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Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,537
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Anyone else experience..."the bum out" with gear you liked?

I have used the exact same drum set and cymbals for the past year, and almost daily i want to replace something. For instance, I have great sounding 14" hi hats that can do anything--but then I think...
Forum: Drums 01-22-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,964
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Show us your Mapex kits!

I've been impressed with the mapex kits I've played thus far.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Should I still play open-handed?

I am naturally an open handed player, but I took up playing closed handed by my teacher's recommendation. Now I play both ways, depending on the groove. For instance, if it's a rock beat I play...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Crappy Yamaha snare strainer

You don't need to drill any holes. Use a Dunnet strainer.
Forum: Drums 12-18-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Mapex Horizon Big City help!!!

i individually bought a big city bass drum in midnight black. The hardware is correct in the pictures you posted, but two I see two red flags

1) the bass drum hoops are supposed to be wood, but in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,551
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: EASY TO USE drum software

I used Izotope Idrum for about 6 months and it is easy to use, sounds good, and cheap. If you buy the program and like it, you can buy more samples from them that have even more sounds.

The only...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,133
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Tama Silverstar jazz vs. Gretsch Catalina Club jazz

Shirai: Excellent comparison between the CCJ and the Tama silverstar. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,908
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I'm selling the following:

14x5.5 Yamaha stage custom snare

Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,908
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Well Bo's given me the 13x6.5" snare drum fever lol

I'm wanting to buy either a yamaha musashi oak or a tama artwood maple snare in good/great condition and size 13x6.5. PM me with an offer.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,499
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Dying for help!

Tuning drums can be so frustrating. In your case I would recommend a drumdial or similar product. I use one, and it enables me to enjoy playing drums and not be irritated tuning drums. Perhaps one...
Forum: Drums 05-31-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,209
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Mapex Saturn Delamination ?? WTF??

I'm sorry to see your drums delaminate like that. :(

Did you notice any significant sound changes in your drum during that one and a half year time period when you believe the delamination...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,339
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Does 'groove' have a speed limit?

It seems like my post was vague. To clarify:

Lick "A" sounds best from 80-100bpm

Lick "B" sounds best from 120-150 bpm


So whenever you leave the ideal range for a particular groove,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,339
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Does 'groove' have a speed limit?

to answer the topic question: grooves definitely have speed limits. More specifically, a particular groove doesn't have a just a speed limit but a speed RANGE. Let's say the ideal tempo for a nice,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Quieter Snare Is There Such A Thing

We all wish that a snare drum would have a volume button like a remote for the TV, but drums just don't work that way. You can make a drum quieter (using mesh heads) but this compromises the "drum...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,368
Posted By ordinaryH
Let the drum sing

For the past year I've been using a Yamaha stage custom birch snare, and I have struggled to get THAT sound that I envision when I hear a great snare: open, warm, articulate, dynamic, and every...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,143
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Drum Dial-Tell me the truth

it depends on how much experience you have with tuning. when i bought my first snare drum i couldn't tune well and the drum sounded awful. I decided then to buy a drum dial because i wanted to play...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,279
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Mapex Saturn Manhattan

i like the newest mod much more than the previous one. now it has a cleaner look (less cluttered hardware on the bass drum). Sweet kit! At my local drum store they have a mapex saturn manhattan...
Forum: General Discussion 02-29-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Purpose of angled hihats?

great thread. I decided to tilt my bottom hat a little, now the "chick" sounds better and it's easier to get the sizzle sound from my hats. Sweet!
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Virgil Donati, Tobias Ralph, Tony Royster and more from NAMM!

looks like bernard purdie was at namm as well. what a player!

Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,784
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Best purchases you've made for drums.

an audio recorder. whenever i play a new beat i like, i record it promptly. this way i never worry about forgetting those unexpected gems.
Forum: Drums 02-12-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Am I crazy to trade down???

i like stage customs, unfortunately their bop kit (the 18" bass) only has 6 lugs. there are many other small kits that feature eight lugs. it's weird because once you get up to 20" and more for the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,376
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Those hair raising moments in drumming

honestly i haven't heard of either band. i'll listen to them shortly.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,376
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Those hair raising moments in drumming

best drummer out there right now, Dave Turncrantz

Forum: Drum Technique 01-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,499
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: Pat Petrillo "Learn to Read Rhythms, Better"

I recently worked through about 80% of LTRRB, and i've learned to comfortably recognize and play many note variations. This DVD/book is a great teaching aide.

Three points i'd like to mention:
Forum: Drum Technique 01-18-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,559
Posted By ordinaryH
Re: How do you act when playing? Stage presence

great information. I'm always looking down at the drums...and I haven't realized until you said it to look up occassionally! thanks.
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