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Forum: Drums 03-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,674
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

I really don't know what the worlds top 5 snare drums are, so much depends on style of music, player and playability. I have always found the much hallowed Ludwig snares rather underwhelming, they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Told to hit harder

This is rather unusual, if more volume is really required, then increase your stick size by a single increment e.g. 5A to 5B. The snare is the main volume drum so if you can switch to a louder drum...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Gear fail - handled beautifully :)

First time, yes, but second time is daft - slow learner, or maybe a thrill seeker.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: 14/16/18 bass drum (depth size)

All things being equal (diameter, shell construction, bearing edge style, hoops, hardware, heads, beater) then a 14" drum will speak very quickly and by that I mean the front head will respond almost...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The worst gig of my life

There is a lot of good advice below. The trick to kit shares on a small stage setting is not worrying about the 5 % of your music that can't be delivered but instead getting the basics right. In...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,756
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Surely a pro kit is one which gets the job done with ease with a good sound for the least amount of money. In this way more money in the pocket for non-drum, non music essentials mortgage /rent, car,...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 891
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

I know a fair bit about Pork Pie

Genuine Pork Pies are made in Melton Mowbray.

These sound very meaty but have a top end crust which isn't the same as a patina
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

I just don't get on with overly complicated snare systems, to me they are just another bit of gear that can and will go wrong. My most sensitive snarey snare is a 14 x5.5 Bill Flynn era Brady, Jarah...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

I think the question is wrong, it should be has the role of drummer changed in the last 20 yrs. I was playing (recording) both then and continue today so I have some medium term perspective. I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Rock albums with modern production and a great vintage drum sound

I don't think of Nirvana's Nevermind as delivering a classic rock sound, the drums sound is actually rather unusual/ odd (not a bad thing), to my ear there is a significant amount of processing. Now...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Drum sizes for small venue

As others have said check out the rooms acoustics, a full house of 150 people will dampen the sound a fair bit. For really small venues I use a smaller depth wood snare 13x5 paired with 13 hats, all...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,132
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Kickport, does it really make a difference??

Not on my Yamaha MCAN 22/16 or on my maple stave 22/16. Kick port added nothing and indeed restricted some lows. Now I like fiber skin or coated or maybe at a push thinner frosted kick heads and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,130
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

I just watched this on a long-haul flight home, ohhhh boy. Where to begin, so many stereo types portraying drumming as a sort of sport - horrible. I have played drums for 30 years and have never...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,958
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Peter Erskine moves to Tama...

To me, this just confirms that once you take Into account player, sticks, heads there's very little difference in sound between the main brands. What differences there are, are more perceived by the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: do i need a hi hat mic?

Usually a decent set of overheads covers the hats. There are exceptions but in general I find the more numerous the mics are the your sound is in the hands of the engineer. This can be a really good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Funnest Gig you've ever played?

Funniest gig I ever played at was in a tiny record store, we had to fit a full size fender rhodes, massive bass rig and a 3 piece kit down one isle. The store owner kept going on about how he liked...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are E-kits only good for practicing at home?

In most live situations there is no advantage to using an E kit and trying to make sound like an A kit. However, there is a huge creative advantage to having an E kit that generates non-traditional...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,077
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Kinda miss those 80's kits!!

No never again, the 80s monster kit, what a massive waste of time, 5 to toms lots of noise saying nothing at all. Set up and tear down time was so long and at least two band members needed vans or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another "first audition" thread

I would not worry about playing the same or similar beats a couple of times, it is way more important to nail the basic feel so that the singer and guitarists can really finese their. parts. In other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: i just want one kit :/

The majority of drummers only own one kit. There are a number of reasons to own more than one kit. For example, having separate shared event (B grade) versus single band kits (A grade) not to...
Forum: Drums 01-01-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pearl ultra cast finish

Hi its pretty easy to remove with paint stripper, I own and use two Pearl Ultracasts 6.5 and 5.5 and much prefer these to ludwig supra-phonics.

I removed all the paint from my 5.5 depth UCast...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Practice to Mastery?

Leaving complete mastery aside, I find that in order for a new beat or rhythm to work I need to be able to play it backwards forwards and have 4 or 5 variants that sound good at different tempos so...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,012
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

I am not at all up to speed with all the subdivisions of heavy metal music. If you can't hear something like a 21 or 22 UFIP Bionic Ride through the music (which has a fabulous bell sound) then you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,414
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

If we take popularity as one benchmark then no. Nobody has heard of Tony Williams outside of drummers who are into drummers and some jazz players. Everyone has heard of Hendrix becuase he played in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,903
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

I agree with what has gone before, if you want to maximise your profits then simply book a venue out yourselves and then you get all the benefits. However, the downside is you better draw a large...
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