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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Determine the note of a head

Clamp one of those little electronic guitar tuners (such as a Snark) onto the drum and tap the drum head.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 623
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

I gamble and buy online.

I listen to sound samples on Youtube first.
Forum: Drums 05-15-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: New Cheap Drum Day

Nice looking drum kit. Definitely worth $ 100. I like Pearl Exports.
Forum: Drums 05-15-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Do Your Drums Sound Like Cardboard?

I wonder how they shape the bearing edges.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 928
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: What if we quantized Bonham?

If they quantized me I'd probably sound better. You know, maybe not. I'll have to try this out.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Pitch bend

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_Two_Joints

According to this Wikipedia article The Toyes released the song year 1983, Sublime released it year 1992.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 659
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: A dozen ways to save for gear...

Two of those suggestions are:

11. Boost Your Income

and 12) Take out a loan.

Now who would have thought that getting a higher paying job would give more money?

And getting into debt just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Practice troubles

Change something. Because what you are doing now isn't working.

Do you jam with other musicians?
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By No Way Jose
Pitch bend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UUPY902Ph0

How do you think he gets the pitch bend on the tom on this recording?
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,344
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Did recording yourself make you a better player, and how?

I made a recording of my practice a few days ago. I was surprised, I sound better than I thought I did.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Cool Drumming (The Wrong Kind!)

I wouldn't play when it is that cold and windy. It's no fun at all. And if the wind speed is about 20 MPH it can blow cymbals over.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 05-02-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Change of pace

I heard a story about some prospector with a metal detector finding a huge gold nugget someplace out west.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Nine Drumming Tips

They forgot "Don't eat the bar food".
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: What's a good music player to run though mixing board

I use one of those inexpensive Amazon Fire tablet computers. Costs about USA $ 50.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: how essential are backing vocals in a band?

Backing vocals are really useful but I rarely find musicians that can sing.
Forum: Drums 04-24-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Gigging on an Imperialstar?

I think a Tama Imperialstar is an intermediate level kit. Good heads (you might look at Remo pinstripes, EMAD 2 for the bass drum) and good cymbals can help a lot. You also have to play well. Good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Are your bandmates interested in your drums

Rarely a band member asks me to play a style with a little more Latin feel but that's about all the input that I get.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: The Sound Of Drums

Every room that I play in has a different sound. I can only change my sound so much. Sometimes I just have to accept the new sound.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Extreme Volume

I have been in excessively loud bands before. The only solution is to quit the band. No amount of complaining about volume seemed to help. We got fired from every gig because of the volume. I had to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: 1st time playing with others

I hope the guitarist has been playing with metronome or drum machine because otherwise their timing might be variable. Let us know how it works out.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Which of these kits should I get?

The Mapex kit has single braced stands. I prefer double braced stands, they are steadier and durable.

The Tama kit comes with double braced stands but no cymbals. You'll likely want to buy your...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: I must have a horseshoe up my...

Yes you got a good deal!

What cymbals do you plan to use with the kit?
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Hi all - first post on the forum

Hello, Welcome to the forum. Nice looking drum kit.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Starting a band...EEEK

Elvis sees to be popular in my neighborhood. Try "Blue Suede Shoes".
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,674
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Distractions While Playing

I think my biggest distraction was a puppy that wanted to play.
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