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Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Clearly I did miss the point. I apologize. :-D

Justification of subjective likes and dislikes can be an interesting discussion. I like to know why you might like, say, a particular drummer's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By STXBob
Re: Best way to tune a Powerstroke 3 for Bass Drum?

"Better" is subjective.

For me it's "tighter than JAW, so I get to hear the drum, not just a toneless thud, but not so tight that it goes boing instead of thump. At the same time, I want some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Way to selectively read. Clearly you missed the part of my post which said you can't really argue over purely subjective things, like whether vanilla is better than chocolate.

Of course you did....
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

You are by no means entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to those opinions which you can defend.

Patrick Stokes wrote an excellent essay...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,312
Posted By STXBob
Re: Whose voice would you like to have counting on your metronome?

Of course there must be commentary interspersed with the simple counting.

"You call those RUDIMENTS? When I was in the RAF we FARTED better rudiments than that!"
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By STXBob
Re: Best way to tune a Powerstroke 3 for Bass Drum?

It depends.

Are you going for Throne Tone or Gig Tone?

If it's Gig Tone, is the drum going to have a microphone?

Is the resonant head ported?

Too many variables! :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,312
Posted By STXBob
Re: Whose voice would you like to have counting on your metronome?

Is there any doubt? Brian Blessed!

http://youtu.be/-JpKuYbJQK4

Drum, my beauties! DRUUUUUUUUM!

http://cdn5.movieclips.com/mgm/f/flash-gordon-1980/0176615_23937_MC_Tx360.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,519
Posted By STXBob
Re: Tempus ordered, payed in April- snare still not there

First, let me say that your situation stinks. I feel really bad for you. It's also painfully apparent that Mr Mason has had problems.

Let me give you (and everyone else reading this) some...
Forum: Drums 10-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By STXBob
Re: Bearing Edge Dressing

I have also experienced a slight deadening of tone from oiling the interior of my poplar shells. Not a thuddy "schwack" by any stretch. I think it made a detectable difference, though I have no way...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By STXBob
Re: Band PA ownership options - thoughts, experiences

A or D, with a strong leaning toward D. It's yours and always will be yours, but the band gets to use it at a rate much lower than what they'd encounter if they had to rent a PA for each gig.

DO...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By STXBob
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

I do my best not to compare my playing to others, though I admit it's a natural human response. Music is not a competitive pursuit - or at least it shouldn't be, despite [PLACE] Has Talent-type TV...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I don't know if you know this, guys, but Antidisestablishmentarians often suffer from Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Now stop sniping at each other. Dammit.
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I'm just playing along!



Ergo, ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM!

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/happy/happy-tongue-out-smiley-emoticon.gif
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By STXBob
Re: Good covers for this type of band?

That's worth repeating. :-)
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM!
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By STXBob
Re: Good covers for this type of band?

Depeche Mode's Just Can't Enough is simple enough to transfer from the synth to "real" instruments, and is quite a lot of fun to twist in a cover. A band I was in did that with a Social Distortion...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,478
Posted By STXBob
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM!

:-P
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,202
Posted By STXBob
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

Awesome! :-D I'm glad you were successful.
Forum: Drums 09-19-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By STXBob
Re: Traveling Drumset

http://www.roland.com/products/en/TD-4KP/

There's an accessory bag to haul it around. I'm getting one. But before I travel with it I'm buying a hard case that'll fit it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By STXBob
Re: should I jam with a big band???

dic quid gingiberi

Two pounds per ginger beer? That's highway robbery! :-P

Sorry. That's all I had to add.

Other than this: This gig sounds like a great opportunity for you to learn all...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By STXBob
Re: should I jam with a big band???

http://getswole.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/3ve7rt-300x298.jpg

Conditions - your instrument, your playing skills, whatever - are never perfect. If you put it off until some nebulous terms and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By STXBob
Re: Is this suspicious?

Oh, I understand what y'all are saying. I marvel that someone would go to that sort of effort for $50. All I'm saying is we don't know the whole story. When it comes out he's a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,202
Posted By STXBob
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

Get up and move out front. Let someone else hit your drums. Listen while taking mental notes. At least that's how I've always done it.

Really, what I'm getting at is overuse of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,202
Posted By STXBob
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

Still not a reason to not tune, but...
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