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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By john gerrard
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

+1 On what STX just said.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

Have you thought about trying a cajon ? I think they are a tad more versatile than a djembe. Or you could use both. By the way, your hands will toughen up. Keep practicing a little every day. Good...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,337
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Acoustic cajon vs cajon with pickup aka electric cajon

When I bought my cajon I purchased a Myers pickup for it. You can mount it with the suction cup supplied or the two sided tape or use screws "included". The pickup is much easier than using a mic....
Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By john gerrard
Re: A little Gretsch drum trivia.

It is so sad the condition that these drums are in, but it is what it is. The drums sound absolutely like crap from the drivers seat but the guys running sound can do magic, I got to hear other bands...
Forum: Drums 07-13-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By john gerrard
A little Gretsch drum trivia.

Today I got to play at a my home town community celebration. The sound crew had a drum set already set up to play. When I looked up I couldn't believe my eyes. There was a set of Gretsch drums that I...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Cajon players - rock back or hunch over?

Never seen one of those,but it looks really cool.
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Cajon players - rock back or hunch over?

Naigewon, No he's not even related.

Kato10, I'm using a small piece of plywood with a non skid material attached to. Usually no problems with it slipping. I can also hook my feet under the front...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Cajon players - rock back or hunch over?

When I started playing my cajon I decided it would be more comfortable for me to sit on a chair and tilt it back between my legs. I also feel that it sounds better without me sitting on it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Spent about 45 min playing a Cajon today

I second the above post on the Koph. Great sounding and a very professional instrument made in the USA.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Tuning tip

Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Drums 07-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,276
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

For jam night who cares what they sound like. For one of the first times Andy I have to disagree with you. A jam night to me is every bit as important as lets say a 10,000 seat concert to a touring...
Forum: Drums 07-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,276
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

After many years of playing I have come to this conclusion. For most of us we can take a drum set, just about any drum set that is round and has good bearing edges, set it up in our drum room and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,131
Posted By john gerrard
Re: I feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

I feel for brother. I've been stuck in that situtation too many times myself. If you go just try to make the best of a horrible set up. That's all you can do, or you can just bow out. Good luck. John
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By john gerrard
Re: To Port Or Not To Port... That is the question!

Caddy nailed it. You have to be willing to experiment. Every kit is different, every room is different, every set of heads are different. You have to experiment with all of this and hope to settle on...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By john gerrard
Re: My new drums.

Gruntersdad, Nice to hear that your mother was a volunteer but even better to know that she was from West Virginia. WV has been my home for the last 64 years. While there a many wonderful places in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Cajon fatigue?

Here you go Bo. This is how I play my cajon. Like I posted earlier, I felt the cajon would resonate and sound better without me sitting on top of it and it easier on my back to be sitting on a chair....
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By john gerrard
Re: My new drums.

K.I.S. , Thanks. Like I said I'm not that good at taking pictures,they don't do the drums justice, and they are growing on me. After years of trial and error I'm pretty much convinced that those...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By john gerrard
Re: My new drums.

Wild Bill, They were brand new and I paid $575. They may have been a close out. But that was a good price, then after I got them that was a excellent price for they quality drums that I got. I...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By john gerrard
My new drums.

Don't ask me why cause I don't know. I did not need or want another kit but these happened to catch my eye on fleabay. Most of you will remember the 1963 Ludwigs that I rescued and I swore that was...
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Thinly veiled announcement

Great article and so many very valid points. John
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By john gerrard
Re: How do you stabilize a virgin bass drum that jumps up and down?

Also be careful not to ruin your bass drum hoop by over tightening your pedal. I always put a couple of strips of velcro (the kind with the self adhesive) on the hoop. It prevents pedal rash and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Cajon fatigue?

I've got guitar friends that are always getting together just to jam. I've always been envious of the simplicity of being able to just pick up and go. That being said, I bought a cajon and love it...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Yamaha bop kit

I had a Gretsch Catalina bop kit with a 18 inch kick. It came with a riser and had no problem switching the pedal with my 22 inch kick. I would suggest the riser, without it the beater does not come...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By john gerrard
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

I could never understand the 10 lug issue on bass drums up to 22 inches. I could never tell the difference in tuning and the extra two lugs were just a pain in the a$$ when it came to changing drum...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Good deal?

I think the Ludwigs are better suited for your needs. John
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