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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By JustJames
Re: Drumming and tennis

They are different rackets entirely (try the veal!).

Tennis, like all ball sports, requires an above average intuitive understanding of physics coupled with fast reflexes.

Drumming requires...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,424
Posted By JustJames
Re: Meytal Cohen? She plays, right?

What does that even mean?

Overrated by who? And how?

Here are some other drummers who seem to be "over rated": Ringo Starr, Phil Rudd, Meg White, Lars Ullrich, Charlie Watts.

There are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By JustJames
Re: Eek - where did it all go right?

Y'know, just yesterday evening* I was thinking that you should be getting ready for a blues jam, and then I read this.

Chuffed to very tiny bits for you Madge.

Like everybody else here, I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By JustJames
Re: Grand jury indicts Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape, sex abuse allegations

Seems he allegedly engaged in some of that unwelcome Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' When You Love A Woman's Open Arms. The Party's Over now though, with No Escape, After All These Years.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By JustJames
Re: What's your favorite drumset category? Drums, cymbals or hardware

Cymbals - because a "right" cymbal is so very satisfying.

The sound of a drum is much more amenable to modification by head choice, tuning, muffling, and technique (bit of a limb, I know) than the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By JustJames
Re: How do I know if I will stick with drums? Advice please.

For years I self-identified as a guitarist. I own several guitars. Over the years I found I was playing them less and less.

Funny thing is, in the two-and-a-bit years since I've been drumming, I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By JustJames
Re: Drum mic recommendations

To bolster my kit for live use (similar requirements to Mister Zero's), I went with a cheap bass drum kit. I have my BD unported, and place the mic off centre of the reso head. Adding the mic...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By JustJames
Re: Who inspires you the most?

Bonham's overall sound

Copeland's hi hat virtuosity

Pick Withers's ability to play delicate, non-obvious patterns to liven up straightforward rock music (early Dire Straits, if you're...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By JustJames
Re: I subbed this weekend...

Rogue, I'm glad for you that you had an enjoyable gig.

I'm heartily disappointed for the rest of us though; you have slipped from your previous standards of near-musical cataclysmic disaster, so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,013
Posted By JustJames
Re: Drumming in the pre digital age.

My drumming journey (now 2.5 years on) has been entirely internet-enabled.

I discovered DW very early on in the piece, and found it a great source of information and entertainment. Thank you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By JustJames
Re: Crap rehearsal = great gig?

My take on it is that a crap rehearsal shortly before a gig - doesn't have to be the rehearsal immediately before - reminds everybody that they have to work at being as good as they can be. No...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By JustJames
Re: If you had to choose....

Kill 'em both just spare Lars
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By JustJames
Re: Singers and percussion

When my band first started playing Day Tripper I suggested that our then singer handle the tambourine parts (none of which overlap with acshil singing).

He looked at me in absolute horror -...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,491
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bid like a man!

Whois, your sarcasm does you discredit.

The winning bid and the selling price are one and the same,

If the auction ends with your bid, it's the winning bid and that is the price that the item...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bass drum muffling - advice please

My bass drum has the Emad Onyx (single ply, 10mil), an unported reso, and the only muffling I use is the Emad ring.

I like some boom to the bass drum; I feel it fills out the bottom end of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bad gig, good learning experience.

Larry, it looks to me like the biggest problem was not having somebody who has an idea of what you want to sound like to go out front and either tweak the mix or signal/tell you how to play different.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 47,663
Posted By JustJames
Re: What's your latest purchase?

That, Mr Spleen, looks fantastic!
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,491
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bid like a man!

What is all the hand wringing about?

The rules are clear, and are known to all in advance. I regularly bid on items before the end of the auction. I put in my max bid and walk away. My max bid...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,375
Posted By JustJames
Re: Does your gear HAVE to be the same brand or do you mix/match?

I have 3 brands of cymbal.

But all of my crashes just happen to be 17" crashes. It just worked out that way.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,099
Posted By JustJames
Re: You and your practice regimen, come clean

This is my first week without training wheels.

I've been drumming for around 2.5 years now, and have taken lessons until this week.

While taking lessons, I made sure that I got onto the kit at...
Forum: Drums 06-23-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 78,097
Posted By JustJames
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

Another possibility:
If the head has been on for a very long time, and the collar is a different alloy to the drum, and especially if some moisture has gotten in there, you may have an electrolytic...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By JustJames
Re: Chimpanzee drum solo, released

So that's what death metal is....

Gotta hand it to the cat, that's the best ever drum cover I've seen, and mighty impressive double bass pedal technique.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By JustJames
Re: Chimpanzee drum solo, released

Take that, piano-playing cats!

Huzzah!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By JustJames
Re: Thoughts on super fast foot speed

Thank you AllTheCoolNames...I saw what you did there!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By JustJames
Re: What method of drum video critiquing do you go by?

The interwebz are full of people delivering beyond-critical comment that is downright nasty.

The shitty singers on AI cry because they have zero self awareness. Wait, zero awareness. By this...
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