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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,288
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Perhaps it's time to get sensible?

Bo-I've only ever played 20"s, and I usually play 2 up, 1 down. My largest rack currently is a 9" x 12", though used to use a 9" x 13". My guitarist and I came up with a way to run a Carvin kick drum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: So we all know big drums are out, but still tempted with this....

Re Super Phil's kit

It's amazing how close these finishes are, though mine are Yamahas, and this is as big as the kit will get. Recently added a 3rd crash, though-an older Zildjian sizzle, which I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Unexpected Craigslist fun

Sounds like a Percussion Museum
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,057
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Drinking beer at a gig

Learned a few years back from former Denver drumshop owner and current Sabian field rep Bob Rupp, to bypass the beers while on the bandstand. "Drummers have to stay fast", he would say, and I've...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Why so many C & C kits on TV

My drum shop guy said that the reason you see so many C & C kits on shows like CBS This Morning Saturday and Austin City Limits is that they give out free promotional kits to selected artists. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,198
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: The thing you bought but you never use

I once had one of those cymbal stand height extenders. I haven't used it in 45 years.
Forum: Drums 02-16-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Buying new snare but which one?

Picked this up for my birthday a few weeks back at a very reasonable price. It is a used (2009) Stewart Copeland Tama Chrome over Brass signature snare. Is a tad thicker (1.5mm) than most brass...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,367
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: What does your kit say about your "drum nerdiness"?

Only 3 pts for a cowbell, mounted over my two kick drum-mounted rack toms. No chinas, no splashes, and no drum rack, whatsoever. Have 1 ride, two crashes and a high hat. Single pedal, too. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: first rack tom position

A few years ago, a friend and fellow drummer suggested I pull the 1st rack tom back about halfway along its mounting rod, which I've done ever since. Allowed it (7.5' x 10") to be played relatively...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Saw Chicago and the Doobie Brothers last night

Not making excuses, but offering a few observations. These guys (both bands) have been doing a ton of shows lately. As noted, it's got to wear on them. The Doobies used to run 2 drummers. Do they...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,115
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: 20" kick drums

Agree w/most-20" kicks are fine and more comfortable, both carrying and mounting toms on. I have a 20" x 16" Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau, which I amplify with a Carvin kick drum mic. This...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Drummers who became singers.

Don't forget the late Teddy Pendergrass, who sang lead for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, before launching a successful solo career.
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,238
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Yamaha Drums How to Offset the Toms

I am tempted to try this, just for grins. I do have a couple of concerns, however. Is my Yamaha single braced boom stand strong enough for the added weight? And it looks as though one's HH then gets...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Calf Cramping

Had a similar problem last nite, after a gig at a local mountain saloon, The Little Bear, which has been an eclectic music venue in our part of the country (Evergreen, Colorado, USA) for over 40...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Learning Jazz

I did the opposite. Learned to play jazz first, then taught myself rock drumming. Since I played in a piano, bass & drums trio, I listened to a lot of piano jazz. There were a host of good players...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,687
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Do you do medleys in your band?

We've often do one --Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood", followed by Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" and ending with the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg". All in C and I try and keep the same...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 845
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
User Name Reset

Friends and fellow percussionists: I am hereby no longer EWGroove. Thanks to Bernhard, I was able to reset my User Name and use my real name. Despite the shades, I no longer need to be incognito....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,982
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Bass drum muffling

When I first got my Yammies, I tried using a full bed pillow, but my 20" x 16" kick was too dead. My guitarist then gave me a drum pillow, which one of his daughter's former boyfriends owned. It is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,996
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Don't look at me, I'm hideous

I refuse to feel guilty, though my wife reminds me, every time I make a purchase. But after a long layoff from drumming, I began playing in earnest 16 years ago, and 10 years later (in 2010),...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Blues documentary

Outstanding stuff. The Brits, in this case the BBC, have a good way of telling musical stories better than US TV, aside from perhaps PBS' American Masters and a few of the older VH1 Behind the Music...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,774
Views: 249,005
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: What's your latest purchase?

A Tama 900 Iron Cobra single bass drum pedal and HC60BCW boom cymbal stand.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,510
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Started playing out again. Advice needed.

With a Black Beauty, you should be plenty loud. Agreed with others-rim shots on each back beat are NOT required. I've been accused of not being a "hard hitter". Guess it goes back to my jazz days,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,510
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: Started playing out again. Advice needed.

Most of the time I play Vater 5A Sugar Maples, which give you a thicker stick feel, w/out the extra weight that hickory brings. Agreed dynamics are important. Also want to ask- what is your snare...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,720
Posted By Stefan Brodsky
Re: On tom angles

Recognize the problem from times e.g. studio/practice, where I've used a 22" bass drum and mounted rack toms. Everything is raised 2". I have used a 20" kick forever and have gotten used to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,115
Posted By Stefan Brodsky

Plenty of good comments. I was in 7th grade when I got serious about jazz drumming. You can begin your listening, and watching these days -via the net, as there's tons of stuff including videos out...
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