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Forum: Drums 04-24-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By octatonic
Re: DW owners-do you tune to the "stamped" note?

I don't see the point in tuning to the shell note.
Once you put the hardware on it and the heads then it becomes a system with a different resonant frequency anyway.

I tune snares up and...
Forum: Drums 04-23-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By octatonic
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic - 5" or 6.5" depth?

I have both, like a lot of people.
I am going to go against the grain and say get the 5" first.

I love the 6.5" but it is a big snare even in situations where you don't want a big snare.
In my...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-19-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,875
Posted By octatonic
Re: How do you listen to King Crimson?

Drunk, loaded and with a massive boner....
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-13-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,875
Posted By octatonic
Re: How do you listen to King Crimson?

Fripp has a webstore at https://www.burningshed.com/store/kingcrimson
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,039
Posted By octatonic
Re: Do You Drum While Not Drumming?

All the damn time.
It drives people nuts.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,653
Posted By octatonic
Re: Celebs that resemble drummers

I've never seen so many people that only very slightly look like other people in my entire life. :)
Forum: Drums 02-18-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By octatonic
Re: Solid Shell Snare Drum Owner's, help me out.

I've swapped my main gigging snare from an LM402 to a DW BNOB and now a DW Super Solid.

The Super Solid cuts through differently- there is a lot of attack, a moderate amount of woody body but it...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,873
Posted By octatonic
Re: What drum trends do you NOT miss?

1. The Hagar-era Van Halen bass drum sound- (eg Dreams) sounds like a wet tennis ball being bounced against a wall. Bass drum sounds generally not meshing with the rest of the kit.
2. Piccolo snare...
Forum: Drums 02-10-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,206
Posted By octatonic
Re: What's the best snare you have tried?

DW Super Solid.

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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By octatonic
Re: Proper Etiquette When Asked A Question

I'm fine- I wasn't being serious. :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By octatonic
Re: Proper Etiquette When Asked A Question

Yes, no, maybe.
In 100 years we will all be dead.
Forum: Drums 01-17-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,110
Posted By octatonic
Re: The Cheap Snare Thread

I paid 150 for a used Ludwig LM400.
I had to replace the strainer and the heads but otherwise it has been amazingly good value.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,909
Posted By octatonic
Re: Round vs. Saddle throne?

Round for me.
And as small as possible.

I find tractors/saddles get in the way.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By octatonic
Re: Anyone play huge drums?

Big drums come from a time where PA's could only really deal with vocals.

If I had a road crew then I'd entertain it because it sure looks cool.
I never go any larger than 24" BD because I have...
Forum: Drummers 01-02-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,928
Posted By octatonic
Re: Anika switches to Tama

Plenty of people do.

These conversations go on all over the place.
On bass forums you'll see people ripping into Stu Hamm or Victor Wooten for the 'technique over emotion' playing.

I try not...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 01-01-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By octatonic
Re: Is Netflix killing nightlife?

Only in Scotland- if you read more than the headline it says:

'The UK supreme court has backed the Scottish government’s plans to introduce a minimum price for all alcoholic drinks, in a decisive...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 01-01-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By octatonic
Re: Is Netflix killing nightlife?

Welcome to middle age.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By octatonic
Re: How would you innovate the cowbell?

Reverse cowbell.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By octatonic
Re: Best way to clean shells with matte finish

May I see some photos?

When I do a satin (matt) finish on my guitars I do so with some beeswax rubbed in with Liberon 0000 steel wool.
I can't say that this will be suitable in this instance...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By octatonic
Re: New drum goodies from Santa?

Santa got me a 20" Medium Kerope to go with my 18", 22" and 15" Hats.

I am now fully Keroped up the Wazoo.
Forum: Drums 12-28-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By octatonic
Re: Anyone ever go from a 22" to a 24" kick?

I went from a Gretsch 24" to a DW 22".
The DW sounds bigger with the same heads.
Forum: Drums 12-28-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,721
Posted By octatonic
Re: What size is your main snare? Why?

I alternate between a 14x5 Supra, a 14x5.5 DW Super Solid and a 14x6.5 DW BNOB.
Forum: Drums 07-12-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By octatonic
Re: Will a 20" DW kick make me happy

^^^ Who let 'jazz hands' in here??? :)

I wouldn't worry about trying it unmuffled if the material doesn't suit that sound.

Will a 20" sound bigger than an 18"?
Yes, it will but only you can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,653
Posted By octatonic
Re: Pronunciation thread

Here in the UK this is mostly how I hear these words being said.

Taye: Tay (rhymes with pay)

Tama: Tayma or Tarma, I hear both.

Paiste: Pay-stee or Pie-stee.

Ddrum: Dee-drum
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By octatonic
Re: I Need Help Choosing a Second Kit

Any of them would be ok.

I reckon the Yamaha is the one to go for.
I have a Stage custom as my share gigging kit and it punched way about its weight.
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