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Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: What is your opinion of this Billy Cobham review?

Looks like the age old problem of a reviewer who dislikes the genre s/he is reviewing.

He had a more pleasant experience at the show than I would have, of this I am certain, but I wouldn't presume...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,452
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Hahahahahahahaha :)

Holy....this is amazing. Gives me that same dizzy feeling I get from listening to the Shaggs.

Every year my neighborhood has a block party with an open jam for all the musicians who live in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: new floating snare project

I'm pretty much with Red Menace on this one. If there were one of those makeover shows but for old musical instruments, I would be sooooo there. Especially if it were not all stuff that had...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 764
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Talking salespeople down in price

If I see in the Craig's List ad "FIRM," then I won't bother them.

If the price is smokin' I won't bother to counter; they asked a low enough price and that's what they'll get from me. I don't want...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: The false perception of Luan

I agree that the stuff can be difficult to work due to the splintering and tear-out, but I also think that its sonic reputation is due more to it having been used to build cheap, flimsy drums.

Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Conversion of Tom Bracket

AFAIK, a current Pearl or even cheapo knockoff imitation Pearl should replace that mount with no drilling required.

Inexpensive Asian-made drums still use this style of tom mount. I've found them...
Forum: Drums 09-23-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Snare for a $200 budget

Basically everything that people have suggested would serve your purpose.

Myself, the Ludwig Acrolite is my desert island snare. If I could only have one snare from my collection, which also...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Tinnitus (ear ringing)

I had the custom-fit Etymotics for a long time and liked them well enough, but they are pricey and supposedly need to be refitted every couple of years, which I did not do.

Recently I got a pair...
Forum: Drummers 09-22-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,857
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Drummers who've inspired your playing

Inspiration and influence are kind of odd with me, and not always the same thing.

I think of inspiration as someone who makes me want to play or play like them, and then influence as someone whose...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Do my drums grow with me?

I'll take a vote for slipping throne, because that's happened to me in the past.

I have a nice throne, the standard kind of threaded spindle base used by Roc-N-Soc and many others, but until I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Advice on drum additions

If it were me, I'd do just what you're thinking of doing, which is pick up a 12" mounted tom and a 16" floor tom.

Those are the standard, classic sizes, in my opinion, and probably easier to find...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: How do I get this weird sound? Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer"

Since you trust this sound guy, I'd just have him patch a very wet reverb in on your snare mic channel for the one song.

Con struct mentioned earlier, that's how Hal got the sound in the first...
Forum: Drums 09-16-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Can I keep my toms low on a 22" kick?

It's going to be difficult.

I didn't watch the video, but I am 5'7" and pretty much only want to work with 20" bass drums, partly for this reason, and partly because I like the way the slightly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Beatbox: friend or foe?

The fact that you already hear beats in your head is GREAT.

Learning a musical instrument for me is always about getting enough skill to play the stuff I hear in my head.

I don't thing there's...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Okay, if all tone comes "from the player's hands"

It is most assuredly not a serious question, more of a smartass rebuttal to that tired comment that seems to come up any time a musician asks on a forum how best to set up their equipment when trying...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,222
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Ain't no more fun...

Indeed, I should say so....
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Starship Krupa
Okay, if all tone comes "from the player's hands"

Why does the sound engineer point the mics at the drums and amps?
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,572
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

If you put this kind of thing down as requiring no talent or skill, would YOU have the first idea how to show up with a laptop and get that warehouse full of kids jumping up and down?

A good...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-06-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Took a 3 month long break from practicing regularly

For me, a big part of learning drums is letting go of certain parts of my brain. This is what makes it a meditation and spiritual practice for me.

There are etudes that I have been shedding for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,460
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Poll: do you double bass?


My left foot is for the hi hat. I use my hi hat pedal a LOT, and taking my foot off the pedal would feel like playing with one hand tied behind my back.

And what Anon said about timbales....
Forum: Drums 09-03-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: New to me Acrolite

The magic Acrolite!

I was skeptical for a good long while because while looking for an Acrolite, I had purchased a pitted Supraphonic for $80, figuring it would be a very similar drum.

My Supra...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 810
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Shoes with Elastic Bands: Yes or No?

Give your character a pair of black Vans slip-ons and he or she will look authentic.

Me, I play in Converse Slip All-Stars.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,159
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Hi hats and air lock, no luck.

Thanks! I was wondering whether you had noticed that part. It was kind of wordy for a web forum.

Try what I suggested about the neoprene clutch washers and hi-hat seat before you start taking...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Help with my technique and mental pulse

I checked out a few Tricot videos and your guy has some amazing technique to be sure. Completely rips on a single pedal.

Also, I (and you should) notice that Komaki himself doesn't beat the snot...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,159
Posted By Starship Krupa
Re: Hi hats and air lock, no luck.

Used to have problems with it, but I figured out what was going wrong and fixed it.

A few things come to mind.

First, the fact that you can rotate your bottom cymbal and make the problem come...
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