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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 830
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Re: Sonor-king of the micro kits?

Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,823
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Congrats To Bermuda!

All the thumbs, all the way up!
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Drum Dial tuning

These are all fair points. I have one, rarely use it, but still consider it money well spent.

It is also a good training tool for the new drummer. I found I would get myself into trouble tuning by...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,641
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Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Reality check!

I keep saying this. Buy drums for the hardware and finish you prefer, if your main use is the stage.

A bar we used to play in NYC mandated the use of their house kit. It was a decrepit Export,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By ermghoti
Re: This ever happen? Plus a 5 minute beat

I don't know about that, but I can fall almost completely asleep doing rudiments. As in, I have to catch myself before I topple off the throne.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Names of the drums and cymbals - origins? etymology

They were originally mounted on a rail on the bass drum, so the cymbal "rode" the drum.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By ermghoti
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 401,752
Posted By ermghoti
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

The drums are gone now.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By ermghoti
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

98.72% of people won't notice if the guitarist stops playing.

68.149% of statistics cited on the Internet are made up on the spot.
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By ermghoti
Craigslist Done Right

Nifty drum, to boot. (http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/4307462007.html)
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Why do people treat their drums so badly?

Some people consider their instruments tools, some consider them family members. If you're a kid with the kit he can afford in stead of the one he wants, hustling in and out of bad load-outs with no...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By ermghoti
Re: need some info/help from the Tama guys

Probably. Most multiply drums sound pretty similar. Heads and tuning will make way more difference than the wood involved.

Yes, arguably. The SCs were all made in Japan, built just the same as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By ermghoti
Re: double bass - weak leg is better than strong side

I go through periods when my weak side is better. I think my left is uneducated, where my right side has learned all kinds of things, maybe the muscle memory interferes with what I'm trying to pick...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By ermghoti
Re: How many of you guys mic your kits at home?

If you play live, the acoustic sound of your kit will be somewhat alien, could be a distraction. I guess you could bring your mics and a mixer to feed yourself the miked sound. If you want to hear...
Forum: Drums 11-15-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Buying a drum set and beginner help please.

Electric drums are good news/bad news, like everything else.

Good: Low volume. You will be able to play much more, without needing a rehearsal facility.
As mentioned, they sound good without any...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Double Bass Questions

It's a great idea, I would have recommended it if you hadn't brought it up yourself. Find a problem, isolate it, drill it, then work in the other limbs.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Double Bass Questions

Your drum is not part of the problem, 22" works for lots of people. Make sure the drum is tuned to a consistent tension all the way around, and that the beaters are equally off-center. Most double...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Necessity of heel-up when doing single strokes?

I may be wrong, but the fastest guys I know of use heel strokes/constant release. As for playing ankle-only heel up, I'm guessing there's a more relaxed range of motion from neutral to down than from...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Necessity of heel-up when doing single strokes?

I wouldn't say it's a necessity, there's a place for everything. As you say, heel-up provides more power, due to the greater moving mass of the upper leg, and I find having more power available makes...
Forum: Drums 11-11-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Ludwig floor tom/snare

I saw a local band in Boston one time that had converted a tom like that. I don't think that one was a floor; it was probably a square rack tom.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By ermghoti
This Strikes Me as a Poor Idea.

I guess it's easier to defile a trampoline than to learn to play? (http://vitaminl.tv/video/516)
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Simple Double Bass Pedal Drum Songs

HA! That's the first thing I thought of.

We're old.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By ermghoti
Re: I've made a horrific mistake....

Just rehead the same tom a couple of times, then do the kit when you've zeroed in on what you like.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 12,193
Posted By ermghoti
Re: Was Lars' double-bass on the track Dyers Eve a fraud?

I read they actually had somebody in the studio to catch the cymbal for him. I believe each fill is its own cut, as that was the part he had the most trouble with. And, yes, the DB part is heavily,...
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