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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone own of have experience with Atlas Mounting hardware?

I replaced the tom mounts on my Gretsch Renown kit (the pre-2013 model with the RIMS-style wrap around bands) with the ATLAS mounts and love, love, love them.

I also have a short ATLAS arm that...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Help identify this CL deal. (3-piece shell pack)

Not a bad idea at all. You could even cut each tom in half and make a full 5 piece practice kit with mesh heads, and eventually add triggers to make an electronic kit.
Forum: Drums 01-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Help identify this CL deal. (3-piece shell pack)

Looks like a really cheap set that someone stripped the wrap from and did a piss-poor attempt at a fade. You can see where there are holes where the bass drum legs used to be (I'm guessing that the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,847
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: The official, "Your services are no longer required" thread

Sorry to hear that. This was totally a case of "penny wise and pound foolish".

Corporate always swoops in and messes up things that work. It's all about micro-management. If the department is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: BPM recall ability

I have one of those and while it had potential, it really isn't that great of a device. The actual interface is clunky (the tap tempo button requires a lot of force to press so that using it to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: DW and Gretsch

Wow, I'm kind of in a daze right now. I really hope DW doesn't "DW-ize" Gretsch as a brand.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Does playing covers change you?

Someone earlier in the thread mentioned Billie Jean. That is the quintessential example of "pounding 2&4". Every once in a while I listen to that song and I'm amazed at the layering and the precision...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Does playing covers change you?

I agree. For covers, I usually create a cheat sheet with the song structure and the "signature bits" like the groove, prominent fills, etc. I play the groove and fill as needed with my own...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Making a kit

Yeah, that's what the ebook is focused on. It's geared toward someone like GRAVITY_GUY02 who wants to just get a pre-made shell, lugs, rims, and other hardware and assemble it themselves. Selecting...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: New Gretsch Renown Birch

There is extra text in the link from a bad copy/paste. Here's the good link:

http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/gretsch-reveals-renown-birch
Forum: Drums 12-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Making a kit

It will definitely cost more to do it that way (and take longer) but at the end you will have something that is completely personalized. Start with a snare drum and if that turns out well then I say...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: DrumMaker.com/Andy Foote - Experience in dealing with them??

If they did have issues like they say they did (it happens to everyone), then the right thing to do would have been to contact their customers, let them know the situation, and ask for everyone's...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Smaller Kits

The "Player's kit" from Sonor seems like it would be a good fit. It's a Sam Ash exclusive with a 20x12 bass drum, a 14x12 floor tom, and a 10x8 rack tom. It has a very small footprint but the drums...
Forum: Drums 12-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone else dislike suspension mounts?

Hate them, too. You can't position the toms close enough together and head changes are a pain. I switched to Ludgwig Atlas mounts on my rack toms a while back and I love them. No drilling and the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta back with Yamaha?

He also doesn't have to have an endorsement deal at all, he just has to have some language in his performance rider like this:

Promoter must provide Manufacturer X drums in sizes (insert sizes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 446,029
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Paiste Twenty 20" ride for sale. This is a powerful ride with a raw bell.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paiste-Twenty-Series-20-034-Ride-/151496656791?
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

I second that one. I'm thinking of a design for my kick that doesn't have the band name/logo on it but a personal logo or design. I've seen a couple of really classy looking ones lately and I'd like...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Band members with bad timing

You've got to make a pact with the bass player to keep the time solid. If the two of you are in sync, then the rest of the band pretty much has to follow.

My bass player and I are lucky because we...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Sonor Safari or Bop

I agree with the Player's kit. That 20x12 kick sounds nice and I can imagine it working in a lot more situations than a 16 or 18.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Free notation software...

I have tried this before, but I couldn't get the hang of entering what I want to quickly. Speed and keyboard navigation is really important to me, since I would rather not have to drag and drop items...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Country drummers!

I agree. I don't listen to country "top 40" radio, but I have to learn a lot of it because that is what we have to play at the bars. I guess since I don't listen to it regularly, I only hear the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Country drummers!

Some of those are recorded by the bands themselves, but there are probably about 100 "first-call" players in Nashville that basically rotate through a dozen production teams that generate a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,143
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

I agree. The regular PR bags are good because they provide 90% of the protection of a hard case with the durable materials, build quality, and added padding inside of the bag, while still being able...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,143
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

Well, they call all of their bags "cases", and even the regular ones are semi-rigid (way more so than the Gator/Beato/etc bags). I can't really squash mine up and stuff it into another bag like I can...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,143
Posted By BradGunnerSGT
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

I have a AAA snare bag that I bought about 2 years ago from Sam Ash.
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