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Forum: Drums 11-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Sold your Sonor kits for which brand?

Seems like a good reason to buy


Sonor stuff is top notch

I know about 6 friends that play sonor and will be playing sonor in 30 years still.

I'm a sucker for a good deal as well

Do it...
Forum: Drums 11-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Should I buy this snare drum?

Do you like how it sounds? if you do buy it.

Birch/Walnut sounds like a nice mix.. slap some coated heads on nit for a nice warm crack. or use some Evans EC Reverse Dot snare heads for a bit more...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 868
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Realistic Expectations

If I could play like JoJo I would play like JoJo. lol

I'd be OK with being Scott and playing like JoJo too.

I compare myself to others all the time as a gauge of where I'd LIKE to be and how...
Forum: Drums 11-20-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Sold your Sonor kits for which brand?

The question is WHY are you wanting to change.
Play what you want to play. not what other people play.
It's perfectly fine to want to upgrade, or just change it up, but if your going to be shelling...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Band members with bad timing

HAHA I have gotten the look more than a few times.. although its a good way to communicate on stage when its loud

I also play a pretty extreme type of music so that makes it another ball game...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Sonor Safari or Bop

If your worried about flimsy rims get some wood hoops. they look amazing too. I bought this off a guy on these forms and am very happy with them.

I'd love if they had an option to go with the 18...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 868
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Realistic Expectations

I got pretty good at drumming because I enjoyed doing it. No expectations. I would just go play for long periods of time and after a few years it just happend and one day I was like.. Man... I'm...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

when you say 110bpm I would say 220

My bands songs areusually 220-240bpm...

so when I play 16th notes at 220-240 that's the same as 32nd notes at 110-120 i suppose?

for a second i thought...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Band members with bad timing

Oh.. open jam.


If its very informal then having the tempo change a bit isn't the end of the world. your not going to be using in ears to a click at a jam.

Just make sure if you practice on...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Sonor Safari or Bop

I freaking love my BOP.

both are good, but it depends on what you want.

for me the idea of the 16 is nice.. but mic'd or live it wouldn't be enough... nor would it work with any type of music i...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Band members with bad timing

I'd agree with "hold your own" but i've had this issue on stage

I jam regularly with my band for 9 years... when we get on stage it speeds up out of control. Being death metal with blasts and...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Would like some feedback on my hand technique

Turn the Metronome ON for practice.. it will save you in a few years time when your timing is good and playing is consistent..

its also a good way to measure progress.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Flatfoot Technique?

haha the old 160-190 range..

This is the hardest range for everyone learning... its the transition from using your hip flexors to ankles. VERY common to have trouble here.

I basicly would do...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-14-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Bass Drum Pedal in Slow Motion

That's the slide technique I use.

its called "SLIDE" but your doing it correct.. your foot doesn't slide all that much

for more speed tighter springs, and a slighly tighter batter head make a...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

THIS!!!

My doubles suck compaired to my singles but I wish someone explained this to me early on in my drumming.. make the second stroke sound like its a single.

Practice making the second...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Flatfoot Technique?

There's 100's of techniques. .don't get caught up in that.

the key to playing loud fast double kick is practice... if u can do it at 160 your not going to get to 200 over night.. it takes years to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

For rock/metal I do singles alot... I'm actually to the point my singles I can do as fast as the song is written.

I've been working on doubles and rudiments lately and am trying to switch......
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

220 singles means single strokes...... i didn't say one foot.


single strokes are RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL

16th notes. 220 bpm.


doubles would be RrLlRrLl
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Using the toes in the slide technique

To be honest there is no RIGHT and WRONG techniques... some work for you and some don't. Some work for me and some don't... If it's not hurting. and its working I say do it.

now. that...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

As a huge user of heel toe and slide i figured i'd chime in.

Heel toe is great for conserving energy when doing a LONG run of FAST 16th's. the odd time i'll do it in a weird pattern where i have...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: A month and no drums

as a death metal drummer I need to play often to keep up my speed and endurance. I just came off a month and a half break (vacation, travelling out west etc)

After a large break my speed and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,374
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: What technique changed your drumming dramatically?

Heeltoe/double strokes with my feet. (for deathmetal)

ERGONOMICS was huge..


not burning off all your energy being showy, setting your kit up in a position requiring minimal movement, and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Bass Pedal Technique Help: Heel-Up

If your first learning or getting it down loosen the springs on your pedal a touch and tighten your bass drum skin... it gives almost the same rebound, but allows the pedal to swing forward faster...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Mid/high level kits.

Price out a Sonor SQ2 or Pearl Masterworks.

Thats what I consider High end. Each company has a line of custom drums that you pick bearing edges, type of wood, depth, hight, hardware, wraps, 100%...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By beyondbetrayal
Re: Quick doubles on the kick

Your kit sounds awesome bill!
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