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Forum: Drums Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By opentune
Re: FYI : Cheap CAMCO kit

Agreed, a very nice kit for $300. If it didn't have a badge on it would anybody know?

Complete Camco's are rare on used market. One Oaklawn kit came by where I live a year or so ago for $1500, I...
Forum: Drums Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By opentune
Re: Good kits for under $1000???

the PDP, many threads on here will say why, try a search on "PDP concept" for opinions.

But for $1000 you might get into Gretsch Renown territory too?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By opentune
Re: Gary Chester on Developing Good Time

'born-in quarter note'...what more could a drummer ask for.
Forum: Drums Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By opentune
Re: 15" x 8" snare - now sorted - video - 4 tunings.

Interesting sounds. That 15 size is not really my cup of tea. I much prefer all your 14 inch snare sounds to that particular one.

Now...the bass drum sound...was to DIE for! What bass drum...
Forum: Drums Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By opentune
Re: I Need To Identify This Snare

CB700, steel. Needs lots of TLC.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By opentune
Re: I took a hearing test...

Very interesting. Am guessing then a word like 'ketchup' or 'catch' is quiet washed out audibly for those with tinnitus.

I suspect in some cases the ear is a bit like other organs (say lungs or...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By opentune
Gretsch snare sleuthing?

can any Gretsch experts please ID the snare in this pic?
I'm seeing octagon 'drop G' 70's badge, 8 lug, 5 x14
But any furtehr ideas? Brass, Alu? Did Gretsch ever do steel in that time period?
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By opentune
Re: Hating your playing, sometimes or always.

Folks.... as I read the first line in the OP - he HAS been recording himself, and that's what he does not like. The sound of himself.

I first suggest a break if anything.
Forum: Drums 03-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By opentune
Re: Finally!!

Beautiful classy kit. Congrats.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By opentune
Re: using snare of different material than shellpack

Why not spend an afternoon with your kit, tuning up/down and recording and get it to sound 'right'? It's not the drums. You can especially play around with snare tuning most which have a high tuning...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By opentune
Re: What if you unwittingly stole someones gig?

when offered something you are not 'stealing'.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By opentune
Re: Congratulations Jules

i always look to his witty posts. ever insightful. but 'sober'? my impression is he is not always sober, in the true imbibbing sense :)

congrats PFOG!
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By opentune
Re: Sloppy fills

ha. yes there are many fills in there, but to my ear/count only one bar for each fill (4 beats )
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By opentune
Re: Hi hat cymbal seat?

when cymbals are level, screw out, there is chance of air lock - the 2 cymbals come together symmetrically and pocket of air trapped in there, reducing 'chick'

when you move the screw in, it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By opentune
Re: Sloppy fills

While we're on topic, does anybody here do a fill for more than one bar? More than two bars?
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By opentune
Re: Sloppy fills

Great statement. I think best to remain positive, and ya to learn from somebody who is not doing it right just as much as soembody who really is doing it well.

As for other bandmates, friends ,...
Forum: Drums 03-26-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By opentune
Re: 1971 Ludwig Black Panther kit

I like the Black Panther finish......very all-business, straight and modest. If I had $800 I'd go for it, if you really want it. 1971 is a great year too.
Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By opentune
Re: First time drilling a shell

nice looking drum, great job.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,096
Posted By opentune
Re: The worst gig of my life

These threads can be really revealing social experiments. Some of the criticisms come like tides.
Drummingman, just curious of your avatar. You play in church bands, or the cross has other meanings?...
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By opentune
Re: Advice on Vintage Ludwig Player's kit

And that my friend...some would say...is karma.
But you never truly know where the money goes. My last post on this too.
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By opentune
Re: Advice on Vintage Ludwig Player's kit

If ignorant seller undervalues his snare, drums whatever on his listing price, yes he/she pays for their ignorance. One 'informed' buyer should not go there and ask for even less. If seller asks fair...
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By opentune
Re: Advice on Vintage Ludwig Player's kit

This whole story/approach sounds totally unethical to me. You took advantage of a situation, a 'super nice guy' and then ...get this, were even a little peeved that you gave him the $400 because...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By opentune
Re: Peter Erskine is on the move... again

But one should never buy for that reason. If a drummer is influenced by what Peters plays fine, that is their choice, but says nothing of an endorser/drummer.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By opentune
Re: Wish me luck - could this be my next band?

Get your brushes Madge.
They HAVE to do 'In the Mood'. Maybe you can get them to give you a Gene Krupa style solo (what song is that Sing Sing?).
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By opentune
Re: Kenney Jones: A Small Faces Reunion in 2015

I liked every memebr of the band. Unfortunaelty, you can't really re-unite this band with Marriott gone, then Lane gone, and now McLagan too.
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