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Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By evolving_machine
Spectator article on Drummers.

Spectator article on Drummers.

"Why do we always beat up the drummers?"

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/pop/9577382/why-do-we-always-beat-up-on-drummers/
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,084
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: What is your drum setup pet peeve?

It does not impact me in a negative way when someone plays a kit with a strange arrangement where the snare is at the edge of their reach, or they have to stand up on the thrown to hit the cymbals....
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Blue Note Jazz Club to open in China?

What do you mean by "keep that cheap labor working?"
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Blue Note Jazz Club to open in China?

Darn it, I posted the wrong link. But, is corrected now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/arts/music/blue-note-jazz-club-plans-expansion-to-china.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By evolving_machine
Blue Note Jazz Club to open in China?

What do you think?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/arts/music/blue-note-jazz-club-plans-expansion-to-china.html
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

geek_boy_in, thanks for posting the question, and

thank you JohnPloughman for answering and showing your collection and knowledge of Rogers.

I just own two oval dynasonics both from the 60's,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Writing with the weak hand?

I was doing drum exercises to strengthen my left hand and it did get much stronger. At the time, I was also painting murals on walls, and used my left hand because it had easier access to certain...
Forum: Drums 02-15-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Pearl drum set in Blues Brothers movie

I did not see any clear Pearls either.

But, the new Oldsmobiles were in early that year.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,431
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: am I the last one to know about this technique for playing lower volume on cymbals?

Back to the lowering of the volume problem.

On Saturday I was playing in my small room with some people. I have been choking the sticks and trying to play at a very low volumes.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: extreme tom angles and snare tilt

Buddy Rich had the snare higher, and he brought the side of the snare near him higher by angling it downward like that. I used to do that as well, mostly because the snare stands did not go high...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Tuning

I usually start with the floor tom to try to get the lowest sound I can without it buzzing and without a lot of ringing. I have two kits, one is a Pearl MCX Masters with three overhead toms and and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: extreme tom angles and snare tilt

He has the toms over on his extreme left, and the snare is down extremely low. It almost looks to me like he he did not have the time to finish setting up. But, as stated before, he does a good...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 955
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: 24" bass drum - 10" main snare, surely not?

The kit sounds great, I just can not get used to the sound of small snare drums, even the sound of a 13" sometimes bothers me. Perhaps, there is some kind of music where this will sound good....
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Snare drum problem?

Perhaps, I am out of touch with things, but I know of the snare strings, and other things similar to them, and I am also familiar with the nylon straps. I have not heard of anyone using cloth. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Bass drum makes windows vibrate

Take a piece of plexiglass, and if you can afford it, lexan (polycarbonite) instead. If you can, do not place the sheet of plexiglass/ lexan parallel, place it on a slight angle to the glass. You...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Dealing with spine problems - experiences, advice

I have 7 discs that are ruptured now. I have to take it really easy. When I move a drum kit around I make the packages as light as possible, take my time and make many trips. I use a folding hand...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Practice to Mastery?

With the amount of material out as well as the accessibility to the material in written or sound form, it is impossible to know it all. Therefore, another approach may be used and borrowed from...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,995
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Great car for a drummer

My last car was a 2005 Honda Civic. I drive a lot between DC and NJ in the USA. I drive a lot and I like a car to handle like a car instead of a truck, or SUV.

While I was down in DC right...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Video: Louie Bellson and Steve Gadd in Studio

I am not sure if this is the same video. But, I found this on Youtube instead of the Facebook page that I could not enter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h0YEJKavi0
Forum: Drums 12-23-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Kevlar snare shells?

I agree with what Bermuda said below about Kevlar sounding like Carbon fiber. They are both to be used as reinforcement inside a polymer.

There is this relationship that I remember that is way of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,933
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

Cosmos Factory, CCR
Led Zep III
Beatles, Let it Be
Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed
Inner Mounting Flame, Mahavishnu Orchestra
Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
Live at the Flimore East, Alman Brother's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

The link below is the son emulating the father who used a single pedal. Because the double pedal was not invented at that time and the Father had the fastest right foot on the planet to date, and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Drummer quiz: What kind of drummer are you?

Ok, what is it that prevents me from taking the survey? Could it be that I am in New Jersey? Perhaps, my eyes are too close together? Maybe, they are just too far apart?
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,021
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Who does this, really?

Just get a cover for the pick up bed, and some bungy chords to tie down the kit.
...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,482
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Drums suck!

Jim, I did not see your post while I was writing mine, so that although it appears that I was copying what you said about the microphones, it was not intentional.
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