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Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ferret
Re: Gear advice When touring into very cold areas

I think air pressure has more to do with hurting instruments than raw temperature does, but dont quote me on that. Temperature is easier to protect against though.

Try talking to a local shop...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,563
Posted By Ferret
Re: Old fart band + old fart music = young audience - why?

I think its a nostalgia thing, people hear the music their parents played near them as they grew up. Classic rock is also a very exposed genre of music in media, and even little jingles on tv here...
Forum: Drums 05-26-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ferret
Re: Custom drum head in a rush?

The DrumArt guys are at the Chicago drum show at the moment. (sounds like a ton of fun) SO there was a notice on their page. They did a great job on my last head and I'm hoping its still possible to...
Forum: Drums 05-25-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ferret
Custom drum head in a rush?

Does anyone know a site other than DrumArt that prints graphics onto drumheads? I have a PSD file, I leave to tour Europe on the 7th, the DrumArt guys appear to be preoccupied with order orders and...
Forum: Drums 12-04-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,042
Posted By Ferret
Re: NAMM 2011 wish list

iron cobra cable hat pedal, I don't think itll ever happen again though
Forum: Drums 12-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Ferret
Re: Best 7 piece?

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tama-Superstar-SK-7Piece-Shell-Pack?sku=584303

this kit served me great until I got a top end. It sounds great live, and if tuned properly is...
Forum: Drums 12-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,085
Posted By Ferret
Re: Best 12 inch snare

I would recommend the 12in portnoy signature snare. This thing is beyond versatile, it sounded in context with the jazz, metal, prog rock bands I was in while using this drum. It sounds great from...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ferret
looking to trade chrome tama mini tymps for the black ones.

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this, gear sounded most relevant.

Looking for
http://www.tama.com/promotions

I have:
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,081
Posted By Ferret
Re: Expect band mates to help unload kit

Am I the only guy that feels like what I pack is my business?

Whilst I am setting up my kit, the other guys are doing the whole social thing usually. That's not my cup of tea. I prefer to be the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By Ferret
Re: So, whats new?

I just got into a new band that is going to be touring europe for 6 months on a festival circuit, I just filled out my first backline spec thing for the booking agency and I'm feeling stoked about...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,559
Posted By Ferret
Re: Metal drumming without double bass

I can't tell if you're referring to brutal death as a scene or just using the adjective, so this may be off topic.

you kinda need that double kick for live performance of fast stuff... the snare...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,843
Posted By Ferret
Re: Joey Jordison named best drummer of past 25 years

As a young guy who did all the backreading into all of the scenes in extreme metal, I don't understand the hype around lars or metallica past the justice album. Maybe it was totally different to see...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By Ferret
Re: is this a decent deal?

what line the hardware is is all the difference... you already have hardware on your old kit, what do you gain from buying this new kit? Rockstars and swingstars are both intermediate level drums. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Ferret
Re: How do I get into a touring band?

That sounds pretty awesome actually, aside from rooming all together.

Thanks for all the helpful responses guys, theres a lot of experience here. It seems the path for me here is to keep at what I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ferret
Re: taking an 8 piece doublebass kit to gig

I used to play the exact same kit, I loved it. It's all covered in cheese label stickers I collected from my work.

I had it ready to go within 5 minutes after getting onto the stage.

I am...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Ferret
Re: How do I get into a touring band?

Thanks for all the feedback guys! What I'm asking here is for other peoples experiences on how they did it, just to see if theres any kind of trend to the process.

This has been quite an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Ferret
How do I get into a touring band?

I've got the timing/chops/reliability/referals etc..

I am not sure I am gonna be able to find a touring act on craigslist. How do these bands find replacements or fill ins?

Anyone got stories...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,588
Posted By Ferret
Re: Why are they all so damn young?

Danny Carey started playing at 14.

I think the age thing is a myth for the most part.

It really comes down to dedication and instruction. I've only been playing 7 years now, and I can hold my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,938
Posted By Ferret
Re: What Is The Purpose Of Drum Solos?

Thats awesome Polly, thanks for sharing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkmGSABX1Sg

I really like this solo, it is the only one I've ever heard where the drums really break free of their...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,938
Posted By Ferret
Re: What Is The Purpose Of Drum Solos?

We have 6 songs written, but I only have learned 4 so far. So we fill out the last song for our setlist with an improv drum solo based off my drumoff routine, since the length times out pretty well....
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,917
Posted By Ferret
Re: Nothing like the sound of a beautifully tuned bass drum...

With higher than entry level metal basher triggers...

you can adjust the "sensitivity" on it. So then the samples played are matching dynamics of how the drumhead was struck. Granted, it doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,539
Posted By Ferret
Re: Breaking the rules of music

If you like this stuff you might wanna check out some of the grind stuff (destroyer destroyer) as well as jazzdeath fusion (Sleep Terror is my favorite)

The guitarist of that band made a solo...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Ferret
Re: Best deal you've ever scored on drum gear

I got a 6pc spaun maple custom kit for $1950 with 2 pairs of sticks and a full set of coated evans heads.

I looked up on the spaun website, and the kickdrum costs more to order than I paid for the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ferret
Re: Maple vs Birch

It really depends on the quality of the kit rather than the wood used.

I just upped my kit from a tama rockstar ( lowmid range kit) to a spaun custom maple kit (top end kit)

The difference in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,187
Posted By Ferret
Re: What does DW think of x<1 bands?

I used to play in the community college jazz bands (combos and big band)a cover band, my prog band, my metal band, take local scene session gigs, and do live drums for a local rapper all at once.
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