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Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tell me about this

To me - the only way to tell if it's any good is - to beat on it. Then . . . let us know.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By MileHighDrummer

Welcome to the group. After 40 years I believe you should have a grasp of what's appropriate and sound good. Play what you like.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: extreme tom angles and snare tilt

Ditto. I don't see that working for him into his later years.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,919
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Great car for a drummer

This pretty much sums it up. Certainly any mid-size car and up will do. There are cars of every size in every price range. When I started traveling the college circuit in the late 70's, I had a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: suggestions for best rods and brushes

Like most things in music - there is no best. There is what works for you. I suggest going down to your local drum shop (you know, the place you support and spend your money) and test out some...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ludwig bass mounts

No bias. I think it sounds about right. I would certainly go to my local drum shop and sit behind a couple of different set ups and see what worked for me.
I wouldn't begin to tell you what...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Shoes and Gloves

For shoes try some soft soled ones and firm soled. I play in whatever works with what I'm wearing. Sometimes basketball shoes. Sometimes auto racing shoes (firm sole). I've played in five-toed...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: I was told I don't play loud enough...

Unless you've been criticized about something other than your volume - I would mic the kit. Sounds like it's time. With a 7-piece band you're likely to need mic's anyway. Leave your kit the same...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,439
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: I suck at power ballads.

I always have problems with key changes too.... :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tuning Drums for Audition

Hmmm. I would say to get your drums tuned where they are optimized for your playing. Once done, leave them there. Are you not confident in your current tuning?
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Hi Guys hows it going?

Great to have you aboard Paul.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,935
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Musicians Union?

As Bermuda stated residuals are what keeps you going after you've been working for 20+ years and you've started to semi-retire or slow down. It's great to get union checks in the mail for past work.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ringo and Greg Bissonette sitting in with Toto

They sounded great. Lukather added a little originality.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Do you vacialte? I do a lot...

Changing styles is just part of being a good musician. To me, it doesn't mean you're vacillating or indecisive. Just creative and capable. I can go from a rock gig straight to a blues/jazz or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Cost to ship a kit?

There's a big difference between what you are charged in shipping to have drums shipped to you and what you pay to ship drums. Depending on how many boxes you ship expect $80 - $120 to ship drums in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: What songs do you really like the drumming on?

You guys much be too young. Probably because it was the first REAL solo I learned keeps it special to me. One of the longest solos remains my favorite - Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Do my drums grow with me?

You're body, back, arms and legs need to be properly aligned and comfortable. You will need to adjust your throne, drums and cymbals as you change technique and grow. Your drums, however, will not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

No. Since I've been left-handed all my life so I don't let other's effect my life. Play, don't play, set it up how you like... It's something you have to embrace. Use your own equipment or be ready...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Applications for 13" tom

About anywhere a 12 or 14 would work. You can tune it as you like. Heck, you can play with 3 14's if you like.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Playing with hiccups

I don't think I've had hiccups since I was 18. You'll get over it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Conflicted on whether to join a band.

Cart behind the horse. Audition/gig with them and decide if you, and they, are a good fit. If so, and you want to, join. If not, enjoy the audition and move on.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Moving Past Sickness?

Part of being a pro is playing when you don't want to, and don't feel like it. You simply buck up and get the job done.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Founding Mars Volta Drummer Blake Fleming Here

I'll be the first, I guess. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,389
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

Ringo's drumming has created many discussions, some heated, over the years. There is the camp that believes what he did was simplistic and pedestrian. Others (my camp) follows this article more...
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