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Forum: Drums 05-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Today's Fattest Sounding Kits?

I agree that most people will say what they play, or what their favourite brand is.

I would suggest C&C (yes I play them) or Craviotto or Ludwig. Thin shells with re-rings and round over bearing...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: The Burton Grip

Darren King from Mutemath is the only modern day example I can think of who occasionally uses a grip that is similar in the song "Clipping". Check out around 1.05-1.15. Two sticks used to hit both...
Forum: Drums 08-03-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Looking for the right drumkit

The Tama seems to suit your needs better on the tech sheet, but at the end of the day no one is really going to be able to tell the difference between the two kits. It'll just sound like drums to...
Forum: Drums 08-01-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Acrylic Kits


I've only ever used them in a studio situation and all I can say is they sound huge with plenty of punch, especially the kick drum I was...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Triplets as eighth notes?


No. Think of "an eighth note" as the name rather than the numerical subdivision. It's less confusing if you use the british name, quavers

Forum: Drums 07-04-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,276
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: If you could build you DREAM KIT, what would it be/include? (Shells, cymbals, hardware, etc.)

Not all these items would be included in the same set up, but are chosen to give the greatest diversity from genre to genre

Gretsch USA Custom in Black Marine Nitron

22x14 bass drum...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,635
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Murray Drums (New Custom Drum Maker Based in Scotland)

Those snare are really beautiful and I like the badge detail. Good job. Give us some sound clips yeah?
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,143
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Help with hand cramps

I had a similar problem using the same sticks. I move up a stick size (Halfway bewteen 5a and 5b) and started analysing my technique and grip and it has since gone away. Something to look out for...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,993
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Black nickel hardware prone to chipping...

I don't know why you're complaining, black hardware looks like crap anyway :P
Forum: Drums 06-12-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Earplugs and Drum Sounds

Custom ear plugs with the special filters would be what you're looking for. They normalise the reduction in sound across the whole frequency range so that you don't get the general loss in highs but...
Forum: Drums 05-15-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,453
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: 16 inch Floor Tom/Bass Drum Conversion

But....man, that is one cool looking avatar :P
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,178
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Anybody play heel down hi hat?

Heel up as my left leg is always bouncing and grooving on the ball of my foot in time to the music. It just helps keeping the internal clock in check. I've tried heel down and find it uncomfortable...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,992
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: What size is your main snare? Why?

I found my perfect size, 14x7. Plenty of balls for the lower tunings but i can still crank it right up and have it singing like a 14x5
Forum: Drums 04-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Raise the bassdrum or shorten the trigger?

When I first got my 18" kick I experiment with shortening the beater (I have a pedal which allows me to adjust beater height without cutting the shaft), though I found the lack of length totally...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Any kit you want

Gretsch USA Custom, or a Craviotto in sizes 20x14 (or 22x14) 10x7, 12x8, 14x14, 16x16 That would make me very happy :)
Forum: Drums 11-07-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,385
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: How to get my Toms to have a lower pitch

Due to the smaller sizes of your drums it will be hard to get a very decent low tuning I have similar sized drums and what I do is tune the 14 floor tom to a not slightly higher than the generic...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,596
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Ghost Notes - my worst enemy

Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,540
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: If you could only have a 4-piece cymbal setup, what would it be?

I currently play a four piece set up

14" ZHT Hi Hats- will be replaced soon
18" A Zildjian Medium Thin Crash (circa 1985)- A crack has started appearing at the base of the bell so this needs to...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: singing and drumming

Forgive me if I am wrong but maybe it's not "I find singing harder on a drum stool than a normal chair" rather "I find singing harder whilst I'm playing the drums". Keep in mind that singing and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-28-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Just wondering...

Steve Jordan just for his the groove
If not than Mike Johnston- he's such a laid back guy

Dominic Howard from Muse
Jason McGeer from Death Cab for Cutie
Forum: Drums 08-17-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: DW Broken Glass ( Finnish Ply? ), help needs....

All the pictures lo similar enough to me. Obviously there is a little variation in the colour tone but that will just be down to the light available and camera etc
Forum: Drums 07-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: wheres my bass drums "OOMPH"?

I also suggest retuning. Tune batter to JAW (just above wrinkle) and then tune the batter quite a bit tighter. As in 1.5 to 2 full revolutions of the drum key. Then muffle accordingly. This should...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,874
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: Is ddrum really as bad as people say?

Um if you noticed he has a drum muffling pads on majority of his kit. I am assuming that due to neighbours, family, bothersome people etc that he has to play quietly and has therefore put on drum...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-12-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,070
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: what kind of fill is this?

To my ears it sounds like it is made up of a four stroke ruff so RLRL but played in 16th triplets. So like the first three notes are triplets but the last one isn't. I'm not quite sure what the...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,244
Posted By jt.mcrae
Re: 22x14 Bass drum??

Interesting to note the hole in the middle of Charlie's bass drum. I don't see this very often. Doesn't it suck a lot of low end out of the kick?
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