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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By larryace
Re: A re-statement of the obvious

Could it be that the average age is 85 here :)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By larryace
What makes....

Rock music rock music?

Or swing music swing music?

Anybody who thinks they can contribute...any genre is welcome. Show us what you got lol. They were just examples up front.

I'll start. I...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By larryace
Re: Interesting Observation Regarding Drum Quality and Sound Preferences

Another factor that doesn't get mentioned much...the room where the instrument in question is heard. Oh and the tuning. I can make a great drum sound like garbage. I can almost smell what you're...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By larryace
Re: quality of drum sounds to the rest of the band is not important

There's that mindset I was referring to.

I don't see it like that. I never adjusted my tuning for hitting less hard. And I'm not sure what you mean by gear being a factor. Maybe sticks. But I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By larryace
Re: quality of drum sounds to the rest of the band is not important

FWIW, I definitely disagree that drums have to be played loud to inspire. Volume has zero to do with groove, inspiration, and excitement. I was in a sink or swim situation volume-wise with my last...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By larryace
Re: quality of drum sounds to the rest of the band is not important

We do deserve to play good sounding instruments. But short that, what we do is not sound dependent. Sure we all want to sound a certain way. But many times (backline or practice kits) that's just not...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By larryace
Re: quality of drum sounds to the rest of the band is not important

For one, I applaud you Mr. evolving_machine for playing in a way that you are considerate to the other musicians, especially at rehearsal, and taming your lion of an instrument for the greater good,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 265,523
Posted By larryace
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Oriollo 14 x 6.5 seamless brass snare drum, raw finish.

14 x 6.5 Pork Pie seamed aluminum snare drum, 8 lug.

I wanted a brass and an aluminum snare for my studio.
Forum: Drums 01-05-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 73,726
Posted By larryace
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

That before and after pic is insane Jon. I just don't get how a company with over a century of experience look at that and say...yea that looks good to me.

I. Just. Do. Not. Get. It.

I'm all...
Forum: Drummers 01-04-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By larryace
Re: Another Benny Benjamin sighting?

Countless Youtube docs. I get a lot out of YT. Today I talked myself out of a traffic ticket, one which I was guilty of what I was ticketed for, from stuff I learned from YT. Big fan.
Forum: Drummers 01-03-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By larryace
Another Benny Benjamin sighting?

Is this Benny again?

https://youtu.be/d_M1AY8Pu7M?t=1542
Forum: Drums 01-02-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By larryace
Re: best walnut snare?

Craviotto steambent should be on this list too.

IMO, steambent or segmented is the best sounding construction...for any wood. Not a fan of stave construction, but they would probably be preferable...
Forum: Drums 12-30-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By larryace
Re: Middle tom doesn't resonate

Doug thanks for posting this. Nice job. This sounds like a solution. Literally.

Crap that means I have to send you that dollar. PM me with your info.



I love off the wall thoughts. Assuming...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By larryace
Re: Do 3/4 and 6/8 ‘flow’ better for you?

No pipes were injured as a result of my last post. Proper pipe research. What's that? I made sure I called "Call 2 Dig" before posting. I'm in no position to do any manner of proper underground pipe...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By larryace
Re: Do 3/4 and 6/8 ‘flow’ better for you?

Agreed! Perception colors everything.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By larryace
Re: Do 3/4 and 6/8 ‘flow’ better for you?

This sounds like a simple preference for some people.

They "feel better" when the music they play or listen to, is evenly divisible by 3.

I can dig it.

He can dig it. She can dig it. They...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By larryace
Re: Middle tom doesn't resonate

If you would humor me, I have a hypothesis. I want to see if it works for you.

I know exactly what you are referring to and it drove me even more bananas than I already am.

Try this: When you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,404
Posted By larryace
Re: YOUR BETTER AT BECAUSE OF DRUMS

I'm better at being me.
Forum: Drums 12-26-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By larryace
Re: Curious about tuning to actual notes

I hear you on the not relying on toms to have a long clear tone...When I play other's toms that suck, I adjust my playing so I don't use them unless I have to. There's only one room that I can't use...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By larryace
Re: How to start?

Sorry, I'm not following. If you bought an E kit, I'm assuming that you'd set it up in your living space. Am I off there? Your A kit would be cast down to that basement.

If whatever kit you buy is...
Forum: Drums 12-25-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By larryace
Re: Curious about tuning to actual notes

I tune my 3 toms to my preferred choice of intervals. (high tom) root, (middle tom) a 4th below the root, (lower tom) the lower octave of the root.

They might not line up to actual note pitches,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By larryace
Re: How to start?

Just go for a the A kit and dive in head first. Yes it's less convenient. The very best thing you can do is expend energy towards it, if it's worth it to you.

Getting both could be a good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By larryace
Re: Yoyoka's back (she's 9 now)

Wow she's pretty amazing. She's already better than most drummers I know including me.

I don't understand how people can do this like her at 9.

I'm really digging the drumming of Asian...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By larryace
Re: FU stroke!!!!!

I 23rd this!

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Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By larryace
Re: Old Dog New Cans

I 2nd this!

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