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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,991
Posted By freehandstyle
Hey guys, anyone know where i can find an used Acrolite in NYC?

hey guys,
I'll be visiting NYC soon and I was wondering if anybody know where i can find some vintage Supraphonics or Acrolites.

I'll be visiting Guitar Center and Drummers World. Anywhere else I...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: So... How about those new Black Panthers?

sound clip looks promising.

When i got the Black Panther Cherrywood 12 x 7 i was blown by its quality.
happy that they're stepping up and carrying so much variety in their snares!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,055
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Practicing With Just Hands And Feet?

he does this thing where he has his wrist together and you have to make a clapping sound.

It's a great exercise to work out your forearm muscles which are the same as the one you do when you play...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,331
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Drummers and the stuff they popularized

can I say Jojo Mayer for popularizing and making everyone want to play live Drum and Bass?
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,433
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: RIP gerhardt fuchs

a great talent indeed.

I saw them on October with Mono.
Some of the finest drumming i've seen live.

It's so sad to know a talent like Jerry would leave us so early.
Maye he RIP.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-24-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,410
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Mike Portnoy - Odd Time Signatures Demo (Youtube)

you guys might like this band then.

Forum: Drums 05-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Which Snare ???

14" x 5" Acrolite is also an excellent choice.
Forum: Drums 04-22-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,872
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: The Black Panther thread! For all BP snare fans and owners....

I have a 13" x 3.5" piccolo that's a Birdseye maple with diecast hoops.

I saw the same one with black hardware at the local drumstore Steve's for like $300-400 CAD.

by the way, i can't help but...
Forum: Drums 04-19-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By freehandstyle
Snare wire choice for Acrolite

planning to get some new snare wires for my Acrolite and I was wondering what are some of your recommendations?

I'm thinking possibly a 20 strand Puresound Blasters but would like to know some of...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,890
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: DW Collector's Birch Snare Drum

i say get something along the lines of 13" x 7" as a snare drum.
Forum: Drums 03-21-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 79,594
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

thanks for the heads up!
I just got it and oh my it's in perfect condition.

No rust, no pit with a super sturdy and healthy strainer.

Much better condition than the '76 Supraphonic i had...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 79,594
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

hey guys, i'm grabbing an Acrolite in a few hours and i was just wondering what year this snare is? I used to own a '76 Supra but later sold and now deeply regret...

Thanks in advance and can't...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: does anyone play a 10" aux snare?

I use a 12" x 7" Black Panther Cherrywood as a regular.
Other than using a Supraphonic I think the biggest diameter I'd go would be 13".
Forum: Drums 03-17-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Mapex steel shell Black Panther, professional snare?

I agree.

I own 2 Black Panther snares.

The 12" x 7" Cherrywood or the Cherrywood/Maple snare is a real hidden gem.
Forum: Drums 02-14-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: which snare to get

if you have to get, i'd suggest the pork pie.

I tried the 12 x 5 version at the store and it sounds amazing cranked up.

Personally I'd go the 13" x 7" specs. You'll be surprise how versatile it...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,537
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: New Tama Warlord Snare?

for the price tag, at least it's not a keller shell custom snare drum with a vent in it :P
Forum: Drums 12-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,156
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: WESTBURY drum sets......HOW MUCH

a badly priced 2nd hand kit of Westbury is always a beautiful sight on craigslist... :P

Frankly i think $200 for it tops is as far as it goes.

$80-120 seems about right.

Good luck on the...
Forum: Drums 11-23-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,893
Posted By freehandstyle
Vintage Pearl Free Floating snare wire installation problem

for my recently purchased Free Floater, I've been having trouble installing the snare wires so that it can touch the reso head. Right now it seems like I'm hitting a snare with no snare wire cause...
Forum: Drums 11-21-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,999
Posted By freehandstyle
Hole on Resonant head for a 18" bass drum?

Hey guys, I just got myself an 18" bass drum.

I got an amazing deal off craigslist and it's basically a Stage Custom floor tom converted to Bass drum with woodhoops/clamps/bass drum legs.

Forum: Drums 11-12-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,722
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Orange County Snare

Only sounds good when there are bits of pasta stuck on the vent.
Forum: Drums 11-07-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,715
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: How useful are piccolo snares?

I have a Birdseye Maple Black Panther 13" x 3.5" that I learn to love
I use it at church in more quiet context but so far I absolutely love it and it works very well for me.
Forum: Drums 10-27-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,635
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Close up pics of a new Black Magic SD

i was just wondering what's the price range you guys are selling at your store?

I'm very curious cause I'm quite interested in getting one.

I'm really having my eye on the 13" x 7" Black Magic
Forum: Drum Technique 08-28-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,329
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: Blast beats

about your left hand can't seem to keep up

my best advice is to do the straight 8s exercise.

what to do is to hit 8 even strokes with the right but for the left do 16.
that helped me greatly...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: why play 13" vs. 14" snares?

I tend to crank my 14" snare and I feel that I actually enjoy the higher pitch sound in my snares. Then I got a Black Panther 12" x 7" and tuned it medium and found out how much I enjoy my snares at...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,948
Posted By freehandstyle
Re: New DW Acoustic EQ Snare Drum

hahaha i agree with you on that one.

I used to have a DW snare but I eventually sold it for the price i got.
14" x 5" wood 10+6 ply reinforce rings just got boring.

now i happily own 3 snares...
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