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Forum: Drums Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: My drum tuning

This is called 'tuning to the room' smart drummers do this.


Some drummers technique decides their tuning, they may be more comfortable with tight heads and a said about of rebound, or loose...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Congratulations Jules

Join date/post ratio: Roughly 5 posts (4.63) every day for 6 years. Oy Vey!

Those hard Australian winters.
Forum: Drums 03-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: I've got a big one ------ &

Andy, the 80's just called, they want their snare drum sound back.


8" deep...really? What depth in your opinion is most practical for a 15" snare please? Where's the depth line, that depth...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Big maple fun :)

This be why maple is the staple in the shell world.

Any chance of maple staves alternating with poplar/gum, just cuz you can?
Forum: Drums 03-27-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Been documenting my snare drums more.

The format is excellent, it really highlights the differences in sound, as opposed to not remembering (or caring) what the last snare sounded like when there's no consistency in the execution of the...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,318
Posted By Les Ismore
Forum: Drums 03-26-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Andy inspired me to demo some of my snare drums.

That snare sounds like a STONE.

And yeah, nice playing Billy Ray!!!
Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 218
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Drum suspension systems

Exactly "not 'much' difference", but a difference, and proof here, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQXNyfAGduI) why would these guys use suspension mounting if it were basically irrelevant to the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Being offered a position you don't really want, but could be an experience?

Who doesn't like BONGRIPPER (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWi8PCFi6hg)!!!?

Reptilian mindlessness, it doe's change your consciousness tho. You don't listen to it, it slowly unfolds in lower...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Gear fail - handled beautifully :)

Who uses wing nuts anymore?

Early 20th century drum technology.

Video is a perfect example of why wing nuts are lame, even the EFX crash has lost its wing nut in that vid, or so it would seem.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: No more jam sessions for me. I'm done

You may be able to play, but sounds like you need more experience.

If you're experienced you know the variables of an open mic/jam situation. if not, there are many, not least of which is the drum...
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 218
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Drum suspension systems

No pro level drummer (as in they can have whatever they want) is using iso mounts 'just' bc the drums come with them. If they prefer direct mounting, they'd have them that way.

Drums sound...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Peter Erskine is on the move... again

Flash a fang, try to sell some gear. SOS.

Really, axe yourself what stands out about Erskine's gear pimpability quotient, his (trademark(?)) drum sound, who he's played with, his technique/what...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 218
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Drum suspension systems

Yes, you're aren't the only one. The guy who invented the isolation mount was one too.





Somewhat negligible, like calf skin heads. If they (suspension mounts) were available in the day,...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 218
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Drum suspension systems

RIMS mounts make it easier get a consistent response from your toms.

Every time you set up there's a new/diff set of variables, the floor, the room dimensions, related materials etc. A major...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 218
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Drum suspension systems

Got 'some' of their drums to sing, but consistently get all of them to sing? No, that's why suspension mounts were invented.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

I've never left cymbals at a gig, tho a drummer friend of mine did. He left them outside leaning against a pillar near the van while packing up. Black cymbal bag, the inconspicuous completely black...
Forum: Drums 03-18-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: how old is my Yamaha 9000 Floortom?

Here (http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/musical-instruments/drums/ac-drumsets/806/4177) .........................
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Anti-Slip Drumsticks?

I don't care which brand of stick, if I wash my hands bf I play, I'll have no grip, the stick will slide. On a break and use the bathroom, nope, I don't wash my hands.

The oils that come out of...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Why do the wooden hoops on this snare have flat straight sections?

Made in China. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5peC9wFu64w)

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Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By Les Ismore
Last piece of gear you forgot?

What's the last piece of gear you realized you forgot/left behind when you got to the gig?



My last one was pretty easy, brought the wrong cymbal stand upper tube for an extra cymbal stand, it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 663
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: New contest: help us name our band!

....... Def Leopold

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Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Demos of the New Ludwig Copper Phonic?

Totally odd, I won't say fail...but it really is/was.

Its their new baby and no vids of the COPPER PHONIC being played.
For the love of god man, what is LUDWIG thinking?

They should get...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: German grip, which German?

What, no grip for Canadia and Australia?
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,462
Posted By Les Ismore
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

Killing Joke's Eighties (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1U1Ue_5kq8).

You can guess the song.

Killing Joke sued, then after Cobain took his last action, they said "Nevermind" and drooped the...
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