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Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By masonni
Re: Endorsement information

Most deals are exclusive, though hardware Vs. Drums can be an exception. You will occasionally see someone who plays Ludwig, but has a deal with DW for pedals or hardware. Ideally most companies want...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,659
Posted By masonni
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

My mothers side of the family is all drummers....

My Mom, her Brother, their Father... Even a number of my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, cousins are all drummers. And if you aren't a drummer, you married one! No...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By masonni
Re: Satellite Dish Anyone?

I've used satellite dishes in the past with Street Drum Corps. I got away from them because they just didn't last long. I'd have that thing cracked and destroyed inside of 4 weeks :(
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,186
Posted By masonni
Re: NAMM 2015, who's going? Meet-up @Ludwig?

I'll be there!
Not exactly sure what days, but I know I'm skipping Sunday.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By masonni
Re: Yes, professional grade drum kits are pushed!

We had similar issues up at Griffith Park this past October.
We kept our kit set up for the whole month. Only played 4 nights a week, and just left it on stage the rest of the week. We didn't have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,900
Posted By masonni
Re: Who uses Moongel?

I do once and a while. I try to run natural as often as possible.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By masonni
Re: suggestions for best rods and brushes

Regal Tip classic retractable brush (583R) is still the benchmark.
I also use their Thai Sticks (Rods)... Like them better than Hot Rods.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By masonni
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta back with Yamaha?

I know Vinnie has a good relationship with the folks over at Yamaha. And they are accommodating to him, because well... he's Vinnie. Don't know if anything is official, but Vinnie is at a point where...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By masonni
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

I have multiple kick heads. I don't invest my own money in them though. If the band wants to have a logo kick head, make the band pay for it. Then swap for each gig...

That's what I do anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,486
Posted By masonni
Re: Hand percussion drum kit

I put together a neat little percussion kit for gigs.
It started with a 10" Djembe on a big Gibralter Djembe stand. I clamped a Bong stand to the back so now the two bongs sit over the Djembe (Like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,539
Posted By masonni
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

-New 22" Kick Head with personal artwork.
-14" A Custom Hi Hat Top.
-Some light duty Yamaha Hardware (for my studio kit).
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,131
Posted By masonni
Re: Professional responsibility

I'll be honest.
I don't really ever watch "Drum Videos" on You Tube.
I know few of the online teachers and "You Tube Stars".
That kind of stuff doesn't appeal to me.

That being said, I keep...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,749
Posted By masonni
Re: The matching snare

I actually got my first matching snare a couple years ago.
Came with my new Yamaha Kit. I don't use it all the time, but mostly due to the fact that I change snares depending on the gigs. This...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By masonni
Re: Famous Metal drummers?

I've seen a lot of Metal guys use a double pedal while still having a 2nd bass drum set up just for looks. Tommy Lee, Samantha Maloney (while playing with crue), Joey Jordison (though he used...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,915
Posted By masonni
Re: Looking for a snare like Lars Ulrich's (No haters please, lets keep this professional people)

As far as I know here is what Lars had always used

1980's - Ludwig vintage Black Beauty (Studio only)

Black Album - 6.5 x 14 Bell Brass (Studio) 8 x 14 Birch (Live)

Load/Re-Load - 6.5 x 14...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,321
Posted By masonni
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

I have a set of 25 year old RC's. I play them practically every day and use them on just about 100% of my recording sessions. They are my prized possession and I'll be buried in those drums!

Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By masonni
Re: Session work gear must haves?

I've gotten in the habit of collecting gear that can be used universally, specifically for session work. 99% of the time I use my 1988/89 Recording Custom. I start with a basic 4pc setup, and add...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 29,383
Posted By masonni
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just picked up some black S-Hoops (Top & bottom) for my Black/Brass Studio Snare.
It's sexy now.... ;)

Also got a new Ahead Snare bag for my 10" Yamaha side snare.
Gotta keep that s**t...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By masonni
Custom Yamaha Hip Gig & Sub Kick

So the folks over at Yamaha Drums made me a special toy!

My current live kit is a Rock Tour, no longer made. They had 2 extra shells in a warehouse that couldn't be sold, and they happen to be the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By masonni
Re: Yamaha's Chinese Factory Quality

The new Yamaha's are amazing and anyone who has says otherwise probably hasn't sat and played them. I used a Live Custom Oak on a gig this year and I fell in love! I could use one of those kits for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By masonni
Re: Using a Metronome/Click on stage

I use a click live 100% of the time.

If it's a gig with no tracks I feed a signal in from a Yamaha DTX Drum Module to an 8 channel mixer. The whole system is hard wired together in a road case.
Forum: Drums 05-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By masonni
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM, better than ever?

First hand experience.... they are SOOOOOOOOO nice!
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By masonni
Re: Tommy Lee with the Pumpkins?

That's an interesting mix... considering the style drummers the Pumpkins have had in the past. Jimmy Chamberlin, Kenny Aronoff, ect...

Makes sense, Crue is doing a farewell tour this summer, so if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By masonni
Re: Riders

Doesn't matter what level your at, sometimes it's just the gig your playing.

I never ask for anything crazy though. Fresh towels & bottled water is about it. Sometimes beer.... Sometimes...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By masonni
Opinion needed 16" kick drums

I'm currently getting a 15" x 16" "Hip Gig" kick drum made to match my regular kit.
My question to you, valued forum members, is once It's finished, what are your recommendations for...
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