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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,452
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?
1 - The Great Hiatum

2. What kind of music does each band play? Instrumentation?
We don't like to identify with genres because our songs are very diverse. We've got...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

My band doesn't do big finales, but they definitely have their place. We have one song that we ring out and finish with a bang, but that's it.

What do you guys think belongs at the end of a set...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Practice Pads

I've also used the HQ ReelFeel gum rubber pad for years. It's the best general practice pad around IMO.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,559
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I guess I voted a long time ago and it won't let me change my vote. But I've been at #2 for almost a year now. One day I'd like to try out being at #1.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Mike_L
Re: looking for snare drum

Firstly: Google.

My suggestions are Ebay, Craigslist, or any authorized Ludwig dealer. (local pro drum shops, Guitar Center, etc...)
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,569
Posted By Mike_L
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

If any of you haven't, I'd encourage you to watch DCI's I&E performances from any year. I&E stands for Individual and Ensemble and what it is is a day long competition between individual members of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

It sounds ever better than it looks. I'm in heaven. =]
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Please, contain your excitement. :)

6.5x14 Hammered. Just brought it home today. Dude. This drum sounds incredible. Wow. Money. Well. Spent. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

WHAT'S IN THIS BOX????...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Mike_L
Re: West Coast Drum Shops

Rhythm Traders in Portland is my go-to 5 star shop. The guys are great there. That's where I ordered my Classic Maples from.

We have Sam Adato's down here in Eugene, but he seems to mostly deal...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Tips for learning 7/8 time?

I'll echo this. My favorite way to break down 7/8 is into three groups. Counting two groups of two and one group of three was the easiest way for me to get a feel for it. But you can count it in any...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Always sounding bad when practicing

This is what bothers me about practicing. I know I sound bad when I practice, but that's exactly why we're practicing. But a lot of people, including my neighbors, don't understand that. I don't let...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mike_L
Re: L.A. Session Drummer Matt Laug Blog

This is great, man. I'm a huge fan of podcasts and interviews about the working lives of session musicians. Thanks for sharing! :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Starting to teach.

That's the approach I would WANT to take if I began teaching and I've given lots of thought to the idea of starting. But my fear is that the students would quickly lose interest if they aren't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Tuning toms to octaves

I've tuned my 12" and 16" to high and low octaves before, but without a 14" at a 3rd or 5th from the 12" I always thought it sounded strange going from one to the other or playing them together.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

They sure are! It took me a gig or two to get used to them and loading them up and then loading them into the 4 runner, but once I got it figured out I fell in love.

The drum cases are great, even...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,186
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

I can't think of much.

- Heads for practice set
- 18" crash
- New full set of hardware (pretty low on the list)
- Case for new snare (probably my next purchase)
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Bad drumming days

Sorry man, this thread is 4 years old (along with Polly's post) and I brought it back from the grave.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Bad drumming days

Don't mind me - just grave digging an old thread because I suddenly forgot how to do anything drum related.

Started with me trying to fine tune my drums a little better. NOPE. Screwed everything...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,638
Posted By Mike_L
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

I've got all my "autos" set up - Direct deposit to my bank account from work, and auto bill pay on my car and insurance. My parents are generous enough to let me live at home for free and save up as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

My cases arrived today! I spent a few minutes before practice playing Tetris with empty cases to see how I could get them to fit while using the least space as possible. I was able to get everything...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I've been anxious to find out and I will tomorrow morning as I get to schlep my stuff in it for the first time to a morning gig. I don't have TOO much hardware, so I should probably be able to lift...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,431
Posted By Mike_L
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just ordered 5 SKB Roto X hardshell cases for 20% off, and the large SKB hardware/trap case for 60% off along with a Zildjian cymbal bag, Vic Firth timpani mallets and a pack of Moongels all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Recording questions

The DRDK7 mic kit comes with 7 mics, so I would assume he wants to mic each drum plus overheads. But I can't read his mind either...so...?
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Mike_L
Re: Questions with shipping a bunch of cymbals in an SBK case:

Pad and cushion the cymbals the best you can inside the case, and then pad/cushion the case inside of another box before shipping. I work as a package/mail sorting clerk for USPS, and no matter how...
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