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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,930
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Competition - early heads up for forum members :)

Thanks! She is a really cool lady, I'm excited to get to try some of the far-out ideas she mentioned
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,930
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Competition - early heads up for forum members :)

Sweet contest you have going on. It's quite convenient that I just saw a clinic Dame Evelyn Glennie put on and she talked for an hour about all the possible sounds you can get out of a snare drum. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,949
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Hihat flavours/accents - ignored in rock?

I agree. I was in this crowd about a year ago. I didn't go as far as turning the pedal away, but I never really thought about them until I started to get into jazz. Now that I am more experienced and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,805
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: An attempt at a policy change here

I think it is great. This guy is passionate about what he does and is trying his hardest to spread the word about his company. I'm sure he makes great drums, and he just wants to let people know he...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: How many of you guys mic your kits at home?

I keep my Masters MCX kit miked up at home always since I have a home studio. 4 tom mics, 2 overheads, a hihat mic, 2 snare mics (top and bottom) and a kick mic.
Forum: Drums 10-21-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,588
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Sonor Safari

I am looking to buy a jazz kit for a jazz trio I am in, as I have been gigging with my school's kit (perks of being really close with the band leader). I am considering the Safari, as well as the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: This just happened.

Congrats man! You are going to love the kit!
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: A very interesting read on practicing

I agree with what was stated in the article. I do, however, disagree with the examples. Sure those may work for some, but I find I have better success if I am trying to learn something by breaking it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Rained off - P&^$%D off!!

That really sucks! But there are always more gigs, at least all the gear is okay
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Pearl free floating question

I have the 3.5'' maple FF snare. Absolutely great, I love it more than my Masters MCX snare
Forum: Drums 06-23-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By Rock Drummer
Pearl Masters MCX Series Tuning Woes?

So I have a Pearl Masters MCX kit. 22x18 kick, 10,12,14,16 toms. It is made from Maple. I have an issue when I am tuning my toms. When I go to tune, my 12 and 14 always end up at almost the same...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Sources of inspiration?

I saw Mike Mangini last year in Milwaukee. He did a clinic at a music store. It was fantastic and inspired me to practice 4 hours a day until the end of summer.

I am also inspired just by going to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,873
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: OT - Band(s) I don't "get"

I really enjoy Jane's Addiction, my friend got me into them. He plays guitar and LOVES Janes'a Addiction. It's high energy, sorta heavy, sorta not, kinda modern rock!
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,519
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: What we learn here

I have learned so much here in the past year and a half. It is tremendous, I mean, there are some things that they won't publish in magazines (like gigs gone wrong, how often you break stricks, etc)....
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,584
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: How often do you break/drop your sticks?

I barely ever drop sticks unlss I am practicing incorporating showmanship into my songs. As for breakage I used to break a pair every 2 weeks, but that was when I was a rimshot monster. Now I have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: New Guy Here! :)

Looks awesome! ne of my buddys has a renown maple set, and I would love to get one as well after hearing his. They sound great! As for that snare, it looks amazing, but I have never heard one, but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,234
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Is Vic Firth's New Lacquer Bothering Your Hands?

I did notice that on a pair of Tommy Igoe Sigs. Almost reminded me of Regal Tip. But, I also got 50 pairs of their esthetic rejects at GC for $50, and none of them have laquer (except for the 10...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,264
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Maple Sticks

Haha I got it the second I read your post! Gotta love Rush!
Forum: Drummers 06-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 56,349
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Dave Grohl

Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt he play in Pearl Jam for a bit?
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,413
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Simple songs, pretty songs... difficult drumming songs?

Shine by Collective soul I find to be a really good song. Not neccessarily technically challenging, but you have to play it with feeling and a certain flowage-ness, or it just sounds bad. I find that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,521
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: How do I keep myself motivated?

You have to think about where you want to be, and what you have to do in order to achieve that goal. That is how you approach anything in life. I too want to be a drummer as my profession, and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,398
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: shoes for double pedaling

I like Nike 6.0 Mavrk Lows, in the dicontinued light grey/bright green colorway
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,208
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Greatest Classic Rock Song

For me, it would be as follows, not in order but just a list

-Spirit of the Radio
-More Than a Feeling
-Smells Like Teen Spirit
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,208
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Greatest Classic Rock Song

I love freebird, especially the live version when they played atlanta
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,926
Posted By Rock Drummer
Re: Do Drummers Actually Use Their "Signature Snare"?

Interesting point about rotating their snare collection. Because I was thinking about getting that Chad Smith snare, but I wanted to know if he actually uses it or just has his name on it. Not that...
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