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Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By GeoB
Re: Hollow Logs For Drums?

Muddy Waters Blues

I worked all the time worked four to four
I'm goinn hummin, you close the door
That's all right woman, in the old way you do
If it had to be for you baby, I would lead you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By GeoB
Re: do i need a hi hat mic?

If you have a channel. Why not!? Happiness is!
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By GeoB
Re: Going to shows of a band you got rejected from a good idea?

Funny how things work out that way, quite often indeed.

But for the OP - But Keep up the Networking. You're interested and the band will take notice. Keep up good relationships & continue to play...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 28,790
Posted By GeoB
Re: What's your latest purchase?

A 50's Zildjian top 14inch hi-hat @ 500 grams. 50 bucks delivered. Got it yesterday and am checking it out to day.

It might be a bit light but that's okay. My New Beats are fine too but I am...
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,306
Posted By GeoB
Re: Let's Talk Snare Drums

Well me too, but I still play a metal snare and also wood both ply and staved, and to be truthful I have heard many metal snares that sounded absolutely fantastic.

My summation? It depends...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By GeoB
Re: Joe Cocker: The Only Singer To Make A Beatles Song Sound Even Better

I bought a best of Joe back in the early 90's at a truck stop and it remains a favorite to this day.

Beatles cover? She Came In Through the Bathroom Window - was great!
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeoB
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

Luckily I don't mind playing the Great American Songbook stuff and dance music, Latin, disco etc... not my favorite per se but it does offer nice venues on sunny summer days, outside and with yupps...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeoB
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

Upgrade your venues. Stay out of bars. Weddings? Bar Mitsvah's? Parties? Receptions? Corporate gigs? Holiday functions? Fests? Car Shows? Harbor Cruises?

But... the only virtue I can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,391
Posted By GeoB
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

Yo! Nuggets.... and I don't mean no chicken McNuggets either....
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,870
Posted By GeoB
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

I have a dogpile of relatives up in MI... we call 'em Piney's.

Is there a lot of Pine up where you live?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,880
Posted By GeoB
Re: Who uses Moongel?

Playing for myself... moongel, sticky hands, etc...

Playing out... nothing.

Moongel makes the drums sound very nice for the drummer but out in the audience drums sound much better without...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By GeoB
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

Cuidado dude...

Go for the vibe single or double.

That said... hmmm I've been thinking about and smaller 2nd bass drum because I NEED another sound in there somewhere.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,870
Posted By GeoB
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

Pick you gigs accordingly. A group I was associated with at one point played fests, weddings, private parties, etc... largely because I absolutely refused to play in a bar. Well... I was fooled...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By GeoB
Re: & here I go again :) :(

wear hearing protection...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeoB
Re: How to handle this situation

It sounds this guy IS the employer. Maybe you can negotiate, but given the track record presented here he'll probably fob you off as well.

Employer integrity means a lot to me and "Verbal...
Forum: Drums 12-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By GeoB
Re: Anyone recognize this set?

The bottom tensioners are missing along with the hoops...

Old MIJ. 100 max. No... I take that back. I've seen old Forum's go for 150... it would depend on the materials (i.e. wood).
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By GeoB
Re: Will this damage my bass drum?

Does that cymbal have a chunk missing out of it?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By GeoB
Re: The power of nostalgia

On Wednesday before the feast I went to this pretty big flea market in Roanoke Virginia and stopped into a used record shop...

I had a lotta' records back in the day because I recognized a bunch...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,586
Posted By GeoB
Re: Who does this, really?

I bought a cymbal case...

I use movers blankets and wrap up the shells and hardware and shove it all in the car. You can get those blankets Harbor Freight or some place similar. Well worth the 8...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By GeoB
Re: Snare Cord - What Knot?

Good on ya Larry, here's to hopin' you feel better now. A bit Vinegar and will help BP to self correct. Me? I happen to enjoy knots. I learned a few in the BSA, hanging around with rock climbers...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By GeoB
Re: Taking drums to Guitar Center for cash

The ONLY time I ever got a deal on a trade was when I pulled a lefty starter set of golf clubs out of the neighbors trash and took them up to Play-it-again Sports and traded them for an Odyssey...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By GeoB
Re: Snare Cord - What Knot?

Being somewhat of a nautical person I use what I call a modified Capuchin knot. It is what the Capuchin monks tied to keep their cord belts from fraying. The modification is that you take both ends...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By GeoB
Re: I think I'm losing it

Mix it with fruit juice.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By GeoB
Re: I think I'm losing it

IF it is GI related and you have GERD the main diet change I made was no oily foods, no garlic, no onions. Hot peppers... no problem as they do not affect GERD.

I also noticed that cinnamon...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By GeoB
Re: How fast can u Paradiddle

I'm afraid my Corpmasters will shatter my android....
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