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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

DrumEatDrum, First like I said it's just speculation, but ...

1. As long as Gretch sells drums in this market it was and or still is competition to DW. "Buy them and get rid of them" is a common...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Skyking
Re: The 2 products that struck me at NAMM

Thanks for the review! I Googled then went to U Tube for the mentioned drum throne. Looks great if you can afford it and never have to lug it. However, I get a back-ache just thinking about moving...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

Technically the official language of both China and Taiwan is Mandarin. However, my point (my speculation) was that it wouldn't be surprising to see all Gretch kits eventually assembled somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

Sadly it's been my experience that the first thing the acquiring company tells you is that "nothing will change", but of course everything does change. It'll be interesting to check back in a year....
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Skyking
Re: Dealing with spine problems - experiences, advice

Not meaning to start an argument but the OP asked for "experiences and advice". As a licensed health care professional and fellow sufferer I gave a short answer and I still stand by it. Just re read...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,176
Posted By Skyking
Re: Worst song ever

Metallica and Reed should have been put in the "Heavy Music Where Did The Ride Go?" thread.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121438

Except I think it'd be better as "Heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Skyking
Re: Practice to Mastery?

All good points, but ask yourself if you are an artist or someone trying to emulate a recording artist? IMO since I've started working harder to more closely emulate covers, my drumming is getting...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,176
Posted By Skyking
Re: Worst song ever

Midnite Z, you nailed it, GREAT JAM! Now, just for perspective, watch "Kung Fu Fighting" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0 Nothing like a really bad song to bring out a good laugh.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,176
Posted By Skyking
Re: Worst song ever

I'm having Deja Vu and thought I'd posted his before but how about and anybody remember "The Night Chicago Died" or "Kung Fu Fighting"? They really could come through the radio and suck the air out...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Skyking
Re: My Drum Lesson with Max Collie & the Rhythm Aces

I thought I was the only one who so often "just doesn't get it". Stories like this are why I love DW. Thanks.
Forum: Drums 12-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By Skyking
Re: Musical Instrument Museum - Drums of the World

Thanks for the pics and tour. Makes me want to go retro and paint my bass drum head. Merry Christmas.
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Skyking
Re: Joe Cocker: The Only Singer To Make A Beatles Song Sound Even Better

Crap I forgot about that one. Getting old is a pisser.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Skyking
Re: Joe Cocker: The Only Singer To Make A Beatles Song Sound Even Better

Tamadrm, you say tomAto, he say's tomato. While I don't argue with what you are saying...If I were to pick a favorite cover of the Beatles, that I thought was already a classic, I too think it would...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,287
Posted By Skyking
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

I read this somewhere on the forum and swear by it...Always keep an eye on the leader and never close your eyes.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Skyking
Re: Dealing with spine problems - experiences, advice

Short answer is to just live with it. Exercise and watch the weight. Carefully, use Hydro/Oxycodone for pain and finally avoid doctors as much as possible. The harm/benefit ratio is as loaded as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Skyking
Re: Totally lost

"I have no confidence anymore and what goals I had seem so far out of touch, they seem impossible. The only thoughts that go thru my mind now are negative, “why am I still even doing this to myself?”...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,881
Posted By Skyking
Re: The being fired or quitting thread

"Then you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a drummer I'm not fit...Well, this is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites" (With apologies to Harper Valley...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Skyking
Re: Doomsday scenario

"If for some terrible reason Drummerworld became impossible to come back online, how would we communicate...?

We'd have to go back to the ways of the ancients.
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,926
Posted By Skyking
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

Did anybody catch this? "Chicken"...Not very PC and could easily be misconstrued.( ?) and "I don't give a cats arse who I offend, given that I don't set out to offend anybody." As if that makes it ok...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Skyking
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Skyking
Re: so my band wants to do top 40s...

Last year I left my hobby band because "our leader" was going "country" and I wanted to stay with "rock". I could have handled the country music had we been having fun and getting regular gigs, but...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Skyking
Re: Taking drums to Guitar Center for cash

Good one James, you got me laughing hard!!!! Your picture truly is worth a thousand words.
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By Skyking
Re: screwed up my first gig

Dwforever posted this a while back and it reminded me of your experience .

Hey guys, who has any embarrassing gig stories? I need some to make me feel better, because something awful happened to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By Skyking
Re: Website Issue

Thanks Bernhard, we owe you one! Anyone...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By Skyking
Re: Website Issue

What the.......I still can't use my back button????
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