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Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,729
Posted By kettles
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Selling two Mapex Saturn toms in excellent condition:

Transparent Black finish

Both are in New Zealand. If you're interested send me a message and we'll work out a deal. Been trying...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By kettles
Re: Tama Backrest Conflicting Info

My one folds. I don't see why they would have changed it, as it's the best backrest design I have come across. My one has the "1st Chair" logo so is a little older.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By kettles
Re: Why do drummers need rides?

Modern 'punk' doesn't have a lot of ride. It's all crashes, crashed rides and hats.

Listen to Dave Grohl, Pennywise, Travis Barker, Propagandhi, Strung Out, there's ride cymbal all through that...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By kettles
Re: Help an old dog learn a "new" trick

I would play it Snare-rack-floor-kick. Or R-L-R-K

I think the resonance you can hear is just the floor tom ringing out. And I think it's easier to get the placement of the kick right this way as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,573
Posted By kettles
Re: Anyone ever have this happen to them? Hope not.

Waking up to this was kind of a big deal for me. The Ataris have been my favourite band for over ten years and I'm not sure whether to be shocked about this or not. They have a turbulent past as a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,173
Posted By kettles

y'al should take the time to read this article about online shopping warehouses, it will make you think twice about buying things online:
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,375
Posted By kettles
Re: I Need a Device to measure my tempo while playing

That's not really the case. The beat bug gives you useful feedback whenever you're playing 2&4 on the snare, which for me is 80% of the gig. I don't stare at it the whole time, but just glance over...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,375
Posted By kettles
Re: I Need a Device to measure my tempo while playing

Found an old thread where I shared some of my thoughts:

In short, if most of your set is below about 200bpm - you will benefit from it. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,375
Posted By kettles
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By kettles
Re: Drumming with a band. How do you handle it?

Most of your questions can be answered by studying the music you are trying to play.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,042
Posted By kettles
Re: Urgent advert help please

I'm assuming the graphic designer is going to be building the ad, and this is just your rough example?

Immediate opinion - The placement of the photos and text is a mess. Most of the real estate...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,511
Posted By kettles
Re: Anything wrong with a 24" kick?

It's actually not that good for metal. At least not contemporary metal. Those guys tend to favour smaller diameters. If you can learn different ways to muffle it and get some different beaters I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-26-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,216
Posted By kettles
Re: Double bass - getting maximum power

No I wasn't, I was using a Pearl single chain/baby Eliminator thing. Bought the Demon used on a whim, can't wait to get rid of it now! Also picked up some Danmar Red Ball Beaters, which are far...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By kettles
Re: 15 for tickets to Aaron Spears UK clinic

Or maybe they want to keep numbers down? Perhaps Aaron prefers a smaller crowd for his clinics.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By kettles
Re: Where can I hear great drumming?

Buddy Rich, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrMjaCBbUt8

Also if you can appreciate this, then you get it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgfiYz4jo8I
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,591
Posted By kettles
Re: Some band advice please guys :)

Reinvent the band, but keep the keyboardist handy, you never know when he may be available for the odd gig.

I once had a jam with a covers band that included a keytarist, so I see where you're...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,859
Posted By kettles
Re: Two lessons in 'importance'

The Thomas Lang video was soooo boring.

Steve Jordan just improvised a short film.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By kettles
Re: I am now painfully aware of the importance of carrying a backup snare.

Spare snare, kick batter, kick pedal, and hi hat clutch because dropping the nut that holds the cymbal on a dark stage SUCKS.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-12-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By kettles
Re: reggae experts!!

Keep some of this in your stick bag:

Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,842
Posted By kettles
Re: HARDEST drum set beat(s)/grooves you know?

Not the hardest, but far from easy:


There is a transcription floating around, if you want it let me know and I'll hunt it down.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By kettles
Re: How to take care of the interior of my Saturn (wallnut) Drum

Did you buy this kit new? Mapex have a lifetime warranty on their shells, but if you do ANYTHING to the shell like oiling the interior, you'll void that warranty. I would send an email to Mapex...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,712
Posted By kettles
Re: Seeing bad bands

Thankfully smoking in bars became illegal a few years ago over here. The few times I did have to experience it, it was god awful. I don't mind smokers, smoking, and even smoke myself sometimes, but...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,400
Posted By kettles
Re: Book of all Sticking Permutations?

I think a better approach is to take a reading text, using the rhythm as an accent pattern, and filling in the spaces with whatever combination of notes you choose. This way you are actually playing...
Forum: Drums 09-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,532
Posted By kettles
Re: Mapex Saturn: Quality & Price Question

I work at a music shop, and when customers ask what kind of kit I have, the only ones who don't have an "I don't know what that is" look on their face are the youngest guys who can be assumed spend...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,875
Posted By kettles
Re: Wood snares

Haha...yeah I was totally joking. That is a 16x16 philharmonic snare that I saw in a Pearl orchestral catalog. The only good wooden snare I have owned is a 14x6.5 Saturn. It gets all the gigs...
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