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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By larryace
Re: I suck at power ballads.

Tell us about your childhood Jeremy. You can lie down if you like.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By larryace
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

Great post.

Except for the constipation part. James, knowing the "problem"....why don't you do the opposite and let all that tension go? Without changing the drum part. Changing your mental state...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By larryace
Re: I suck at power ballads.

What makes you think you are unconvincing Mr. Jeremy Bender?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By larryace
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

Re: Steve Gadd. He makes time feel so good. It's not just good time, it's good feeling time. It's the Mona Lisa smile factor.

Re: Some nights beg for a higher tempo...I subscribe to this too, not...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By larryace
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

The whole "if we play it faster there will be more excitement" thing is a crock o' crap IMO. Excitement is NOT tempo dependent. That's the mark of someone who is not comfortable with time, if they...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By larryace
Re: Yamaha original Maple Custom kit - Is it worth it??

FWIW, I'd pick the natural wood set. It's a happier looking set.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By larryace
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

As a drummer, it's important to know the feel without a click. I find that if the drummer is bang on, everybody trusts him/her, and everything is great. If the drummer is trying to follow, yea, no....
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 713
Posted By larryace
Re: New Guru "Tour" series kits - details here first :)

Guru needed a line that was more affordable. I bet this line will be a big seller. Good move for Guru, it will make the company accessible to a much larger market. The natural wood look is the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By larryace
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

A lot of times, people don't know how they sound/come across to the audience. I'd say record gigs and rehearsals and listen back as a band. This would be much better than trying to make your case and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By larryace
Re: First time in EIGHT years.. I have drums set up at my place.

Congratulations man. There's nothing like the freedom of playing your own kit in your own house. Here's to a happy life.
Forum: Drums 10-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 688
Posted By larryace
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

TBH, I'm more sentimental about my cymbals. Drums come and go but my cymbals... there's an expression that uses cold dead hands that comes to mind...

My Guru Origin drums are the exception,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By larryace
Re: screwed up my first gig

If you care to look on the bright side....you knew exactly what went wrong. The first step in fixing a problem is identifying it. Then the solution makes itself apparent. So you're identifying the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By larryace
Re: Left hand: uneven strikes & poor grip. Advice needed

If you play matched, one of the things that helped me was to observe how I moved the stick with my "good" hand compared to my "weak" hand. I noticed that I was using 2 different techniques for each...
Forum: Drummers 10-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,805
Posted By larryace
Re: Jim Gordon

If there was a drummer I model myself after, it would be Jim Gordon. I just can't get enough of his playing. I love how Clapton talks about Jim...only in the most loving and respectful manner. To me...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By larryace
Re: screwed up my first gig

Welcome to the club. Your cherry is popped now and it stung a little. You're doing fine and you got it out of the way. I would be worried if you said you nailed the gig. Delusion and all that. But...
Forum: Drums 10-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By larryace
Re: Just in case you forgot

I'm with you here. I really admire those who can really finesse a cymbal. A cymbals maximum volume is about the most generic, one dimensional sound it can make IMO.
Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,929
Posted By larryace
Re: Just Bought a late 60's Luddy Kit

Looks great Bob.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much does it bother you to have 2 different badges on the the same kit. My WMP Luds...the 13" tom has a different badge. I've learned to let it go,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By larryace
Re: Member leading other members on in a series of misleading questions in threads.

I have to concur with the others. If you know his deal, just ignore him. You are sinking to his level.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By larryace
Re: Metronome app that speeds up and then slows down

Metronomes are for keeping the meter steady. You can speed up and slow down all on your own. But hey if that's how you want to use one.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By larryace
Re: Kick Drum physics experts in the house?

Crank the reso head. A tight reso head will tame an out of control bass drum. Tight like a tympani, boing!

A boingy reso head makes for a great kick tone in my world.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,387
Posted By larryace
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

So true. A really interesting palette o' colors. Well put Nonners.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By larryace
Re: Blues Drum Kit

Wow what a great shot. I'm surprised the snare is a deeper one. I would have guessed most guys in that era would use a 5" drum. What do I know. Too bad you can't hear them in the picture. They look...
Forum: Drums 10-17-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By larryace
Re: Just in case you forgot

But...but....but.... cymbals have to cut right? I jest. This is so refreshing to hear. I love a good blend.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By larryace
Re: Minor "Stick Control" Revision

Nice to see you around again Andrew. I agree with you all the way. Takes a lot of courage to suggest revisions on a classic. I like seeing that. It says a lot about you. But I cite the same reasons...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By larryace
Re: Using Left Foot Hi-Hat, Does It Help Improve Time?

I can't say I use it to keep time. I use it to fatten the beat and to add a welcome added dimension to my playing.
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