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Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By James_E
Poll: do you double bass?

How do I add a poll?


I'm #5.

1. Never, it's nonsense
2. Never, I get that it's need in some genres but I don't do it.
3. I fiddle with it, but not really alot
4. I wish I could, but it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 73,393
Posted By James_E
Re: Great links for drummers

Wow. This looks great! I'll probably be buying a few song lessons!
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 391,631
Posted By James_E
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

For sale: Trick Pro 1V double pedal set. Not bigfoot.. these are regular board length. Bought them new this summer from justdrums in Toronto.

Asking $850 USD shipped. I'm in Canada but can...
Forum: Drums 08-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By James_E
Re: Looking for solid value kit on a $1500-$1700 budget.

Agree. There's lots of used gear at Long & McQuades. Tons of it. Most of it is guitar gear but there is drum gear. Long & McQuade Markham has a few used drum sets for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By James_E
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By James_E
Re: playing along with stuff

I use my phone or laptop, plus these: http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=SIH1

Get an app on your laptop that lets you loop/slowdown MP3s so you can loop sections and work...
Forum: Drums 07-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Re: Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

Thanks Bo. I was considering the DW mainly because they are supposedly so good and... and I thought perhaps it was a deal. But it's not a great deal... and they are not really my #1 choice (the Tama...
Forum: Drums 07-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Re: Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

Interesting thread responses guys. Thanks. My heart is with the Starclassic B/B in Black clouds and silver linings finish, so I'm getting that today. Trading in my old Yamaha stage custom...
Forum: Drums 07-28-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Re: Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

Thanks Bo.

I'm not sure our price ranges are so different. Technically, should be about 8% difference between canada and US (it is tied to the US->CAD exchange rate for most items.)

I'm not...
Forum: Drums 07-28-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Re: Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

One more data point. You mentioned a new kit for $1875. $1875 gets me a NEW DW "designer" series kit which is essentially a PDP. DW performance series is at least $2400 here. You don't see new...
Forum: Drums 07-27-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Re: Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

Thanks for the reply.

I live in Toronto area . No new B/B up here for $1200-$1500. $2300 for a 4 piece is normal. There is a 4 piece maple starclassic on clearance for $2000 at one store.
...
Forum: Drums 07-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By James_E
Another "is this a good price" question (DW Collectors)

DW Collectors in Blue Onyx. 2005. (I'm debating between these and some NEW starclassic b/b .. which I know are VERY different... )

I could get the DW for $1875. (The star classics would be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By James_E
Re: Kids drum books

Realistic Rock For Kids:

http://www.amazon.ca/Realistic-Rock-Kids-Roll-Method/dp/0757994601
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By James_E
Re: Taking drumming more serious

Yes, the early grooves in groove essentials are very easy, and Tommy breaks all the grooves down really well. You start off very slow, gradually get more complex. You could also try Tommy's...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By James_E
Re: Taking drumming more serious

Here's one way.


Buy Tommy Igoe "Groove Essentials 1.0" DVD (or the digital online version) and also the playalong book/CD.

It's fun, you're playing on your kit to real songs, and learning...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,489
Posted By James_E
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Thanks! Loaded it up and will give it a try.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,489
Posted By James_E
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Which app is this? Looks really cool.

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,147
Posted By James_E
Re: The session guys!

How about one of the new(er) guys in town that are doing lot's of session work? Younger up and comer maybe? (Not that I know of any...)

Nothing against the 3 you mentioned, but might be nice to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,367
Posted By James_E
Re: Best drum music notation software

Try "guitar pro". Seriously.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 391,631
Posted By James_E
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have an extra copy of "Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 2.0 - The Play-Along". CD and book (not the DVD). It's brand new.

I would like to trade it with someone for a different book or DVD. If...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,072
Posted By James_E
Re: Sound Proofing !?

I recently had my basement done.

One room was for drums/guitars. It's about 12x13.

It has double walls, double doors, is carpeted, and has some stuff on the inside to deaden the sound a bit. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,722
Posted By James_E
Re: Drum Practice Management Software

How about an online one:

http://www.moltomusic.com/onlinePlan.html

$75.00 per year for 25 accounts.
Forum: Drummers 02-09-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 233,777
Posted By James_E
Re: A treat for John Bonham fans

Just wait until the 45 seconds is over, and a download link appears, right where the 45 second countdown timer is.

However, megaupload places an ad in that part of the screen so you can't see the...
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