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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By brady
Re: A question on Real Books

This is pretty much how I've used mine.

It's also a great book to adapt a lot of Syncopation exercises to.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By brady
Re: Help me choose a second snare drum

Yep, that's what he meant. Bermuda has mentioned this before. I've used it a few times myself to replicate a low, muted sound from some old blues recordings.

It takes just a second to toss the...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By brady
Re: Snare Drum Comparison, Observations

Funny, I just did a similar test of my snares recently and came to the same realization. Despite the differences in my most often used snares, they are all tuned about the same.

My rotation...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By brady
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

The last thing I forgot was my hi-hat clutch. It somehow got left at the practice space. I realized it was missing as I was setting up.
Luckily, there was a music store about 15 minutes away. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By brady
Re: How Does Your Band Set Up on Stage?

Same here.

I gotta have the bass player on my left. He can see my foot, I can hear his amp without my ride cymbal washing over it, he can also hear my hi hat better on my left.

One exception...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,798
Posted By brady
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

I've always thought Ten Years After's "Here They Come" had some guitar similarities to Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead Or Alive".

IMO, about as similar as the Led Zep/Spirit "Stairway" thing.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By brady
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By brady
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

I wasn't a fan of those Ludwig Signet kits when I first saw them. It looks like cheap wallpaper. They are sort of growing on me though. Sort of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,222
Posted By brady
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

Can't top The Beatles...

My first was The Black Crowes opening up for ZZ Top, in 1990 or 1991.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By brady
Re: What Metaphors Do You Use in Your Playing?

Ironically, I was going to say the same thing...

I like Larry's trellis analogy. I've always thought of what we do as a sort of framework for the guys to hang their stuff off of.

Another one...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By brady
Re: "You're a drummer? Oh can you play..."

A few years ago when a co-worker found out I play drums, particularly in a jazz context, he asked if I played "Girl From Ipanema".

I thought that was so random. Then again, it's probably 1 of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,119
Posted By brady
Re: For those who play at church or not.

I used to play in my church and I absolutely hated playing behind the plexiglass wall. I could never get anyone to understand that the "unwanted sound" actually bounces back at me. At least I had...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By brady
Re: Real Life Whiplash

Eww... Definitely thrown them out.

Are those sticks the only place you found blood? Not to creep you out too much, but you might want to check the hardware, throne, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By brady
Re: drum fill friday


I thought I was going to win the internet today....
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By brady
Re: drum fill friday

Yeah!!! 5 out of 5!!

I totally guessed on the fourth one though...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By brady
Re: Rock albums with modern production and a great vintage drum sound

Definitely Clutch. I was riding around with my brother-in-law over the holidays, jamming to Clutch in his car. He has a really nice stereo system in his car and that was one of my first thoughts,...
Forum: Drummers 02-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,537
Posted By brady
Re: Is Don Henley relevant here?

That's probably because that isn't a real snare on that cut. It's a Senair snare drum. Apparently one of the first electronic snare drums. Supposedly, Henley liked it and decided to use it for...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By brady
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

That record from the Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner project.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By brady
Re: Why I Never Collected Famous People’s Autographs

I can see both sides of this.

For me, the autograph is sort of an "I'll never see you again." (I live in Nebraska, which isn't exactly a hotbed of music activity, at least not the folks I want to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By brady
Re: Weird Al Wired

That was me.

Now if only I could predict lottery numbers with such accuracy...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,067
Posted By brady
Re: So how's this for bitter?

That's pretty much how my unported head has been miced up. However, my bass drum sounds like it's tuned a little higher than yours. My reso is as you described but my batter side is pretty firm...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By brady
Re: Blues Drumming Done Right

Thanks for sharing that.

Fred Below is one of my heroes. I've probably stolen most of my stuff from him.

I wasn't totally aware that he was so frustrated to the point of almost quitting with...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By brady
Re: Ludwig legacy classic and vintage Ludwig bopsound?

I use my Ludwig Classic Maples in jazz and blues. They aren't that different from the Legacy's. I think most of the sound difference is in heads and tunings.

I found some sound samples at...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By brady
Re: Drum sizes for small venue

What he said...

I use my 20/12/14 for most gigs. I feel the drums have more...presence...than when I've used the 22/13/16. The bigger kit sounds meaty from my perspective but the smaller kit...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,297
Posted By brady
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

Nope. I am left-handed though. I play the kit right-handed. I just keep sticks on both sides of my kit. I never know which sticks are going to decide to take off flying.
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