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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,168
Posted By GeoB
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

I have a dogpile of relatives up in MI... we call 'em Piney's.

Is there a lot of Pine up where you live?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,059
Posted By GeoB
Re: Who uses Moongel?

Playing for myself... moongel, sticky hands, etc...

Playing out... nothing.

Moongel makes the drums sound very nice for the drummer but out in the audience drums sound much better without...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By GeoB
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

Cuidado dude...

Go for the vibe single or double.

That said... hmmm I've been thinking about and smaller 2nd bass drum because I NEED another sound in there somewhere.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,168
Posted By GeoB
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

Pick you gigs accordingly. A group I was associated with at one point played fests, weddings, private parties, etc... largely because I absolutely refused to play in a bar. Well... I was fooled...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By GeoB
Re: & here I go again :) :(

wear hearing protection...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,101
Posted By GeoB
Re: How to handle this situation

It sounds this guy IS the employer. Maybe you can negotiate, but given the track record presented here he'll probably fob you off as well.

Employer integrity means a lot to me and "Verbal...
Forum: Drums 12-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By GeoB
Re: Anyone recognize this set?

The bottom tensioners are missing along with the hoops...

Old MIJ. 100 max. No... I take that back. I've seen old Forum's go for 150... it would depend on the materials (i.e. wood).
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By GeoB
Re: Will this damage my bass drum?

Does that cymbal have a chunk missing out of it?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By GeoB
Re: The power of nostalgia

On Wednesday before the feast I went to this pretty big flea market in Roanoke Virginia and stopped into a used record shop...

I had a lotta' records back in the day because I recognized a bunch...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By GeoB
Re: Who does this, really?

I bought a cymbal case...

I use movers blankets and wrap up the shells and hardware and shove it all in the car. You can get those blankets Harbor Freight or some place similar. Well worth the 8...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By GeoB
Re: Snare Cord - What Knot?

Good on ya Larry, here's to hopin' you feel better now. A bit Vinegar and will help BP to self correct. Me? I happen to enjoy knots. I learned a few in the BSA, hanging around with rock climbers...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By GeoB
Re: Taking drums to Guitar Center for cash

The ONLY time I ever got a deal on a trade was when I pulled a lefty starter set of golf clubs out of the neighbors trash and took them up to Play-it-again Sports and traded them for an Odyssey...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By GeoB
Re: Snare Cord - What Knot?

Being somewhat of a nautical person I use what I call a modified Capuchin knot. It is what the Capuchin monks tied to keep their cord belts from fraying. The modification is that you take both ends...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,454
Posted By GeoB
Re: I think I'm losing it

Mix it with fruit juice.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,454
Posted By GeoB
Re: I think I'm losing it

IF it is GI related and you have GERD the main diet change I made was no oily foods, no garlic, no onions. Hot peppers... no problem as they do not affect GERD.

I also noticed that cinnamon...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By GeoB
Re: How fast can u Paradiddle

I'm afraid my Corpmasters will shatter my android....
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,186
Posted By GeoB
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

Old Zildjians...

Got a couple of deals too.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,431
Posted By GeoB
Re: Being dragged out of the 60's

If you wait 5 or so years there is bound to be another Doors, Beatles, or Beach Boy resurgence.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By GeoB
Re: Drumkit Muffling for Apartment Players

Even the hookers will be complaining... If you can rent a house with some friends you can set up in the basement.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By GeoB
Re: Judge Says Teen Drummer's Playing Isn't a Nuisance

HOA's do suck... until you need them. My neighbors 26 year old boy-child has never left home, never held a job, occasionally deals snakes and breeds pits who are maltreated and bark incessantly in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By GeoB
Re: Photo: Joe Morello & Buddy Rich Sharing Ideas 1961

That dude could talk... I used to like watching him on Johnny Carson... ahh Johnny had so many interesting people back in those days, especially the 70's.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,288
Posted By GeoB
Re: I'm overwhelmed

If not a teacher then at least an assessment.

Here's a couple of examples of what preps are or might be needed for entrance into a music curriculum. Not that you wish to go thru that course of...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By GeoB
Re: I re-cut my bearing edge today

You altered the edge of a '65 Slingerland? Do you consider that a mistake or an enhancement?
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By GeoB
Re: I re-cut my bearing edge today

You all seem to forget that drum making isn't exactly rocket science. I think manufacturing would like us to believe that but look back at the essence of the craft and you will find drums...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By GeoB
Re: RIP Aker Bilk

As soon as I read this I could hear that song Strangers on the Shore in my mind. I haven't thought of that song in decades. Wow... music leaves such an imprint in our memories.
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