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Forum: Drums 10-22-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,159
Posted By MJD
Re: Deep bass drums

I prefer a punchier bass drum sound in general so a 14 inch depth is preferable to me as well as being traditional. I've played on everything from a 12 to a 20 inch depth and the deeper you go the...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,437
Posted By MJD
Re: Next Stage Custom?

The only thing I can think of that would improve these kits is the same thing that I wish for with almost all kits below 1000 these days. Different sizes, and specifically shallower bass drums. I can...
Forum: Drums 07-31-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,029
Posted By MJD
Re: Tuning toms and snare

Theres your problem. Make sure that reso is in tune first. then tune your batter to match it. if the reso is off you are going to get all sorts of weird overtones. Even if the reso is in tune if the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,452
Posted By MJD
Re: Do guitarists generally dislike rests on drums?

The rests are 6-8 beats long. happens twice at the end of every verse. typically drummers put a 3 with note fill starting on the and of the 7th beat to set up the rest of the band.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,746
Posted By MJD
Re: Worst Badge in the Business

Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a great movie. You have mangled the quote a little but it's cool that people still reference that film.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By MJD
Re: Singing and playing?

The main issue with playing drums and singing is similar to the issue of playing guitar and singing. Proper singing position and technique tends to be sacrificed. When drumming all the movement that...
Forum: Drums 04-30-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,114
Posted By MJD
Re: what to people mean by "cheap" drums?

If buying new cheap refers to price but not necessarily quality.For instance Sam Ash has a proprietary brand called Groove Percussion which is made from Mapex factory seconds and low cost hardware....
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By MJD
Re: Drum brands you just cannot warm up to? Even if you try

I play multiple instruments so let me say sometimes it isn't the brand but the instrument. Some Gibson guitars just have this mojo(for lack of a better word) and some are sterile and not worth the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,300
Posted By MJD
Re: Does Trad grip make you "think" differently?

I play both but primarily trad. I don't know if it makes one think differently but I can well remember that if you use a traditional strap for your marching snare using matched grip is not a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,885
Posted By MJD
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

I have my rack tom angled slightly towards me. It's mostly flat. I also sit pretty high as most of my height is in my legs. I think my thrown height is about 2 ft tall I see people with their thrones...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By MJD
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

Thank you. Same to you. You gotta realize I come at this from the point of view of a classically trained composer who's main instrument happens to be drums. ( I play several other instruments as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By MJD
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

No, it doesn't. Metal is an off shoot of Rock which is an off shoot of Jazz which is an off shoot of Ragtime which is an offshoot of March music. These are all genres of popular music. Similarity rap...
Forum: Drums 02-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By MJD
Re: I'm surprised there are no NEW road worn drums like guitars

All my guitars are reliced at this point but they didn't start out that way. They come by their battle scars honestly after more than a decade of use. My drums are the same way. I don't try to have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By MJD
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

Pop songs are all metal drummers play to begin with. Metal is a type of pop music
Forum: Drums 02-13-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By MJD
Re: 20 years of Drum Set Evolution Summed up

Yes, the piano has changed drastically over the last 300 years. We use metal frames that are capable of holding the several tons of pressure that modern string length and construction now allow for....
Forum: Drums 02-07-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,276
Posted By MJD
Re: Ludwig Neusonic

Thanks for the informative reply. I hope that Ludwig gets each size drum available separately soon. Judging from the vids and the specs this kit would suit my needs admirably if I could get my...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,276
Posted By MJD
Re: Ludwig Neusonic

I just want a 20 13 16 kit. I gather it's possible to achieve that with this series but why o why is this no longer a standard configuration?
Forum: Drums 01-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,847
Posted By MJD
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,368
Posted By MJD
Re: Do you necessarily like to play the drums to the music you like?

I listen to a lot of opera and classical so it's about half and half with me whether there even is a drum part.
Forum: Drums 12-24-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By MJD
Re: He's Done It Again! - Oriollo Spun Steel Kit Forthcoming

Well, that settles it. My next kit must be an oriollo. The problem is now i don't know which i want. Aluminum or Steel. Was going to get an oriollo steel snare regardless. This is awesome news!
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,031
Posted By MJD
Re: Overwhelmed drumming?

That may be the most asinine musical advice I've ever come across. Learn to read, it will help you out so much, also learn some basic music theory. 2 months is not enough time to accomplish anything...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By MJD
Re: I'm going deaf!! Some headphone advice please

I do not have the stealth hearing aids.(too small and they feed back more) mine are full sized molded to my ears but the majority of people don't notice till i point them out. Hearing aids aren't as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By MJD
Re: I'm going deaf!! Some headphone advice please

I'm hearing impaired and have been wearing hearing aids since i was 5 years old. I'm going to say this once. Get ye to an audiologist and get some hearing aids. With the digital ones they can tailor...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By MJD
Re: My favorite sizes are not popular in a regular set

I have this problem too. My ideal sizes are 20x14, 13x9 and 16x14(or 16x16). This used to be a standard configuration back in the day. now it's impossible to find unless vintage or custom ordered....
Forum: Drums 12-08-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By MJD
Re: Your Kit's Internal heirarchy?

If i had to replace everything 1 by 1 I would probably start with my

Throne: Sound Percussion labs medium weight throne. perfect height,

Hardware: Tama. Any pack will do really Hi hat stand...
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