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Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: What's the better option: new or used drum kit?

Hi

Going used can definitely save you money. However, you need to buy from a reputable dealer. I bought a used kit from Steve Maxwell and saved a bit of money. Steve often has kits in your price...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Breaking into the NEXT LEVEL! Any practical wisdom for an eager young player?

"If you want to catch big fish, go where the big fish are."

You are heading in the correct direction by moving to a bigger market. Make this your full time job. Can you put in 60+ hours a week...
Forum: Drummers 07-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 77,571
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Ringo Starr

Happy Birthday Ringo!

74 years old on July 7 2014. Keep going!

GJS
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Help Choosing A Bop Kit

With your high and low budget figures, you can get a great used dream kit (e.g. bop USA Custom, Ludwig Classic Maple, Canopus, etc.). Steve at Maxwell Vintage and Custom Drums specialize in bop...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,505
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

Nope, I use 4 splash cymbals.

How about a splash solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClTZq14J14

GJS


p.s it looks like this guy has an amazing drum room.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: When people ask you to 'play something', what do you play?

Honkey Tonk Woman
Time Loves a Hero
Fool in the Rain

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Steve Maxwell's Rules!

I've purchased many drums, cymbals and accessories from Steve over the years. I am a repeat and happy customer. If Steve is good enough for Charlie, he's good enough for me.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,505
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

I have 4 splash cymbals including a 10" china. They add texture. It is similar to comparing an organ to a synthesize; you add more choice to your palette.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: 2 minute anonymous drum survey--please help!

Done
Good luck with your project.
GJS
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Which Blues drum set for an advanced beginner?

Nothing wrong with used cymbals if you purchase from a reputable dealer. Check out used Zildjian K or Spizzichino cymbals. These are top quality and command high prices.

I would recommend getting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Slim Jim Phantom

Been a long time fan. Thanks for documenting these great drummers.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Can memory locks be sexy?

Some of the nicest ones I have seen; congratulations.

However, I wish my USA Customs came without memory locks. I just might be in the minority of drummers who just don't get it.

But yours do...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,953
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Generally not; however, I saw the Grandmothers and they blew me away. These guys are in their 60's and 70's and delivered that Zappa sound with panache.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Tips on Selling a Drumset?

These help sell drums for top dollar:
- Pro quality photos of the drums
- High quality sound files with interesting/competent drumming
- New drum heads

GJS
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,432
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

I've noticed that some hide behind the term of "collector" to purchase gear they might not be able to afford (e.g. use layaway, credit cards, etc.).

It is a well studied problem (e.g. psychology...
Forum: Drums 02-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Gretsch From the NAMM Show

Prices have to be a mistake.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Drummers and Performance Anxiety - Final Research

Done. Good luck with your data analysis and write up.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,572
Posted By Skulmoski
Forum: Drums 01-31-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,915
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Best Buys from NAMM 2014?

Some to to dealers. I bought a NAMM Gretsch USA Custom kit from Steve Maxwell.

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,779
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Craviotto Worth The Money?

You seem to fit the profile for a custom kit: you will keep it all your life and it will stay mostly in your house without seeing the demands of gigging. If you can''t afford these kits today, then...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,882
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Why Do Bands Have Two Drummers?

Layering. Similar concept as a rhythm guitarist supporting a solo guitarist. Think of the layered guitars on Beast of Burden.

GJS
Forum: Drums 12-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,990
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: I just acquired this 1950 Gretsch Bop Kit

I would love to hear how that kit sounds with the original heads. I'm happy for you.

GJS
Forum: Drums 12-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Vistalites in Blues Brothers Movie Scene

One of my favourite movies.

"I'll bet these cops have SCMODS."

GJS
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,671
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: What do you say when....

"Thanks for the comments; I hope you liked our show. Gotta go now."

GJS
Forum: Drums 11-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Skulmoski
Re: Guiness- Largest Drum set

So that's where the church donations go to!

GJS
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