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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By loach71
Re: Possible solution hiding in plain sight

Use knurled jam nuts. Some of these nuts even feature nyloc inserts.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By loach71
Re: The future of the drumset think tank

I am working on some thick wall epoxy / carbon fibre tubing for use in stands. This material is used with great success on sailboat masts.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By loach71
Re: DIY Absorption Panels For Your Drum Room

I used Roxul RockBoard 60 panels instead of the Corning fibreglass product. Roxul doesn't cause (as much?) skin irritation as fibreglass.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By loach71
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,350
Posted By loach71
Re: Your drumming education?

Same for me -- but you forgot the cat gut snares! Also many private lessons on foot and hand technique.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By loach71
Re: "Pulling the sound out of the drum..."

Purchase or rent videos by Jim Chapin, Dom Famularo, and JoJo Mayer.(I suggest all three, but I am alos a study / practice glutton.) These videos describe and show the mechanics of the Moeller...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By loach71
Re: Looking for objective Jenkins-Martin / Craviotto comparisons

Jenkins Martin has carried the legacy of the Blaemire spun fiberglass shells. They still manufacture a true to the original series of Blaemire shells. I purchased a set of Blaemire drums in 1969 -- I...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By loach71
Re: Heavy sticks

Using large, heavy sticks affords the drummer a feedback mechanism -- this mechanism generates pain upon the execution of bad technique much sooner that with the use of small, light sticks. When...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By loach71
Re: Heavy sticks

I have always been more comfortable with BIG sticks. I routinely use Vic Firth MS4 and MS6 CorpsMaster sticks for most gigs. For quiet lounge type jazz gigs I downsize to a 2B stick. But then again I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By loach71
Re: Career as a professional drummer, and backup plan?

Talk to Rob "Beatdown" Brown.... he is a very accomplished pro drummer in the GTA. He has a website and is a major contributor on YouTube. He can also give you some pointers about drum instruction...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By loach71
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By loach71
Re: Moeller Stroke Basics

Very good video on Moeller! Hopefully the young drummers on this board will heed your advice. Doing so will prevent a lifetime of painful injuries.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-04-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By loach71
Re: prosthetic

Open handed / footed is WAY COOL. Just listen to Billy Cobham or Simon Phillips...

DRUM ON!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By loach71
Re: prosthetic

What about making your left foot the bass drum foot? It will take practice, but this change would allow the prosthetic foot to assume the less demanding duties as the the hi-hat actuator.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By loach71
Re: How much do you charge for sub gigs?

My minimum compensation is American Federation of Musicians "union scale."
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,555
Posted By loach71
Re: Can I drum with backing tracks and not lose my hearing?

Visit this site. Lots of hearing protection information.
Etymotic makes great products!

https://www.etymotic.com/
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By loach71
Re: HOW TO REMOVE PAINT FROM A DRUM SHELL

Check out Youtube for instructional videos on hand sanding of fine wood!

If you are a n00bie at sanding fine wood, please avoid the use of electric sanders. A momentary lack of attention can ruin...
Forum: Drums 04-06-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,325
Posted By loach71
Re: Silverstar refinish project

Spray them in the driveway! Just wear eye protection and a chemical vapor respirator.

I refinished a friend's set of birch shell Pearl (?) drums with Lee Valley Tools' rosewood colored aniline...
Forum: Drums 04-06-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,325
Posted By loach71
Re: Silverstar refinish project

My sneaky trick with the aniline dye powders is to dissolve them into methanol (wood alcohol) instead of water. I put the drum shells on a turntable (lazy susan bearings purchased at the hardware...
Forum: Drums 04-03-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,325
Posted By loach71
Re: Silverstar refinish project

Before you purchase some wood stain from your local hardware store, I suggest you go to Lee Valley Tools and get some water-based aniline wood dyes in the color(s) that you like. The aniline wood...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
Posted By loach71
Re: Double bass drum sizes

One thing I forgot to mention -- when you are painting fiberglass shells make sure to put flex additive in the primer, color coat and clear coat. This will stop cracks appearing in the finish. So...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
Posted By loach71
Re: Double bass drum sizes

I just finished paying for the full resto on the kit-- DuPont IMRON white undercoat with transparent red pearl top coat.

The 1969 Vintage Blaemire Set
Dual 14 x 24 bass
14 x 14
16 x 16
16 x 18...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
Posted By loach71
Re: Double bass drum sizes

I use dual 14 x 24 Blaemire (1969 vintage) bass drums. I just built the dual kit from a second Blaemire kit I purchased a few months ago. It is a different trip for an old fart like me!

Back to...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,466
Posted By loach71
Re: Do your drums excite you?

I acquired the second set from an old friend's estate. For some odd reason, his wife didn't want to charge me full market value for the Blaemire kit. She just wanted them to have a good home where...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,466
Posted By loach71
Re: Do your drums excite you?

Cool.

I just picked up another late 60s Blaemire kit, but it isn't green! The polyester resin is tan. It has Rogers hardware and the same size bass (14 x 24") drum as my other Blaemire kit. The...
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