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Forum: Drums 03-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,399
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Risen Drums

Crazy sick. I think the hard part would be during a long gig getting a headache or some epileptic seizure from the thing. The dude was like "I can't stop looking at it, but it's not helping my...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-16-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Teaching Disabled Drummers

Big thanks for the advice. I would guess keeping things normal within means is probably the hardest thing to do, but best approach.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,855
Posted By bfrancese
Teaching Disabled Drummers

Hey guys

Sensitive question here, but I have a potential student who is both legally blind + deaf. While I don't know the complete severity of his disabilities (you can be legally blind + deaf...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-11-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 42,478
Posted By bfrancese
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

Anything that Steve Jordan is playing right now.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Big sticks

I'd agree here as well. Get a stick that fits your hands well. You'll be better in the long run. With proper technique you'll get the same kind of bounce on almost any kind of surface.
Check out...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Rank theses drums !!

Just read your last post on the two kits. I'd go with the Gretsch Renowns as well. I like Tama's, but that is a better deal + the Maples have a great sound.
Forum: Drums 03-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 50,996
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club jazz kit?

Hey AZ

Responded to your message, but for everyone else, simply yes. The ALL birch shells of the SL are much quiet than the Catalina, and to me they seem much more versatile. Easily could play...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Rank theses drums !!

Go cheap. Tune well.

Tama Superstar.
Forum: Drums 03-10-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 50,996
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club jazz kit?

I made the switch to a GMS SL Jazz. The review in this thread:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59375

It sounds absolutely phenomenal. Less sustain as you would suspect from...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By bfrancese
Re: GMS SL Series Jazz

Hey guys

As promised, here's a quick review of the GMS SL Series Jazz in Natural with a few photos to follow.

Finish - Beautiful - richer + darker than the stock photos. Super impressed.
Sound...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By bfrancese
Re: arm motion

Pocket is right. He's accenting the singles. But a lot this looks like what some call push-pull method. The downstroke is basically throwing the stick down letting it rebound and then pulling the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,626
Posted By bfrancese
Re: My reading is bad! Any advice on some DVD?

I start my students with this:

Logical Approach to Snare Drum Vol. 1 by Phil Perkins

Here is an online link (http://www.music44.com/X/product/PP330-Z) to the book. It's super elementary snare...
Forum: Drums 03-03-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By bfrancese
Re: GMS SL Series Jazz

For anyone interested, I've ordered this kit from Barry @ Indoor Storm. May have it by Friday or Monday at the latest.

Review to come!

-b
Forum: Drums 03-02-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,073
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Pearl Forum vs Tama Rockstar

As a former Rockstar player, I'm much more keen on them. But the thing I've always like about Tama is their hardware which according to your post you wouldn't really be getting. I think you'll get...
Forum: Drums 03-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Pork Pie Little Squealer

I played a Little Squealer awhile back,but didn't have all the vent holes like the one here. It punches for sure. Quite a loud snare. Too loud for me, but if you are a rocking/metal/punk player, it'd...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,398
Posted By bfrancese
Re: FIND A DRUM TEACHER HERE

NAME: Brent Francese

COVERAGE AREA: Raleigh/Cary/Apex/Knightdale, NC

VENUE: student's home, personal studio

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 13 years total experience / 3+ years gigging on the...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Gettin a floor to sound like this

I dig it. I bet it rings more in that space than on the recording. But I have seen a lot of guys with those big toms tune the reso side up and bring the coated side way down. I tried it once on my...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By bfrancese
Re: How to buy a drumkit

I mean this is a lot of opinion, but it's the main reason I've never bought a 3K kit because of the reasons you just explained. I'd by a nice mid-range kit, take care of it + tune it well before...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,691
Posted By bfrancese
Re: I might switch to Traditional grip. Any advice?

I wouldn't necessary "switch" but it's great to learn trad. I started with trad + it really helped me stay loose when going back to match. So I would definitely say go for it.

Check out the...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By bfrancese
Re: How to buy a drumkit

A lot has to do with the bearing edge, the head + the tuning. You can make a really entry level kit sound well with good tuning. Pro level kits are usually hand crafted, precise (making them easy to...
Forum: Drums 02-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By bfrancese
Re: GMS SL Series Jazz

Nice to know about the mount. It looks like it could be a pain. I do have a rockstar mount I could use in exchange which is flexible.
Forum: Drums 02-28-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By bfrancese
GMS SL Series Jazz

Hey guys

Did a quick search + didn't see much on this drum kit. I'm a rock player mostly, but have started playing a good bit of blues and jazz again as well as playing in much more smaller clubs...
Forum: Drums 08-03-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 47,406
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Drum Workshop Worth The Cash?

easy answer

not worth it
Forum: Drummers 07-06-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,195
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Jimmy Chamberlin

Saw the Pumpkins tuesday night in Asheville, and Jimmy was spot on. Incredible chops and incredibly precise.

I was absolutely blown. Tonight, Tonight - oh lawd - chills down my spine

The cat...
Forum: Drummers 05-04-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,971
Posted By bfrancese
Re: Darren King

Incredibly tight and in the pocket. Not to mention creative. He basically makes MuteMath sing. The songs change when he changes. He is in total control which is an amazing thing to see live.
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