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Forum: Drummers 03-16-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,172
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Joe Tomino

I have to bump this thread because I discovered a good set of Dub Trio vids on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80uWb-fsTEg&feature=related
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Forum: Drums 04-12-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Which set is best?

Definitely agree, be patient when looking for used kits because it's the only disadvantage of buying used: the market purely dictates your selection, and opposed to buying new where you can get...
Forum: Drummers 04-12-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,372
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Brian "brain" Mantia

Oh yea, for sure. Thomas Lang's videos are mezmorizing, it's pure technique. If that's what you're into then for sure there are other guys to watch than Brain. I love Brain's placement of the pocket,...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 157,644
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: tom angles!!!!

The first one is pretty silly, and you gotta love someone actually playing that. Also, I love it when people take the time to post a short paragraph on their ad but provide very little/no real...
Forum: Drummers 04-12-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,372
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Brian "brain" Mantia

Yea I didn't see that coming either, to most of us he already was 'famous' through his work with Primus which I loved. I've just been seeing his work with Praxis and Limbomaniacs now for the first...
Forum: Drummers 04-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,372
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Brian "brain" Mantia

Just checked out his site http://www.brainbeatz.com very cool, lots of Praxis, Buckethead vids among other things
Forum: Drums 04-11-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 157,644
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: tom angles!!!!

here's one more: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/drh/msg/1111542101.html

"Ive got drums for sale , i got the at Christmas and i don't use them anymore . so im selling them for 250$ "

lol
Forum: Drums 04-10-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: I need some advice on upgrading my drums from Ludwigs to Tamas...?

I got my 2008 Superstar hyperdrive 4pc for ~550 USD used a couple months ago and you should really give one of these kits a try. I'm not sure what your hang-up would be with the sizes, they sound...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,775
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: 6 years of playing - have i lost my way?

I am in almost the exact scenario as you, I've been playing for about as long and am constantly battling with comparing myself to other drummers. I've found it to be really negative if you let...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Anyway to make snare wires stop resonnating when hitting bass drum ?

I'm no tuning expert, but I don't think the snare wire straightness would have a huge effect on the amount of sympathetic buzz you're getting. Making sure the snares are straight and even is mostly...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,521
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Identifying Pacific Drum-kit!

Do you have a link to that catalog by any chance? I have a kit very similar to this, cx series from about the same year but my bass drum claws are the solid type (not with the two hook type, as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Any advice on mounting bass drum as tom?

I'm guessing you're looking to mount it on the floor to the far left or far right of the rest of your kit. The only thought that leaps to mind off hand is removing the bass drum spurs and trying to...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 579
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 121,564
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: TOM TUNING

Looking for some general guidance here: What pitches should I be going for with these shell sizes: 12x7 rack tom, 16x14 floor, 24x18 kick, and 14x6.5 snare. They're the shallow hyperdrive toms and...
Forum: Drums 03-26-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 157,644
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: tom angles!!!!

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/yrk/msg/1090990048.html another craigslist beauty, with some decent tom angles to boot.

LOL:

**AMAZING DRUM SET** - $450 (richmond hill)

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Forum: Drummers 03-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,172
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Joe Tomino

100% agree, this guy is very underrated, the whole band is (Dub Trio). Tomino just finished a tour with the Fugees I believe, and he's played with a number of artists. Moreso, the band's bassist Stu...
Forum: Drums 03-18-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Question on Purchase

I would try negotiating the pedal out of the deal. See if he'll exclude the pedal and lower the price of the kit, then use your savings to buy a good quality used single pedal (unless you have your...
Forum: Drums 03-18-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Bad experience with Tama Hardware

I've only owned my superstars for a short time but I really like the hyperdrive spurs, they're a very simple design that seem really sturdy at the outset

Your broken part number definitely looks...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Options in my price range?

That's a steal, 650 for some SC's...

I'm set up to buy the Hyperdrives for $670 CAD this Sunday. The seller is actually from the states and he's had a really tough time finding a buyer down there...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Options in my price range?

Cheers man thanks for the reply. I picked up a cheap PDP maple kit about a month ago and I just built a small drum room in my basement and the kit pounds. It was night and day how great the kit...
Forum: Drums 03-03-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Art Vandelay
Options in my price range?

I may have the chance to pick up a 1 year old 4 pc Tama Superstar SL Custom Hyperdrive shell pack for about $750-800 CAD (~$600 US). I'm just curious if there's any other good shell packs that are...
Forum: Drums 02-28-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,198
Posted By Art Vandelay
Ayotte Professional Maple DS Series

Hey can someone please give me a quick run-down of this line from Ayotte? I know that the DrumSmiths were a somewhat mass produced ready-made series of drums that ayotte built as an alternative to...
Forum: Drums 02-04-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: Looking for a cheap second kit, what should i get?

Thanks for the feedback ppl, I'd love to throw a $1000 bucks at a kit but I can't justify it right now so that's why I'm looking for the cheap alternative. I had the chance to snag some Gretsch...
Forum: Drums 02-04-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Art Vandelay
Looking for a cheap second kit, what should i get?

I was close to spending a bunch of money on a semi-high end kit 6 weeks or so ago but I decided to put some money away and now I'm looking for a used second kit on a small budget. I'm planning on...
Forum: Drums 12-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,907
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: $1000 to spend - What kit am I after?

Hmmm yes I haven't addressed that yet. Will that tom be difficult to tune? Perhaps that's a reason why I saw a couple unsettling posts on other forums about people who claimed to not be able to get...
Forum: Drums 11-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,907
Posted By Art Vandelay
Re: $1000 to spend - What kit am I after?

My bad guys, I should have said Just Drums, Toronto. I haven't been there in a couple yrs but it sounds like they don't stock Taye (probably due to taye canada being gone obviously)

Although the...
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