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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
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Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

There's probably a reason we haven't seen drummers in capes since Keith Moon. Tough to pull off.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

If you buy smart you can get a good used starter kit for $300. I've done it many times. You don't need more except possibly new batter heads if the kit is well used. Get a Pearl Export kit and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Becoming a Professional Drummer

You're 16. You're not supposed to have any "qualifications". Study in school. Learn a profession or trade. Continue playing in your band and expand your musical interests and abilities. Study...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 980
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Hi hats and air lock, no luck.

I've been drumming professionally for 35 years, and playing for 45, and I too have never experienced this. Likewise, I find it impossible that you could get "air lock" with holes. It's physically...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: What's My Next Move?

For starters, you don't have to do anything. Start by making music. Get together, set up the gear and play. You will need to make sure everyone is capable/desirable of playing the music you want to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,457
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

It will be interesting to see what happens. I don't believe that any act will pay-to-play. The one's that can afford to, won't and the ones' who would, can't afford to. At the end of the day (to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 977
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

I believe that very artist deserves the right to perform, begin and/or end every song exactly as he/she sees fit. I also believe that if (the universal) you doesn't like it, don't listen to artists...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Bad hi-hat recording

Interesting perspective but the hats sound right to me as well. The song is dark and the hats match the song. Secondly, the sound is what I'm sure they wanted - exactly. The recording is well...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

Mashable seems to forget a bit. I know time does that. Ginger's a great guy but, I'm not sure they really thought when dubbing him the wildest drummer. Compared to whom? - John Bonham, Keith Moon,...
Forum: Drums 08-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ludwig Black Beauty on RUSH cover

Good job. Very little that Mr. Peart does is simple.
Forum: Drums 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Looking for help choosing a pro level drum kit

Spending that kind of money on a college kit is great if money is (as stated above) no concern. However, spending too much, is too much. At that level of spending, YOU need to be the one testing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Weird symptoms before a show

Different people handle their pre-performance anxiety differently. Some take Alka-Seltzer, Tums, Pepto-Bismol. Some eat, some don't, some drink, some.... Find what works for you and since it doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 887
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tell me if this is a stupid idea

If I'm outdoors, or it's hot, I wear my gloves. Otherwise, just hold on and let her rip. If one flies, just grab another.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Buddy Rich - Left-handed Clutch?

Choking the hats like that was part of his style. As Tony stated, you get a different sound than closing the hats with the pedal. However, I believe, more than anything it was a part of his playing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,303
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

It's all personal choice. I use top felts and wing nuts, like I have for 40 years. No need to change now. As stated in many posts above, the wing-nuts keep the felts on the post while transporting.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ringo should have performed at Candlestick Park not just Paul

Maybe because the concert booked was for Paul McCartney and that's what the public paid to see. The public (what ever that is) got what they paid for. And since Paul does about 3 hours non-stop, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: looking for snare drum

All the usual drum places - try your local drum store (you know, the one you frequent) and Ebay usually has tons and your local Craigslist.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Drummers are the smartest musicians

If we drummer's were smarter than the average bear, we wouldn't be drummers. Everyone knows the guitarist or frontman gets the chicks.... generally.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tuning toms to octaves

Tune them so they sound good to you. I tune everything to my snare. I start there then go around so that the head tension remains about the same (drum dial) and then fine-tune to perfection. Only...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Dbl rail Ludwig

Good looking kit for a '64.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Cool muffling!

Wow. Just like magic.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Musicial drumming?

Find a teacher locally and take lessons.
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,200
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

Buy 'em if you need 'em, play 'em if you buy 'em.
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