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Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Not my sale, just lookin out. (Already have an SJC kit with sizes I prefer)
Pretty damn good deal on an SJC kit if you're in/around Los Angeles area.
$950 (includes cases)
24x15 kick
12x8 rack...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

Thanks for all the helpful replies!
I found this company that can do a 6x18 static cling for like $25 (the size that would fit right about in the middle of the drum without any issues)...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

Hey all,
So, as a freelance drummer, I'm in 2-3 projects at a time. But they're frequent flyers (not one-offs).

I always feel like (2nd to a solid banner), the kick drum head still reigns...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Taking back your gigs

seems everyone has answered, and you made your move.
Another option for the future would be something like
"sure, no problem, if you could please pay me 25% of the scheduled rate for the gig, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Playing With Backing Tracks Live

Playing with Non-seasoned pros:
I prefer playing with 'click only' in my ears if possible.
This helps when playing with players who may or may not mess up. If you're playing with a track, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Latest AH HA moment...

My fav ah-ha moment I've had was when I realized my left hand was finally strong enough to give really solid blast beats. I'd even go so far as to say stronger sounding/feeling than my right. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,106
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: What are your stories of when people found out you are drummer?

Without fail:
"Oh yeah? What is your band called?"

My reply is usually one of my bands, which is a band they haven't heard of or seen on MTV.

then they say "oh, ok."

But yeah, I guess...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: we've all seen videos of kids playing drums but....


This is just beyond anything I've ever seen.
In my mind I go through:
"Well, I should just quit"
To: "Well I'd like to see him on STAGE playing with a band, and entertaining a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
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Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Q: Do you prefer watching one angle or multiple angles? (for drum videos?)

Hey guys,
Going into shoot some new drum videos/covers in the next couple months, and wanted to know:

When you watch videos, do you prefer to see multiple angles, with lots of cutting between...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Playing With Headphones: What Gear?

Yes, simply plug headphones into an ipod, or laptop. And play along.
BUT, when playing along to music, you need to consider 2 things; quality of sound going into your ears, and comfort.

Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: My 2014 NAMM report

Thanks for the great report! Its amazing that I missed quite a few of these, just by not paying as close attention :)

I played on that Gaai kit for a while on Saturday, and had a couple people...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Double pedal a good idea for a beginner?

What kind of music do you like?

I started playing drums for one reason and one reason only. To play Metallica.
So naturally my first purchase was a double kick pedal. I literally never learned...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: How to...

To be honest, you can use literally any video program that lets you do 'layers' of video.
(final cut pro, avid, premier, sony vegas...)

just not the basic editing programs like iMovie.

Forum: Drums 12-19-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Can i order custom drums?

There are actually a lot of 'custom' drum companies, some of the bigger names being:
SJC Custom Drums, Truth Custom Drums, C&C Custom Drums.

The more elaborate you get, the more expensive, but a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Cowbell placement

I'd offer that it depends on what hand you really want to play it with. If you can handle it with your left hand, then try it an the hi-hat rod.

here's a video of me playing, with it on the hi-hat...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Question about moving my kit around

My suggestion is 'get used to the fact that, like a new car, it WILL get scratched and dinged. No matter how careful you are.'

with that empowering thought, go ahead and move em! Heck, try new...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,450
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Too much time between songs during a gig

Great thread.
One of the kings of filling dead air and using it to their advantage for me, is HATE ETERNAL.

The band is obviously death metal, and in between songs where there's space (and not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By xchriscollinsx
Re: Weird question but I'll ask it anyway...

You can also consider changing the hoops. Powder coat yours or buy new ones in a new color.
Black kit? Try gold hardware. Try white hardware. Heck, spray paint your hoops metallic Red. You can mix...
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