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Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Skyking
Re: 15 for 30 challenge!

Or maybe how my ex-lead guitarist wanted me to play Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". I kept going slower and he kept saying "That's not my tempo".
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

BTW I saw an interview with Donald Trump a few days ago. He said Chinese labor rates average $10 an hour and Mexican rate are around $7.50. He predicted the Mexicans would eat all of our lunches. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

All may look well from our vantage point, but if you are a Gretch employee... look out. IMO DW will soon be "consolidating" operations. I hope I'm wrong.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,374
Posted By Skyking
Re: Tricks for faster set up

I think less (and lighter) drums as previously mentioned is the real answer.

1. Play basic. Try a one up, one down tom setup. Then find a good crash ride. One to two less toms and less cymbals =...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

Well DMan I guess you have your answer. For some, it's every band for themselves. GIG at any cost and shame anyone who say's "hey, wait a minute".

And, due to the seemingly endless repetition of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

WOW, if only you could hear yourself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

We'll the "pro's" win. No more attitude, foot stomping and petulance for me. I'm selling my kit and buying the finest North American cardboard, (none of those cheap Chinese boxes will do). Pity the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

While touring I've played some very good venues on hired kits that were very different from my own and sometimes with little soundcheck time to futz around with the set up. "Making the same mistakes"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

I think we get your points. Yes, the show must go on, but making the same mistakes over and over is only going to keep you in these crap venues. What some are calling commitment is starting to smell...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,577
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

I'm with Drummingman. At some point it's time to stand up for yourselves and just say "sorry, that just won't work". Keep saying "ok" and pretty soon most of you will be playing for next to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Skyking
Re: Deal or No Deal ???

My next kit...but the wife could be a problem.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,279
Posted By Skyking
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

And that's the way I like it these days.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Skyking
Re: New band problems

There has got to be more going on here. You say they can hear the snare on 2 and 4 so how far off can they wander on one beat followed by yet another snare beat ? And as for the bass drum...just mic...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Skyking
Re: Hi Hat Foot Beats on 2 & 4

I don't know of any on 1 and 3. That just violates my sense of right and wrong. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,371
Posted By Skyking
Re: How to politely and professionally quit

Good advice is timeless...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Skyking
Re: Hi Hat Foot Beats on 2 & 4

In the mix, the "chic" I get when closing the hat with the foot on 2 and 4 is not a lot of sound when playing rock. Also, I find playing the hat and snare on 2 and 4 to be too basic. So if I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,056
Posted By Skyking
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

Hard to top this as my starter concert. It's been so long ago but I think my first concert was the Beatles at Commiskey Park. We were seated by the 3rd base dugout where they came out. Despite good...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,238
Posted By Skyking
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

Last person in America to see the movie, but I liked it. Good job ;)
However, this is what really happened to the kid..."And you can get this exact cymbal at mycymbal.com "
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By Skyking
Re: Whiplash Oscar win - will it spur sudden interest in "jazz drumming"?

Don't bother to shoot the messenger just cross file this in the unpopular opinion thread but sadly I don't think the movie can spur much sustained interest in jazz drumming. Jazz just isn't as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By Skyking
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

Guilty of the crime as charged, but that's what it's all about. I am so jealous of the fun you're having. You played well, the audience loved it, and everyone is having fun so don't go getting all...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By Skyking
Re: Two floor toms....

+1... That's exactly my experience, but as I never learn and after reading this thread I'll pull out my 16 inch FT again. And, just like my experiment with double pedals back in the closet it'll go...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Skyking
Re: Drum Sets

+1 on these, but especially the Premier. That's a classy looking set.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By Skyking
Re: Drums as an investment?

Just my opinion but...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By Skyking
Re: hands getting beat up

You sound like the kind of drummer who could use a set of drummers gloves and a video of your technique (you're doing something wrong if you're hurting yourself). Personally speaking my sticks are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Skyking
Re: Your Favourite Songs To Cover / Play Along To

I could drop a set list of classic stuff here but you get the idea. These just make me feel good and alive when I play them.

I Saw Her Standing There/ Beatles
Johnny B Good/ C. Berry
ROCK in...
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