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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 608
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

My last major purchase came years earlier than anticipated when Yamaha announced they would be discontinuing the Recording Custom series. I dipped into savings for that purchase and bought...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Those of you who have "sound proofed" a room for your drums...

Can't add much beyond what has already been posted. Excellent advice. Because you are on the end of the condo you may consider using a product like QuietRock ($40 to $50 per 4 X 8' sheet) on your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Back pain while drumming

Just out of curiosity, by any chance are you using a motion (springs at the throne base) or a nitrogen charged drum throne?
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

Go back to that particular Guitar Center and speak with the manager. See if he'll let you come in early before they open the doors for business. That way you can play all the kits you want in...
Forum: Drums 07-25-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Ddrums??

At the urging of a close friend I purchased my daughter a new ddrum Ash Pocket kit years ago for her first kit. The only major issue we encountered with it was the front of the kick drum was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,313
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

No Word Crimes here. #Congratulations!
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Aquarium Rescue Unit from 1992... Just siiiick

Agreed. Jeff is an incredible player!
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 9,046
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Mike's Retrofit Plates are great!!! Very nice looking snare.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Mic Cables...

+1 for learning how to do your own repairs. Huge money saver. Just make sure you're using the right type of solder on your connections.

For purchasing new cables I'd recommend Pro Co cables for...
Forum: Drums 07-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Considering a new kit

Outside of your budget constraints, I think your best course of action if you want to stay true to Yamaha is to locate a Recording Custom kit in Antique Sunburst. There is a brand new discontinued...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: What happened to the resonance?

My daughter's ddrum kit had the same issue with her 8 X 12" rack tom. It came with ddrum's version of a RIMS mount with an L-rod. The tom sounded great when I handheld it by the RIMS mount. But...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,329
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Do you ever stand back from your drums...

All the time. Makes me happy.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Mystery drum kit (ludwig)

Great score! Thanks for sharing this. Glad Ludwig responded with the history of this kit. Great story!
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Mystery drum kit (ludwig)

Just shooting in the dark here, but I think somebody was attempting to do a custom build with different shells. Probably wanted to learn to drill, paint, finish and assemble his own kit. My guess...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,640
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

How about doing something novel like having a traditional drum-off with Will Ferrell? . . . . . uhhhh . . . . . never mind.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,259
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Bass vs. drums challenge video - released here first :)

Now that's how you make a video. Well done!
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: More fun with audio techs....

Price is dependent on the host site. Once the next Church Sound Boot Camp is scheduled the price for that location will be posted on Curt's website. Contact Curt directly to inquire about cost.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: More fun with audio techs....

Curt Taipale has an incredible training program IMO that every church ought to take advantage of: http://www.churchsoundbootcamp.com
We hired Curt at our church as a sound consultant to resolve...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,836
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Your favourite drum fills of all time, EVER!

Anything Rod Morgenstein played live when he was with the Dixie Dregs.
Forum: Drums 07-02-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: YAMAHA QC fail! ☹

Agreed. I'm on my third Yamaha kit (1980, 1988, 2013). I've never had an issue with anything other than one cymbal stand, but a large part of my loyalty to Yamaha has been quality kits and a...
Forum: Drums 06-29-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Yamaha Drums

Memphis Drum Shop has five Maple Custom Absolute kits in stock. The closest kit (size wise) for a jazz configuration has a 20" kick, 10" & 12" rack toms, 14" floor tom with an optional matching...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,990
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Tuning "experts" mini rant

Decades ago one of my professors strongly advised his class not to hurry to publish anything. His counsel was to hold off to your fifties until you committed anything to print. Wise man.
Forum: Drums 06-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: Yamaha Drums

The following Yamaha drum series were discontinued in June 2013:

Maple Custom Absolute
Birch Custom Absolute
Club Custom
Oak Custom
Recording Custom

If you have your heart set on a Maple...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: What do you look for in a company drum video?

Old Hyde is right on here. What's the purpose of the video? Is it a web driven video for your website? Broadcast commercial? Short clips for Drummerworld?

I'm in video production and there has...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Vintage Old School
Re: A good wooden snare from hardcore to jazz

Agree with Andy here. I assumed you can only afford to go with one snare drum, that is why I recommended a 6.5 X 14" walnut for a wider tuning range from low to high. If your budget permits, you...
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