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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Yamaha original Maple Custom kit - Is it worth it??

I really like the 8 and 16" toms...but I also really like the black. If only you could have both, right?

And the two toms on a stand don't look like a problem.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Something strange is happening

Have you been practicing parts with harder, faster sticking and/or practicing more frequently?

I used to use 7As. When I got really into marching snare I started swinging corpsmasters at a pad a...
Forum: Drums 10-07-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Mapex Saturn vs Premier Genista

That is actually exactly what it sounds like. Sometimes when I'm tuning it the heads end up at one of those weird intervals where they go bwOWWWwwww, and I just think it sounds pretty cool so I leave...
Forum: Drums 10-04-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Mapex Saturn vs Premier Genista

My toms are 8-10-12-14 but I tune them low so my 14" sounds like a kick to the nuts. I don't use my 16" tom anymore, but the last time I pulled it out, I tried tuning it to match the others and it...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-04-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Cymbal to tom or tom to snare

The dumb scrape challenge: crash-high tom-snare-snare-other crash-middle tom-snare-snare (LLLLRRRR) sixteenth notes with eighths on the kick.

Got the rhythm really clean around 120-130, but not a...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-04-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Cymbal to tom or tom to snare

This is called a scrape, at least in marching for quads/quints. I've done triple strokes like this where I go crash-rack tom-snare all in the same stroke. Never found a super musical application for...
Forum: Drums 10-04-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Containment unit drum kit

When I was 13 or 14 I just had to have a drum kit, but my parents weren't gonna drop that kind of money so I had to improvise. I already had my pearl steel shell, a 12" wuhan, and (for some reason) a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Copyright Infringement

...States' rights?

THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Drummer's type of fun!

I love dismantling/assembling/tuning/setting up drum stuff...sometimes guitar and bass stuff, too. The exception being the tear down - load - unload - set up - repeat routine for gigs. I got to have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Extra sharp chisel 1 - finger 0 :(

So who's getting the limited edition splatter finish kit?

Fee, fi, fo, fum...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Playing with hiccups

I don't know about hiccups, but I've gotten pretty good at sneezing while playing without missing a beat. I try to time them with rests or big cymbal crashes. My bandmates think it's just hilarious....
Forum: Drums 09-20-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Ludwig Stainless Steel Kit for sale?

Also there's this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Old-Stock-Ludwig-Stainless-Steel-Apple-Slicer-Corer-Made-In-USA-/151393343259?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233fbf171b

That's actually where the...
Forum: Drums 09-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Jankowske
Re: PDP X7 drumset

I'm pretty sure the finish he described was only for the maples. I have the maple X7 in black on black.

Play around a lot with where you mount your toms. Learn the importance of ergonomics. Look...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Drumline: A New Beat (Drumline 2)

I'm looking forward to being dazzled by Nick Cannon's chops again.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Old and new

I thought this was pretty interesting when I first read it, and at least sort of relevant as to older, established musicians not being too familiar with with what's going on presently. Vai seems very...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Modern Metal songs with the "best" Drums

Mastodon is where it's at.

What little I have heard of gojira and born of osiris was very memorable drum-wise.

And I really love vildhjarta, but I think that thall the real awesomeness there is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Anger, dismay and confusion

What?

No snack breaks?

No wonder...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jankowske
Re: something I am building

I meant snugging a nut up against the black thing to prevent the reso side rods from rotating at all. That would prevent the "lugs" from ending up at different heighths over time relative to each...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jankowske
Re: something I am building

I think that's a pretty schnazzy single-tension design. I would tighten a nut up against the black things on all the reso bolts once you get them even length, maybe with a split washer too. Then all...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Teeth Drumming

I used to do this all the time when I was very little, long before getting actual drums. It was almost some sort of nervous tick and I remember doing it a lot while trying to fall asleep. Eventually...
Forum: Drums 07-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Practice pad drum set suggestions

Do you want cymbal-like pads that articulate like an actual hihat, or just a realistic feeling pedal with a surface to hit? If the latter, you could probably drill a hole through a practice pad to...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Drumming and writing music.

I find it very helpful to actually write out the music when writing music. My band and I all use TabIt, which I think is the best tablature software out there and if you were to actually pay for it I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Report from the dark side ;)

I want to go climb that hill.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Quick doubles on the kick

Learn a few Zeppelin or Maiden songs without doing heel-toe. Practice practice and remember to keep relaxed.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jankowske
Re: Not denting heads

That premier head is just RUDE. Does that happen at trade shows often? What kind of animals do they let in to those places?



My band wears earplugs all the time. Even for shows. We are entirely...
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