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Forum: Drums 05-17-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By TTNW
Re: The 23" bass drum

I bet if you really wanted to you could call up DW in Oxnard and ask if you can come by and demo a 23" BD. They are very accommodating to pros and you are a working drummer so they should let you...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By TTNW
Re: Matt Smith in Under 2 Minutes.

Thanks for the update. I have thought about Matt from time to time and I was curious about his whereabouts recently.

It's too bad that his Nashville experience was less than ideal from your...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By TTNW
Re: Identifying Drums

I think he's doing the Chris "Daddy" Dave thing. He's got snares sizes for rack toms.

The floor tom on the right looks like a 14x12. Maybe a 12x5 or 6 for the matching rack tom and a 13 or 14 x 5...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By TTNW
Re: My Ludwig collection

I'd take the new one out.

Did I miss something? Have you gotten rid of the Signet kit already?
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 813
Posted By TTNW
Re: New contest: help us name our band!

Cherry Pie


WTF? I can't believe you guys can't see the obvious.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,595
Posted By TTNW
Re: Just starting at 53 and will need all the help I can get!

Welcome to DW.

Good decision. In my experience the drumming community is one of the best. Friendly and helpful.

Definitely take a few lessons to get you off to a good start and don't wait too...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By TTNW
Re: Kinda' ok with slowing down

Sometimes I think I'm slowing down (I'll be 52 in May) but I sort of agree with NWJ. How inspired and motivated I am waxes and wanes but wanting to play with others never goes away.

I think you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By TTNW
Re: Are you familiar with Jammin Sam's drum wraps?

All of this info is spot on. I used Jammin' Sam when I wanted to make a matching 18" floor tom for my PDP kit and that size is not available. Easy instructions, good prices, quality wraps.

Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By TTNW
Re: How much beat division is a "hair" ?

You Tube some Steve Jordan for great "behind the beat" playing.

Check out, also, some Stewart Copeland from the Police for great "on top of the beat" playing.

Everywhere from those two places...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By TTNW
Re: German grip, which German?

Besides orchestral and symphonic percussion there is the military influence.

This photo shows the different grips.


Tympani and snare playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By TTNW
Re: How much beat division is a "hair" ?

Well you have the right idea. Depending upon tempo, a 1/10th could be a lot so.. .. consider a hair behind the beat just to be that little bit you stay behind and don't rush it.

It's the same...
Forum: Drums 03-14-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By TTNW
Re: Video Demo: Mapex Versatus Snare

This thread proves to me that I need to up my game in regard to drum sounds. I wish I had more of the discerning ear of guys like Andy and others that know exactly what they prefer.

I thought the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By TTNW
Re: Dumb question about push/pull

Maybe to do a fast floor tom ride and kick pattern and then bonk around with your left hand for accents elsewhere on the kit.

Like on "Redhouse" at the intro you can work the floor tom slowly but...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By TTNW
Re: How to improve rhythm and timing of each note? (Issues with bass drum strokes being slightly off

All great suggestions here.. .. as usual.

I would add that you may want to check the tension of your BD batter side head and see if the tension is less than it used to be.

I struggle with...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By TTNW
Re: Dumb question about push/pull

To be able to play faster strokes with a different and some would argue more efficient technique. Along with that, depending upon the speed at which you want to play certain notes, it would...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By TTNW
Re: Dumb question about push/pull

Probably not except that I think this technique would help with honing that feel in grooves that have opposing rhythms. You know triplety hi-hat or ride patterns with 2 and 4 kick and snare.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By TTNW
Re: How to make hi-hats swing sideways?


Loosen your top hat clutch so that the cymbal can move the most that it can along the post in the clutch. Set the cymbals just far enough apart that they don't touch at all in the rest...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By TTNW
Re: What Metaphors Do You Use in Your Playing?

Percolating - I like to call that groove I lay down on one of the faster country songs we sometimes play that I'm "percolating". Bubbling along with that Lay Down Sally kind of groove.

Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,773
Posted By TTNW
Re: The power of smiling

I totally agree.

Often people tell me that it looks like I'm the only one "having any fun up there".

Everyone else in my band is so stone faced when we play. I just sit back there and smile.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By TTNW
Re: Hi-Hats: Tight or loose????

I like the top a little loose but not sloppy.

I keep the bottom tilted up so that at rest the edges closest to me are just just touching.

This is my "left foot off the pedal" go-to rock slosh...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By TTNW
Re: Advice please?

Yes yes yes. It is the reason I make sure I play with someone, somewhere every Friday night.

5String's advice is the most important lesson from all of this.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By TTNW
Re: Advice please?

Great questions!

Try to know what you will be expected to play. Practice those songs before you go. Don't misrepresent but also don't be self-deprecating. Just be honest.

Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By TTNW
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

Leave the foam rings off and you might like the open tone more than with either of the two sizes of foam rings for the EMAD.

That's what I do. :-)
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By TTNW
Re: Fantastic Peter Erskine video

I think he wasn't even a teenager when he played with Stan Kenton at summer camp and then 18 when he joined his band.

Wonderful guy. Great drummer.

"Learn to listen" and then have a...
Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By TTNW
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

Experiment with detuning one lug on the batter side much the same way some have detuned one snare lug to get that dead thonk that some like.

Otherwise, why rule out a little muffling to control...
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