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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 71
Posted By JustJames
A Lesser Kit For Gigging?

It's a daft idea, I know. You buy your (current) 'forever' kit, and then plot a beater kit for playing out. How stoopid is that?

My kit is a Mapex Saturn, which I like very much indeed. Last...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By JustJames
Re: New member looking for advice

No. Not unless you want to combine more frustration with less fun.

Drums are rock and roll. They are big and brash and shiny and loud. And FUN.

The OP is not going to pick up chicks by...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,535
Posted By JustJames
Re: Help a Dad out buying used set for son.

No...this is just so wrong.

My starter kit, which was sufficiently recent that I remember it well, had dreadful CSO's (cymbal shaped objects) attached. At the time, my teacher had been unleashing...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-19-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bo's last name

I'm just surprised there isn't a thread pondering the pronunciation of the dude's FIRST name...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 781
Posted By JustJames
Re: Canít hear my kick!

On the other hand you'll be happier if you play with plank wankers who understand that there is such a thing as an appropriate volume level for the room/situation.

Amplifiers do not always need to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By JustJames
Re: My user ID has changed. I'm confused

Excellent!

You can log off now. Your work for today is done.
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By JustJames
Re: Why is jazz drumming still so dominant?

And again, I have no beef with that whatsoever. Remember I made the point that being dismissive of others' musical choices is not limited to jazz.

All I can say is that if offered the chance of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By JustJames
Re: Why is jazz drumming still so dominant?

I have zero quibble with people being unavailable. We had a bass player injure his hands on the day of the gig, hence the need for an emergency stand in. I absolutely get that finding somebody at...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 725
Posted By JustJames
Re: Pre-planned drum fills??

In most genres, we don't expect the guitarists, the vocalist, the bass player, the strings, the horn section or the triangle player to come up with anything new when we play the song.

Why should...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By JustJames
Re: Drums In Ads/Commercials

The ad was for headache tablets.

Mom holds her head in pain as daughter plays drums.

Mom swallows quality pharmaceuticals, then looks on lovingly as daughter plays drums.
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By JustJames
Drums In Ads/Commercials

Saw this in an ad on (Australian) TV.

Clearly nobody in the ad agency or on the set knew an actual drummer.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,171
Posted By JustJames
Re: Current drum trends you wish would go away

Truth is, there is precious little in this entire thread that can be regarded as current trend.

I was responding to the notion that matched grip was a current trend.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By JustJames
Re: Why is jazz drumming still so dominant?

That kind of chauvinism isn't a jazz thing, I'm pretty sure.

I called somebody a little while back, to try and find an emergency bass player.

"Sorry, no I don't know anybody who'd be up to play...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,171
Posted By JustJames
Re: Current drum trends you wish would go away

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Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 725
Posted By JustJames
Re: Pre-planned drum fills??

Most people WANT to hear what they are familiar with. If you are playing a reasonably faithful cover, that is what they want to hear. The vocalist sings the verses in the same order, with the same...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-13-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By JustJames
Re: Bo's last name

I pronounce it as a German name, so that it sort of rhymes with 'raider'.

This is the only correct method, and I suggest that everybody adopts this pronunciation.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,171
Posted By JustJames
Re: Current drum trends you wish would go away

Traditional grip. Utter narcissistic wankery. It made sense when drummers were cannon fodder, and marching drums tilted away from the drummer but totally unnecessary with an adjustable snare stand.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,447
Posted By JustJames
Re: Wearing watches while drumming

Or a a Panerai....

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/WIPROUD1/Panerai%20PAM048/prowler007.jpg
Forum: Drum Technique 02-07-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By JustJames
Re: What should I do when the gains I've made from practicing have plateaued?

Everything I wanted to say, only better said and with the experience to back it up.

We're here to play music...if your technical ability is up to the music you are playing, then work on all the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By JustJames
Re: What is a good drummer

You forgot to mention the cape.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-05-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By JustJames
Re: Top Musicians vs Average Musicians

Was I the only one to be surprised to see Guns n Roses and Depeche Mode in the list, and ahead of the Stones, at that?
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By JustJames
Re: Beginner question...how to play a 4 piece on sheet music written for a 5 piece?

It took me a while to understand, but I think that what Alex was suggesting was using the ride as an object to hit instead of a second tom, to practice the mechanics of having a second tom.

That...
Forum: Drums 01-30-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By JustJames
Re: Mapex Saturn V on offer I'm really tempted. Saturn owners assemble!

I have a Saturn 5 kit (22/10/12/16), and could not be happier.

Haven't looked at another woman, wait, sorry, kit, since getting the Saturns 2 years ago.

If you don't mind losing drum related...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By JustJames
Re: BackBeater - Help please

Not a direct answer, but have you looked at LiveBPM ?
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By JustJames
Re: non-specific criticism

Sure.

But I never post those.
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