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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: My humble take on good drummers and OK drummers

Drivers in the UK tend to play it too safe. There's no room for improvisation. Free yourselves from the rule book I say and think outside of the box.

Down here in the south of France they all...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,184
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I think we have a winner!

Any last wishes before you're hung, drawn and quartered?
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Drums are consuming me

Ah yes, the arrival of the offspring. That's a significant game changer. Your priorities in life suddenly become very different.

Before, my wife didn't mind if my head was in dreamy-drummerland...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Drums are consuming me

Your remarks are as astute as ever Bermuda.

You hit upon something quite important: seperating/managing our different activities phsically as well as mentally.How many of us are absorbed by our...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 463,613
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Yamaha Drums

I see your point about prices being inflated because it's a new product. Yamaha probably don't want to undersell their product (and undervalue their brand) just because it's made in China so I can...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 463,613
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Yamaha Drums

I'm not sure that I agree with your "good pricing" statement. I haven't double checked the websites you've quoted from. However, I do remember quite well what a Maple Custom Absolute 14x6 snare cost...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Noticing a few trends here

Actually, I'd like to try again, if I may.

The last bit about camaraderie among drummers seems a bit pretentious and self-congratulatory, coming from a drummer. However, I do think there's a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Noticing a few trends here

These posts really point to the different reasons we all come to the DW forum. I'd sum them up like this:

1) Practical: finding out about gear in order to make informed purchases
2) Cultural &...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 95,695
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

Shelly Manne. Just listened to a live album of his the other night. What a dynamic player he was, imaginative and also always serving the music. The sound is a little thin on this particular...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,793
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: What is resonance, & why does it matter.

Thanks a lot Andy. Your explanations have really helped me better understand what I do and don't like about my drums, and the reasons for it.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Need help with transfering recordings onto computer

This is what I've been doing from the start.

I think I've found the cause of the distortion though. It was some of the Windows sound settings. I unticked some boxes in the sound control panel like...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Mike Stand
Need help with transferring recordings onto computer

Hi all,

I currently have several cymbals for sale online and I'm getting a lot of requests for recordings/sound samples.

I've got a stereo microphone and a portable minidisc player/recorder...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: PS3 does not fit properly on my Gretsch Catlalina Jazz 18"kick ( Version 2014)

I've noticed that Remo heads are a slightly tighter fit on the Catalina shells. It's not like they hug the bearing edge, but they rest less naturally on them, as if they were lopsided. It's akward...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,056
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Loss of too many drum shops in the UK

You live near Drumwright? You Lucky so-and-so...

I agree, they're very helpful. Spent quite some time on the phone to them and they answered all my questions without fail. Ended up ordering a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Can a mediocre drummer start silly/pointless threads on Drummerworld?

I don't know why you put a smiley face at the end of that. There is a considerable gastronomic difference between thick north-American style pancakes and thinner, french-style "crepes". Plus, dutch...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,056
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Loss of too many drum shops in the UK

A1? It's been a while since I left Manchester but I think I would still remember all the drum shops. Where exactly was it?



Yes, very good shop with helpful staff. However I lived on the other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,969
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Attractive female drummers

It happens every time there's a thread with a mildly controversial topic. The debate starts to really build up, tensions rise, and then GD comes in out of left-field with a dry one-liner, a la Buddy...
Forum: Drums 01-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 463,613
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Yamaha Drums

Here's a question from a recent Yamaha convert for all you Yammie experts.

I have two MCA snares with absolute lugs and noticed a quirk that I've never had on any other drums.

Usually, when...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: ...and it changed my life

I didn't want to come across as being jealous or anything about your post.

I certainly didn't interpret it as being "competitive". On the contrary, I enjoy reading your posts because I know that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: ...and it changed my life

Like Larryace already said, spending some drumming time with Elvin Jones probably tops anything I've experienced.

However, I do vividly remember some listening experiences which sort of catapulted...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,693
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: What's with The Who?

I think the best possible replies have already been posted, I won't try to better them.

I'll just say that I completely agree with Opentune, WhoIsTony and Larryace.

Especially the first post by...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: The disconnect between musicians perspectives and audience perspective

I think the wider public's perception, understanding, and appreciation of music (or lack of these) is much the same as with any subject field. Art, literature, fine food, music, it's all the same in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,712
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Mount Rushmore of Drumming: What does it look like?

Hold on there American cousins!

You might have had Buddy, and Gene, and Tony, and Louie, and Max, and etc etc etc.

But may I point out that Ringo was from good 'ole Liverpool in good 'ole...
Forum: Drums 01-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Gretsch New Catalina Club

Cosmetic, yes, but nonetheless very appealing. I certainly don't recall seeing a 20x14 bass drum when I bought my kit a few years ago, not in a 4 piece set anyway.

I don't think there's that much...
Forum: Drums 01-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 463,613
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Yamaha Drums

I've seen a few copper sparkle kits from different companies and I would say they generally tend to resemble champagne sparkle finishes. The Yamaha caramel sparkle is still a tad darker, richer and...
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