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Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,040
Posted By BobC
Re: Maybe this is where the term "Kick" drum came from

That was amazing. Fred was a very talented guy.

There's a clip of Karen Carpenter doing something similar to the tune of "Strike Up The Band." She doesn't dance, but plays a multitude of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,600
Posted By BobC
Re: Playing drums dynamically

All points are true here. Very good advice. Larryace, we should hang out some day. I agree that drummers who have no dynamics aren't musicians, IMO. It's something you have to develop over time.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By BobC
Re: Tilting the snare

I always tilt my snare a little bit away from me and toward the right. That's just how I've always done it, probably because I saw Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa set up that way decades ago. It's funny...
Forum: Drums 01-20-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,926
Posted By BobC
Re: How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

I have two wrapped DW sets that I haul around all the time with no cases or covers. I just carefully put them in the back of the car and off I go. I'm not worried about them at all. Both sets look...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By BobC
Re: Coping with a bad recording session

I have a doozy of a story about a bad session. In 1985 or so, my band at the time went up to Warren, Rhode Island, to record a demo at a studio that was owned by an old friend of our bass player. The...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,369
Posted By BobC
Re: Do You Play Another Instrument Besides Drums?

My apologies if this is a thread that has been done here already. Forgive me, please. I'm new here.

Like many of you, I have found that having knowledge of rhythm and timekeeping has been a big...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,369
Posted By BobC
Do You Play Another Instrument Besides Drums?

I was curious if anyone else here plays another instrument besides drums, which one(s), your proficiency level, etc. Do you play that instrument in a band?

I have always played guitar as well as...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,625
Posted By BobC

I've answered this question a lot of times over the years, due to having written a book about 60's rock drummers, but I agree with most of your choices. I was ridiculously influenced by Bonham at the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,430
Posted By BobC
Re: Has your band ever been told what you can or can't play?

Yes, we appeared on NJ News Channel 12 a few years ago and were given two 15 minute spots to present original music. We were told absolutely no cover tunes, and it had to be acoustic-based...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,171
Posted By BobC
Re: Why do people treat their drums so badly?

I stopped using cases for local gigs years ago, and my 13 year old DW set looks just a tad worse for wear than it did when I bought them new in 2001. I have cracking of the wrap in a couple of spots,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By BobC
Re: Multiple set owners: what does each set brings out in you?

I don't really notice a difference, as the configuration remains the same on all my sets. I hit them the same way. Now, if I decide to bring two rack toms on the white DW set and mount them on a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By BobC
Re: Our fixed qualities

I have a tape of me playing with a garage band in 1966, and while my drumming was brand new, the foundation had been already laid, so to speak. I guess I'd been playing and studying for about a year....
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By BobC
Re: Dampening with paper

A paper napkin, or even a section of one, can be a good damper under a small piece of duct tape. In the studio recently, we used some kind of dampening material taped to the head and the hoop that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,377
Posted By BobC
Re: What's with The Who?

I'm a bit biased, because I discovered The Who on the TV show, Shindig, in 1965, while very much a young teenager. It was a promo film clip of "I Can't Explain." They played live, and I was blown...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By BobC
Re: # of gigs in 2013?

I'd say I play around a hundred twenty five a year or so. From July through September, I played forty-four, and wore myself out in the process. Busiest summer I've ever had. And the most physically...
Forum: Drummers 01-06-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 86,092
Posted By BobC
Re: Stanton Moore here

I interviewed Stanton for Classic Drummer magazine in 2006, and then we got together at NAMM in January, '07. He's a great guy, and a terrific drummer. Funky as hell; he has the New Orleans groove...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By BobC
Re: Panic

You should have taken a break and counted it out! You answered your own question, basically. There have been occasions where I have gotten trumped up on a countoff. I just stop, count and come in....
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,676
Posted By BobC
Re: The virtues of gigging - or otherwise

I always say that I get paid to drive to the gig, haul the gear in, set up, tear down, haul it out, drive home and unpack the car. I play for free.

I have been playing gigs steadily for so long...
Forum: Drums 01-06-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,761
Posted By BobC
Re: New for 2014: Gretsch Marquee series

They don't appeal to me at all. The tom sizes look strange, and the matte finish is
unattractive, sorry to say.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,245
Posted By BobC
Re: Jim Chapin: Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer

I struggled through Jim's book when I was studying drums at 17. I had to chart it all out: FLR-FRL-FF-FLR, etc. That was the only way I could get it, and I never really mastered it, I must admit....
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,373
Posted By BobC
Re: Feel good drumming photos

It may not be the cutest photo, but it is the most inspiring!
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,126
Posted By BobC
Re: Is everyone a paid professional here?

Jon...Great to hear from you in a PM. I tried responding, but it got kicked back.

I'm playing a lot, sometimes too much. I overworked myself this summer and had a couple of health issues that I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,682
Posted By BobC
Re: The Drum Solo

Just do what you do in that one song the way you want and keep it short. I very rarely solo, because I don't particularly like rock drum solos, and I don't think I'm that good at soloing. I get a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,352
Posted By BobC
Re: Do you talk drums and drumming with your significant other?

No, she really has no interest. Why bother?
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,948
Posted By BobC
Re: How do you start your show?

We start with something slightly lower key, like "Fire" by Springsteen and ramp it up from there. I make up our sets, and try hard to build them up to a roar, then, throw in a ballad for our girl...
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