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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 457,522
Posted By RickP
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Wanted *** Looking for a Paiste Traditional Medium Light Swish - any size. I can purchase outright or do a trade.
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By RickP
Re: 24" Bass Drum Depth

I own a 24 x 15" Yamaha Club Custom bass drum that is just superb. I prefer 14" depth bass drums and 15" depth is very close sonically. This my first 24" bass drum in over 40 years of playing and it...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,123
Posted By RickP
Re: Brand Loyalty

I prefer certain brands because they work for me, but if something else catches my interest and I have a need or use for it I will purchase it. I do have my favourites but I play other brands as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By RickP
Re: Many cymbals yes, but many snares?

I started my snare obsession with one snare matching each of the 4 kits I owned then a Ludwig Black Beauty came up on a killer deal and then the IT started snowballing from there. Swapping,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By RickP
Re: How many times have you been asked...

Say to him " Sure he can, where will he be setting up his kit ? ". By making this statement you have informed him he needs to bring his kit and won't be using yours.

I had a similar situation...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,055
Posted By RickP
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

I have the Sabian Stickflip stick bag and it stands up on the floor by my throne.
I also keep a pair of sticks,brushes and mallets on a Meinl percussion tray that I attach to my Music stand or Hihat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By RickP
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I did the same thing for the same reasons and also bought a Roland TD 11KVS and purchased an extra cymbal pad. I live in a Townhouse and wanted the flexibility to play at any time of the night I...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By RickP
Re: 14x4?

DRe,
Those are really nice snares, particularly nice for brush playing IMHO. Yamaha snares are really underrated. My 5.5 x 14 Swirl Black Club Vustom is my favourite ply shell snare. What genre of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 970
Posted By RickP
Re: Big Band drum thread.

Anyone using a 24" bass drum for their Big Band gigs currently ? Buddy used one for years (his final Radio King kit was a 26" I believe). I normally use a 20" bass drum for my Big Band gigs. I will...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By RickP
Re: S-Hoops vs Yamaha Aluminium Cast Hoops

I really like the Yamaha aluminum hoops. They definitely are a great compromise . They allow the toms to be more resonant than zinc Diecast hoops and they focus the sound more and allow more...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By RickP
Re: New Score off eBay

Very nice purchase, if you are comfortable with the price you paid and can afford it, then that is all that matters. They are very nice drums (I have owned 2 RC kits), typical excellent quality...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By RickP
Re: Ludwig Element SE Mod Orange 22/12/14

I owned the Citrus Mod Downbeat configuration ( 20/12/14) when they first came on the market. I did not like the snare and sold it. I recall paying $675.00 Canadian for all 4 drums. The shells were...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 28,999
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I am off to pickup a set of Yamaha Club Customs in black swirl lacquer, size are 24/13/16 . I already own a 20/10/12/14 kit with matching snare so this new purchase will give me a TON of set up...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 28,999
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I love mine, I picked it up just before Christmas past. Very useful for adding loops/patterns and percussion sounds.

There is a new App for IOS for the M12 where you can control your Multi 12 from...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By RickP
Re: Too many choices.

Try all your choices, then try the manufacturers high end kits that interest you.
Start looking for a used kit in sizes and a finish you like. You can usually find a high end kit used for around...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By RickP
Re: Best Bigband playalongs for drums?

Steve Fidyk has a couple books out on Big Band drumming and chart reading that have play along number , with and without drum tracks.
Forum: Drums 01-26-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,067
Posted By RickP
Re: That Erskine kit at NAMM

Peter's new Star series kit is interesting for both the color and the fact it is a Bubinga shell with reinforcing rings. I have never seen a Tama Bubinga Kit with reinforcing rings and it looks like...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 28,999
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Picked up a really nice 22" Sabian Vault Custom shop ride. 2470grams, really nice stick sound, combination tah and Woody click, perfect balance of wash and stick. The bell is very low profile but...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 970
Posted By RickP
Re: Big Band drum thread.

I currently play with the After Hours Big Band which is a 17 piece Big Band. I auditioned in January and took over the drum chair. My first gig with them is February 8th. It will be sight reading...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By RickP
Re: Gretsch difference

+1 - look for a used Gretsch USA Custom, you should be able to pick one up on your price range. The sound from a USA Custom is iconic and is nothing like the offshore manufactured kits.
Forum: Drums 01-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,248
Posted By RickP
Re: DW Jazz Over Gretsch??

I owned the DW Jazz series kit attached. It was DW's champagne glass glitter. The quality was excellent, the rail mount and bass drum lifter was really great. The kit sounded a bit more sterile than...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By RickP
Re: Recommend a metronome app?

Tempo Advance is excellent, I have been using it for quite awhile. Great fir programming in set lists for gigs and then you can share them with the rest of your band mates.

Visual Metronome is...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By RickP
Re: Roland TD-11KV-S or Yamaha DTX542k (important :))

I own a Roland TD 11KVs and it is fine with the stock sounds, but adding the upgrade sound pack made it a much better kit and well worth the extra $30.00. The expressions TD 11 Apex expansion pack...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By RickP
Re: Sold my stage customs, looking for mid range maple kit

Personally I think you would be better off looking for a used high end kit than any of the sets you have listed.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By RickP
Re: i just want one kit :/

I own 4 acoustic kits and an electronic kit.

The Ludwig Legacy Classic OBP 22/13/16 is for my louder Rock gigs and Big Room Big band gigs

The Yamaha Black Swirl Club Customs 20/10/12/14 do a...
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