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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,315
Posted By vitaflo
Re: What makes a pro kit?

The Prolite is definitely a pro level kit. That said, you did say "probably".
Forum: Drums 02-28-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By vitaflo
Re: ?uestlove's new Tonight Show Kit

Nice to see shallow bass drums making a comeback. Hopefully this catches on more.
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Sonor Picolo

You might be right. The two drums basically look exactly the same, its just whether it's bronze or brass. I thought brass because on the bronze drums the badge tends to look lighter than the shell...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Sonor Picolo

It's a Sonor Signature Symphony Snare (SY 1404). Brass shell and finish. I believe they came out around 1996, retailed for about $1,200 back then. Your bottom hoop is interesting because it has...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,220
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Adults Learning Drums

I disagree that adults think they are poor learners. They've obviously learned other things and spent a lot of time to learn those things. Which is where I think the real issue lies. Time...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Drums as an investment?

I do think a mint HLD 590 as you said would be one drum that would make you money even with inflation calculated in. But it sorta has everything going for it. It's just generally rare, it's the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,807
Posted By vitaflo
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

In 5th grade we got to pick what instruments we wanted to play. I wanted to play the sax. The problem was, every kid wanted to play the sax (apparently it was the "cool" instrument), so they told...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,769
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Past a point, are teachers necesssary?

This thread interests me as I took private lessons in college (and learned a lot), then went on a 15 year break from drumming. I've been back to drumming for the last 3 years or so.

The internet...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Sonor Vintage Series-2015

Here's the video Wally was talking about. I agree that for a German made Sonor, they're not really giving it a very good introduction. It's surprising really, they almost always have studio videos...
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Thinking of replacing my sonor signatures

I wouldn't cut them down. There's a lot of people who would buy a vintage Sig set, and there's so many other options out there to fit any musical taste you have. No need to hack a perfectly good...
Forum: Drums 01-02-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Sonor help

The bass drum spurs scream Swinger line, but that line did not come in that cream color.

The concert toms are really weird because the only tom mount I recall like that on a Sonor was the...
Forum: Drums 12-22-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Mark Guiliana snare?

Not to mention Mark rarely plays his own kit. He's said in interviews "a kit is a kit, you tune them and they make sounds".

The only thing he really keeps consistent is his cymbals.

On the...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Balance point for playing heel up...

This is interesting because my entire problem has been heel down and I'm trying to get better at it but it's your problem in reverse. Heel up uses more of the quad/calf, whereas heel down seems to...
Forum: Drums 12-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,215
Posted By vitaflo
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

Lots of love for 20" here, not much love for 20" at most music stores. Also true for shallow bass drum sizes.

It's unfortunate really.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,299
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Are you a drum person or a cymbal person

I guess cymbal since I have more hihats than I do toms. But at the same time I hate dedicated crash cymbals because I feel they lack diversity (I'd rather have a crash/ride).

But then again the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Most important lessons for beginners

Two things I wish I would have learned when I was younger:

Why rudiments are important. Instructors said we had to learn them...why? What's so special about a paradiddle? I thought they were...
Forum: Drums 10-31-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

From Sonor's FAQ:
http://us.sonor.com/service/faqs/



I've also heard it's from Russia, but the above is what Sonor's site says.
Forum: Drums 10-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

Toms are 9 ply, but the bass is actually 7 ply. They do sound somewhat like the old Phonics to my ears, and the bass drum weighs about half as much as a Phonic just from the thinner shell and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The false perception of Luan

Yes the "Mohagany" we're talking about is Philippine AKA Luan. And I said something similar about my Exports (early 90's). Small tuning range, but they really sing when you dial in the sweet spot. ...
Forum: Drums 10-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

If you hang out on the Sonor Museum forums you'll see people who actually prefer to play their Ascents over their SQ2's. Having played them, I'm not sure I'd go quite that far, but for the price...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The false perception of Luan

Early 90's Exports are Luan (with inner ply of Birch), and to me sound great when tuned up right. No splintering on the drums and the bearing edges are great.

Only problem I see with them is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,368
Posted By vitaflo
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Been listening to Al since his first album. Couldn't happen to a better group. Much deserved!
Forum: Drums 07-23-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By vitaflo
Re: The old Pearl Exports??

I still play my '92 Export Pro often. No ISS (thankfully) and it has the birch inner ply and a shallower bass drum (22x16). The only thing that sucks about it is the metal bass drum hoops. They...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By vitaflo
Re: bass drum depth

I would if there were more options of shallower bass drum sizes! Part of the problem is almost every manufacturer has jumped on this silly bandwagon and leave very little in the way of shallow bass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 29,449
Posted By vitaflo
Re: What's your latest purchase?

This old thing.

http://brentgustafson.com/dump/gus/hld580.png
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