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Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Softwaremaker
Drumscore / Basic Beats to Bruce Hornsby's Gonna be some changes made ?

Dear drummers,

I was just wondering if anyone here has the Drumscore / Basic Beats / Patterns to Bruce Hornsby's Gonna be some changes made.

Love Sonny Emory in that song.

Can anyone share...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Drumming in Afghanistan

Crazy Army ... :)

Nice Pic.
Forum: Drummers 04-07-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,643
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Jeff Hamilton - and the Hammer makes it sound like a 22"
Forum: Drums 03-05-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Seeking Canopus Maple Snares Opinions and Reviews

Thank you ! Your insights have proven to be very useful and informative.

I am using these below 2 different videos, hoping the same recording scenarios for reference. You are right in that the...
Forum: Drums 03-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Seeking Canopus Maple Snares Opinions and Reviews

Hmmm - and the difference in tone and sound characteristics of the different thickness ?

Price is 610USD for the Maple and about 410USD for the Sword
Forum: Drums 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Seeking Canopus Maple Snares Opinions and Reviews

Thanks for your note. I am not sure what you mean by off-centred taper lugs. I had a lengthy discussion with the local canopus dealer here. The shells for both maples are the same. They cut the cost...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Softwaremaker
Seeking Canopus Maple Snares Opinions and Reviews

Dear all,

I am in the process of choosing between a Canopus "The Maple" 14 x 5.5 Snare (http://canopusdrums.com/en/drumproducts/maple/snare/index.html) and the Sword Yaiba 14 x 5.5 Maple Snare...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Please post your Gretsch CCJ pics

I am not sure how old it is as I bought it used some years ago. It was in White Marine Nitron but it has a yellow hue to me.
Forum: Drums 12-17-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Please post your Gretsch CCJ pics

http://www.softwaremaker.net/nGallery/photos/4/17.aspx

http://www.softwaremaker.net/nGallery/photos/4/19.aspx
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Is it good practice to disengage snares?

By disengaging and then engaging them too much will cause wear-and-tear on the strainers more than anything else. Those are mechanical moving parts that will cost you much more money to fix than...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Rim Shot Different Sound

With flanged hoops, snares/toms are known to detune themselves quicker after much frequent rim shots. This may be causing them to sound different from before.
Forum: Drums 03-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Would this be hard to make?

interesting and I have a couple of cocktail kits.

My personal opinion is that while the wooden cap, while neat aestically, counter-functions. Your bass kit will have no resonance and will sound...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Boutique Drum Companies Can't Do Jazz?

Hi,

Can't say I agree with this general statement. While I do not know much about the brands you mentioned, Japanese boutique drum company: Canopus makes beautiful Jazz kits (Visually and...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Sounds/works GREAT but cheap!

Interesting thread but surprisingly no response. I am too interested in VALUE-Buys.

Below are what I think and have as VALUE-BUYS:


I have a and still using a Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz kit....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: PLEASE HELP THE "JAZZ FILL"

@zakhopper316: Your initial guess is correct. It is a double-stroke roll, performed via a triplet feel.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: PLEASE HELP THE "JAZZ FILL"

Please post an example.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,057
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Feathering bass drum - question

The easiest way I find is to use your toes. The light punch accentuates the low-end spectrum and compliments the cymals (higher-end spectrum) well.

When done right together with the ride cymbal,...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Recommendations for a good metal snare for Jazz

Anyone tried the Phosphor Bronze (Pearl) for a accoustic Jazz setting before: http://www.pearldrum.com/Products/Snares/Sensitone-Elite/Phosphor-Bronze.aspx ?

Any thoughts on using Bronze as an...
Forum: Drums 03-15-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Recommendations for a good metal snare for Jazz

I just want to try a metal snare for jazz for size. I am still keeping my maple snare. I just dont want to be turned-off by metal if I choose the wrong alloy.

Seems like consensus is that...
Forum: Drums 03-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Recommendations for a good metal snare for Jazz

Thanks all for the wonderful insights. Very interesting.

I havent heard about the bronze alloy. What is its characteristics ? Would a bronze snare such as this sit nice and well in a jazz setting:...
Forum: Drums 03-14-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: Recommendations for a good metal snare for Jazz

This is confusing. Seems I am getting conflicting views. I want a warm sound that wood shells give me BUT I have never tried a metal snare before

So is steel warm or not ? I dont want the...
Forum: Drums 03-14-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Softwaremaker
Recommendations for a good metal snare for Jazz

Hi,

I have been playing a wood shell for years for Jazz and I want to experiment with a metal snare for Jazz (of course, still keeping the wood shell)

What is a good recommendation for a...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,077
Posted By Softwaremaker
Snare Drum Characteristics/Attributes to bring out the best of ghost notes

All,

I am curious to find out what are the secrets to tuning or snare drum characteristics to bring out the best out of playing ghost notes.

For example - Wood or steel shells ? Deep or...
Forum: Drums 02-20-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,122
Posted By Softwaremaker
Re: People don't like multiple mounted toms?

I think we all agree that there is no right or wrong. In terms of engineering, there is no change to the soud of tone and resonance if both toms are mounted onto one bass plate (like the Gretsch), If...
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