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Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 558
Posted By opentune
Re: Since Hal Blaine has passed.....

I think you mean Matt Chamberlain (though Matt Cameron is well versed to do studio work with many people).
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 558
Posted By opentune
Re: Since Hal Blaine has passed.....

Who on earth ever thought it wasn't Duane Allman? That was a given.
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By opentune
Re: Acoustic treatment tiny room

Good advice all above.
As for what you are hearing when you play in such a small space - ear protection. It will actually be easier to make out sounds of your drums and cymbals with some earplugs or...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By opentune
Re: Thoughts on these Ludwig snare drums

'worth anything?' Umm, ya, a lot.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By opentune
Re: The ubiquitous LM400

Not really. Have a look at Pearl Masters Custom or Studio. 4 plies maple with re-rings, and on the cheaper side of the spectrum. You might have to buy used.
Forum: Drums 03-14-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By opentune
Re: Help me get this snare sound

Thats an Acrolite. I read a long interview with Keeler about that recording online a few years ago and he describes the drums they used. The drum sound on the opening is quite something.
But no...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 925
Posted By opentune
Re: Are there simple things you struggle with even though you've been playing a while?

playing slow, near below 100 bpm
leave the spaces in while playing slow
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By opentune
Re: Crossroads

Something will come along Larry. You're a great drummer and I'm sure they knew that. Did the band even ask you why you quit?
Forum: Drums 03-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By opentune
Re: Anyone regret having your drum cut down?

I think it will actually increase its value. 20 x 20 is not so desirable.
Go for it.
Forum: Drummers 03-12-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 763
Posted By opentune
Re: Hal Blaine passed

Aside from all the great music he created, what a rich and incredible life, and to have affected so many people in such a positive way.

To think he nearly lost this long life at young age in a...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-11-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 717
Posted By opentune
Re: What is Classic Rock?

To me, its rock that has seen excessive radio play, making it popular.
I'd say it includes all the way into the 80's and even 90's (take Collective Soul's Gel or Shine, can be heard on many a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By opentune
Re: Bernard Purdie vs Tony Allen

Thanks, that was enjoyable.
The gear mashups of brands etc. - that is likely all that was on hand and provided for these guys by their hosts. I doubt they packed any of that stuff there.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By opentune
Re: I AM TRYING TO LIKE GUITAR CENTER, BUT

Yes I thought the same, but researched how the quote is actually wrongfully attributed to Einstein.
I am certainly guilty of this kind of insanity, trying the same thing again hoping for a different...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By opentune
Re: I AM TRYING TO LIKE GUITAR CENTER, BUT

If something is too good to be true, odds are it is, as you've discovered 3 times.
In 1981 Narcotics Anonymous stated: 'insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome'....
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By opentune
Re: Practicing without a kit?

There are practice setups that have multiple pads, to represent the different surfaces of a kit(hats, toms) , even the bass drum.

You can also innovate with more than one practice or surface. One...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 797
Posted By opentune
Re: Drummer-Bassist Observations

Hmmmm, in my experience singers can have the worst time, words off-cue and all. But I don't play with complete total pros.

I have to agree it can depend on the band. cp photos example is a good...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-06-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 708
Posted By opentune
Re: Band member question

He is now 50% of the band, so can control the musical direction of this band to adopt even his elitist version of extreme medal. That requires stepping up. My guess he is finding it easier to just go...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,146
Posted By opentune
Re: Help a Dad out buying used set for son.

"It should, but never assume anything with CL. Don't know if it matters much but the kick looks pretty small - like an 18" diameter. Might want to ask the seller what sizes the drums are."


that...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-04-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By opentune
Re: Hired Gun

Truth is, he was the best vocals in the band. Downhill after he was gone.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-04-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By opentune
Re: Hired Gun

Just curious, how many groups are you in? You must have scheduling conflicts come up?
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By opentune
Re: Practice-related quotes

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler (Einstein).
Forum: Drums 02-26-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By opentune
Re: New gretch catalina club drums

Beautiful set! congrats.
You asked for enhancements/improvements. I would take those plastic tone rings off the tom heads and let them sing rather than deaden the tone.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By opentune
Re: Awesome sounding rudiments

All the rudiments can be found written out on a page by simply Googling 'drum rudiments pdf'
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By opentune
Re: Wanting to build a website for drummers - Any Ideas? Input?

from what I can see, (2) and (3) are pretty much accomplished by this site, Drummerworld, which I would deem a 'website for drummers'.
You may want to have a look at the 'Drumeo' site for an example...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By opentune
Re: Torn Between 2 New Snares

Never met a Ludwig snare I didn't like. They 'do snares' very well.
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