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Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,689
Posted By makinao
Re: The state of pop music

It could be argued to have started decades earlier, as in the mobile device of choice from the 50s to the 70s, the transistor radio.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,596
Posted By makinao
Re: Let down by a drummer with chops but no ability

i've seen other musicians do the same. Great at rudiments and chops, lousy when with the rest of the band. I had a steady gig in a club just outside a military installation, and one day an officer...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By makinao
Re: How to get better snare sound ?

Maybe you should take your headphones off more often when you play drums.
Forum: Drums 06-18-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By makinao
Re: Stock snares

The stock snare on my 1975 Pearl Thunderking was a #4514 14x5.5 10-lug steel snare. Its the only snare I've ever owned, and has been both on the road and in the studio. I've played everything on it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By makinao
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By makinao
Re: Achieving Greatness

Apple Dictionary 2.2.1 says:

greatness |ˈgrātnəs|
the quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent.

4 great writers: prominent, eminent, important, distinguished,...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By makinao
Re: New Pearl Wood Fiberglass

That setup looks like my beat-up 70s Thunderking kit, except mine has an 8-lug kick and the steel snare. I wish I could restain/refinish my kit in that color.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,359
Posted By makinao
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

AS A MOVIEGOER: Its not weird enough to be black comedy, and not intriguing or insightful enough to be taken seriously and/or make me suspend my disbelief. The characters are so one-dimensional that...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By makinao
Re: How do you count while olaying drums?

Once I've determined the tempo of the pulses, my reckoning of rhythmic patterns can be based on either the time signature, melodic/lyric cadence, or chord changes, or a combination of these. For...
Forum: Drums 04-01-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By makinao
Re: Vistalite Bass Drum tuning

But that's the whole point of Vistalites. They are loud drums with tons of overtones.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By makinao
Re: Bonham amber vistalite purchase/questions

It should sound hollow ever with the PS3, like a marching band bass drum. Felt/cloth strips will make it more Bonham-like. But try the hollow setup for a few days. You might get to like it if you...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,907
Posted By makinao
Re: If you were sitting behind my kit.

17s, 18s, 19s, 20s, they're all good. When the 2013 A's came out, I found 18" and 20" thins, and a 17" medium thin that I REALLY liked. I ended up with the 18" because I already had A 20" crash-ride...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,958
Posted By makinao
Re: Blurred lines ripped off the "feel"

Does this mean Colleen Williams can come after any of us if we play the "Fred" hihat figure? :-)
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,617
Posted By makinao
Re: For those who play at church or not.

Some years ago the pastor of our church asked me about a shield because people were complaining about the "loudness" of the drums. I told him that the 1) the drums were not set up and tuned properly...
Forum: Drummers 02-17-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,434
Posted By makinao
Re: Why the hate? (Lars Ulrich)

How do you know? Where you there?
Forum: Drum Technique 02-12-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By makinao
Re: Kick sound horrible!

I'm assuming you are using other mics and a mixer, right? Can we hear the whole mix?

That kick sound is not "horrible" per se. There are situations where that will actually work. Its probably...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,989
Posted By makinao

Just off the top of my head, from high school ....
Chicago 1-3
Blood Sweat and Tears 2-4
Led Zeppelin 1-4
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced and Live at Monterey
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By makinao
Re: suggestions for best rods and brushes

I'm still using my Regal Tip classics. I remember it was the one I liked most when I bought it many years ago.

P.S. Whatever you get, don't forget coated heads on your snare.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By makinao
Re: Still having a blast playing at 60; I am even more absorbed now..

I have 9 years to go before retiring (65) from my teaching job and have been thinking of what to do after. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By makinao
Re: I made it into the jazz band!!!

Congratulations. I was in college jazz band for one semester, and it was a great experience. I hope it will be for you too.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By makinao
Re: Producers killed instrumentalists

There are many types of producers. For example:

Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,266
Posted By makinao
Re: Looking for help choosing a pro level drum kit

Here's another route. Splurge on a killer, keeper snare first. A Benny Greb is under CDN$1000. 14x5 Black Beauty goes for under CDN$700. A Sensitone Brass is under CDN$500. Then get a killer pedal. A...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,426
Posted By makinao
Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums

I also noticed the new Spotlight series. It seems to replace both the Forum and Target. The small 4-piece (10, 14, 18kick, 13 snare) looks like an interesting option for a low cost small kit. All it...
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By makinao
Re: 24" ride with 20" kick drummers.

How is your kick muffled?
Forum: Drums 05-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By makinao
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM, better than ever?

^ In my country, that same kit would retail for over US$1,600. :-(
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