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Forum: Drums 04-25-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,818
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch options- gretsche experts- little help?

I own a Catalina Maple and I'm very satisfied. I do a decent amount of recording a playing out and I love it.
Would I prefer a USA Custom? Absolutely, but I feel like it's a lot more money for just...
Forum: Drums 04-23-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: 9-piece Yamaha kit - tom setup advice?

Looks like a set of concert toms with a matching floor tom and bass drum...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-21-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,704
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: who here uses in-ear plugs?

I always practice with earplugs. I personally hate the foam ones though. They typically cut out 30 dB and that's too much. I have a couple pairs that cut out around 15 dB and that's what I prefer. ...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Stock heads

They're similar, but they feel thinner. The coating seems to be cheaper too.
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Stock heads

I'm currently using Coated Emperors over Clear Ambassadors, but that's pretty much the same as Coated G2's over Clear G1's.
I don't have an updated solo video with the new heads, but this is a...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Looking for Gretsch Dark Cherry Burst Floor Tom

I'm looking to purchase a 16x16" Floor tom in Dark Cherry Burst.
It can be either the Renown series or the Catalina Maple series.
I want to convert it into a kick so I can make a manageable jazz...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Stock heads

By the way, you can definitely find a better price than $999. I bought mine brand new (7 piece in Dark Cherry Burst) for $750 a year and a half ago from Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville. With tax it...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Stock heads

I bought the kit last December, and they were single ply heads by Evans. The batter was coated, the reso was clear.
They work to an extent, but getting after market heads is definitely worth it,...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Help a gear noob step up his game? (advice needed)

The 80's Stage Customs aren't as nice as the newer Stage Customs. The newer ones are 100% Birch while the 80's are typically Birch over Mahogany. I'd definitely recommend Emperors over Ambassadors....
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Best way to hook up with a band

Make sure you have legitimate samples of your playing so that way they know that you can play.
Also, go to venues where local bands play and just meet people. You never know the people you'll run...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,701
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: So,I Got a Brass Sensitone..

I haven't played much high end Pearl stuff, but my dad has a 6.5" brass Sensitone, and it's by far my favorite Pearl drum I've played.
Forum: Drums 04-16-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Downsizing - questions about bop size bass drums

I played a Catalina Jazz at a church when I played in the praise band. I liked it quite a bit. The snare can actually sound pretty good if you put the right heads on it.
I have a 22x18, but I wish...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: PDP Concept Maple - Drum Heads

Most jazz drummers use coated G1's or Coated Ambassadors. Having a second ply slightly lowers the pitch in addition to other things.
Forum: Drums 04-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: PDP Concept Maple - Drum Heads

I would say so just because of the versatility. The G2 will sound more open, but you can muffle them if they ring too much. The EC2's have built in muffling and if you put them on and think they're...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,464
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club Street

No reason, it just matches my YouTube username which is why I chose it. I'm not sure why I chose it for my YouTube username either...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Help a gear noob step up his game? (advice needed)

You can make decent kits sound good just by putting some time in.
Here's a clip of me playing an 86 stage custom with Emperors on top and Ambassadors on bottom. This was in high school so I wasn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-14-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Ride Cymbal Technique

I'm a little strange. When I play set my left hand is American grip and my right hand is French grip. I didn't intend to play that way, but that's just how things ended up and I don't think there's...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,739
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: How do I develop feel and groove, THANKS!

If you're a music major, I would imagine you can read music. You should definitely check out Herlin Riley's book and Stanton Moore's book. They're both really great books.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: How long from complete beginner to gigging?

Depends how quickly you're progressing. When I first started I was in 4th grade and I didn't play a gig till 7th grade. That's only if you count church praise band to be a gig. Ha.
Based on the...
Forum: Drums 04-09-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Pearl Blx tuning issue

I prefer to use duct tape to lightly muffle things, but I've also heard of people dropping muffling rings into drums to rest on the reso head from the inside and I know that Travis Orbin uses moon...
Forum: Drums 04-09-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Snare with natural reverb....

I picked up a 14 x 8 Mapex Black Panther Fat Cat and it sounds huge. I have a double ply head on it which lowers the pitch slightly. I'd definitely recommend it.
Ultimately, you're probably looking...
Forum: Drums 04-09-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Metal snare drums

Check out some of Mike Johnston videos on YouTube. In all the videos where he plays a Gretsch kit he plays a 5.5 x 14 Gretsch Aluminum snare.
Forum: Drums 04-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,464
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club Street

I wonder how it affects things with having single flanged hoops on bass drums as opposed to the standard bass drum hoops.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,492
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: 2 up 1 down vs 1 up 2 down

I typically bring 1 up 2 down. I do most of my fills on the rack and first floor and the second floor is there mainly for impacts and crescendos. I rarely play fills that are just runs down the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,214
Posted By milesmetkodrums27
Re: YouTube's influence, how realistic?

Search "drummer at the wrong gig." This guy's not a bad player, but it went viral because of his ridiculous antics. The last time I saw it it had something like 20,000,000 views.
I have a pretty...
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