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Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,421
Posted By CommanderRoss

The 4 way independence developed by drumming has made me very ambidextrous. As such, I can play keys a lot better without the struggle.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,216
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Anyone just play drums for themselves only?

After my stint in a jazz band, I did exactly this for 10 years. Loved every minute of it and I developed a lot of good skills during that time.

I too got fed up with the hassles of people and the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Cool historical photograph-drumkit

Love this stuff! Seeing how the old school players did it just motivates me to keep it simple and have my own style.
Thanks for the great thread!
Forum: Drums 12-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: 36" kick?

I need all the compensation I can get, so a drum like this is gold for me. =-D

But you're all right in that lugging this thing around would be horror every time.
Forum: Drums 12-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Popcorn Snare suggestions

I have the 10" PDP 805 and that thing is a rock star. Crisp sounding, solid built and easy to carry & pack.
Forum: Drums 12-18-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Double bass drum players

I had two 20 inchers early in my career. Loved the punch and responsive speed I got from them.

Issue over time is what was mentioned here: Lugging around all that gear.
I loved the balanced...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Arthritis in Foot - Looking for Kick Drum Alternatives


I have a bud who had foot surgery and had recovery/rehab issues just like you describe.
He swapped the hi-hat position to his right foot & used the slave side of the double pedal and just...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Bent Sweet Ride - How Much Would You Pay?

This is that main reason I don't associate with Guitar Sucker or Sam Ass. IF you can find a drum guy at all, their knowledge of said drums is spotty at best.

Most times they act like they don't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,105
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Hey Joe: Great drumming or overplaying?

It fits because that's the only way most of us have ever heard it. Mitch took his jazz background and made it fit the rock scene.
That's brilliant in its own right.

Great tune for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Stage Fees?

This is an exposure gig. The most you'll ever play.

For us "little guys" who will never play that level of a show, paying for stage time is bunk.
If they come at me with that, I'm out as there...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,588
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: "too Busy"

In the Rockabilly scene, this is spot on true. As I play standing up, I'm limited as to what I can do. When folks are dancing to Rock This Town or other songs like that, I can't really embellish or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Just got booked to play a Moose Lodge. What to expect?

I call those our "low & slow" gigs. Sort of like what we do when we play RV parks. Too loud and they'll yell at you, so keep it down & not too intense and you'll do great.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Restoring a vintage a drum?

It's always good to see Drumsmiths at work. Care for anything vintage takes time and patience.
I've learned a lot from craftsman such as this that I use in my own restoration projects. Thanks for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Your Moment of Glory

Being in the rockabilly scene we played a Rockabilly Bash show with the Rhythm Dragons and their drummer Bob Stubbs (of Social D fame) taught me how to play standing up.
We played our set and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Gigging Mishaps

Showed up to a gig without my ride cymbal. Luckily, the drummer from the band after us hooked me up.

Was in the studio with a borrowed Mapex pedal. Having never worked with that brand, I didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,029
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Is this statement about 'hired guns' kinda true or not..?

It seems from this very informative thread that about 1% of those taking the leap into the pro world will make the kind of money we think all of them do.

I'd love to take that plunge, but common...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: No tom setup

The links came up "403 forbidden", but I get what you're saying.
I love doing shows with a stripped down set for the reasons mentioned above.
Good deal brother.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,029
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Is this statement about 'hired guns' kinda true or not..?

Watch the Hired Gun documentary & you'll see a few sides of this coin.

Of the many artists interviewed, Phil Buckman (bass player for Filter) hits on the points mentioned in this thread.
Forum: Drums 11-28-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Have you come around to other drum sizes?

I've fallen in love with my 20" kick. I used it in the studio once and the way I could control the sound was just great.
I use this kick along with a 10" tom and a 14" floor. Perfect for small...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: No GAS

Always! =-D

This is what gets me in trouble though most times. I'll justify this browsing to something I NEED and have the perfect place for it.

However, as I've been whittling down my kit and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Fixing Tempo Problems

I practice to a metronome a lot. Helps keep me focused on the tempo and feel of songs and exercises.
Live, I just set a tempo and don't really have an issue. I'm blessed for this I'll admit as many...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: No GAS

I got bit.
My Sweetwater wish list had 2 items that were slashed better than Freddie Kruger could do & I took the bait.

A pair of 15" New Beat hats that I've wanted for a good year & a case for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,229
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: Albums that had a huge impact on your current playing?

Alive II from KISS was huge for me. The drum solo in the middle of God of Thunder got me interested in drumming while still in single digit age.

A Show of Hands by Rush did a lot. Seeing Neil...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 265,737
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: What's your latest purchase?

15" Zildjian New Beats. I've wanted a pair of those for a good 5 years. Love the sound & real estate.
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By CommanderRoss
Re: The Choice to Play the Drumset

100% all me.
I saw Peter Criss play the drum solo to God of Thunder in the late 70's and that was it. I knew I wanted to be a part of that in some way.
From then on, I was building my own kits &...
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