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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Billy Boy
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,635
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Top 3 Greatest Living Jazz Drummers

I was thinking drummers who are from the older generation... certainly others who are of the same caliber include:

Jack Dejohnette
Jimmy Cobb
Joe Chambers
Idris Muhammad
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,635
Posted By Billy Boy
Top 3 Greatest Living Jazz Drummers

here's mine...

1. Roy Haynes
2. Al Foster
3. Louis Hayes

now you...
Forum: Drums 01-04-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: First drum kit stories!

got my first real kit for my 9th birthday back in 1991. My dad got it used off of some guy for 300 dollars i think. The bass drum is a no name 60's japanese red sparkle 20 inch. The snare was a...
Forum: Drums 11-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: what's the best line of sonor drums from the 80's for jazz?

also, can anyone give me any information on the signature series of drums and the "horst link" signatures.
Forum: Drums 11-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Billy Boy
what's the best line of sonor drums from the 80's for jazz?

i was wondering which line of sonors would be the best for bebop ? in particular the phonic's, signitures, or sonorlites.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By Billy Boy
what kind of sonors is joey baron using here?

http://vimeo.com/11088055

i think they are phonic's from the 80's but could they be sonorlite or hilite?
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By Billy Boy
anyone know what line of tama drums these are?

i can't tell from the pics...

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/2669402352.html
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,069
Posted By Billy Boy
How old is Chris Daddy Dave?

Does anybody know how old he is?
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,998
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: What time sig do you think 'The Pyramid Song' is in?

it's actually 16 beats but it's subdivided in an odd way (3/4+2/4+3/4+3/4+2/4+3/4) = 16.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,154
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Playing with finesse

vinnie colaiuta did drums on secrets by allan holdsworth - some of his most over the top playing - really spectacular. finesse is what makes a drummer (or any instrumentalist for that matter) sound...
Forum: Drummers 10-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 40,201
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Tony Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFPLJORmqI0&feature=related

anybody seen this? absolutely killing clinic during a zildjian day from mid 80's... look for a young vinnie colaiuta in the audience...
Forum: Drums 10-13-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,602
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Yamaha Manu Katche Hipgig

you liked which one better, the yamaha or the sonor safari?
Forum: Drums 10-13-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,602
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Yamaha Manu Katche Hipgig

is mahogany more in the low range or upper range? i would be probably wanting to tune the toms up for be-bop... would this be appropriate for this kit?
Forum: Drums 10-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,602
Posted By Billy Boy
Yamaha Manu Katche Hipgig

Does anyone own a set of these drums? If so, could you give me a review? it says that the drums are mahogany - what is the quality of sound for mahogany drums?
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,922
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Controlling diddle stroke speeds

take a double stroke roll phrased as sextuplets with accents on the 2nd beat of each sextuplet..

rRllrr lLrrll rRllrr lLrrll

start out slow and get faster. keep the doubles as open and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Anybody know what kind of Tama drums Elvin is playing here...?

thanks ... was really imprssed by the way they sounded. Tama dropped Elvin? that's crazy!
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By Billy Boy
Anybody know what kind of Tama drums Elvin is playing here...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWQjqWiGzh8&feature=related
Forum: Drums 10-09-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: SONOR phonic/lite

ok, what is the best line of drums that sonor has ever produced & what time period were they from?
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,220
Posted By Billy Boy
drummers who can't read music notation

i'm new to this board and am not sure if this has been a topic that has been discussed before, but... i'm wondering which drummers do not read music. some that i know of include;

buddy rich
art...
Forum: Drums 10-06-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,459
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Best Period of Yamaha Recording Customs?

also, this person who is selling this drumset i am interested in (1996 rc's cherrywood 12x8, 14x14, 18x14) is asking $1250. do you think this is a good deal?
Forum: Drums 10-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By Billy Boy
SONOR phonic/lite

can you guys give me a brief discourse on these lines of sonors from the 80's? I am considering trying to buy a new (used) kit and along with Yamaha RC's - these top my list. only thing is i am...
Forum: Drums 10-06-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,459
Posted By Billy Boy
Re: Best Period of Yamaha Recording Customs?

with the yess mounting system, are there no holes drilled into the shell a la RIMS mounts? thanks for your responses everyone! and what beautiful kits you have! :)
Forum: Drums 10-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,459
Posted By Billy Boy
Best Period of Yamaha Recording Customs?

Hi everyone!

I am a new member of this site. Nice to be on board!

Question regarding Recording Customs. I've read that the pre-YESS/ Early YESS period (80's-mid 90's) was the hayday for YRC's...
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