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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Gear you could afford but never owned

I think Larry meant what are things that are pretty common and fairly inexpensive but you've never owned for whatever reason.

I have a couple to add to my list:

Although I've played a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Insuring cymbals (no serial numbers?)

How can you insure cymbals if there are no serial numbers? Do you need them?

Thanks.
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Mapex Armory

Yup, I agree. One of the best bang-for-the-buck sets on the market today. If you buy used, you can save a bundle.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Advice re selling...

Good on you for choosing to edit.

Yup, break it down, part it out.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 526
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Gear you could afford but never owned

I tried to think of things that are common and not too expensive

A cowbell
A drumset-mounted tambourine.
Any sort of drum riser
Any sort of drum rack
Drum gloves
Any Paiste cymbal
Matching...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Insurance for my drums...how? who?

Inland Marine insurance. It's super-cheap.

https://www.statefarm.com/small-business-solutions/insurance/inland-marine-mobile-property
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 338
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Do you have a piece of equipment that you've used since day 1 and still use it regularly?

Some people tend to stick with what they know in terms of equipment while others seem to trade stuff off rather quickly. Does anyone use a piece of equipment that you've used since day one (or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Your weirdist gig?

I did one of these. Turned out to be a weird, weird night.


Got booked to headline at a college auditorium (1600+ seats).
Got there early to set up and sound check.
Lead singer never shows....
Forum: Drums 09-21-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: After 8 years, they are finally home!

Unfortunately not. ;)

Our church dropped some money on a Reverie kit and Heartbeat cymbals; therefore, I have these at home. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not to sell my brown set. ...
Forum: Drums 09-21-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By PorkPieGuy
After 8 years, they are finally home!

I know I've posted pics of these throughout my time here, but after 8 years of having these at church, I FINALLY got to bring them home.

I can't wait to gig with these again. It's been too long....
Forum: Drums 09-21-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Used snares

I've played a lot of snares, and one of my absolute favorites is the Pearl Masters. I love this drum.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Your weirdist gig?

1. Someone's driveway
2. Another house's garage
3. I once played in an auditorium, but the inside was made of brick with no sound-aborbing panels. It was like playing in a raquet-ball court....
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 498
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Need help with memorizing songs and cymbal crashes

You can always make notes if needs be.

I know I always remember kick drum patterns by vocal patterns. I try to support what's happening vocally.

Some songs require crashing at the end of every...
Forum: Drums 09-20-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Gigging with a Ludwig Accent?

As long as it's in good working order, I say go for it.

I made quite a bit of money with my Basix Birch kit when I had it.
Forum: Drummers 09-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,189
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Favorite Drummer

This guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-Cr999fy0
Forum: Drums 09-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Natal drums

A 5-second google search:

The kit features 6-ply poplar shells with a great-looking gray strata wrap.

From: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/march-2016-product-close-natal-arcadia-series/...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Stolen Gear

Yes, back in the 1990s, I was 6 hours from home in Chattanooga, TN. I was staying with a friend of mine, and we rehearsed that night, so I took in my kick, snare, hardware, and cymbals. I was...
Forum: Drums 09-13-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 908
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: The 16x14 floor tom

I own a 16 x 16 and a 16 x 14 USA Pork Pie Custom maple floor tom. Both sound great and are easy to tune in my book.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Ever bought a recording just because it featured the kind of drums you have?

This is why two of the recordings were live.

In addition, I don't ever plan on doing this again because of the internet because there are plenty of samples now as opposed to the dial-up days.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Ever bought a recording just because it featured the kind of drums you have?

This is probably really silly, but I want to make sure I'm not alone.

Have you ever bought a recording just because the drummer used the same kind of drums (or other equipment) that you use?
...
Forum: Drums 09-12-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 914
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Drum gear gimmicks that didn't really catch on

As much as I geek out on drum stuff, I'm surprised I've not heard of some of this stuff...

Geez, how much did those vari-pitch drums weigh?

Did the PTS drums just clamp their heads down with no...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,203
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Who's got the best brand name...

Wow, that's really confusing.

I just now figured out how to pronounce Meinl correctly.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-10-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: HITTING Sticks together Accidentally ?

Practice and slow down.

When I first started, I swear I used to hit everything but the drum heads. I'd love to know how many times I hit the rims those first weeks.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,161
Posted By PorkPieGuy
Re: Are We Just Being Silly?

We are not being any more silly than people putting a ball through a hoop with a net on it.
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