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Forum: Drums 12-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Need Help with New Kit - From the Ground Up

Buy used. If you are patient, you can get great deals. The problem many face is they buy entry level drums, play them for a bit and then look to upgrade. They take a loss but proceed anyway. Then...
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,098
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

I've got a 20" USA Custom bass drum with Earthtone calf skin heads and a Vater lambs wool beater. Once tuned and a little bit of muffling on the batter head with a single strip of felt, it is a very...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Going to learn a new song (to me at least) Fool in the Rain

It is a fantastic groove; good luck. Here are some resources that might help you nail this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14GYov0EdyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRu6oQUgNAc

GJS
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Keep an antique set safe for the travels

Antique is usually 100+ years; you have a vintage (and very desirable kit) if it is a round badge Gretsch kit.

The best way to look after it is for you to look after it before & after gigs,...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Got my 50th anniversary supra today!

Heirloom quality! Enjoy.

GJS
Forum: Drums 11-10-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,161
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Vintage Snare Drum Collectors?

Wow! Now that's collection (as opposed to an accumulation) of snares!

GJS
Forum: Drummers 11-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,663
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Jay Bellerose

Loved his groove on Repo Man by Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr_0dtoMbRk

GJS
Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,341
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: 1980's Gretsch USA Custom

Don't be concerned about the sizes. With High, Medium and Low tuning, coupled with Coated Embassadors, Evans Hydraulic Glass, and Earthtone Calfskin drum heads, you will be able to get all the...
Forum: Drums 10-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: AK Snare Drums?

Great sounding drums. Collectable. Top of the line workmanship.

GJS
Forum: Drums 08-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Looking for solid value kit on a $1500-$1700 budget.

Used drums and cymbals can be found for a bargain. That's the smart way to build your kit!

GJS
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Practice routine while on vacation?

Practice your rudiments; you just need sticks and a magazine (no need for a practice pad if you want to travel light). There are lots of rudiments on line.

Or, brushes and a piece of cardboard.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: I recommend everyone watch these Jeff Hamilton vids.

He is one of the drummers I really respect. Thanks for posting.

GJS
Forum: Drums 08-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,726
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: My Camco Refurb with pix!

Refurb of the year! What heads have you used? Earthtones?????

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

Budget and save; never on layaway. Be patient and have a long term view of what you want/need.

GJS
Forum: Drums 07-31-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: GRETSCH BROOKLYN mediocre bad quality?

Or request some USA Customs for your trouble!

GJS
Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: What's the better option: new or used drum kit?

Hi

Going used can definitely save you money. However, you need to buy from a reputable dealer. I bought a used kit from Steve Maxwell and saved a bit of money. Steve often has kits in your price...
Forum: Drummers 07-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 85,431
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Ringo Starr

Happy Birthday Ringo!

74 years old on July 7 2014. Keep going!

GJS
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Help Choosing A Bop Kit

With your high and low budget figures, you can get a great used dream kit (e.g. bop USA Custom, Ludwig Classic Maple, Canopus, etc.). Steve at Maxwell Vintage and Custom Drums specialize in bop...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,790
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

Nope, I use 4 splash cymbals.

How about a splash solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClTZq14J14

GJS


p.s it looks like this guy has an amazing drum room.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,761
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: When people ask you to 'play something', what do you play?

Honkey Tonk Woman
Time Loves a Hero
Fool in the Rain

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Steve Maxwell's Rules!

I've purchased many drums, cymbals and accessories from Steve over the years. I am a repeat and happy customer. If Steve is good enough for Charlie, he's good enough for me.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,790
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

I have 4 splash cymbals including a 10" china. They add texture. It is similar to comparing an organ to a synthesize; you add more choice to your palette.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: 2 minute anonymous drum survey--please help!

Done
Good luck with your project.
GJS
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Which Blues drum set for an advanced beginner?

Nothing wrong with used cymbals if you purchase from a reputable dealer. Check out used Zildjian K or Spizzichino cymbals. These are top quality and command high prices.

I would recommend getting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Slim Jim Phantom

Been a long time fan. Thanks for documenting these great drummers.

GJS
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