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Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Singing and playing?

I too was fortunate that singing while drumming came very easily. My list of songs that I sing lead on has grown to over a dozen due to the fact that I have the highest, and broadest, vocal range of...
Forum: Drums 11-08-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Ludwig Vintage(?) Snare Drum

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/images/ludwig_snaredrums/1924-ludwig-snare-drums-1.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,884
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Ordered a DW Performance Series Kit in Pewter Sparkle (8x10, 9x12, 14x16, 18x22, and 6.5x14)

Soooooo stoked!

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Lo_Tion/perf-pewtersparkle_zps6248f6f3.jpg
Forum: Drum Technique 10-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Using Left Foot Hi-Hat, Does It Help Improve Time?

Another vote for the wisdom of Bermuda!

I've been asked many times, by non-drummers, as to why my left knee bounces so much (actually caused by my heel ) when I'm not opening, or even playing the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,884
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I have been looking for about 3 months to round out my snare "collection" with a brass snare. So many great choices to be had but I couldn't pass on this one when I found it brand new, for less than...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

I absolutely concur here. I play in a primarily Funk cover band with no horns or keyboards, and we play a few of the songs mentioned by Bermuda in his posts.

While I take creative license on many...
Forum: Drums 08-11-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Multiple Kit Owners, Show Your Favorite Kit

It's gotta be my '64 Downbeat. I gig it every once in a while on special occasions. Otherwise I rotate between the others based upon venue....
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

You are correct on the 1993 intro. I mistakenly was dating the badge as it was started in the mid/late 80s on the Rocker series. There seem to be no credible records on the black/white badge serial...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

Black and white badged drums are difficult to date precisely. Your snare is most likely is from the late 80's.
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rotarded
Re: PDP Concept Maple vs. DW Design Series

I've been gigging my Concept Maple for 17 months with absolutely no complaints about it. I love it, my band loves it, sound engineers have nothing but great things to say about it.

BTW, A friend...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

Congrats on the Black Galaxy Acrolite, AKA "Blacrolite".

I imagine it'll be your favorite snare shortly. My drums don't leave the house without my "Blacrolite", most often as the primary, not the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,601
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

I LOVE my A Custom 12" splash and beat the hell out of it regularly. It fits in perfectly as more of an accent crash in the Funk based music my band plays. I tried a 10" A Zildjian and could never...
Forum: Drums 06-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage for recording?

That drum kit is fine for recording. I happen to own one and they are considered by most as a mid-range kit. For recording it's more about the heads, tuning, microphones and their placement.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,884
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Todays snag:

http://www.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/Beta52-large.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,095
Posted By Rotarded
Re: songs with leading toms

U2: Desire
Split Enz: I got you
Pat Benatar: Heartbreaker
Blue Oyster Cult: Veteran of the Psychic Wars



"Aye an' a bit of mackeral, settler rack and down"

Oh the memories. I'm going to...
Forum: Drums 06-06-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,695
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Hanging Toms vs. Floor Toms - Yamaha Hexrack

I hang both my 14" and 16" by inverting them and using 2 of the 3 floor tom leg mounts to suspend each on my Concept Maple kit. They are rock solid!
When I don't have the room at a gig for the 16",...
Forum: Drums 06-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 1965 Ludwig Club Date Black Diamond Pearl pre-purchase input

I agree with the above. If it fits your "need" and or desire, and you do understand what your getting from your Hollywood ownership experience, you just need to define what you'd are willing to pay....
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Tough choice - vintage experts help, please!

Another vote for the Standards. You can't beat the 3plys!
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Rotarded
Re: PDP Concept vs Redesigned Yamaha Stage Custom

I have a Concept Maple and a 98 Stage Custom. Based upon my experience you really can't go wrong with either. I do love the Yamaha hardware over the PDP.
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By Rotarded
Re: How O.C.D. are you guys with your drums?

I can tell you every ding or scratch on all of my kits. It's bugs me to no end when I get a new one.

I'm so finicky that my all badges must face exactly the same way, including the snare, the...
Forum: Drums 04-28-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Gretsch Free Floating Maple

Yes they were USA made and are great quality. I own the 5.5x10 version and will probably pick up a 13 or 14" version when I come across one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/211/cpp6.jpg
Forum: Drums 04-28-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Input on PDP concept series welcomed.

I have had, and gigged, my Concept Maple CM7 for over a year now and couldn't be more satisfied with it. Great quality, great finish, great sound. I've gotten compliments from everyone who's...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's with the Stage Custom snare?

They are solid, well made snare drums. The two primary reasons I don't use mine often is:

1. I already owned 2 snares that gave me the sound I grew up with, the Supraphonic, and the Acrolite.
...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 14" floor tom as rack tom

PDP / DW Concept lugs.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 14" floor tom as rack tom

I did it the easy way. Flip it and hang it by 2 of the 3 leg mounts:

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