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Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Practicing in an apartment

I got a used Roland TD-3 kit for $700 - a great investment as well, tripled my practice time. While it has limitations, it's great for coordination/independence excercises.
Forum: Drums 06-07-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By dharma bum
Re: craigslist good deal?

Definitely a good deal unless there's something wrong we can't see - I bought a slightly used Pro M kit about a year ago and it's great - I just played it at a gig tonight. Do you really want drums...
Forum: Drums 05-12-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,291
Posted By dharma bum
Re: 20x18, 20x16, 22x16 Bass Drum Sizes For Rock

Up until a few years ago (well, maybe 10 or 15?) 20x14 or 22x14 were pretty standard for rock, with a few guys going up to a 24 diameter. Now you can't get a 14" deep bass in some lines. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By dharma bum
Re: blues rock drumming songs

A little Delbert McClinton wouldn't hurt, neither - check out his live album - from the Austin City Limits show.
Forum: Drums 04-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Are Warlords worth it?

The answers are, of course, are relative. I can tell you this - any audience at a gig will not care which snare you're playing - only you and other drummers MAY be able to tell the difference (or...
Forum: Drums 04-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple Series

I've seen Mapex Pro M shell packs, 5 piece, for $700 to $800 - do a web search. I've got a set and they're very, very solid drums, all maple. You may want to take a look.
Forum: Drums 04-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By dharma bum
Re: OPINIONS ON DRUM KIT FOR SALE, asap please

Why would a kit only four years old already have rust? Probably not kept well. Can't say whether it's a good deal - with exchange rates and all. But it doesn't seem great. Also, I'm not an...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Mapex pro M or Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau??

I like my Pro Ms for the $$ (Or whatever your currency is there in Venezuela) - having checked out the Yamahas you are comparing to, I think the Pro Ms are significantly better - I have a problem...
Forum: Drums 03-14-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Gretsch Catalina

Heck, for under a thousand you CAN get a real vintage kit, if you want. That's what I would do (and have done) - you can get an old Ludwig kit for well under $1,000.00 - I was just in a good vintage...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Best 5-piece Config for Gigging

I recently got a five piece kit (two mounted toms), after years of playing a four piece in a rock and blues cover (mostly) band. I used all three toms for a few gigs, but really hated having to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Playing on tiny sets

It's great to play on small sets - I always play a four piece anyway, always have.

If you listen to the great jazz guys, most of 'em play on small sets - and they get an incredible variety of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,096
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Never thought I would quit playing??

As a 44 year old father with a demanding job, I can tell you that sometimes it does get to be too much. And then you need to prioritize. Drumming is fun, social, and good for the soul, but it's not...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Sounds a stupid question but how do you know when drums are properly tuned?

I ain't no expert on this by any means, but to answer your Q in the most simple way: once the head is properly seated and evenly tensioned, meaning the tension is the same at each lug, the rest is...
Forum: Drums 02-20-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,114
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Ludwig Acrolite

Great drum. I have one that was probably made the same day, it's so close. I got mine with some off-brand snare strainer, though, which I replaced with a P-85, so mine is a "player's" drum now, I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Gigging with a "beginner"set

So true, Guillermo. These days there are two blues jams I go to occasionally. At one, the house drummer has a CB 700 kit - with Aquarian heads, well-tuned, and with decent A Zildjian cymbals. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Gigging with a "beginner"set

There are good drummers I know who play entry-level kits, and sound fantastic. Good heads and tuning are a must, and decent cymbals too, especially the ride. Go out and spend $120 on a used A Ride,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,063
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Playing other drummers drum sets

I play at blues jams quite a bit, and sometimes have guys sit in on my kit at a gig. For me it's expected that someone will adjust the snare height and/or angle, maybe the ride, and anything else...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,813
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Playing too hard vs. Playing too hard for cheap equipment

So true. Access to a forum like this makes it possible for anyone who is interested to become an informed buyer - it's how I knew that the used kit I bought was a great deal, and what the market...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,750
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Who played drums on Eric Clapton's "Old Love"

Check out the version on "Live at Carnegie Hall" - it's a keeper!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By dharma bum
Re: 4-vs.5-(or more)

I play a four-piece, always have, except when I add another tom for variety - then ditch it again because it doesn't add that much to what I do. I gig a fair amount, so the fewer trips to the car,...
Forum: Drums 02-13-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Help me modify my old kit

If your goal is just to have abetter kit, yeah, just buy another one - a decent kit, used. But if you want the fun of the project, to work on something with Granddad and really learn the physics of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,063
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Playing other drummers drum sets

I often play at blues jams, and sometimes sit in with other bands. It can definitely be a problem playing on other kits - it limits what I can do, because I have to think about where I'm hitting or...
Forum: Drums 01-26-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,902
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Why acrylic drums have no bearing edge?

I have some old Vistas. They definitely have bearing edges. Unfortunately, some of 'em on my kit are pretty uneven.
Forum: Drums 12-05-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By dharma bum
Re: Mapex VS. DDrum

I haven't tried the Ddrums - but ...

I have Pro Ms and love 'em. I think they look VERY professional - in fact I've gotten several compliments from other drummers who've tried 'em out when...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By dharma bum
Re: The Mapex or ddrum?

I love my Mapex Pro M. And ... does anyone REALLY need a 20" deep bass? The 18 on my Pro M is pretty deep compared to the 14" basses common on most kits up until the last decade or so. The deeper...
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