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Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,318
Posted By dkerwood
Re: By-laws...and noise.......really???

Sweet. So I guess that means you can play your music as long and as loud as you want, then? :rawk:

We had the same situation when I was in high school. We lived in a mobile home for nearly a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,815
Posted By dkerwood
Re: "Rules" for fills ...?

Groove is way more important than fills.

I can say that authoritatively because I am TERRIBLE at fills. Honestly, I have like 4 and just recycle them.

...but I get gigs because I know a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,197
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Gibraltar rack setups... seeing a trend

I used to have two sets- the "big" beat up Ludwig set with a Gibraltar rack, and a smaller Japanese 60's 4-piece. Discovered after a while that I was leaving the Ludwig at home more and more and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,318
Posted By dkerwood
Re: By-laws...and noise.......really???

Yeah, it's pretty much whatever the police feel is reasonable. When my sister turned 16, my dad hired me to DJ her backyard birthday party. We started around 6 (and of course I had been...
Forum: Drums 08-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,328
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Getting smoke out of shells

I decided to go ahead and call for details. Turned out that they just needed a djembe player. I did the gig- the bar was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night, so there was not much smoke at all....
Forum: Drums 08-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,328
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Getting smoke out of shells

The drums are the nicest instrument I own, and I want to keep them that way. :-) The correct analogy would be "I wanna drive my Vette but I don't want to go offroading in it." It's not like smoky...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,328
Posted By dkerwood
Getting smoke out of shells

Hey, folks! I just got an offer for a freelance gig tonight with a touring artist. Only problem is that he's playing a bar an hour away and I know it will be smoky. I've been somewhat spoiled...
Forum: Drums 07-30-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Need some advice on a snare upgrade

I like the Supraphonic, and I had one for a while. What I'm looking for right now, though, is a wood snare.
Forum: Drums 07-30-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By dkerwood
Need some advice on a snare upgrade

Okay, fellas, for the past few years I've been using three snares for various applications:

Tama Starclassic 14x6 Brass snare - wicked for rock applications
Ludwig Rocker Mahogany snare with...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,285
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Who still puts a pillow/blanket in the bass drum?

With my original crappy Japanese kit, I had a big piece of foam that was about an inch thicker than my bass drum was deep. It literally filled half of my drum, providing a pleasant enough tone from...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Tour custom or stage custom - learning

I hate it when people talk about how you HAVE to have this many toms or that many cymbals or whatever. I prefer to change it up- forces me to be more creative.

That said, I'd buy the best you can...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,051
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Tama vs Ddrum

Honestly, I don't see a whole lot of difference between brands once you pass into the intermediate range and beyond. At that point, you should probably just start looking at hardware, shell...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,522
Posted By dkerwood
Re: If you were to strip down your kit to a 3-piece...

I used to do demo recordings with just kick/snare/hats. Simplicity sometimes makes it easier. I used to play guitar with a guy who could do just fine with just a snare.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,794
Posted By dkerwood
Church drumming- an adventure like no other

I came to church on Wednesday night for praise band rehearsal, and had to laugh. The band leader had told me he wanted to use some of his new platforms to define some space for drums, bass, keys,...
Forum: Drums 12-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,372
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Pearl VMX

Dig it! That sparkle is fantastic!
Forum: Drums 12-22-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,410
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Tama Rockstar or Pearl Vision?

OP, used is the way to go. Craigslist is your friend. If you give us a ballpark area where you are located, some of us can go online and see what we can track down in your neck of the woods.
...
Forum: Drums 12-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,525
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Fantastic find! Custom Classic Kit Review

Hey, OP, welcome. I was seriously considering the CCP brand when looking for a new kit. I ended up buying something better used, but it was definitely in contention. I would have had to go to...
Forum: Drums 11-21-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Set sizes... fusion, standard, something "in between"...

Nothing? I know there are more people rockin' 10, 12, 16 kits out there...
Forum: Drums 11-20-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By dkerwood
Set sizes... fusion, standard, something "in between"...

I own a drumset whose three toms are 10, 12, and 16 inches. Before I bought this, I also played with a drummer whose kit had the same sizes of toms.

Back when I had a 12, 13, 16" kit, I tended to...
Forum: Drums 10-12-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,447
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Took my drums for a walk - Yamaha beech with zildjian plates

Very cool set. Too bad you couldn't get it with a virgin kick... I hate the look of an empty tom mount, which is why every kit I've ever owned has been (more or less) virgin. I know you don't need...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,666
Posted By dkerwood
Re: If I were the leader of the band...

I've been paid for individual rehearsals when I've worked for professional theater groups, but never for anything else. More often is a flat rate for everything- rehearsals and performances.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,386
Posted By dkerwood
Re: To logo, or not to logo...

Don't think of it so much as promoting an image. You're simply answering a question that is otherwise difficult to answer while you're playing: "Hey, what's the band called?" I used to enjoy going...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Cold St. Patty's drumming

A) I don't have any issue with people drinking in moderation and under control (and within the confines of the law, of course). Our bassist had a couple of green beers. Everyone else waited until...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Cold St. Patty's drumming

I was to meet the rest of the band at 10:30. At 9:45, it was comfortable (relatively) and in the low 40's. I made the decision to go grab my green drums and was glad I did. Everyone thought I got...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By dkerwood
Re: Cold St. Patty's drumming

Alright, you convinced me. Well, assuming that I'm not too lazy to go to my church and pack up my drums tomorrow morning, that is. :-) Otherwise, I'll just go out to my shed and grab the old...
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