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Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Bermuda coming to OZ ?

I am assuming he is coming with the Wierd Al tour to Sydney and Melbourne.
Assuming he get's a visa. We don't just let anyone in.

So, things to do in Australia (I'm from Victoria, so Melbourne...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,154
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: vintage bulb for home decoration

Bulbs from the 60's and early 70's, from the "golden era" of bulbs are best.
Before the big four bought all of the smaller manufacturers to steal all their designs.
Forum: Drums 06-03-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,082
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: TAMA Superstar Hyperdrive, Maple (2015) vs YAMAHA Stage customs, birch (2014)

I don't think that you would be disappointed with either kit. All of the big manufacturers make good midrange kits these days, you would find it hard to find a bad sounding kit.

6 Months ? Oh, the...
Forum: Drums 05-27-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,322
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: LM402 Lust

I have bought both an 79 Acrolite and a 68 LM400 supra in great nick via eBay.
I use shipito as an American address, who then send it to me. This allows you to buy ones that won't ship...
Forum: Drums 05-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,563
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Yamaha Recording Customs - Help!!

Aluminium foil and water will clean up the chrome a treat. The foil is soft and non abrasive. I just used foil to clean up a 68 supra and it worked great.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,326
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Hihat Problem...

Had exactly the same problem. As above, rod unscrews from the lower mechanism.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: What I need

You need a set of Ultraphones, or Vic Firth isolation headphones, an iPod/iPad/iPhone and a metronome app. Hearing protection with a click.

Mr Relish.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,211
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: My speed has stalled

Mmmmmm, Newcastle Brown, best beer in the world.
What was the question again ?
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Ludwig LM402

The COB supras have a welded shell. Just look for the seam. They also have an extra bend on the bearing edge fold at the inner end.

Forum: Drums 02-09-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Earplugs and Drum Sounds

Stop it Mr. Colon. Just stop. You are giving Australia a bad name.
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Restoring hardware on an old kit

Soak them in cola. The acid in the cola eats the rust. Even better is to use citric acid. Won't hurt the chrome. Then polish with aluminium foil and water.
I did this when refurbishing my Acrolite....
Forum: Drums 02-05-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,753
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Red Gum Stave Build

Have a look here :- [URL="http://www.woodworkforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=98[/URL]

Musical instrument section on an Aussie woodwork forum. These guys would probably be only too happy to help....
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,127
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Custom earplugs - with or without filter??

There you go. Use some "Aussie Colon" plugs.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: exotic woods ?

What, only six types wood in Australia ?
There is also a lot of unique wood types over the ditch in New Zealand.
Someone didn't look too hard.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,425
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

Jack White learnt the drums before picking up the guitar.
He mentions this on an excellent guitar doco called It Might Get Loud.
Do yourself a favor and check it out. Features Jack, Jimmy Page and...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Forum: Drums 11-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

Is that lug-splay standard ludwig supra, or is there meant to be a spacer under the imperial lugs ?

That drum is a steal, and would go for $300 plus down-under dollars here in Australia.

Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,257
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Realistic Expectations

Don't ask yourself "will I ever be that good ?", ask yourself "can I have as much fun as them ?". I will never be as good as JoJo Mayer, but I bet I am having as much, if not more fun.

Forum: Drum Technique 10-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,632
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Left hand: uneven strikes & poor grip. Advice needed


i've only been drumming for a few months and started with exactly what you described. Right hand good from the start, nice repeatable vertical arcs. Can hit the same spot on the snare every...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Yamaha snare sound?

What size hoops do the stage custom birch use ?
I have an 1st gen stage custom snare, with 1.6 mm hoops.
I'm thinking that a 2.3mm hoop on the batter side will reduce the ring some.
Would be worth...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,614
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

And I bet it's heaps dearer having to buy left handed sticks all the time....


Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,120
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: Drumming Barriers/Plateaus

Slow twitch vs fast twitch muscle fibers. Endurance vs speed. You have what you are born with, you just have to work with what you've got.

Well done, you must be a persistent fella.

Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,417
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: New to me Acrolite

Also, your muffler knob seems to be the shorter shank type with the two plastic washers, and uses the bottom hole, with the small bolt in the upper hole.
My '76 one is a longer shank knob, and uses...
Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,417
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: New to me Acrolite


your serial number indicates later than 1979.
According to the serial number guides, 1979 ended with 2013537.
Yours also has the rounded corner badge, which they started doing in 1979....
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,417
Posted By Monkey_Relish
Re: New to me Acrolite

I got my Acro on Ebay for $90. I was lucky that it was listed as "Ludwig Snare", so searching for an "Acrolite" wouldn't bring it up. $130 landed in Australia.
Needed new heads and snare, but the...
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