inserts for stacking drums, lining...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By double_G
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

DVD is really worth it & you see the tempos he is hitting for those exercises; it is inspiring stuff. get's you psyched to push the envelope a bit. the kit / bass drum groove permutations are sick w/...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By double_G
Re: DW Performace or C&C

my ears tells me that C&C kits sound a good deal better than DW...live and especially through the mics.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By double_G
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

man, great topic. to me, this live tempo "negotiation" is just part of the job / journey. i am kind of a tempo "nazi" and print the BPM for each tune in the set list...so if anyone in the band is...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By double_G
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

here is G. Kollias going from 200 - 280: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw . single pedal as 8ths [uses swivel tech] and 16ths w/ double-bass. don't forget, he is triggering...so sounds...
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