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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34,284
Posted By niacin
Re: Is Dennis Chambers ill?

I totally agree with Mrs. Renee Chambers and Joe Morris. This is a private matter. Anyone should be ashamed to discuss what type of illness, specific details, speculations etc. All to be concerned...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By niacin
Re: songs with leading toms

Simon Phillips "Euphrates"
Toto "I will Remember"
and lots of Gavin Harrison stuff
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,564
Posted By niacin
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

Zildjian 12" A Special Recording Hats Brilliant, Zildjian 16" K Dark Thin Crash, Mapex Saturn Snare - all from ebay.

and Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,146
Posted By niacin
Re: Your favourite drum fills of all time, EVER!

The first 3 seconds of this:


Looking forward to your comments guys! :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By niacin
Re: The Magnificent 7... a must have book for drummers

I also ordered it online. Waiting for the mail... :)
Forum: Drums 11-04-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By niacin
Re: Some Rogers porn ;)

Great pics! A real time machine. Good for you!
I have the same kit from 1976 but in blue. Mine is coupled with a 60s Dynasonic.

Have you thought of uploading some sound samples as well?
Forum: Drums 10-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,451
Posted By niacin
Re: Show us your Mapex kits!

Guys, I recently acquired this Will Calhoun signature set with 20" and 18" bass drums. All shells are signed on the inside :)
Forum: Drummers 10-21-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 48,988
Posted By niacin
Re: Simon Phillips

It looks like Simon has an updated version of his website :)

Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By niacin
Re: Excited & bummed - Simon Phillips, Protocol II

The news is also in the latest idrum magazine:

Forum: Drums 09-30-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,996
Posted By niacin
Re: More blast from the past stuff - Rogers Big R kit

So this is the badge from my blue Rogers kit:


After checking John's...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-26-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By niacin
Re: Warm Up Lesson - Cuban diddles

Thank you! Looks very interesting. Definitely will try it.
Forum: Drums 09-21-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,996
Posted By niacin
Re: More blast from the past stuff - Rogers Big R kit

No it didn't come with the special Sleishman double pedal from that Modern Drummer performance. But there are also pics of Will playing it as a regular kit:...
Forum: Drums 09-20-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,996
Posted By niacin
Re: More blast from the past stuff - Rogers Big R kit

I can't believe it! I came here for the Rogers topic and incidentally my new kit which temporarily replaced my Rogers kit (not selling it at all anyway) is a Mapex Saturn Will Calhoun Signature.
Forum: Drums 09-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,996
Posted By niacin
Re: More blast from the past stuff - Rogers Big R kit

Thanks John. The bass drum badge is still there. It has a serial number and made in the US.

On the inside the toms have a reinforcement ring and the typical grey-greenish coating. The shell looks...
Forum: Drums 09-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,996
Posted By niacin
Re: More blast from the past stuff - Rogers Big R kit

Sorry to jump in on this topic. This are pics of my Rogers Big R kit. I was always curious to get a near-exact estimate of it's year of manufacture. Much appreciated for any hints!. I tend to think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By niacin
Re: WE Are Smart

:) Here's something to retort with when one tries to break a drummer joke
Forum: Drummers 08-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,382
Posted By niacin
Re: Gergo Borlai

So glad Thaard started this thread!
Gergo Borlai is simply phenomenal! He's a true artist.

I recommend the following Meinl Cymbals Artist Link:
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By niacin
Re: Mike Portnoy's Dream Plays Out; Gavin Harrison, Stanton Moore

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know any of that :) Cheers
Forum: Drum Technique 07-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,862
Posted By niacin
Re: Thomas Pridgen, Tony Royster Jr, Eric moore, etc.

There are quite a few in this style. Be careful because at some point they all start to sound the same. And because this style is very trendy many of us try to copy, which may not always be a good...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,314
Posted By niacin
Re: 7", 9", 11", 17" Toms...

Why bother at all?!? Life is complicated enough!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-05-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By niacin
Re: Soloing within a song or structure

An example of a piece with soloing over a "structure" is Marbles by Gregg Bissonette. After working on the piece for a while I discovered that the best way to practice the solo section is to ask my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,939
Posted By niacin
Re: Best jazz albums(with great jazz drumming)?

Thumbs up! The ride really sounds outstanding!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,370
Posted By niacin
Re: 3/4 waltz over John Riley's Art of Bop Drumming

Despite the graphical simplicity - this combo is not easy at all. Thanks for sharing! Will try it myself. Hope I get it alright.

Forum: Drums 04-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By niacin
Sound files and Drum companies' websites

It just occurred to me how great would it be to have drum companies actually record in HQ sound files of the sets they show on their sites.

Of the big selling names I guess only MAPEX feature...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By niacin
Re: 13" Snares

I am also very happy with my 13x6 Gretsch Mark Schulman snare:

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