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Forum: Drums 03-01-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By matt986
Re: Played a C&C kit!

Yep, Maria is the lady behind the thrones. Pretty awesome work though, I must say!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,278
Posted By matt986
Re: Kick Drum Too Low

I spent a lot of time practicing in an environment like that. My humble suggestion?? Have your mates play quieter. Lets face it. a 20x18 birch kick drum is a pretty good sized drum. I have played...
Forum: Drums 02-25-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By matt986
Re: Played a C&C kit!

I've played on a few C&C kits. They are great kits and are very well made. For me though, when I looked to order one, most of the finishes available didn't really impress me. I don't mean that in a...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,900
Posted By matt986
Re: Shine Select Custom Drums. Opinions.

Hi Joey,

Congrats on getting in to the world of custom drums!! Personally, I endorse SJC custom drums out of Dudley Mass. They are great guys and the workmanship I guarantee you is better then...
Forum: Drums 09-29-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,833
Posted By matt986
Re: Truth drums or SJC?

I personally own two SJC kits and three of their snare drums. Honestly, I have never had better customer service or better sounding drums. Before these kits i played on a Tama Warlord bubinga snare...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By matt986
Re: Wood Drum Hoops, please help!

I've got a couple of SJC kits with wooden hoops (classic style) and I love the lowness and depth they add to my toms. I would have to say they are meant more for low tunings and dont sound anywhere...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,308
Posted By matt986
Re: Let's Talk Snare Drums

I love all my snares,

SJC custom 10 ply maple 14x7 diecast hoops
SJC custom 10 ply maple/acrylic hybrid 14x8 diecast hoops
SJC custom 6 ply maple 14x6.5 w/ 13ply wood hoops
Tama Warlord Masai...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,605
Posted By matt986
Re: Touring

Hi Ryan, I am going to add two things to the list that is very well covered by everyone else.

When I tour, I always have a copy of my signed contract with the record label and booking agency...
Forum: Drums 01-06-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By matt986
Re: SJC Snare

Tank, getting endorsed is about the positive attitude you bring to the table with as little an ego as possible. I have played with some touring bands but most of my stuff has been local. The guys at...
Forum: Drums 01-06-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By matt986
Re: narrowed it down to 4 custom drum company's, need help

You feel SJC is expensive? they were one of the least expensive I find.

Well, you pay for quality i suppose.....

Dark Horse has some great stuff, but i would have to say spaun. Their customer...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,838
Posted By matt986
Re: What Drum Mics?

I have always been a fan of the beyer dynamic snare mics, Don't remember a particular model but i used one in the studio once and fell in love. I know the one i like is a discontinued series though....
Forum: Drums 01-02-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By matt986
Re: SJC Snare

I have worked a lot with SJC, they have been kind enough to endorse me so i have a ton of experience with their kits. I own two maple kits and a few snares.

I have seen the one in person that you...
Forum: Drums 12-25-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By matt986
Re: New custom drumset

I must agree with everyone mentioning Unix!!

But i can give you some feedback on SJC. I have two kits and three snares from them and could not be happier with all of my gear. They are great guys...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By matt986
Re: Haggling with Guitar Center?

I remember carrying that model, really a great TV!! Glad you are enjoying it!!!

Remember, no windex on the screen lol
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By matt986
Re: Haggling with Guitar Center?

Dkerwood, thanks for the assist in my defense, it is greatly appreciated and I'm glad we have resolved this. You guys are my drumming brothers (and parents....and grandparents) and i don't like...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By matt986
Re: GMS Drums

I've seen a couple of their kits around, seem to be pretty nice drums. A bit pricey, at least from what i've seen, but i'm sure they are worth it. I'll always be an SJC guy though. GMS has been...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By matt986
Re: Haggling with Guitar Center?

This got interesting while i was away lol.

First of all, I said I worked retail. I do NOT work at guitar center.

So Diosdude, everything you just said? Means absolutely nothing to me.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,156
Posted By matt986
Re: Haggling with Guitar Center?

I work retail, let me shed some light on this.

First of all, whenever a GC employee discounts ANYTHING, money comes directly out of their pocket. How would you like it if the reward for your job...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By matt986
Re: I just bought my first drum, what should I do now?

Hey!!

Welcome to the party, we are all glad to have you!

Remember that the most important thing about music is the enjoyment we get out of it. Have fun and be patient. Understand that...
Forum: Drums 11-25-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By matt986
Re: What kind of wood are SJC's maid of?

SJC uses keller maple shells as their primary shell type. They also offer birch, hybrid shells, steel, and any other type of wood stave shell (they have a great distributor) that you could ask for in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,845
Posted By matt986
Re: DW at Best Buy

Most of you guys wont see the instruments at your local BB yet, as it has not rolled out to all stores yet. The big wigs wanna make sure everything is in line and so on before trying to put it in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,845
Posted By matt986
Re: DW at Best Buy

Most of that is true accept the minimum wage part. We make a lot more than minimum wage. Also, the bonus structure is something you will find at any company. They all have them. Why would someone...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,845
Posted By matt986
Re: DW at Best Buy

*sigh* here we go...

First and foremost, BB is absolutely fine. Yes, earnings are lower than expected, but we are also in the worse economic decline since the great depression....dont forget that....
Forum: Drums 10-15-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,678
Posted By matt986
Re: Shine Drums

send a press kit to SJC, they are doing a 20% off retail sale right now, and they might offer you an endorsement if shine did, those guys are great and the customer service is fantastic. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,799
Posted By matt986
Re: Any punk drummers that anyone likes?

My vote goes to Dango from Amber Pacific....his grooves are sick and he is the reason that band is successful.

Also, Atom Willard (sp?) now in Angels and airwaves played some sick punk stuff with...
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